Monday, March 30, 2020

MIAA's Latest Update (3/30/20)

The MIAA's Board of Directors met today and reiterated the start-up for Spring Sports will be on Monday May 4th, provided schools are given the clearance to re-open at that time. They also discussed the possibility of a state tournament. Details for that are TBD.

Please read the article from the Newburyport News (Mac Cerullo) linked below for additional information.

Thank you,
-Tom Gallagher

Newburyport News Article


Friday, March 20, 2020

MIAA's Latest Update (3/20/20)

Hi All,

As promised, I will continue to post the latest updates we receive here in this blog... please see the memo released by the MIAA earlier today. To access the memo, click on the link listed below.

Be Well!
-Tom

MIAA's Latest Memo (3/20/20)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Athletic Director's Update

Hi All,

Certainly some unprecedented times we're currently facing... I hope this entry finds you, your family and friends well and safe! At times like this, we're certainly reminded of what's most important to us!

I know there are many questions circling around these past few days, so I wanted to give a brief update on where things currently stand with school and spring sports. 

Right now, based on Governor Baker's declaration, schools are closed down through April 7th. This will undoubtedly be revisited in the coming weeks as more information becomes available here in the Commonwealth.

The MIAA's Board of Directors met and they've let us know the Spring Sports season is on-hold until Monday April 27th. See memo below:



Please note this date will be revisited in the coming weeks as well. There is the potential we see this date moved further out too. Any new information we receive will be updated in this blog and will also be posted on our Twitter account using the handle @ihstigers

During this shutdown period, please take the time to take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. These things are very important in keeping yourself and those around you well. These are very trying times, so finds ways to try new things, get into a daily routine, eat well... get enough sleep... hydrate... exercise and reach out to people daily. Keeping connections with colleagues, friends and family, even remotely, is key!

Also, please follow the directives from our National, State and Local Leaders... Social Distancing is our new norm for the foreseeable future and the more it's practiced, the better chance we have at beating this virus and getting back to the things we all miss and love!

Be Well,

-Tom Gallagher

Friday, January 31, 2020

2020 Spring Sports Registration

Spring Sports registration will run from Saturday February 1st through Thursday March 12th. 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 Track, B & G Tennis.

The first day of the Spring Sports practices/tryouts are: Monday March 16, 2020

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

After reading through the information located on this web page, 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. IF you do not see this email response, please check your junk mail folder. If you still do not see an email, please contact Family ID directly using the 800-number on their website.

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 athletic 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 at (978) 356-3137 x. 2193.
      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 spring sports.
      Payments can be made online 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.

5.  ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing.  All baseball, softball and lacrosse players (who have not been tested within the last year) will need to complete this prior to their first spring session.  This is a computerized neurocognitive test that utilizes video game-like activities to test reaction time, memory and processing speed.  This is a separate requirement from the NFHS Concussion Education Video.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019-20 Winter Sports Registration

2019-20 Winter Sports Registration

Winter Sports registration will run from Tuesday October 1st through Tuesday November 26th. 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 Indoor Track and Boys & Girls Swimming.

Co-Operative Winter Sports Offered: Boys Ice Hockey (at Rockport); Girls Ice Hockey (at Beverly); Gymnastics (at Gloucester); Wrestling (at Georgetown).**

**Participation for a cooperative team means athletes participate for the host school and not Ipswich High School. Also transportation is not provided by Ipswich HS and additional fees may be charged by the host school.

The first day of the Winter Sports practices/tryouts are: Monday December 2, 2019

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

After reading through the information located on this web page, 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 athletic 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.

5.  ImPACT Baseline Concussion TestingAll basketball players are required to complete the ImPact Baseline Concussion test prior to the first day of practice.  This is a computerized neurocognitive test that utilizes video game-like activities to test reaction time, memory and processing speed.  This is a separate requirement from the NFHS Concussion Education Video.