Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from Southern CT State University. She earned the Certified Master Athletic Administrator (C.M.A.A.) designation from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association which included the completion of 48 credits of athletic administration coursework and her personal leadership project titled “Smallest City, Biggest Heart,” where student-athletes volunteered as a team to serve as mentors, role models and give back to the community. Jenn has been involved with Derby Athletics since 1992 as both a player and a coach. She has spent the past 27 years serving as: Derby High School Girls Varsity Assistant Softball Coach, Derby High School Powder Puff Game Organizer/Coach, Derby High School Girls Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach. Jenn has a deep love of sports and is involved with the Derby Booster Club and serves as a Board Member for the Derby Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was named Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) Assistant Softball Coach of the Year. She was also the 2016 Griffin Hospital “Women Making a Difference in the Valley” Award recipient. Jenn is ready to take on this new role and will continue to make a huge impact on our school and district athletic programs!
DPS ATHLETIC MISSION STATEMENT
The Derby Athletic Department believes that interscholastic athletics is an integral and significant part of the student-athlete's academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Our athletic program is designed to be consistent with the basic philosophy of Derby High School and complete the total educational experience for our athletes. We will motivate our student-athletes to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, teach high moral and ethical values, and encourage them reach their full potential in and out of the sports arena.
DPS ATHLETIC PHILOSOPHY
Successful athletic programs have specific goals. Some of those include: a positive experience for every athlete and a great sense of camaraderie and unity within their team; an environment that insures high ethical standards and expectations for fairness, equity, and sportsmanship for all of our student-athletes and coaches. In addition, the athlete learns the value of good sportsmanship and citizenship and gains self-reliance and understanding of the necessity for self-discipline and hard work to attain success. Students should learn that participation in athletics is not only a privilege but is also an honor that requires responsibility for maintaining one's academic standing in the classroom and for maintaining a high standard of conduct inside and outside of school hours as outlined in the student handbook and the Code of Conduct for Derby Public Schools.
A true athlete is someone of high moral character with a genuine work ethic. They contribute to a team in many different roles and always strive for improvement and efficient execution of skills, in practice as well as in competition. Play hard, play fair, and dedicate yourself to be the best you can possibly be, but most importantly, have fun! The rewards will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Upcoming Sporting Events
Sporting Events for the next two weeks are listed below.
These events are pulled from the CIAC website and are updated regularly. It may be possible that a game is postponed and not reflected below. If there is a question as to whether or not a game is on schedule, you can verify this on the CIAC website directly.
Varsity Captain Contract
Emergency Information and Medical Treatment Consent
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Student and Parent Informed Consent Form
Student and Parent Concussion Education Plan and Consent Form
Athletic Insurance Form
If an athlete should get injured or complain of any pain or discomfort, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is an Athletic Trainer?
“Certified Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as a healthcare profession.” -Board of Certification
Are they qualified?
All certified and/or licensed Athletic Trainers must have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited college or university and pass the Board of Certification National Exam in order to practice as an Athletic Trainer.
Long Range Planning
The following is the posted practice times Derby Public schools will be using the fields:
Ryan Athletic Complex Track & DeFillipo Field:
Monday - Start time: 2:30pm- End time: 7:30pm
Tuesday - Start time: 2:30pm - End time: 7:30pm
Wednesday - Start time: 2:30pm - End time: 7:30pm
Thursday - Start time: 2:30pm - End time: 7:30pm
Friday - Start time: 2:30pm - End time: 7:30pm
Saturday - Start time: 7:30am - End time: 12:30pm
Sunday - N/A
Monday - Start time: 3:30pm - End time: 4:30pm
Tuesday - Start time: 3:30pm - End time: 5:00pm
Wednesday - Start time: 3:30pm - End time: 5:00pm
Thursday - Start time: 3:30pm - End time: 5:00pm
Friday - Start time: 3:30pm - End time: 5:00pm