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Current state DPH guidance

Current state DPH guidance

Announcements

11/17/2020

"The CIAC Board of Control acted this morning to postpone all winter sports to January 19, 2021. The CIAC Board of Control will continue to collaborate with the DPH, Governor Lamont’s office, and the CSMS Sports Medicine Committee in the weeks leading up to the January 19th start of winter practices. CIAC Interscholastic athletics are an education-based experience that maintains in-person learning and the health and safety of our school communities as our top priority. Today’s action supports our member schools while they continue manage rising COVID numbers within their communities and experience widespread movements to distance learning."

 

This means that there will be no practice, any type of conditioning or organized practice until January 19, 2021.  As we receive information we will get it out to you as soon as we can.   Obviously a later start date may impact what the CIAC stated as an alternative season.  I do not have an answer to what the plans are as of right now for that season.  This is the only information that we received today.  

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

All Athletic activities at BHS are postponed until January 19 which is the official start date as of today and is subject to change. 

 

11/13/2020

CIAC Winter Guidelines Click above link

Athletes, Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to thank all of you for an outstanding fall season!!!

Athletes for doing all that you were asked to social distance, wear masks, take hand sanitizer breaks, etc.. You all got to play and that is awesome.  It was not the best circumstances that we had to compete in and practice, but we did it together and we were on the court and on the field.  Thank you Athletes,

Thank you to all parents and guardians for supporting the athletes and the athletic department!  Thank you for taking the time to fill out the google doc to attend games so that we had people in the stands to cheer on our athletes during this pandemic.  Thank you for providing our athletes with all they need to play during this time.  Thank you all so much for your support as we all understand how important it was to get our kids back on the field!!!

Winter Sports Update!!!

Today is the last day of the Fall season and after today we will be waiting for guidance from the Department of Public Health, the CIAC, our Superintendent and our local Health officials before we begin our winter season.  The last that I have heard from the CIAC is that Winter sports will begin on December 5th now.  The CIAC board of control will meet on November 17th and will release Winter Sports Guidance that day.  As soon as I receive I will post it on our Website( Brookfieldathletics.com ) and have Principal Balanda send it out to all of you.  There have been many rumors on what sports may or may not be played.  One thing that I do know is that all Athletes, Coaches and Fans will have to wear masks, with the exception of swimmers while in the pool.   Below is a graph of what the CIAC calls the new seasons and you will notice what is called the alternative season.  That is the season that as of right now Football will be played.  It is my belief that Wrestling, indoor track, competitive dance and competitive cheer will be placed into that season.  Hopefully we will find all of this out on November 17.  For now we need to prepare that all sports will start on December 5th and make an adjustment if needed.  Please if you have not done so register for any sport that you or your child wants to play on the parent portal on powerschool and make sure that there is an updated physical on file.  You now have 15 months since the date of your last sports physical.  

There will be no tradition in between season strength and conditioning sessions that some coaches like to do until we receive more guidance.  There has been a spike in numbers in our area and we simply do not have much room in our weightroom to accommodate all of our athletes.  All BHS athletic activities will are suspended until the official start of the Winter sports season which is scheduled to start on December 5th.  As with all things Covid related that is subject to change.  

I attended a Department of Public Health Meeting this morning and I wanted to share with you because I have received several emails asking about wither sports fans.  As of right now the DHP is allowing up to 2 parents per athlete at winter sporting events.  This is like everything else subject to change.  It also is based on facilities.  At home games at BHS in the Gym we can accommodate that rule, but at the YMCA for swimming we can not.  We want you at our games supporting our athletes, but have to follow guidelines.  I will discuss all of these guidelines at your preseason meeting that you will have with your coach.  Each sport is different.  

This is a lot of information and I hope that it is helpful.  I should have much more information on November 17th, but I wanted to share what I know as of now to keep you all informed to the best that I can.  Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.  Again we should have all the information we need on November 17 and please sign up in powerschool if you are planning on playing a winter sport.

Thank you all again!!!!

CIAC Potential Alternative 2020-2021 

Winter Season

Conditioning –TBA

First date of winter contests – TBA

Last date to count toward CIAC State Tournament – TBA

CIAC State Tournament – February 8 – February 21

CIAC 2021 Second Semester Alternative Season

Conditioning—February 22 –February 26

First day of Full Pads (Football only)—February 27

Scrimmage Dates—March 6 and March 12 or 13

First date of special season contests – March 19

Last date of special season contests – April 17

CIAC 2021 Spring Sports Season

Conditioning – April 11 – April 22 (for student-athletes not playing a sport in the special season)

First date of spring contests – April 23

Last date to count toward CIAC State Tournament – June 8

CIAC State Tournament – June 14 – June 27

 

 

11/5/2020

FROM CIAC

Dear CIAC Member School Principals, Superintendents, and Athletic Directors,
The purpose of this communication is to update you on the CIAC winter sports plan process. The CIAC anticipates an update by DPH on winter sports very soon. A meeting with the CSMS Sports Medicine Committee is scheduled for next week to review updated DPH sport guidance along with the CIAC winter sports draft plan. Upon completion of that meeting, the CIAC will have a final winter sports draft proposal for consideration by the CIAC Board of Control.

To allow adequate time to review updated DPH guidance and to receive recommendations from CIAC’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the CIAC Board of Control meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 17th. The CIAC understands that, upon approval of its winter sports plan, each member school will need some time to review that document with its local health department. Therefore, the CIAC is postponing the November 21st winter sports start date. The CIAC Board of Control will consider a new start date for winter sports at its November 17th board meeting.

 

11/4/2020

Earlier this week, Governor Lamont made the executive decision to move Connecticut to a modified Phase 2, something he is calling Phase 2.1.  I met with Mr. Baldwin and Dr. Barile this morning and in light of the district's need to transition to full remote two weeks ago, along with the guidance from local health advisors, we have to change our spectator policies.   Starting today, we are only allowing 2 spectators at outdoor events moving forward.  New forms for outside games, including today's games, as will be sent out.  We are grateful that our athletes are able to return to the field and must be mindful that we have to follow sector rules.  

 

 

October 30, 2020 Update 

On November 4 our Athletes will be able to return to practice and games.  We have rescheduled games to the best of our ability for our athletes to make up some of the games that they have missed due to remote learning.  Next week is the last week for regular season games and the post season begins for Varsity Sports.  The Coaches will communicate to the athletes when they will practice and what games they have asked to get rescheduled and share new practice and game schedules.  You also can see the schedules at http://ciacsports.com/site/?page_id=105

 

The winter athletic season will begin for all sports on November 21.  I will post tryout times and practice times for all winter sports next Friday so that everyone can properly plan.  The CIAC will make a decision on what Winter sports will be played the week of November 16th.  We need to be prepared to start on the 21st with the assumption that all sports will go on.  This is our hope that all winter athletes will return and play.  If you plan to play a winter sport please make sure that you have signed up for a winter sport in the athletic locker in the parent portal, have filled out all forms and have a physical that is up to date.  Please note that physicals are now good for 15 months after the date of the physical.  We will also review try out lists and notify any Freshman or Junior who needs to take the impact test.  Freshman who took the impact test at the end of last school year will not need to take it.  Only Juniors who did not play a fall sport will need to take it as well.  If you have any sports related questions please email the head coach and he or she will help you out.  Please see the list below of the Winter Head coaches.  

 

Boys Basketball    John Fleming         johnsfleming@charter.net 

Girls Basketball    Lisa Schang        schangl@brookfieldps.org 

Boys Swim        Brian Reiff        breiff@7dwholesale.com 

Wrestling        Mike Mckeever    michael.mckeever@live.com 

Boys Indoor Track    Elijah Huling         ehuling3@gmail.com 

Girls Indoor Track    Ed Butt        butte@brookfieldps.org 

Cheerleading        Tiffany Johnson    bhs.coachtiffany@gmail.com 

Ice Hockey        Rusty Granacker     granacker14@aol.com 

Dance            Samantha Flook    Samanthaflook@yahoo.com 

            Kasey McCullough    mcculloughk@brookfieldps.org 

Unified Basketball    Nick Castellano    castellanon@brookfieldps.org 

            Carey Stephens    stephensc@brookfieldps.org

CIAC 2020 Winter Season Update 

The following schedule identifies start dates and contest dates for each winter sport.

A list of CIAC staff responsible for winter sport committees can be found in the CIAC handbook (https://www.casciac.org/pdfs/ciachandbook_2021.pdf).

Sport

First Practice Date

First Contest Date

Max. Number of Regular Season Games

Max. Number of Games Per Week

Last Date to Count Tournament

Minimum Number of Games to Qualify

 

 

State Tournament

Dates

Basketball

November 21

December 7

16

2

February 5

8

February 8-February 21

Gymnastics

November 21

December 7

12

2

February 8

6

February 9-February 21

Ice Hockey

November 21

December 7

16

2

February 5

8

February 8-February 21

Indoor Track

November 21

December 7

12

2

February 5

1

February 8-February 21

Boys Swim

November 21

December 7

14

2

February 8

4

February 9-February 21

Wrestling

November 21

December 7

14

2

February 5

7

February 8-February 21


The use of any equipment throughout conditioning and the winter season must be maintained and sanitized in accordance with the ReOpen CT sector rules for sport: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Aug-14-updates/CTReopens_Sports_FitnessCenters814.pdf

Home or away games vs. out-of-state or non-CIAC member schools are not permitted for the winter sports season.

Basketball and Indoor Track must schedule all contests within leagues. Leagues should create divisions based on geography and play as many games as possible within those divisions.

Gymnastics and Boys Swim must schedule within leagues when possible.  Any meets between opponents in different leagues meets must be held virtually.

Ice Hockey and Wrestling must schedule within leagues when possible. If schools need to schedule outside of leagues distance between schools should be the number one scheduling priority.

The first three games played against an opponent will count toward state tournament qualification.

Multi team events will not be permitted during the winter season, with the exception of “teams of one” that may compete with their host school.

Winter schedules should not be entered into Arbiter prior to November 7th. Due to the fact that new schedules must be developed, all existing winter season games will be removed from Arbiter prior to the start of November.

Teams must have a minimum of three days of practice prior to holding a full team scrimmage.  Teams may hold a maximum of two scrimmages prior to the first contest date.  All scrimmages must be held with schools located geographically close to one another.

Teams that did not play the minimum amount of games due to Covid related reasons yet have the winning percentage to qualify for the tournament will be considered for tournament qualification on a case by case basis.

 

Brookfield High School is a learning community committed to fostering intellect, respect, and integrity. Within these core values, we also are committed to the values of kindness, equality, and compassion amongst others. The Brookfield High School Athletic Department is committed to upholding these values for all our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Given the recent events in our country, we must acknowledge that now is the time to make our voices heard. We first, and foremost, condemn the acts of violence that have been carried out against people of color. We must all do our part to help educate. We must all do our part to end the systemic racism that prevails in this country. We understand that we have a responsibility to work together to enact change. We recognize that this is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. How we respond will determine how quickly we can begin to heal and unite. We are committed to working together to promote respect and uphold our core values for all people in our community. We readily acknowledge that Black Lives Matter, and stand united against all forms of racism and discrimination.


COVID 2020 Fall Divisions

SWC (boys soccer, volleyball, boys XC, girls XC)
North (8) South (8)
Pomperaug Stratford
Newtown Bunnell
Brookfield Notre Dame
New Fairfield Kolbe Cathedral
New Milford Joel Barlow
Immaculate Weston
Bethel Masuk
Abbott Tech Bullard Haven Tech
   
SWC (girls soccer)  
North (8) South (7)
Pomperaug Stratford
Newtown Bunnell
Brookfield Notre Dame
New Fairfield Kolbe Cathedral
New Milford Joel Barlow
Immaculate Weston
Masuk Bullard Haven Tech
Bethel  
   
SWC (girls swim)  
North (6) South (5)
Pomperaug Stratford
Newtown Bunnell
Brookfield Joel Barlow
New Fairfield Weston
New Milford Masuk
Bethel/Immaculate   
   
SWC (field hockey)  
North (6) South (5)
Pomperaug Joel Barlow
Newtown Weston
Brookfield Bethel
New Fairfield Masuk
New Milford Immaculate
Watertown  
   
SWC (football)  
North (7) South (7)
Pomperaug Stratford
Newtown Bunnell
Brookfield Notre Dame
New Fairfield Joel Barlow
New Milford Weston
Masuk Abbott Tech/Immacualte
Bethel Bullard Haven Tech
   

Brookfield's Athlete's of The Week!! Week of May 25-June 8 2020

2020 Senior Athletic Awards and Video

PE Student of the week May 25. 2020

WTNH Highlights our Advisory

Student of The Week May 17

2020 CIAC Scholar Athlete Awards Jamie Hiatrides and Irfan Ajmeri

Unified Sports Covid 19 PSA with Whisconier Middle School Student Gianna DeMasi

COVID 19 PSA written by Brookfield High School Athletic Advisory and aired on all TV Networks

What is Athletic Advisory/Class Act Council and what we do!!

Athletic Advisory Highlighted by CIAC October 2018

WTNH Channel * Highlights BHS Athletic Advisory

Jamie Hiatrides My Reason Why National Commercial for NFHS

CIAC Micheal's Cup Award Brookfield High School 2019

2019 Class Act Presentation at BHS Parent/Athlete Night

2019 Class Act Micheal's Cup Highlights Brookfield High School

BHS Network Site

Watch Live Games

CIAC

SWC LINK

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Steve  Baldwin

Steve Baldwin

Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health

Phone: 203-740-6139

Mary  Negri

Mary Negri

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health

Phone: 203-740-6078

Denise Landry

Denise Landry

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 203 775 7725 Ext 7792

Brookfield Public Schools Athletics

The Brookfield High School community believes that the Interscholastic Athletic Program contributes significantly to preparing our students for becoming productive, contributing citizens to our society. Interscholastic Athletics provides an exceptional opportunity for personal growth as it will foster appropriate physical, social and emotional development, character, integrity and leadership as well as confidence, self esteem and a positive self image. Student-athletes learn to accept responsibility for both success and failure while recognizing their individual strengths and limitations.    Athletes also learn about valuable qualities such as, dedication, responsibility, accountability, respect, commitment, hard work, self discipline, personal sacrifice and fair play.  Brookfield High School is a Class Act School and follows the CIAC Class Act School Guidelines.

Student-athletes will learn the importance of unity, loyalty, camaraderie, teamwork, spirit and sportsmanship.We believe that participation in a wide variety of activities is a vital part of the student-athletes’ educational experiences. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, the program, the student body, the community and to the students’ themselves.

These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of his or her education. Though wins and losses are often indicators of the level of success, the real triumphs are often those that teach skills needed for effective decision-making and commitment throughout life.

 

Brookfield High School Website

BHS Athletic Fields

Cadigan Park

Thank you all who came out in support of Maddie!! What a great night!!

Thank you all who came out in support of Maddie!! What a great night!!

2016 Class M Boys Soccer Champions

2016 Girls Class M Swim and Dive State Champions

National Recognized Unified Sports Program

2016 Class M Boys Basketball Champions

2015 Class M Football Champions


Congratulations to Jenna Joshi who scored her 1000 career point on January 8th against Joel Barlow. She also set school records with 39 points in a game and a record 10 3 pointers in a game.

Jamie Hiatrides My Reason Why National Commercial for NFHS

CIAC Micheal's Cup Award Brookfield High School 2019

2019 Class Act Presentation at BHS Parent/Athlete Night