Athletics

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The athletic program is designed to provide an opportunity for large numbers of students to take part in interscholastic athletics. The Athletic Programs help to promote school spirit, pride, competition and sportsmanship. They also teach students about self-discipline and team cooperation, build self-confidence and focus on the areas of physical fitness, recreation, and sportsmanship.

Braintree Athletics On-line Registration

Braintree Athletics Unveils On-line Registration for Spring Sports

The Braintree High School Athletic Department is excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration for each of our sports seasons through partner company, FamilyID (www.familyid.com/braintree-high-school)

FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps BHS to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.

When you register through FamilyID, you enter your information once for multiple uses, multiple kids and multiple programs.


 

Schedules

Attention Parents and Student-Athletes - Looking for Tryout or Game Schedules?
Please see the attached instructions to http://www.schedulestar.com/

Eligibility

  • Please see detailed information in the Athletic Handbook about Academic and School Requirements for eligibility in our sports programs

 

Teams and levels of participation offered grades 9-12:

Boys'

  • Baseball; varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Basketball; varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Cross Country: varsity
  • Football: varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Golf; varsity, J.V.
  • Gymnastics; varsity
  • Ice Hockey; varsity, J.V.
  • Indoor Track; varsity
  • Lacrosse; varsity, J.V.
  • Outdoor Track; varsity
  • Soccer; varsity, J.V. freshman
  • Tennis; varsity
  • Volleyball; varsity, J.V.
  • Wrestling; varsity, J.V.

Girls'

  • Basketball; varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Cheerleading; varsity, J.V.
  • Cross Country; varsity
  • Dance Squad; varsity, J.V.
  • Field Hockey; varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Golf; varsity
  • Gymnastics; varsity
  • Ice Hockey; varsity
  • Lacrosse; varsity, J.V.
  • Indoor Track; varsity
  • Outdoor Track; varsity
  • Soccer; varsity, J.V. freshman
  • Softball; varsity, J.V., freshman
  • Swimming; varsity
  • Tennis; varsity
  • Volleyball; varsity, J.V.

Sports By Season

The Braintree High School Athletic Program is comprised of 76 teams in 18 sports. Sports teams compete at any of three levels – Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. Braintree High School’s Athletic Program is under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and the School Committee of the district. Braintree High School is a member of the Bay State Conference. The athlete must be a student and comply with the rules and regulations of these organizations to maintain his or her eligibility. The Athletic Program at Braintree High School offers a diversified choice of sports to each student for his or her participation.

Fall

  • Football,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Boys’ Soccer,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Girls’ Soccer,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Field Hockey,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Girls’ Volleyball,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Boys’ Cross Country,
    Varsity/JV
  • Girls’ Cross Country,
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Golf,
    Varsity/JV
  • Swim,
    Varsity/JV
  • Cheerleading,
    Varsity/JV
  • Dance,
    Varsity/JV

Winter

  • Boys’ Basketball,
    Varsity/JV/Fr./”B”
  • Girls’ Basketball,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Wrestling,
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Gymnastics,
    Varsity
  • Girls’ Gymnastics,
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Ice Hockey,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Girls’ Ice Hockey,
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Track (Indoor),
    Varsity/JV
  • Girls’ Track (Indoor),
    Varsity/JV
  • Cheerleading,
    Varsity/JV
  • Dance,
    Varsity/JV

Spring

  • Boys’ Baseball,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Girls’ Softball,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Boys’ Lacrosse,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Girls’ Lacrosse,
    Varsity/JV/Fr.
  • Boys’ Tennis,
    Varsity/JV
  • Girls’ Tennis,
    Varsity/JV
  • Girls’ Golf,
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Track (Outdoor),
    Varsity/JV
  • Girls’ Track (Outdoor),
    Varsity/JV
  • Boys’ Volleyball,
    Varsity/JV

Governing Bodies

A. Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)

The Braintree High School Athletic Department is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and is therefore governed by Association Rules and Regulations. Additional policies, regulations and rules are set by the Braintree High School (BHS) School Committee. Under the MIAA guidelines, local communities are allowed to set their own policy, rules and/or regulations as long as they are more restrictive than stipulated by the MIAA. Rules governing individual sports vary depending upon the sport. For example, rules are as stipulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (with the MIAA modification) for football, for basketball by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and for baseball by the Sporting News Rules of Baseball. Copies of the completed set of MIAA rules and regulations are available in the Athletic Office or online at www.miaa.net.

One of the primary functions of the MIAA is to sponsor and conduct post-season tournaments leading to the determination of geographical district and state champions. When our varsity teams qualify for them and enter such tournaments, we are completely subject to specific rules and regulations that govern each tournament, as set by the MIAA. Tournament qualification, divisional placement and geographical district criteria are sport specific.

Some of our teams may qualify for regional tournaments, beyond the MIAA tournaments, that are sponsored and conducted by the combined state associations that make up the region of competition.

Some of our varsity teams may host and/or play in seasonal tournaments that are sponsored by local school districts or other qualified agencies. MIAA regulations specify that such tournaments be sanctioned by the Association and be conducted totally under their policies, rules and regulations. The MIAA does not sanction nor sponsor any sub-varsity tournament competition.

The MIAA is a member of the National Federations of State High School Association and is bound by its set of rules, policies and regulations.

B. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association (MSSAA)

The Braintree High School Athletic Department is a member of the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association (MSSAA) and is therefore governed by Association Rules and Regulations for Cheer and Dance. Additional policies, regulations and rules are set by the Braintree High School (BHS) School Committee. Under the MSSAA guidelines, local communities are allowed to set their own policy, rules and/or regulations as long as they are more restrictive than stipulated by the MSSAA. Rules governing individual sports vary depending upon the sport. Copies of the completed set of MSSAA rules and regulations for Cheer and Dance are available in the Athletic Office or online at www.mssaa.org.

C. The Bay State Conference

Braintree High School is very proud to be a member of the twelve school league known as the Bay State Conference. The Conference is governed by the MIAA and its own Bay State Conference Constitution. A copy of the Constitution is available for your review in the Athletic Office. Most of our game schedules, at all levels of competition, are set by the league. The athletic department will also schedule some non-league contests against schools from surrounding communities.

Most sport game schedules sponsored by the Conference at the varsity level are divided into two divisions for championship play, and for seasonal play at the junior varsity and freshman levels.

The Herget Division includes the schools from Dedham, Milton, Natick, Norwood, Walpole and Wellesley. The Carey Division includes the schools from Braintree, Brookline, Framingham, Needham, Newton North and Weymouth. Interdivisional scheduled play is common for most of our teams. We also schedule some non-conference contests against schools from other surrounding communities.

Fees

Student Athletic Fee

According to School Committee policy, under the following guidelines, each student athlete at Braintree High School is required to pay an Athletic Fee to participate on a team. No student will be excluded from a team due to financial hardship. Paying a one-time Athletic Fee in no way guarantees a starting position or playing time.

Fee Schedule: All students participating in extracurricular athletic activities will be charged a one-time Athletic Fee of $ 225.00. This Athletic Fee will cover all activities and sports for one year. There is a $ 450.00 maximum for families having more than one child enrolled in a sport/activity at Braintree High School. Exceptions: $400.00 per year for Varsity Ice Hockey with a family cap of $800.00 (A student may participate in other sports at no additional cost) and $325.00 per year for Junior Varsity Ice Hockey with a family cap of $650.00 (A student may participate in other sports at no additional cost). Please also note that any student participating in Athletics may also participate in Extracurricular Activities (i.e.: Theater Guild/Band/Yearbook/Other) at no additional cost.

Due Date: Athletic Fees are due to the Athletic Director’s Office “prior to the tryout period”. Athletic Fees can be paid by check or money order (made out to Braintree Public Schools), or by cash. Payments will not be cashed and/or deposited until the final team rosters are forwarded to the Athletic Director. If a student is not a member of a sport roster, the Athletic Fee will be returned within three school business days. A student may be excluded from tryouts for delinquent fee payment until the payment is made. Any cost incurred for bank returned checks will be charged to the student’s family.

Exemptions/Waivers: The Athletic Fee schedule is in no way designed to exclude students from the Athletic Program. Exemptions/Waivers from the fee for extenuating circumstances may be granted by the Athletic Director. Requests for exemptions must be made in writing to the Athletic Director prior to tryouts. A coach does not have the authority to grant an exemption/waiver. Students eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible to request an Athletic Fee Waiver.

Refunds: Any student who voluntarily leaves a team or is dropped from its roster for disciplinary or eligibility reasons will not be granted a refund. In special instances, upon written request from a student’s family, a refund may be granted. Refunds are in the form of a credit good for the next season of participation. If the credit is not used, a check for the refund may be issued.

see "Forms" Section for Athletic Fee Form & Sharing Information Permission Form - Students eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible to request a fee waiver.

Forms

Physical Examination Policy

In accordance with State Law (Chapter 71, Section 57), MIAA regulations, and the School students must have an updated physical examination for participation. According to The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (Student Eligibility Rule 56: Physical Exams/Medical Coverage/Concussions), all students must pass a physical examination prior to participation in High School Athletics. A physical exam covers the student for 12 months from the exam date. Students no longer should be allowed to participate until the end of the season when their physical expires during the season. A student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the annual limit, which is the last day of the month in which the previous physical exam was performed (e.g.- if the physical is dated December 3, 2014, the latest you can turn in a new physical is December 31, 2015, or the student-athlete is no longer allowed to participate – rendered ineligible). Physical examinations must be performed by a duly registered Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

The sports physical is part of the comprehensive health care received by a student from his/her health care provider. The student’s health care provider’s familiarity with family history and the student’s medical history are important in an assessment for sports participation. A student must have on file in the Athletic Director’s and Health Service’s Office written proof of a current physical examination, signed and dated by a physician. In order for an exam to be considered current and valid, it must be dated within twelve months of the date of any athletic involvement. It is strongly recommended that an annual examination be scheduled between June 15 and August 20 of each school year. An exam administered during this period of time will cover a student for the complete school year. Please ask your physician to mail a signed and dated copy of the completed exam to the Health Services Office at Braintree High School, or you can deliver it to the school personally.

Any new student entering Braintree High School must have a copy of a current physical (within the last school year) on file in the Health Service’s Office. Immunizations, including Tetanus, must be up to date. Hepatitis B immunization is mandatory for all students. Any student wishing to try out for a sports team must have a current physical on file or they will NOT be allowed to play.

Any student who is unable to schedule a physical examination with their primary care physician may have a “sports physical” performed by a licensed physician at certain times during the school year. Students should make every effort to plan ahead to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician prior to anticipated participation.

Penalty: A student involved shall be suspended for the number of contests in which he/she participated without a proper physical.

Athletic Attendance Policy

All Student Athletes are expected to adhere to the following attendance policy:

  • Players are expected to attend ALL practices and games. Daily attendance is imperative in the basic development of basic skills, fundamentals and serves as a foundation for team discipline, unity, spirit, commitment and loyalty.
  • Players are encouraged to stay after school to make up ANY schoolwork. Upon arriving tardy for practice the player must produce a note from a teacher stating the reason for his/her tardiness.
  • Players who miss practice or contest for ANY reason should provide the coach with a note explaining the reason.

Unexcused absences will be dealt with in the following manner:

Attendance at Practice:

On the first unexcused absence from practice:

  • Suspension up to and including one athletic contest, at the coach's discretion.

On the second unexcused absence from practice:

  • Suspension from next two consecutive athletic contests

On the third unexcused absence from practice:

  • Expulsion from the team for the remainder of season

Attendance at a Contest:

First unexcused absence from contest:

  • Suspension from team each date of offense for a minimum period of one contest (allowed to practice, not allowed to participate in contest).

Second unexcused absence from a contest:

  • Expulsion from team for the remainder of season

Athletic Vacation Policy

To fulfill season scheduling commitments and obligations set forth by the Bay State Conference, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), and the Braintree High School Athletic Department, athletic practices and contests must be scheduled during school vacation dates. With this in mind, all Student Athletes are expected to attend ALL practices, scheduled scrimmages, and games AT ALL LEVELS!

It is not in the best interest of THE TEAM, if individual student-athletes cannot fulfill season scheduling commitments and obligations during a specific school vacation period.

The ONLY exceptions are as follows:

  • Planned family vacations in which the student/athlete will be in the company of his/her parents and have so informed the coach in writing at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled vacation dates. For season planning purposes, the Athletic Director and Coach would welcome correspondence at the time in which the family vacation is confirmed.
  • At the individual coaches' discretion because of unforeseen or extenuating circumstances that occur within the specific vacation week.

It is understood that enforcement of this policy is to encourage commitment by the student/athlete to his/her team and teammates. The first priority of the Athletic Department is to those student/athletes who are faithful to the adherence to the fairness and tradition of a team player.


8:30 AM Rule: In order for a student to participate in any extracurricular activity, he or she must arrive to school by 8:30 A.M. and stay until 2:05 PM. Those students getting dismissed early will not be eligible to participate in any school activity unless the dismissal qualifies as an "excused" absence, defined as a doctor's appointment, court, or family funeral.


Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention

Braintree Athletics Plan to Manage

An Act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention

On March 14, 2016 Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth. The bill is titled An Act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention.

This new law includes multiple provisions including a 7-day limit on every opiate prescription for minors (with certain exceptions), a mandate for a verbal screen for substance use disorders in students and a requirement that information on opiate-use and misuse be disseminated to all students participating in an extracurricular athletic activity prior to their athletic season. This information can be found at our sports concussion website at www.mass.gov/sportsconcussion. Here you will find information on substance use and misuse, where to get help for your child, resources and a link to the Dept. of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

While continuing to ensure the safety and health of the Commonwealth’s students, the educational information will be distributed to parent/guardian(s) of Braintree High School’s entire student population via ConnectEd Messaging. In addition, all student-athletes and their parents participating in extracurricular sports will receive information prior to every sports season (fall, winter and spring). Also, trainings for school health personnel in screening for substance use are currently underway and school health personnel are encouraged to attend one of these free programs provided by the Department of Public Health. The training schedule is posted at www.neushi.org for more information related to these programs.

Supplementary mention will be made informing parents, student-athletes and coaches that SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Screening, using the CRAFFT-II Screening Intervention Tool, is available for all 9th grade students. Policies and procedures will be provided, given the screening is not mandatory.

The following documents listed below will be used as educational material and be mentioned in BHS Athletics Preseason Parent/Student-Athlete/Coach meetings:

  • Information on Sports Related Concussions and Head Injuries
  • Information for Schools, School Staff, Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Volunteers relative to Head Injuries and Concussion in Extracurricular Activities
  • Information for Parents and Students relative to Head Injuries and Concussion in Extracurricular Activities
  • Information on Statewide Sports Concussion Initiative: Law and Department of Public Health Regulations P R I D E Where Quality Education and School Pride Are Always Present
  • Resources for Parents of Youth in Elementary, Middle and High Schools – Protecting Youth from Alcohol and Drugs
  • For Parents: Information on Substance Use Disorder
  • Informational Brochure – Tips For Protecting Your Kids from Addiction
    • Stop Addiction Brochure in English Word DocPDF
    • Stop Addiction Brochure in Spanish Word DocPDF
  • Substance Abuse – Brain Injury Resource
  • Information from Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
  • Informational document outlining the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

Information will be distributed to parents and/or guardians, as well as student-athletes in the following manner:

Concussions

MIAA Athletic Discipline Code

Rule 63.1

  • Student-Athletes may not represent their school if they are on In-House OR Out-of-House disciplinary suspension (this includes Saturday School Suspension). A suspended student is INELIGIBLE for practice OR competition for at least the number of days (or partial days) equal to the number of days of the suspension.

Local policies will determine the actual days of ineligibility

MIAA Chemical Health Rule in accordance with Braintree High School

The MIAA recognizes the use of chemicals as a significant health problem for adolescents, resulting in negative effects on behavior, learning and development. The abuse of chemicals can affect extracurricular participation and the development of related skills. Other adolescents are affected by the chemical abuse of family, teammates and significant persons in their lives.


MIAA Rule 62.1 states:

From the earliest fall practice date, to the conclusion of the academic year or final athletic event (whichever is latest), a student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use, consume, possess, buy/sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product; marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance. This policy includes products such as "NA or near beer". It is not a violation for a student to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the student's own use by his/her doctor. (Please note that carrying prescription medication is a violation of the Braintree High School Medication Policy. Please see page 74 for further details.)

If a student in violation of this rule is unable to participate in interscholastic sports due to injury or academics, the penalty will not take effect until that student is able to participate again.

Those students who have violated the Chemical Health Policy will be subject to the following disciplinary consequences in accordance with the Braintree High School Student/Parent Handbook:

  • Suspension from school for a period of 1-10 days for those offenses occurring on school grounds or at a school-sponsored events
  • Social Probation from all school activities that occur outside of the regular school day for a period of three (3) weeks; subsequent offenses will be six (6) weeks
  • Students who are in position of leadership may jeopardize their privilege to serve in that capacity if they are found to be in violation of the Chemical Health Policy

With regards to participation in athletics, the following will also occur:

  • First Violation : When the Principal confirms, following an opportunity for the student to be heard, that a violation occurred, the student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 25% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program. It is recommended that the student be allowed to remain at practice for the purpose of rehabilitation. All decimal part of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional part of an event will be dropped when calculating the 25% of the season.
  • Second and Subsequent Violations : When the Principal confirms, following an opportunity for the student to be heard, that a violation occurred, the student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 60% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. All decimal part of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional part of an event will be dropped when calculating the 60% of the season

If after the second or subsequent violations the student of his/her own volition becomes a participant in an approved chemical dependency program or treatment program, the student may be certified for reinstatement in MIAA activities after a minimum of 40% of events provided the student was fully engaged in the program throughout that penalty period. The high school principal in collaboration with a Chemical Dependency Program or Treatment Program must certify that student is attending or issue a certificate of completion. If student does not complete program, penalty reverts back to 60% of theseason. All decimal part of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional part of an event will be dropped when calculating the 40% of the season.

Penalties shall be cumulative each academic year, but serving the penalty could carry over for one year. Or, if the penalty period is not completed during the season of violation, the penalty shall carry over to the student's next season of actual participation, which may affect the eligibility status of the student during the next academic year. (e.g. A student plays only football: he violates the rule in winter and/or the spring of same academic year: he would serve the penalty [ies] during the fall season of the next academic year).

MIAA Minimum Penalties Chart

1st Offense - 25%

# of Events / Season

# of Events / Penalty

1-7

1

8-11

2

12-15

3

16-19

4

20 or over

5

2nd Offense - 60%

# of Events / Season

# of Events / Penalty

1-3

1

4

2

5-6

3

7-8

4

9

5

10-11

6

12-13

7

14

8

15-16

9

17-18

10

19

11

20 or over

12

2nd Offense w/Dependency Program -

40% if in the program throughout the penalty period



# of Events / Season

# of Events / Penalty

1-4

1

5-7

2

8-9

3

10-12

4

13-14

5

15-17

6

18-19

7

20 or over

8

Athletic Awards – Braintree High School Athletic Trophies

Fall Awards 

Sport

Award/Trophy

Condition

Cheerleading Award:

Joan Verna Outstanding Cheerleader Award

Awarded to the Cheerleader demonstrating outstanding ability, spirit and leadership.

Cross Country Awards:

Paul Toolin Trophy

Donated by 1951 Cross-Country Squad. Awarded for excellence in Cross Country.

 

Dave Wilson Trophy

Awarded to the Top Female Runner.

Dance Team Award:

Patricia A. Hale Outstanding Dancer Award

Awarded to the Dance Team member who demonstrates outstanding ability, spirit and leadership.

Girls Field Hockey Award:

Clair Eason Field Hockey Award

Donated by Clair Eason. Awarded to Outstanding Girl in Field Hockey.

Football Awards:

James Whitehouse Football Trophy

Donated by the Whitehouse family. Awarded to the Outstanding Defensive Back.

 

Buster Doucette Trophy

Donated by former football players. Awarded to the Outstanding Lineman in Football on three basis – two points for performance on the field and one point for sportsmanship and citizenship on the field and throughout the school.

 

Dick McAndrew Memorial Football Trophy

Donated by The Class of 1963. Awarded to a Senior Football Player who displays desire, competitive ability, and leadership on and off the field.

 

The Alan Shaw Memorial Trophy

Awarded to a Football Player who possesses and displays the qualities of teamwork, service and loyalty to the high school and football squad.

 

Richard D. MacArthur Trophy

Donated by Mrs. MacArthur. Awarded to the Most Outstanding Player on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Coaches Award

Awarded to the player who goes above and beyond for the team in all aspects of the sport.

Boys Golf Award:

Braintree Golf Association Trophy

Donated by the Braintree Golf Association. Awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership and golfing ability.

Boys Soccer Awards:

Braintree Youth Soccer Boys Soccer Trophy

Donated by Braintree Youth Soccer. Awarded to the Outstanding Player on the Varsity Team.

 

Thomas M. MacDonald Memorial Soccer Trophy

Donated by Thomas J. MacDonald. Awarded to the Outstanding Soccer Player who displays citizenship and character.

 

David M. Gingrow Memorial Soccer Trophy

Donated by The Class of 1976. To be awarded each year to a Senior Boy who displays outstanding efforts on the field; outstanding academic achievements and involvement in extra curricular and community activities.

Girls Soccer Awards:

Braintree Youth Soccer Girls Soccer Trophy

Donated by Braintree Youth Soccer. Awarded to the Outstanding Player on the Varsity Team.

 

Lewis Memorial Award

Donated in memory of Nancy and William Lewis. Awarded to a Senior Girl Soccer Player who was not a Varsity player all 4 years, but whose hard work and dedication contributed to the overall benefit of the team.

 

Ray Willock Award

Awarded to a player who displays character, leadership and sportsmanship.

Girls Swimming Award:

Gauthier Family Sportsmanship Award

Donated by The Gauthier Family, who have been involved with the competitive coaching and teaching of the sport of swimming for the past 40 years. Awarded to a member of the Girls Swimming Program that best exemplifies team spirit, dedication, hard work and sportsmanship.

Girls Volleyball Award:

Girls Volleyball Trophy

Awarded each year to a Volleyball Player who demonstrates teamwork, athletic ability, leadership and scholarship.

 

Winter Awards 

 

Sport

Award/Trophy

Condition

Boys Basketball Awards:

Bill Erwin Award

Named after former coach. Awarded to Outstanding player on team.

 

H. Fred Herget & James Calhoun Award

Awarded to the best defensive basketball player.

 

David Crook Award

Award for unselfish team play in basketball.

 

Jay R. LeGrand Memorial Basketball Trophy

Donated by the Jay R. LeGrand Memorial Committee. To be awarded to a Basketball Player demonstrating citizenship (2), determination (1), dedication (1) and discipline (1).

Girls Basketball Awards:

H. Fred Herget & James Calhoun Award

Awarded to the best defensive basketball player.

 

Braintree Youth Basketball Award

To be awarded to the player who has contributed most to the success of the program.

 

Most Outstanding Player

Awarded to Most Outstanding Player on team. Top all-around player on the court.

 

Unsung Hero

Awarded to a player whose hard work and dedication contributed to the overall benefit of the team.

Cheerleading Award:

Joan Verna Outstanding Cheerleader Award

Awarded to the Cheerleader demonstrating outstanding ability, spirit and leadership.

Dance Team Award:

Patricia A. Hale Outstanding Dancer Award

Awarded to the Dance Team member who demonstrates outstanding ability, spirit and leadership.

Boys Gymnastics Awards:

2nd LT. Leon F. Harris Memorial Gymnastics Trophy

Awarded to one male and one female gymnast. The trophy is awarded to the top All-Around gymnast.

 

Paul Hanson Trophy

Awarded to a gymnast for outstanding gymnastics performance and sportsmanship.

Girls Gymnastics Award:

2nd LT. Leon F. Harris Memorial Gymnastics Trophy

Awarded to one male and one female gymnast. The trophy is awarded to the top All-Around gymnast.

 

The Duprey Girl's Gymnastics Coaches Award

This award is given to a talented gymnast that has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the sport. A leader in the gym, this athlete has served as a role model in actions and words. The gymnast selected has shown a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, and takes pride in representing Braintree High in and outside of the gym. The individual possesses a strong work ethic. This gymnast is a top all-around athlete in the ways mentioned above (athletics, leadership, and sportsmanship).

Boys Ice Hockey Awards:

Braintree Youth Hockey Alumni Trophy

Awarded to a former Braintree Youth Hockey Player who has excelled at the high school level while contributing to the success of the boys hockey program.

 

Bradley Memorial

Presented in honor of a fallen war hero who died in Vietnam. Awarded to the Most Valuable Defenseman.

 

H. K. Dooley Award

Donated by 1965 Hockey Team. Named after the first hockey coach, Kenneth Dooley, at Braintree High School. Awarded to the Most Valuable Player of the team.

 

Hobey Baker Award

Awarded to the player who demonstrates Character, Commitment, Teamwork, Persistence, Selflessness, Academic and Sportsmanship. “The Team Before Me.”

Girls Ice Hockey Awards:

Braintree Youth Hockey Alumni Trophy

Awarded to a former Braintree Youth Hockey Player who has excelled at the high school level while contributing to the success of the Girls Hockey program.

 

Joe Murphy Trophy

Awarded to the Most Valuable Person on and off the ice. Characteristics include: maturity, team-oriented, unselfish and total commitment to the success of the team.

 

Athletic Association Award

Awarded to the Most Valuable Player of the team. Top all-around player on the ice.

 

Hobey Baker Award

Awarded to the player who demonstrates Character, Commitment, Teamwork, Persistence, Selflessness, Academic and Sportsmanship. “The Team Before Me.”

 

The Maroon 5 Award

Awarded to players who played 4 years in program who demonstrated Character, Commitment, Teamwork and Sportsmanship while learning the game.

Boys Indoor Track Awards:

Indoor Track Coaches Award

Donated by the 1984 Team. Awarded to the Outstanding Member on the Varsity Team for their dedication and leadership with the Indoor Track Team.

 

Indoor Track Distance Award

Donated by an anonymous sponsor. Awarded to a distance runner based on Work Ethic (not points), Scholarship, Sportsmanship, Character, Leadership and Teamwork.

 

Indoor Track Sportsmanship Award

Awarded to the individual who demonstrates respect towards teammates and opponents.

Girls Indoor Track Awards:

Arthur Sarney Memorial Trophy

Donated by Arthur Sarney. Awarded to an Outstanding Member of the Girls Track Team.

 

Indoor Track Distance Award

Donated by an anonymous sponsor. Awarded to a distance runner based on Work Ethic (not points), Scholarship, Sportsmanship, Character, Leadership and Teamwork.

 

Indoor Track Sportsmanship Award

Awarded to the individual who demonstrates respect towards teammates and opponents.

Wrestling Awards:

BHS Championship Team of 1962 Award

Named after the 1962 BHS Wrestling Team. Awarded to the Outstanding Wrestler of the year.

 

The Most Improved Wrestler Award

Awarded to the wrestler who has shown the most improvement in their wrestling skills over the course of a career or single season. The improvement will be demonstrated by individual record or placement in major tournaments (i.e. MIAA Sectional or State Tournaments).

 

Norm Collier Award

Coaches Award given to a wrestler who contributes most to the wrestling program.

 

Unsung Hero Award

The purpose of the Unsung Hero Award is to honor the person that has made significant contributions to the team's success, both on and off the mat, without receiving much publicity for his or her efforts. This person is not the "Headline Grabber" instead they do their job without attention or fanfare.

     

 

Spring Awards 

 

Sport

Award/Trophy

Condition

Baseball Awards:

William F. Frazier Trophy

Donated by his brothers. Awarded to a Baseball Player displaying outstanding ability and citizenship.

 

John H. Crowell Memorial Baseball Trophy

Donated by the East Junior High School Faculty. Awarded to the Senior Baseball Player who displays ability, character and citizenship.

 

Girls Golf Award:

Women’s Golf Trophy

Donated by Rich Walsh. Awarded to the Team Tournament Winner.

 

Bob Beach Golf Award

Awarded to a member of the Girls Golf Program that best exemplifies team spirit, dedication, hard work and sportsmanship.

Boys Lacrosse Awards:

Braintree Youth Lacrosse Trophy

Presented to the Most Valuable Player of The Boys Lacrosse Team.

 

Bob Lynch Coaches Award

Presented to the Lacrosse Player who displays outstanding sportsmanship.

 

Mike Lynch Leadership Award

Presented to the Lacrosse Player who displays outstanding leadership.

Girls Lacrosse Awards:

The Bill Dalton Braintree Youth Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award

Presented to the Lacrosse Player who displays outstanding sportsmanship.

 

Braintree High School Athletic Association Lacrosse Trophy

Presented to the Most Valuable Player of The Girls Lacrosse Team.

 

Braintree High School Girls Lacrosse Trophy

Presented to the Lacrosse Player who displays outstanding leadership.

Girls Softball Awards:

Alice E. Daughraty Award

Donated by Patricia Redmond. To be awarded to a Senior of the Girls Softball Team that displays ability and character.

 

Braintree High School Softball Trophy

Presented to the Most Valuable Player of The Girls Softball Team.

Boys Tennis Award:

Lawrence Gettings Memorial Award

Donated by Robert Zanca and friends. To be awarded to a Tennis Player who demonstrates ability, character and citizenship.

Girls Tennis Award:

Braintree High School Girls Tennis Award

Donated by Clair Eason. This award goes to a deserving Senior, demonstrating Tennis ability, sportsmanship and character.

 

Patricia Redmond Award

Donated by Connie Driscoll. Coaches Award given to a player who contributes most to the Tennis Program.

 

Coach Connie Driscoll Most Improved Player Award

Donated by the 2013 Girls Tennis Team. Presented to a Girls Tennis Player who has shown the most improvement throughout the Tennis season.

Boys Outdoor Track Awards:

Alfred B. Morcom Naval Aviator World War II Memorial Trophy

Donated by Robert Tonner. Awarded to Outstanding Trackman.

 

The Joe Catalano Award

For Sportsmanship, Leadership, and Dedication.

 

Outdoor Track Distance Award

Donated by an anonymous sponsor. Awarded to a distance runner based on Work Ethic (not points), Scholarship, Sportsmanship, Character, Leadership and Teamwork.

 

The Kyle Piazza Memorial Award

Donated by Jared Griffin. Trophy is awarded to an athlete that has shown considerable skill and dedication in either the shot put, discus, javelin, or combination, as well as shown leadership and sportsmanship at all times during their throwing career.

Girls Outdoor Track Awards:

Girls Track Award

Donated by Bob Chute. Awarded to the Outstanding Member of the Girls Track Team.

 

James V. Carelli Award

Outstanding Female Athlete in Field Events.

 

Outdoor Track Distance Award

Donated by an anonymous sponsor. Awarded to a distance runner based on Work Ethic (not points), Scholarship, Sportsmanship, Character, Leadership and Teamwork.

 

The Kyle Piazza Memorial Award

Donated by Jared Griffin. Trophy is awarded to an athlete that has shown considerable skill and dedication in either the shot put, discus, javelin, or combination, as well as shown leadership and sportsmanship at all times during their throwing career.

Boys Volleyball Awards:

H. James Curtis Jr. Trophy Braintree High School Boys Volleyball Award

Most Valuable Player on Braintree High School Boys Volleyball Team.

 

Braintree High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award

Presented to the Volleyball Player who displays outstanding sportsmanship.

 

Braintree High School Boys Volleyball Trophy

Awarded to a Volleyball Player who demonstrates teamwork, athletic ability, leadership and scholarship.

     

 

Senior Awards

 

Award/Trophy

Condition

Maureen Connolly Trophy

Donated by Pat Redmond and Barbara Mahar. Awarded to a Senior Girl on the basis of character and athletic ability.

The Women’s Coaches Award Trophy

Donated by all of the Women Coaches at Braintree High School. To be awarded to an Outstanding All-Around Senior Girl Athlete based on the following points: (2) for athletic ability, (1) for scholarship, (1) for leadership and (1) for citizenship.

Slauson Brothers Trophy

Donated by Mr. George W. Windsor. Awarded to a Male Senior Athlete on the basis of character & athletic ability.

Sam Lawrence Trophy

Awarded to the Top Male Senior Athlete on the basis of Athletic Ability and Character. To be awarded to an Outstanding All-Around Senior Male Athlete based on the following points: (2) for athletic ability, (1) for scholarship, (1) for leadership and (1) for citizenship.

   

 

Athletic Department Offer Suggestions for Protection Against Skin Infections (MRSA)

Precautionary Measures For Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus

BHS Athletics Announces Precautionary Measures For Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus

As candidates for Fall Athletics begin practices/tryouts and regularly scheduled evening contests take place in the coming weeks, individuals are reminded that participation in outdoor activities at any time of day increases exposure to mosquitoes, especially with physical exertion and sweating. As precaution against these mosquito born viruses, I would like to remind families within the Braintree High School community of the following:

1. A large supply of mosquito repellent is available and will be utilized by the Athletic Department during practices and outdoor contests (day and night) to assist in precautionary measures against these mosquito born viruses. Please encourage the use of such products by your son or daughter.

2. For all away outdoor contests in other districts, mosquito repellent will be available for use in the medicine kit. Student-Athletes will have access and be encouraged to use mosquito repellent. The student-athlete will apply the insect repellent themselves. Please encourage the use of such products by your son or daughter.

3. It is strongly recommended for individuals to wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, and socks, as well as use mosquito repellents when outdoors.

More information about different types of mosquitoes that can spread the virus can be found on the MDPH website at www.mass.gov/dph

Thank you for your diligence and consideration in handling this health issue.

Middle School Athletic Information


 

Questions

For additional information, please contact:

Athletic Director Michael Denise
(781) 848-4000 x7810
mdenise@braintreema.gov