Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2019 Fall Sports Registration

Fall Sports registration will run from Monday June 3rd through Tuesday August 13th. The site is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is available from any computer. 


Fall Sports Offered: Cheerleading, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys & Girls Soccer and Volleyball.

The first day of the Fall Sports practices/tryouts are: 

Football: Friday August 16th
Cheering: Monday August 19th
All Other Sports: Thursday August 22nd

To register for a Fall sport, please visit our registration website:

After reading through the information located on this webpage, click the "Register Now" bar located at the top of the landing page and follow the instructions from there.

To complete the registration process, the following items must be taken care of:

1. Complete the online registration... Be sure to confirm your registration through the email which will be sent to you by Family ID (our registration site) after you submit the registration.

2. You need a valid physical exam on-file with the athletic department... Physical exams are only good for 13-months from the date of issue. Once the exam expires, the athlete is ineligible. If you question the date of your current physical or have not submitted one recently, contact the athletic department as soon as possible at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net Please note, we do not have access to physicals in the nurse’s office, other arrangements must be made prior to the start of the sports season.

3. Your user fee payment. The fees are $650 per athlete, per year with a $900 family max.

      Payment is expected at the time of registration. If a payment plan is desired, payments must be made on a monthly basis. These are arranged by contacting the athletic office directly.
      A minimum of $325 is required to begin (or continue) a payment plan
      Any balances carried from the previous year must be paid in full before a payment plan may begin. Also unpaid balances will interrupt your child's eligibility for fall sports.
      Payments can be made online throughout the summer by using the following website: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com.  If you pay by check, please make checks out to "IHS Athletics."

If you have any questions please contact the athletic department directly at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net or by calling (978) 356-3137 x. 2193

4. All uniforms must be returned in good condition (from previous seasons) or restitution must be made before an athlete will be added to a fall sports roster.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring Sports Registration

Spring Sports Registration Information


Spring Sports registration will run from Monday February 4th through Sunday March 10th. The site is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is available from any computer. 

Spring Sports Offered: Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Track, Girls Track, Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis.

The first day of the Spring Sports practices/tryouts will be: Monday March 18th

To register for a Spring sport, please visit our registration website:

After reading through the information located on this webpage, click the "Register Now" bar located at the top of the landing page and follow the instructions from there.

To complete the registration process, the following items must be taken care of:

1. Complete the online registration... Be sure to confirm your registration through the email which will be sent to you by Family ID (our registration site) after you submit the registration.

2. You need a valid physical exam on-file with the athletic department... Physical exams are only good for 13-months from the date of issue. Once the exam expires, the athlete is ineligible. If you question the date of your current physical or have not submitted one recently, contact the athletic department as soon as possible at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net Please note, we do not have access to physicals in the nurse’s office, other arrangements must be made prior to the start of the sports season.

3. Your user fee payment. The fees are $650 per athlete, per year with a $900 family max.

      Payment is expected at the time of registration. If a payment plan is desired, payments must be made on a monthly basis. These are arranged by contacting the athletic office directly.
      A minimum of $200 is required to begin (or continue) a payment plan
      Any balances carried from the previous year must be paid in full before a payment plan may begin. Also unpaid balances will interrupt your child's eligibility for spring sports.
      Payments can be made online throughout the summer by using the following website: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com.  If you pay by check, please make checks out to "IHS Athletics."

If you have any questions please contact the athletic department directly at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net or by calling (978) 356-3137 x. 2193

4. All uniforms must be returned in good condition (from previous seasons) or restitution must be made before an athlete will be added to a spring sports roster.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Winter Registration

Winter Sports Registration Information


Winter sports registration will run from Monday October 15th through Sunday November 18th. The site is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is available from any computer. 

Winter Sports Offered: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Track and Boys & Girls Swimming. Ipswich is a guest in: Boys Ice Hockey (at Rockport), Girls Ice Hockey (at Beverly), Wrestling (at Georgetown) and tentatively Gymnastics (at Gloucester).

The first day of the Winter Sports practices/tryouts will be: Monday November 26th

To register for a Winter sport, please visit our registration website:

After reading through the information located on this webpage, click the "Register Now" bar located at the top of the landing page and follow the instructions from there.

PLEASE NOTE: Basketball, Indoor Track, Swimming & Girls Ice Hockey will register through this site. Boys Ice Hockey, Wrestling & Gymnastics (if it runs) register through the host school.

To complete the registration process, the following items must be taken care of:

1. Complete the online registration... Be sure to confirm your registration through the email which will be sent to you by Family ID (our registration site) after you submit the registration.

2. You need a valid physical exam on-file with the athletic department... Physical exams are only good for 13-months from the date of issue. Once the exam expires, the athlete is ineligible. If you question the date of your current physical or have not submitted one recently, contact the athletic department as soon as possible at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net Please note, we do not have access to physicals in the nurse’s office, other arrangements must be made prior to the start of the sports season.

3. Your user fee payment. The fees are $650 per athlete, per year with a $900 family max.

      Payment is expected at the time of registration. If a payment plan is desired, payments must be made on a monthly basis. These are arranged by contacting the athletic office directly.
      A minimum of $200 is required to begin (or continue) a payment plan
      Any balances carried from the previous year must be paid in full before a payment plan may begin. Also unpaid balances will interrupt your child's eligibility for winter sports.
      Payments can be made online throughout the summer by using the following website: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com.  If you pay by check, please make checks out to "IHS Athletics."

If you have any questions please contact the athletic department directly at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net or by calling (978) 356-3137 x. 2193

4. All uniforms must be returned in good condition (from previous seasons) or restitution must be made before an athlete will be added to a winter sports roster.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Heat and Humidity

Due to the extreme heat and humidity predicted for the next two days (Tues 8/28 & Wed 8/29), adjustments have been made to the practice schedules. Please check in with your coaches. Also be sure to hydrate, eat well and get plenty of rest... the heat takes a lot out of you!

Here is a link from the NFHS with some helpful information about Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention: https://www.nfhs.org/media/1015653/heat-acclimatization-and-heat-illness-prevention-position-statement-2015.pdf

Please check in with our athletic trainer or the athletic office with any questions or concerns!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fall Sports Registration Information


Fall sports registration will run from Monday June 18th through Thursday August 16th. The site is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is available from any computer. 

Fall Sports Offered: Cheerleading, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys & Girls Soccer and Volleyball.

The first day of the fall sports practices are as follows:

·         Football Friday August 17th
·         Cheering Monday August 20th
·         All other sports – Thursday August 23rd

To register for a fall sport, please visit our registration website:

After reading through the information located on this webpage, click the "Register Now" bar located at the top of the landing page and follow the instructions from there.

To complete the registration process, the following items must be taken care of:

1. Complete the online registration... Be sure to confirm your registration through the email which will be sent to you by Family ID (our registration site) after you submit the registration.

2. You need a valid physical exam on-file with the athletic department... Physical exams are only good for 13-months from the date of issue. Once the exam expires, the athlete is ineligible. If you question the date of your current physical or have not submitted one recently, contact the athletic department as soon as possible at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net Please note, we do not have access to physicals in the nurse’s office, other arrangements must be made prior to the start of the sports season.

3. Your user fee payment. The fees are $650 per athlete, per year with a $900 family max.

      Payment is expected at the time of registration. If a payment plan is desired, payments must be made on a monthly basis. These are arranged by contacting the athletic office directly.
      A minimum of $200 is required to begin a payment plan
      Any balances carried from the previous year must be paid in full before a payment plan may begin. Also unpaid balances will interrupt your eligibility for fall sports.
      Payments can be made online throughout the summer by using the following website: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com.  If you pay by check, please note it will not be deposited or cashed until mid to late August.

If you have any questions please contact the athletic department directly at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net or by calling (978) 356-3137 x. 2193

4. All uniforms must be returned in good condition (from previous seasons) or restitution must be made before an athlete will be added to a fall sports roster.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Spring Sports Registration

Spring sports registration will run from Mon. February 5th until Wed. March 14th. The site is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and is available from any computer.  

Spring Sports Offered: Baseball, Softball, B & G Lacrosse, B & G Tennis and B & G Track. The first day of the spring sports practice season will be on Monday March 19th.

To register for a spring sport, please visit our registration website:

http://ipswichathletics.wixsite.com/registration

After reading through the information on this webpage, click the "Register Now" bar located at the top of the landing page.
To complete the registration process, the following items must be taken care of:

1. Complete the online registration... Be sure to confirm your registration through the email which will be sent to you by Family ID (our registration site) after you submit the registration.

2. You need a valid physical exam on-file with the athletic department... Physical exams are only good for 13-months from the date of issue. Once the exam expires, the athlete is ineligible. If you question the date of your current physical or have not submitted one recently, contact the athletic department as soon as possible at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net

3. Your user fee payment. The fees are $650 per athlete, per year with a $900 family max.

  • If you are a new athlete, a minimum $200 is requiredThis amount is deducted from the total user fee amount for the year. Additional payments are required monthly.
  • If you are on a payment plan from a previous season, a minimum $200 is required.This amount is deducted from the total user fee amount for the year. Additional payments are required monthly.
  • If you have paid your $650 and/or reached the $900 family max, no further payments will be required for the 2017-18 school year. 
If you have any questions or would like to check your balance, please contact the athletic department directly at: tgallagher@ipsk12.net or by calling (978) 356-3137 x. 2193

4. All uniforms must be returned in good condition (from previous seasons) or restitution must be made before an athlete will be added to a spring sports roster.

We hope you find this information helpful!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Ringing in the New Year...

As 2017 gives way to 2018, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and support throughout the year! I am honored, proud and thankful to lead this program each and every day, and could not do so without the help and support from so many! So a BIG round of thank yous to...

CoachesThank you for all the time and effort you put in year-round to make our student-athletes experience a positive and rewarding one! Your passion and dedication is infectious!

Athletes: Thank you for your commitment and the hard work it takes to make your team so successful! We all know how hard it is to balance your school work, along with practices, games and everything else you do!

CaptainsThank you for the leadership and positive example you set each and every day. Your role is truly an important one in the success of your team and our school as a whole!

ParentsThank you for being in the stands and on the sidelines... Thank you for the rides to and from practice... Thank you for coordinating your busy schedules so your children can take part in what they love!

Athletic Assistant: Thank you to Nikki Laroche for all the hard work you put in. Your numerous roles aren't always visible for all to see, but know your help and support for this program never goes unnoticed!

Athletic TrainerThank you to Kelley Michael for the long hours you put in working to keep our athletes strong, rehabilitating their injuries and working with coaches to ensure all of our student-athletes are safe and prepared! 

Athletic CustodianThank you to Jon Larsen. Since you joined our team last spring, our facilities continue to improve and remain in great shape under your direction and care! 

AdministrationThank you to Superintendent Brian Blake, Principal Dave Dalton and Assistant Principal Jeff Carovillano for your continued support of athletics. We are lucky to have such a supportive administrative team who allow us to do what we do!

School CommitteeThank you for continuing to provide the support and the resources we need to run a top-level athletic program here in Ipswich. We appreciate all that you do!

Athletic SubcommitteeThank you for your guidance and your assistance throughout the year. From policies and operations to program development and support, we are lucky to have such a dedicated and supportive group of volunteers!

Team PhysicianThank you to Dr. Hugh O'Flynn for all the time you spend on our sidelines and for making sure every single Ipswich athlete is cared for quickly and in the best way possible!

Bus DriverThank you to Ed Dolan for the early mornings, the late nights, the holidays and the weekends. We all appreciate the pride and care you take in getting our teams to and from their destinations on time and safely!

Tiger FansThank you for showing up in your black and orange and cheering loudly and proudly for our Tigers. Thank you for being there in the heat, the rain, the cold and the late nights. Our teams draw so much energy from your support, keep it coming in 2018!

Ipswich Education FoundationThank you to Ken Spellman, Shawn Cayer, Kevin Murphy and the rest of the IEF board for their tireless efforts in fundraising and the support they provide for each of our programs. The money you raise each year makes a difference every day!

Institution for SavingsThank you to Mike Jones and the entire staff at the Institution for Savings for your continued support of our programs here at Ipswich High School. Your contributions have been so generous & helpful, we truly appreciate all you make possible!

Booster GroupsThank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to fund-raise, work the snack-shack, attend meetings and for providing the extra touch that makes each and every one of our programs so great! 

NewspapersThank you to Josh Boyd from the Ipswich Chronicle, Chris Lamothe from MA Scores, Bill Newell & Rick Moore from MSO Sports and Phil Stacey and his dedicated staff from the Salem News for your continued coverage of all our Tiger Teams!

CAL Athletic Directors: I am thankful each and everyday to work along side such a dedicated and talented group of professionals. What each and everyone of you do for ALL student-athletes in the CAL, day in and day out, is truly inspiring!

Youth Programs: Thank you for your work with our coaches and athletes... you are our feeder programs. We would never experience the level of success we do at this level without your hard work, dedication and support!

Last-But-Not-LeastThank you to Mel Bowen for announcing... Thank you Bill Yanakakis for your tireless efforts, volunteering your time and for your work to improve our athletic program... Thank you to Peter Bruni, Steve Langlais and David Wood for their scoreboard work... Thank you to Heidi Kent for all the game monitoring... Thank you to Dan Follansbee for all your volunteer efforts throughout the year... Thank you to all of or our ticket sellers and ticket takers (too many to mention by name)... Thank you to the HS Office staff of Micki Nylen and Lisa Kennedy staff for your assistance with everything... Thank you to Angel Hopping, Kathy Simms, Dave Fabrizio and Kathy McMahon for your assistance in helping the middle school program run so smoothly... Thank you to the volunteers on the football chain-gang... Thank you to the staff at Central Office for your daily support... Thank you to the Synthetic Turf Committee for continuing to make a dream come true as we pursue Phase 2... Thank you to Action Ambulance for your game coverage and for training our staff in CPR/AED use... Thank you to the Ipswich Police Department for all you do. Your help and presence at our games and your work to keep everyone safe each and every day is greatly appreciated... Thank you to my wife Diana and my boys, Patrick and Brendan, for allowing me to commit the time and energy it takes do what all Athletic Directors do!

To the many I was unable to thank directly, a big thank you for all you do! 2017 was a special year for IHS Athletics, in so many different ways, lets make 2018 EVEN BETTER!!!

My Best,
-Tom Gallagher

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