Transition from 8th to 9th Grade

Garden City Athletics Department

8th to 9th grade transition: as 8th grade student-athletes move to 9th grade, many aspects of the athletics program change.

The New York State, Nassau County, Middle School athletics program offers four sport seasons in order to provide more opportunity to middle school students to identify their strengths and preferences in sport.

Middle School Fall

Middle School Winter I

Middle School Winter II

Middle School Spring

Boys & Girls Cross  



Boys & Girls Soccer

Field Hockey


Boys Basketball

Girls Volleyball

Boys & Girls Winter


Boys Volleyball


Girls Basketball


Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Boys & Girls Track & Field




At the High School level, New York State and Nassau County offer THREE sports seasons.

High School Fall


High School Winter


High School Spring


Boys & Girls Cross Country


Boys Varsity Golf

Boys and Girls Soccer

Field Hockey

Girls Swimming/Diving

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Boys Volleyball


Boys & Girls Basketball

Boys & Girls Bowling

Boys & Girls Fencing


Boys Swimming/Diving

Boys & Girls Indoor Track




Girls Varsity Golf

JV Golf

Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Boys Tennis

Girls Badminton

Girls Softball

Boys & Girls Track & Field

Please notice that 9th graders will now have to make a choice between sports.

For example:  in the high school fall season, girls must choose between cross country, field hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.  In the high school winter season, boys must choose between basketball, bowling, fencing, rifle, swimming, winter track and wrestling. 

The high school fall sports season always begins in August.  All student-athletes must attend all tryouts and practices all week to be eligible to play.