The Finley field hockey team in action last fall. (Darin Reed photo.)

Finley Fall Sports Begin on Tuesday, September 6

The Finley field hockey team in action last fall. (Darin Reed photo.)

August 1 , 2022

The J. Taylor Finley Middle School fall sports season will begin on Tuesday, September 6 with football practice. All other teams will start the following day, Wednesday, September 7. Students can choose from among the following sports: Football, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis, field hockey and co-ed cross country.

Tryouts will be held the first two or three days of practice from 3-5 p.m. Practices are normally held during the season from Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. Home and away games are scheduled throughout each week. The season will conclude on or about November 4.

Students should listen for announcements about team meetings and look for flyers posted around the building. Those interested in participating in the fall sports program need to be cleared by school nurse Kay Khohkar. Requalification will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Finley nurse’s office. Students must present proof of a physical exam within the past 12 months and submit a signed interval health history form.

Students who want to get a physical exam by the school doctor can do so on Thursday, September 1 at 8 a.m. in the nurse’s office. Students can also get requalified that day. Requalification opportunities will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7 during lunch periods.

Students can sign-up for sport teams during their lunch periods on the first two days of school. The football team will meet after school on Tuesday, September 6.

For information about taking a school physical or getting cleared/requalified for participation send a message to Mrs. Khohkar at

Every student needs to get re-qualified by the school nurse prior to each sport season. The nurse can only clear a student-athlete who has the following forms on file:

• Private Physical Exam Form (link below)
NYS Private Physical Examination Form for Athletes

• Interval Health History Form (link below)
Interval Health History for Sports Participation (English/Spanish)

All Blue Devil sports student-athletes are also required to submit a blue parent permission form to their coach no later than the first day of tryouts/practice.

The form can be found at this link:
Parent Consent Form for Athletes (English/Spanish)

On the first day of tryouts/practice, students should:
1. Be dressed appropriately and ready to participate in their respective sport.
2. Submit to their coach a blue parent permission form signed by both parent/guardian and student.
3. Have transportation home by 5 p.m.

Individual sport coaches can be contacted as follows:
Co-ed cross country: Jarrad Richter:
Field Hockey: Marissa Bergmann:
Girls’ Tennis: Eric Triolo:
Football: Jordan Ioviero:
Girls’ Soccer-Team No. 1: Alicia Furman:
Girls’ Soccer-Team No. 2: Shea Scully:
Boys’ Soccer-Team No. 1: Travis Smith:
Boys’ Soccer-Team No. 2: Alex Nelson:

Questions: Send a message to District Director of Athletics Jim Hoops at or call 631-673-2018.