Athletics

athletics

Athletic Director: Teg Cosgriff

Email: tcosgriff@derbyps.org


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.


Athletic Forms

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

Athletic Facilities


Derby High School Gymnasium -

75 Chatfield Street, Derby (Google map directions)

Varsity and JV Boys Basketball, Freshman Boys Basketball, Varsity and JV Girls Basketball, Varsity and JV Wrestling


DeFilippo Field, Ryan Sports Complex -

located at 45 Chatfield Street, Derby CT (Google map directions)

Varsity and JV Football, Freshman Football, Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity and JV Baseball


Leo F. Ryan Athletic Complex, Payden Park,

Varsity and JV Baseball

located at 45 Chatfield Street, Derby CT (Google map directions)



Ryan Sports Complex - Payden Park - William "Red" Clynch Memorial Softball Field

located at 45 Chatfield Street, Derby CT (Google map directions)


Amendola Sports Complex -

located behind Bradley School, 155 David Humphreys Road, Derby (Google map directions)

JV Softball, Freshman Baseball, JV Boys Soccer, JV Girls Soccer


Witek Park -

Located on Sentinel Hill Road (Google map directions)

JV Boys Soccer, JV Girls Soccer


Irving School Gymnasium -

located at 9 Garden Place, Derby (Google map directions)

Freshman Boys Basketball


Veteran's Community Center -

located at 35 Fifth Street, Derby (Google map directions)


Written Directions:

DERBY HIGH SCHOOL (Google map directions)

From New Haven - Route 34

Take Route 34 West to Route 8 North in Derby. Enter Route 8 North from bridge over Naugatuck River (right hand lane). Take exit 18 (Division Street) from Route 8. Left at bottom of the exit ramp. Continue on road for about a half a mile. Take left at stop sign (Chatfield Street). ( Derby High School/Derby Middle School electronic sign on corner). The Derby Little League field (some JV softball) is located right after you pass the high school on the left. If you are going to Ryan Field for football, varsity girl's or boy's soccer, track, baseball or softball, go straight past Chatfield Street (the entrance to the high school) for an additional .2 or .3 tenths of a mile and the fields will be on the left hand side of the road.

From Hamden - Route 15 and Route 34

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) South to exit 58 (Route 34 West). Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Bridgeport - Route 8

Take Route 8 North to exit 18 (Division Street). Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Hartford/Waterbury - Route 84 and Route 8


Take Route 84 West to junction of Route 8 at Waterbury. Take Route 8 South to exit 20. Proceed on Derby Avenue running parallel to Route 8 past shopping center. At shopping center bear left over Route 8 and continue straight. At third traffic light take a right onto Division Street. Proceed under Route 8 and continue past convalescent home (this now becomes Chatfield Street). Proceed straight about two hundred yards and take a left at stop sign (Chatfield Street) if you are going to the high school. ( Derby High School/Derby Middle School electronic sign on corner). The Derby Little League Field (some JV softball) is located right after you pass the high school on the left. If you are going to Ryan Field for football, varsity girl's or boy's soccer, track, baseball or softball, go straight past Chatfield Street (the entrance to the high school) for an additional .2 or .3 tenths of a mile and the fields will be on the left hand side of the road.

IRVING SCHOOL (Google map directions)

From New Haven - Route 34

Take Route 34 West to Route 8 North in Derby. Enter Route 8 North when you cross the bridge over Naugatuck River. Take exit 17, from Route 8 North. Go straight down the exit and bear to the right (you will pass new England Auto World on the right). When you come to a stop sign take a right. This will be Seymour Avenue. After .2 (two tenths) of a mile you will come to a light on the Route 8 overpass--go straight through the light for another .2 (two tenths) of a mile. Irving School will be on the left side of the road.

From Hamden - Route 15 and Route 34

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) South to exit 58 (Route 34 West). Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Bridgeport - Route 8

Take Route 8 North to exit 17. Proceed as described about from New Haven.

From Hartford/Waterbury - Route 84 and Route 8

Take Route 84 West to junction of Route 8 at Waterbury. Take Route 8 South to exit 20. Proceed on Derby Avenue running parallel to Route 8 past shopping center. At shopping center bear left over Route 8 and continue straight. Go straight through the fourth traffic light (there is also a 4 way stop sign between the 3rd and 4th traffic lights). Irving school is .2 (two tenths) of a mile past this traffic light on the left side of the road.

AMENDOLA SPORTS COMPLEX (Bradley School Field) (Google map directions)


From New Haven - Route 34

Take Route 34 West (approximately 7 miles). Turn right at Burger King onto Sodom Lane(this will be your fourth stop light after the Route 15 junction). Take your first left, which is David Humphrey's Road. Follow this road to the top of the hill (school is on the left and the fields are in the back of the school).

From Hamden - Route 15 and Route 34

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) South to exit 58 (Route 34 West). When you get to Burger King, proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Bridgeport - Route 15

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) to exit 57 which is Route 34. Take Route 34 West toward Derby for approximately 1 mile. When you get to Burger King, proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Harford/Waterbury - Route 84 and Route 8

Take Route 84 West to junction of Route 8 at Waterbury. Take Route 8 South to exit 15. Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Route 34 East (towards New Haven). Follow Route 34 for about 4 miles. Take a left at Burger King onto Sodom Lane. Proceed as described above from New Haven.

WITEK PARK (Google map directions)

From New Haven - Route 34

Take Route 34 West (approximately 8 miles). You will pass Burger King (Orange-Derby shopping center) and at the next light take a right onto Sentinel Hill Rd. Follow all the way up the hill to the end and the road will fork. Veer to the left and you will see the entrance to Witek Park on your immediate right.

From Hamden - Route 15 and Route 34

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) South to exit 58 (Route 34 West). After you pass Burger King, proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Bridgeport - Route 15

Take Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) to exit 57 which is Route 34. Take Route 34 West toward Derby for approximately 2 miles. You will pass Burger King (Orange-Derby shopping center). Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Hartford/Waterbury - Route 84 and Route 8

Take Route 84 West to junction of Route 8 at Waterbury. Take Route 8 South to exit 15. Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Route 34 East (towards New Haven). Follow Route 34 for about 3 miles until you pass a large cemetery on your right. At the next light take a left onto Sentinel Hill Rd. Proceed as described above from New Haven.

VETERAN'S COMMUNITY CENTER (Google map directions)

From New Haven - Route 34

Take Route 34 West into Derby. Follow Route 34 until you see a small bridge on your left at a traffic light. Take a right turn at the traffic light onto Olivia St. Follow Olivia St. to the top sign. On the corner of Olivia St. and 5th St. is the Veteran's Community Center (old City Hall). Entrance to the gym is on Olivia St.

From Hamden - Route 15 and Route 34

Take Route 15 (Wilbur cross) South to exit 58 (Route 34 West). Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Bridgeport - Route 8

Take Route 8 North to exit 15 (Route 34 downtown Derby). Take a left under the bridge and proceed on Route 34 West until you see a small bridge on your left at a traffic light. Take a right turn at the traffic light onto Olivia St. Proceed as described above from New Haven.

From Hartford/Waterbury - Route 84 and Route 8

Take Route 84 West to junction of Route 8 at Waterbury. Take Route 8 South to exit 15 (Route 34 downtown Derby). Take a left at the end of the exit and proceed on Route 34 West until you see a small bridge on your left at a traffic light. Take a right turn at the traffic light onto Olivia St. Proceed as described above from New Haven.


Athletic Trainer

Dan Perillo - Athletic Trainer

If an athlete should get injured or complain of any pain or discomfort, please do not hesitate to contact athletictrainer@derbyps.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



Athletics Mapping Dashboard - DRAFT in progess

Practice Times

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: 8:00am - End time: 10:30am

Sunday - N/A



Payden Park:

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

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