Participation Fee: Each student will pay a participation fee of $100.00 per sport. The fee is half price for students on the free lunch program and full price for students on the reduced lunch program. Full payment is required within the first two weeks of practice. If you are unable to pay at that time a payment plan must be set up with the athletic secretary. All fees and fines must be paid by the first contest. Violation of the payment plan will result in suspension or disqualification.
If a student is cut from a team, the participation fee will be refunded
If a student quits a team for any reason, other than medical or moving, after his/her first week of practice, the participation fee will not be refunded OR transferable to another sport.
If the student presents the athletic director with a medical reason signed by a physician, the fee will be refunded. All medical or moving fees will be prorated.
Multi-Sport Participation: As an athletic department, we will support and reinforce students participating in a sport every season. Every coach will support this philosophy with his or her words and actions.
Strength and Conditioning Program: Our competitive advantage in program, as well as individual development, will focus on our strength and speed development program. It is essential that all participants, regardless of sport give 100% towards becoming their physical best. Having stronger, faster athletes will lead to individual, as well as team, improvement in addition to lowering the individual's risk of injury.
Eligibility: We will adhere to OSAA guidelines towards eligibility requirements. Students must have passed five (5) out of seven (7) .5 credit classes in the previous semester. Any student athlete who has a 2.5 grade point average or below will be required to complete a weekly grade report to remain eligible. Every athletic team and team member will be required to participate in weekly team study sessions regardless of GPA. The coaches as well as the athletic director will administer these. Online classes may jeopardize athlete's eligibility due to grading periods being different between the college and the high school. Students are ineligible until grades have been received. Any behavior referral, unexcused absence, or action that causes our athletic programs embarrassment will affect student eligibility. We will not tolerate any action that negatively impacts our school, community, as well as teammates.
An athletic board made up of the athletic director as well as coaches will ultimately decide student punishment and or eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
Drug and Alcohol Policy: It is our sincere hope that we will be able to create enough positive relationships and support for students that we will not have many violations of our substance abuse policy. Any student caught using or caught in a situation where other students are violating our substance abuse policy and not immediately removing themselves from the situation will be held responsible for their actions.
First Offense: Two-week suspension.
Second Offense: Four-week suspension, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling prior to reinstating eligibility. Program to be paid for by student and/or parents.
Third Offense: Four-week suspension, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling prior to reinstating eligibility. Program to be paid for by student and/or parents. Weekly UA test to be paid for by parents in order to maintain eligibility.
Lettering: To be eligible for an athletic letter award, the athlete must complete the requirements and receive the recommendation of the head coach of that sport.
Physicals: All participants must have an OSAA sports physical on file with the school prior to participation. It is required that students take the time every two years to update their physical.
Words of Wisdom: Coaches work extremely long hours with little financial gain. They predominantly coach to share their love and expertise of sports and sportsmanship with your son or daughter. Coaches want to help your son or daughter achieve athletically, academically, as well as teach them how to be a good team member. Please support what we are trying to accomplish in each program. Cheer for the team not just your child. Celebrate the small victories and resist the temptation to criticize the coach, other players, and your child. This is a great learning opportunity for your child. The top four reasons kids drop out of athletics:
Lack of success
Sports burn-out with one sport athletes
Parental pressure (the ride home)
Your son or daughter has a tremendous learning opportunity. Kids sometimes lose perspective on what is right. When things seem extremely challenging to them this is probably a defining point for them. Support them, listen to them and love them unconditionally and remain positive in regards to what they are experiencing and learning. Our most valuable lessons come from our most challenging experiences.