Athletics at the Connecticut River Academy are designed to provide scholars the opportunity to participate in a variety of intramural sports and activities throughout the school year. Regardless of their athletic background, skill or ability levels, scholars are given a equal opportunity to be apart of a great experience. The Athletic Program also provides unique opportunities outside of school such as, the chance to play for different travel and AAU sports teams, as well as the ability to join the Riverfront Rowing program, that takes place right on the CT River.
To date, research shows that student-athletes perform better academically when compared to their peers who don’t participate. Specifically, current studies show that student-athletes are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, go on to attend college, score higher on standardized achievement tests (SAT), earn higher wages, have a higher level of self-confidence, and are more likely to report having positive relationships with school personnel.
Our focus is on providing the best possible opportunity for them to develop their fundamental skills, their love for athletics, their sense of teamwork and accomplishment, and most importantly, we hope that this experience brings enrichment and enjoyment to their time here at the Connecticut River Academy.
Student-Athlete Participation Requirements
To participate in any CTRA interscholastic sport or intramural activity, our student-athletes must download, read, and sign off on the participation packet found below. The packet includes the following:
- The Sports Participation Permission Form
- The Student and Parent Concussion Informed Consent Form
- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Consent Form
- The State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record
- The Student-Athlete Photo/Film Release
Please note: no student athlete will be able to participate in any tryouts, practice, or game without completing these forms and receiving the green light to play by the school nurse.
Parents who wish to transport their student-athlete home after away games must fill out and submit the to the coach prior to the scheduled event.
The Student & Parent Concussion Informed Consent Form is a two page informational document that CTRA is required by law to provide parents/guardians and athletes (including intramurals /club sports) annually. Student and Parent/Guardian must attest to have read the document.
Concussion Informed Consent Form
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
This document was developed to provide parents/legal guardians of student-athletes with current and relevant information regarding sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA. This form is required to be read, signed, dated and provided to the student-athlete’s school annually, indicating the parent/legal guardian’s authorization for the student-athlete to participate in intramural or interscholastic athletics.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Consent Form
Current medical forms needs to be on file with the nurses office before we will permit a student to participate on a sports team or club sport (e.g., first day of practice/tryouts). The medical form is not an electronic form and needs to be submitted as a paper copy. The medical form must be handed into our nurse’s office. A copy of the State Health Assessment form is attached below or may be obtained from the nurse during school hours. A medical form is considered current if it is less than 13 months old as of the last day of the applicable sports season your child is participating in. If your student-athlete participates in more than one sport/club season make sure the medical form is current prior to the beginning of any new sport season.
Returning students please review the date of your last physical to make sure one is not due to expire (more than 13 months old) mid-season, and if “yes” make arrangements for an appointment well in advance of this expiration date. Please also be proactive and send the updated form into the nurse’s office in advance of the expiration of the 13 month period. Otherwise, new students please submit a new medical form some time over the summer.
Sports Participation Health Assessment Forms