AVCS Athletics at a Glance
Welcome to the AuSable Valley Middle High School Athletics Site. We are the home of the 2007 & 2008 State Champion Wrestler Dustin Frederick, the 2018 Division II Boys State Championship team and the 2021 Class C Girls Soccer Championship team. We are proud of our tradition of athletic excellence at AuSable Valley. With over 70% of our 7th through 12th grade students actively involved in at least one sport, we compete at the highest level in Section VII sports.
Our tradition is not just to win, but to win with class. In addition, we take a lot of pride in encouraging our athletes to give back to their community and to become better people as a result of their experience in athletics at AV.
Our Athletic Philosophy
Our coaches strive to allow as many students as possible to participate and share the experience and benefits derived from team membership. Our coaches emphasize the development of basic skills, appropriate attitudes, values, and team concepts. Participation at the varsity level is generally limited to the most highly skilled players and those with the ability to interact with other players for team success.
We believe that athletics should function as an integral part of the total curriculum and conform to the overall mission of AuSable Valley Middle High School. Athletics provide an avenue for students to learn from successes and failures, accomplishments and setbacks and of course, to help students grow as people before moving on to college, the work place or the military after graduation.
At AV, we know that in order to have a successful Athletic Program, everyone needs to work together for the common good. The AV staff, coaches, administration, parents/guardians, community and students all must recognize that “Patriot Pride” only comes after hard work, excellent communication and compassion, and the willingness to “agree to disagree.” Ultimately, our success is measured in the growth of our student-athletes and it is witnessing this growth that leads to “Patriot Pride” for all.
As the Executive Principal of Athletics, it is my pleasure to lead our programs and more importantly it is tremendously satisfying for me to see our student-athletes consistently become leaders in this community. If you ever want to talk to me about our programs or just demonstrate your “Patriot Pride” with the great things you witness our student-athletes do, do not hesitate to call me or email me.
Executive Principal of Athletics, Pre-K and Curriculum
518-834-2800 Ext. 3320
AVCS Sports Offerings
|Fall Sports||Winter Sports||Spring Sports|
|Cross Country||Boys Basketball||Boys Golf|
|Football||Boys Hockey (Merger, Varsity Only)||Boys Lacrosse (Merger, Varsity Only)|
|Girls Soccer||Boys Swim||Boys Tennis|
|Girls Swim||Girls Basketball||Boys Track|
|Gymnastics (Merger)||Indoor Track||Girls Lacrosse (Merger, Varsity Only)|
The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act is a new law as of July 1, 2022. This law requires schools, students, and parents/guardians have information on sudden cardiac arrest risks, signs, and symptoms. Please note that sudden cardiac arrest in children and youth is rare. The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) on the playing field is 0.61 in 100,000.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is an emergency that happens when the heart suddenly stops working. SCA can cause death if not treated immediately, and even with treatment death may occur. Immediate treatment is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). All public schools must have a staff member trained in the use of CPR and AED in school and at all school athletic events. Preventing SCA before it happens is the best way to save a life. Both your family health history and your child’s personal history must be told to healthcare providers to help them know if your child is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Ask your child if they are having any of the symptoms listed below and tell a healthcare provider.
Know your family history and tell a healthcare provider of any risk factors listed below.
The Signs or Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) are:
- Fainting or seizure, especially during or right after exercise or with excitement or startled
- Racing heart, palpitations, or irregular heartbeat
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or extreme fatigue with exercise
- Chest pain or discomfort with exercise
- Excessive shortness of breath during exercise
- Excessive, unexpected fatigue during or after exercise
Student’s Personal Risk Factors are:
- Use of diet pills, performance-enhancing supplements, energy drinks, or drugs such as cocaine, inhalants, or “recreational” drugs
- Elevated blood pressure or cholesterol
- History of health care provider ordered test(s) for heart related issues
Student’s Family History Risk Factors are:
- Family history of known heart abnormalities or sudden death before 50 years of age
- Family members with unexplained fainting, seizures, drowning, near drowning or car accidents before 50 years of age
- Structural heart abnormality, repaired or unrepaired
- Any relative diagnosed with the following conditions: Enlarged Heart/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Dilated Cardiomyopathy