What are the requirements to turn out for a sport?
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to turn out (prior to tryouts) for a sport:
- Students must be a regular member of the school they represent.
Students are a "regular member" of a school if they are enrolled half time or
more, exclusive of interscholastic athletic activities.
- Students must reside with their natural parents or legal guardian within the boundaries of the school for which they participate.
- Students must be under 20 years of age on September 1 for fall sports, December 1 for winter sports, and March 1 for spring sports. Junior high students
must not have reached their sixteenth birthday prior to June 1 of the previous year.
- A student is ineligible after four years of high school starting with the 9th grade.
- Students must now have accrued unpaid athletic fines. Students are
responsible for all athletic gear issued to them.
After the season has begun, what academic standards must be maintained in order to participate in sports?
A player is placed on Academic Probation if he/she receives an "F" grade or more than one "D" grade. At the beginning of the season
the athletic director will review the previous semester grades of all athletes. Grade checks will be conducted every two weeks of each sports season.
If a student fails to correct the grade deficiency by the next grade check or if a grade deficiency occurs in any class(es) during any subsequent grade check during the season,
the athlete will be placed on Academic Suspension.
Can an athlete practice or compete while suspended from school?
Students who are suspended from school can neither practice nor compete in contest during the period of suspension.
How often do I need to get a physical in order to participate in sports?
A sports physical will last for two years.
What should an athlete do if they are taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication?
A student who is using any form of drug(s), either prescription or purchased over the counter, is encouraged to notify his/her coach and certificated athletic trainer prior to
participation. Notification will alert the coach and athletic trainer to any symptoms which may develop related to medication rather than injury.
Can I drive my car to an away game?
Students who participate in athletic events located outside of the district boundaries, must ride to and from those events in
District provided transportation unless other arrangements have been made with the school and/or coach. These arrangements must be in writing using the parent permission form. This includes
practice as well as contest.
What do I do if I am injured?
In case an athlete is injured in any circumstance, he/she must notify his/her coach and/or certified athletic trainer immediately.
If a physician is consulted, the athlete must obtain written permission from that physician prior to
returning to practice or competition.
If the injury occurs during a contest or practice, the determination of when and if the athlete can return to the competition will be made by one of the
following in order of priority: team physician, physician in attendance, certified athletic trainer, coach, or student athletic trainer. In all cases,
the parent has the right to withdraw his/her child from participating in an event. The coach does, however, decide which student will participate in an athletic event.