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The goal of the Northampton athletic program is to provide a competitive arena where student-athletes can display their talents, enhance their physical wellness and skills, and gain greater technical and tactical understanding of and appreciation for their chosen sport. We expect all our student-athletes to display a competitive spirit, outstanding sportsmanship, and exemplary character throughout the year, on and off the field of play. The athletic program should be a positive component of the student-athlete’s educational experience.

Participation in the athletic program is considered a privilege and requires student-athletes to commit their time, energy and loyalty, as well as accept coaches’ decisions, training techniques, and expectations. Student-athletes should willingly assume all responsibilities and obligations that are inherent in and unique to the program. Student-athletes must understand and appreciate that they not only represent themselves during competition, but also their teammates, their school and the Northampton community.

FALL 2022 SPORTS UPDATE! 

Fall sports pre-season meeting: Tuesday August 16th at 6:00pm – NHS Auditorium.

6:00-6:30pm – Athletics Welcome and Presentation

6:30pm – Sport Breakouts

Registration for Fall 2022 opens July 1st and will close on Sunday August 14. To register, go to the following website:

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/northampton-high-school-athletics

In order to participate in sports at NHS, students must

1.) Be a FULL TIME Northampton High School student in good standing (academics, attendance, health, and behavior). JRs and SRs who enroll in Smith courses, GCC/HCC courses, Internships, Capstones, Teaching Assistantships, etc (anything that constitutes a non-traditional enrollment) must complete a Rule 52 Waiver form. See Tab: Forms and Additional info. Download, complete, submit form to AD.

2.) Must Submit a Valid Doctor’s physical. Physicals are valid for 13 months from the date on the document.

3.) Must Take Baseline Concussion Test–as incoming 9th graders/new students and every 2 years after. This test can now be taken ONLINE.

  1. Visit www.concussionvitalsigns.com
  2. Select “Athlete Testing” on right side of page.
  3. Enter Username: HAMPathlete and Password: Hamp123
  4. Enter Athlete ID as FirstnameLastnameGradyear “JohnSmith2021”
  5. This page is VERY IMPORTANT TO DO CORRECTLY AND SELECT CORRECT TEST
    1. Re-enter Athlete ID in step 4, add Birth Date and Full Name
    2. Assessment Type – Select Baseline
    3. Assessments – Select “Concussion Vital Signs”
    4. Testing Supervision – Select the correct one depending on how you are taking it
    5. Testing Environment – Select the correct one depending on testing situation

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT – Concussion test will take 20-30 minutes. Athletes CAN FAIL the test. Athletes must read directions very carefully and be able to fully concentrate on the test without distraction. The entire test is memory and reaction time so if attention is pulled away from the test by a phone or someone else – the reaction times will not be valid and the test MUST BE RETAKEN.

4.) Must submit payment of appropriate user fee (if applicable), fees amounts addressed within Family ID both for full, reduced and free lunches .  Students who qualify for free lunch do not pay a fee. You have the option to submit payments online using Unipay both here and within the online sports registration program known as Family ID by clicking HERE.

For schedule information, please click the link at the top of the page “2022-23 Game Schedules”