ATHLETICS AT PORT BYRON
Port Byron Central School District Athletics Department uses FamilyID an online program in which families can register their students to participate in Port Byron athletic programs. Instructions for FamilyID can be found in the sidebar on this page.
Students must register through Port Byron's FamilyID prior to participating in any of the district's athletic programs. Students not registered through FamilyID will not be allowed to participate.
For assistance with registration or questions about the new program, contact FamilyID at 888-800-5583 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FamilyID also offers online chat during business hours, and support is available daily.
NYSPHSAA Spectator Policy in Effect
The Port Byron Central School District would like to make Panther fans aware of a new spectator sportsmanship policy that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association put into place starting with the 2023-24 school year that aims to prevent unruly behavior by fans.
The details of the policy are included in the following excerpt from the NYSPHSAA Handbook:
Expectation Statement: Officials, just like student athletes and coaches, are critical to interscholastic sports programs. Without officials, NYSPHSAA and its member schools would not be able to provide interscholastic sports in the manner that is desired and expected by student athletes, coaches, and parents. Spectators are expected to “Be Loud, Be Proud, and Be Positive.” Negative comments and inappropriate behaviors by spectators are required to be addressed by all and any school supervisors and administrators, as a member of NYSPHSAA. Spectators may be prohibited from attending current and future interscholastic contests based on their behavior.
Spectator Regulation: Any negative, inappropriate, derogatory comments or actions that draw the direct attention of a supervisor or school administrator by a spectator or group of spectators are required to be addressed by the host school, Sectional or NYSPHSAA representative in the following non-sequential order depending on the comments or behavior:
· First warning – Directing the spectator or group of spectators to refrain from any negative comments or actions.
· Second warning – A personal discussion with the spectators or group of spectators on the above NYSPHSAA expectations and reminding the spectators or group of spectators of the next step, removal of the game or event, will be utilized if the behavior continues.
· Removal from the contest – The spectator or group of spectators will be directed to leave the facility for the remainder of the game or event. If spectators or group of spectators refuse to leave the game or event, play will be stopped until they vacate the premise.
Penalty for being removed from a game or event: Any spectator removed from a game or event will have a minimum penalty of completing the NFHS Parent Credential course or a one game suspension before they are allowed to attend any interscholastic event. Once the course is completed the spectator will provide a certificate of completion to the athletic department office. Schools are required to communicate with the offending spectator on the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Spectator Expectations.
Depending on the severity of the behavior/comments or future disqualifications by the offending spectator NYSPHSAA and the Section may get directly involved in the situation.
To view the whole NYSPHSAA Handbook, click here.
PORT BYRON/UNION SHUTTLE BUS BEGINNING
A shuttle bus will again provide round-trip transportation for Port Byron student-athletes participating in a merged sports program at Union Springs CSD.
SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - 2:30 p.m. from Port Byron to Union Springs
Tuesday & Thursday - 2:45 p.m. from Port Byron to Union Springs
Monday through Friday - 5:10 p.m. from Union Springs to Port Byron