Realizing that interscholastic sports make a rich contribution to the total education, Hunterdon Central Regional High School aims to provide its students with an extensive athletic program based on pupil interest as a supplement to a well-balanced academic program.
The athletic program at Hunterdon Central is one of the most comprehensive in New Jersey. Students may choose from thirty-three interscholastic sports, which include:
FALL: Football, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls Gymnastics, Fall Cheerleading, Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball.
WINTER: Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Winter Track, Winter Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Bowling, Ice Hockey, Boys and Girls Fencing.
SPRING: Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Track, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, and Boys Volleyball
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITION
Hunterdon Central student-athletes, as well as students participating in other activities, are subject to a number of eligibility rules and regulations maintained by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and/or the local school district. Any student found to be involved in hazing activities will be immediately and permanently removed from participation. We reserve the right to remove students from participation for conduct unbecoming of an HC student, as defined by the HC Code of Conduct. Listed below are common regulations dealing with academic standards, of which students should be aware. Students who graduate early are not eligible to participate in athletics or activities.
- To be eligible for athletic competition and/or activities during the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, students in grades 10-12 must have passed a minimum of 30 credits during the 2016-2017 school year. First semester freshmen are automatically eligible.
- To be eligible for athletic competition and/or club activities during the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year, students in grades 9-12 must have passing grades in 15 credits at the end of the first semester. To determine this eligibility, courses with a credit value of five (5) and which span two quarters, will be prorated to 2.5 credits. A grade of WP or WF and/or a medical exemption from physical education may affect eligibility.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Students who want to participate in inter-collegiate athletics must consult their counselor regarding the high school courses that will meet the eligibility standards established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
It is recommended that student athletes make their counselors aware of their intention to participate in inter-collegiate athletics as soon as they enter high school. Making the counselor aware of their intention better ensures that eligibility criteria will be met. Most, but not all, collegiate athletic programs are regulated by the NCAA rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid.
The NCAA has three member divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III. Institutions are members of one of these divisions based on the size and scope of their athletic program and whether or not they provide athletic scholarships. A listing of all NCAA member institutions and their divisions is available in the College/Career Center.
Any student-athlete planning to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, regardless of financial aid status, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center Online by the end of his/her junior year of high school. Please note new core requirements & seven semester rules. Eligibility Center Code is 9999 for all test scores SAT, ACT.
Forms to register for the NCAA Eligibility Center can be found online at www.eligibilitycenter.org and additional information regarding collegiate athletic eligibility are available in the Counseling Services Office.