Appendix B

ATHLETIC TRAINING RULES


PHILOSOPHY: The interscholastic athletic program is an integral part of the entire educational process in the Red Creek Central School District. Our goals are to develop a competitive athletic program and to instill quality athletic education and lifetime values. These values include sportsmanship, wellness, and high academic achievements for the development of lifetime skills, which will ensure that students/athletes become productive members of society.

CITIZENSHIP: It is expected that students/athletes demonstrate citizenship both in and out of the contest involved. As a representative of the school, community and family the student/athlete is to conduct themselves within appropriate standards set forth by Red Creek Central School District, Wayne County and the State of New York.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Sportsmanship involves appropriate respect towards coaches, fellow players, opponents, officials and spectators. Disregard for citizenship and/or sportsmanship can result in disciplinary action from the coach, athletic director, principal or superintendent dependent on the severity of the behavior.

CODE OF CONDUCT: The Red Creek Central School District believes that participation in extracurricular activities such as athletics is a privilege and when a student/athlete chooses to become a member of a team he/she must abide by certain rules, responsibilities, and guidelines that accompany participation in such a program. Student/ athletes will adhere to the rules set forth by the Red Creek School District, Wayne County League, Section V, and the State of New York. All policies of the Red Creek Central School District and the athletic department, including academic eligibility standards, are to be followed both on and off school property.

The consequences for violating the code of conduct will be based on the nature of the misconduct, the level of severity, and the number of times it has occurred.


ATTENDING PRACTICES: The New York State Public Athletic Association outlines the required number of practices needed prior to entering a scrimmage and/or contest for each sport. Each coach will set up his or her own rules on practice requirements beyond the New York State mandated requirements. Coaches will provide for students/athletes a practice schedule, practice attendance requirements, general team rules and consequences for rule violations.

To maintain the appropriate physical conditioning student/athletes under disciplinary review will continue to attend any practice or meeting associated with the sport unless otherwise directed by the principal and/or athletic director.

Student/athletes are expected to be at every practice and game. Missing practice or game may be reason for suspension from contests based upon the coach’s discretion. It is suggested that potential conflicts be discussed with the coach prior to the conflict.

 

QUITTING A TEAM: If a student athlete finds a need to terminate participation on an athletic team after the roster is posted, a conference between the coach, the student and the Athletic Director will be held. The Athletic Director will determine what is best for the student and/or the school. This could result in a continuation of participation, the dropping of the activity without loss of eligibility, or ineligibility for up to one twelve month period.

 

INFRACTIONS: The use of alcohol, tobacco (in any form), illicit drugs (marijuana, cocaine, steroids, performance-enhancing, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and all other controlled substances) is covered under the school’s code of conduct. Conduct such as hazing, theft, fraud, gambling, destruction of property, vandalism, fighting, illegal or unauthorized possession, use or sale of firearms or other dangerous weapons, or illegal actions or behaviors is also covered under this code.

PROCEDURES AND CONSEQUENCES:

Each violation or infraction of the code of conduct and/or the athletic training rules is cumulative throughout grades 9-12 or for any student/athlete participating on a Junior Varsity or Varsity team. The consequences, in addition to those of the school code of conduct, are as follows:

First Offense - Step 1 (Grades 9-12)

Parent Notification Immediately.

Meeting with principal, coach, athletic director, student athlete, and parent/guardian or parent representative for the purpose of reviewing incident.

 

Principal and/or Athletic Director will make a determination as follows:

Suspension of Contests – A maximum of 20% or minimum of 10% of total scheduled contests (scrimmages are not contests). (Round fractional numbers up).

Possible leniency within maximum and minimum guidelines for honesty and self-admissions will be considered.

Student/athlete must practice/suit up and attend all contest and team functions unless otherwise directed by the Athletic Director or Principal.

Possible community service

Possible counseling

Student/athlete may be subject up to permanent suspension from athletic activity for serious school violations as determined by a Superintendent’s Hearing.

 

Second Offense – Step 2 (Grades 9-12)

Parent Notification Immediately.

Meeting with principal, coach, athletic director, student athlete, and parent/guardian or parent representative for the purpose of reviewing incident.

 

Principal and/or Athletic Director will make a determination as follows:

Suspension of 100% of team’s scheduled contests including post season.

Unused percentage (%) of suspension will carry over into student/athlete’s next season of participation.

Suspension of contests may be reduced by 50% upon student/athlete’s willingness and completion of in-house assessment and counseling (see below).

Possible Community Service

The student/athlete and parent(s) or guardian(s) must agree to have the student assessed for possible counseling. Additionally, student/athlete and parent/guardian must sign all releases so that results of the assessment can be forwarded to the school district for use by the Athletic Review Board. Assessment will be administered by a guidance counselor or psychologist that is on the Red Creek staff or an approved outside source. An Athletic Review Board consisting of the principal, student/athlete, parent/ guardian or parent representative, impartial coach, and athletic director to review the assessment and the student/athlete’s willingness to follow the recommendations of the assessment. Dependent on the assessment and the student/athlete’s progress in rehabilitation, the suspension may be reduced to 50% by the Athletic Review Board.

Student/athlete may be subject up to permanent suspension from athletic activity for serious school violations as determined by a superintendent's hearing.

 

Third Offense – Step 3 (Grades 9-12)

Parent Notification Immediately.

Meeting with principal, coach, athletic director, student athlete, and parent/ guardian or parent representative for the purpose of reviewing incident.

Student/athlete may be subject up to permanent suspension from athletic activity for serious school violations as determined by a superintendent's hearing.

 

Principal and/or Athletic Director will make a determination as follows:

Suspension of eligibility for athletics for one year from date of violation.

Reinstatement for substance abuse offenses would be considered during the year of suspension after acknowledgement of successfully completing a state licensed, accredited counseling program (cost to be borne by parent). The Athletic Review Board will meet to review the assessment evaluation of the counseling program and a "No Use" contract with the student/athlete. The post-assessment evaluation will be important for consideration of reinstatement. This will be signed by all parties.

Reinstatement for all other offenses may be considered if the equivalent counseling is completed as determined by the Athletic Review Board.

 

Fourth Offense – Step 4 (Grades 9-12)

Parent Notification Immediately.

Meeting with principal, coach, athletic director, student athlete, and parent/ guardian or parent representative for the purpose of reviewing incident.

Student/athlete may be subject up to permanent suspension from athletic activity for serious school violations as determined by a superintendent's hearing.

Student/athlete is ineligible for further participation in athletics while enrolled in the Red Creek Central School District.

 

Other Behavior Rules

Students who are assigned the following may not practice or play on that day:

Extended detention being assigned.

In-school suspension.

Out-of-school suspension.

Must participate in physical education class unless otherwise excused.

ATHLETIC CREED

 

I, ________________________, wish to participate in the athletic program provided by the Red Creek Central School. I realize that this is both an honor and a privilege.

I have read and will uphold the Athletic Training Rules. As a team member, I represent this organization and realize my conduct reflects not only myself, but my school, coach, teammates and family. I realize that being an athlete is a full-time responsibility and does not end when I leave the match or training session.

I am aware that the coaches will keep an attendance record of my involvement with this team. I understand that there will be consequences for missing practice(s) or games that will be outlined by the coach.

I will keep myself groomed in a fashion outlined by the coach. The coach will discuss with the team and myself what will be acceptable when a member of this team is representing the school and community.

I understand that I am responsible for laundering my uniform and will turn it in at the end of the season in clean condition.

I realize that once I earn a position on a team, I may not switch to another sport during that season. If I quit a team, I realize that I forfeit all privileges for awards and may jeopardize my chances for future participation.

I realize that any violation of the "Athlete’s Creed" will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Athletic Training Rules and that four (4) offenses throughout grades 9-12 deem me ineligible for the remainder of my years at Red Creek.

 

_______________________________________________     ________________________

                Student Signature                                                           Date

 

 

 

TO PARENT OR GUARDIAN:

 

I have read and fully understand these regulations. I will do my best to help __________________________ uphold these regulations and will support the coach, Athletic Director and school when enforcement of these rules is necessary.

I realize that any violation of the "Athlete’s Creed" will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Athletic Training Rules and that four (4) offenses throughout grades 9-12 deem my child ineligible for the remainder of his/her years at Red Creek.

___________________________

(Signature of Parent/Guardian)

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

1. All students/athletes who participate on a junior high team and complete this season in good standing will receive a junior high participation award.

All students/athletes who participate on a junior varsity team and complete the season in good standing will receive a junior varsity participation award.

To earn a block RC varsity letter, a student/athlete must complete the season in good standing if a member of a team sport. (soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, bowling, cheerleading, volleyball)

In individual sports (cross country, golf, track) the athlete must earn a required number of points as set by the coach and Athletic Director prior to the start of the season.

A senior may earn the block RC if he or she is a dedicated team member and has been unsuccessful in his or her senior year and previous years to earn a varsity award. This will be determined by the coach. (A senior, without previous participation may not decide to participate his or her senior year for the sole purpose of receiving a varsity award.)

An accumulation of six (6) varsity letters will qualify an athlete for the senior award provided that he or she is a worthy recipient.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK

 

 

___________________________ has my permission to participate in

            (Student’s Name)

________________________ during the ___________ season.

        (Name of Sport)                                               (Year)

My child has viewed the film, Informed Consent. The purpose of this film

is to make students and parents aware of the risks and injuries common to

physical activity and athletic participation.

I realize there is a possibility that my child may suffer mild to severe

injury, paralysis or death, as a result of participating in physical activities during

physical education class, intramurals or interschool athletic competition.

 

___________________________   _____________________________

Student Signature                                                               Date

__________________________      _____________________________   

Parent Signature                                                                 Date