Does anyone know the requirements for an 8th grader to play varsity lacrosse ?
They just have to pass state standards test, BUT and a big BUT is your local school board policy overtake the state standards and they can block any child from playing JV or Varsity. "Alla" Garden City and Farmindale. Hope it that helped.
If you click-on the NYSPHSAA Handbook (link available at the start of this thread), the entire process is defined on Pages 56 through 79.
Pages 73/74 (Attachment J) contain the Girls Physical Test Requirements and Pages 75/76/77 (Attachment K) have the Boys Physical Test Requirements.
The elements of the physical tests for both genders include Shuttle Runs, Long Jump, Flexed Arm Hang, Stomach Curls, 50 Yard Dash, and finally, a 1.5 Mile Run.
For Varsity competition, girls must meet the following standards.
Shuttle Run : 10.5 seconds
Long Jump : 5 feet, 6 inches
Flexed Arm Hang : 15 seconds
Stomach Curls : 46
50 Yard Dash : 7.6 seconds
1.5 Mile Run : 15 minutes
For boys, the following standards apply.
Shuttle Run : 9.5 seconds
Long Jump : 7 feet, 3 inches
Flexed Arm Hang : 30 seconds
Stomach Curls : 50
50 Yard Dash : 6.5 seconds
1.5 Mile Run : 11 minutes