Avon Grove School District Interscholastic Athletics Mission Statement
The interscholastic athletic program of the Avon Grove School District is committed to the pursuit of excellence. The program is designed to:
- Promote the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of the individual student
- Maintain the tradition of togetherness and utility among our student athletes
- Foster parental and community support
We believe our success stems from the cooperation of all members of the athletic community.
ACT 101 – PA Sports in Youth Safety Act
The Pennsylvania State Senate recently approved legislation that would require student athletes who show symptoms of a concussion to be removed from play until they are cleared by a medical professional. Additionally, coaches will be required to complete concussion certification courses and parents and guardians will have to read and sign documents that educate them on concussions and brain injuries. This makes Pennsylvania the 31st state to enact a law that is meant to protect young athletes from the devastating impact of untreated and multiple brain injuries.
The initial-eligibility standards for NCAA Division I college-bound student-athletes
are changing. College-bound student-athletes first entering a Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2015, will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice or compete during their first year.