YISS Student Athlete Handbook

Table of Contents

Mission Statement

Definition/Role/Expectations of a YISS Student Athlete

Message to Parents

Role of the AD

KAIAC and ACSC

Participation Requirements/Paperwork

Participation/Quitting

Athlete Code of Conduct and Consequences

Academic Eligibility

Practice Guidelines

Conflicts with Other Activities

Attendance/Early Release/Make-up Work

Dress Code

Roster Selection

Inherent Danger

Injury and Return to Play

Weight Room

Awards

Discipline/Appeals

Forms

-Participation & Handbook Agreement

-Code of Conduct

-Medical Power of Attorney

Athletics Mission Statement

The mission of YISS athletics is to develop in the lives of the student-athletes character of integrity, to instill in them a passion for excellence in all facets of life and to uniquely reinforce the educational mission of YISS through the experiences undergone in the athletic arena.

Definition and Role of a YISS Student Athlete

A YIS athlete is someone who has earned the privilege to participate in interscholastic athletic contests.  It is the goal of the athletic department to develop in the athlete a joy for competition within the rules of the game, while developing in them the core values of the institution.  The life of the athlete is often lived out in full view of other athletes, opposing teams, officials, and spectators.  As such, a YISS athlete is expected to exhibit the spirit of our core values and demonstrate sportsmanship and citizenship in each competition.  

The YISS core values are demonstrated in the inner workings of the team as a family (Diversity).  The YISS student athlete should buy in to the fact that the diversity of the family is its strength, not weakness.  The various parts, moving together, make the whole better.  The Guardian realizes that the sports arena is a picture of life (Truth).  Each and every contest can be translated into a lesson, a teachable/learnable moment about life itself.  The truths learned on the field about life are a part of the educational goals of the school, and the athlete has the privilege of learning these lessons to a greater degree through their athletic experience.  Finally, the goal of each team is to experience success (Excellence).  Winning is not the ultimate determiner of success or excellence, although it is often a by-product.  Rather, success should be measured by the excellence displayed on the field and the growth of the team and individual athletes.  Growth displayed in real life experience is a much greater measure of success than the winning of any championship.

Because of this philosophy, the Guardian tradition is a winning tradition, dating back to 2000 when YISS won its first Korea-wide championship (Boys’ Soccer) and 2006 when YISS won its first championship on the international stage (Boys’ Far East Soccer).  YISS has consistently produced high-quality sports teams, winning local and international titles in girls and boys volleyball, girls and boys tennis, boys basketball, cheerleading, and girls and boys soccer.  The role of the student athlete is to buy in to this winning tradition and become a part of it through demonstrating the school’s core values on the playing field.

Expectations/Responsibilities

Participation in athletics is a privilege providing the opportunity for students to excel outside the classroom.  It is often a pursuit of students from an early age and being selected to a varsity (or jv) squad is a high honor.  As such, the responsibility that comes along with this privilege is higher than that of a student who is not participating.  The student-athlete is expected to be a part of the YISS winning tradition by contributing in the following ways:

Team (Diversity):

Life Application (Truth):

Success (Excellence):

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Message to Parents

This material is relevant to you because your son or daughter has indicated a desire to participate in YISS interscholastic athletics and you have expressed your willingness to permit him/her to compete.  We appreciate your family’s interest in this important component of the YISS program.  As stated above, we believe that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities that uniquely reinforce the mission and values of YISS.

It is our intent to conduct a program that is balanced and will enhance the student’s opportunity for personal growth, socially, mentally, physically and spiritually.  Sports can truly enhance the growth experience through adolescence.  It is also our commitment to place their academic success as a high priority throughout their participation.  We accomplish this through weekly eligibility checks and frequent communication with students that are struggling.

A student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and self-denial.  These are the reasons such stress is placed on good training habits.  Failure to comply with the rules of training and conduct may mean the exclusion of the student from participation.  It is our desire to demonstrate excellence in competition, and there is no place for students who are not prepared to discipline their minds and bodies for rigorous competition.

In this context, it is our responsibility to provide the student-athletes with 1) adequate equipment and facilities, 2) well trained coaches, 3) a safe environment in which to learn and compete, 4) skilled contest officials.

Please read through the following policies that have been created in order for provide this opportunity to your son/daughter.  Your support of these policies is essential to make the program operate at a level of excellence.

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Role of the AD

The Athletic Director is here to help our coaches and athletes have the best season of their lives.  The AD schedules the facilities, buses and athletic events.  The AD is a go between for the coaches and the academic administration.  

Some responsibilities of the AD:

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KAIAC, ACSC, and Post-Season Tournaments

YISS is a member of 2 interscholastic organizations, the Korean American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC) and the Asia Christian Schools Conference (ACSC).  YISS is committed to participation in all of the athletic competitions and tournaments that are a part of these two conferences and to fulfilling all that is required for member schools.

The KAIAC seasons are as follows:

Fall (mid-August through the end of October or first week of November)- Varsity and JV Girls and Boys Cross Country, Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis, Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball, and Varsity Boys Volleyball.

Winter (beginning of November through mid-February)- Varsity and JV Cheerleading (girls only, cheerleading also operates as a club year-round), Varsity and JV Girls and Boys Basketball.

Spring (mid-February through the end of April)- Varsity Girls and Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming (swimming is allowed to begin team practices along with the winter season sports).  

These KAIAC seasons consist of regular season games (up to 3 games/matches or 2 meets per week) and a culminating tournament at the end of the season (2-day event, one school day missed).

ACSC tournaments are as follows (typically 4 days of school missed):

Third week of October- Girls and Boys Volleyball, Boys Soccer

Third week of February (depends on Lunar New Year/KAIAC Tournament)- Girls and Boys Basketball

Third week of April- Girls Soccer

Extra Tournaments (not associated with league membership):

Cross Country participates in the Asia Pacific Invitational meet in Guam in mid-October.

Tennis participates in the Far East Tournament the first week of November.

Swimming does not have a set international event in which it competes.

Note: It is the goal of ACSC to begin creating events for these sports as well.

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Participation Requirements and Paperwork

  1. Physical Exam.  A yearly physical examination is required.  The exam covers all sports for the entire year, provided it was administered after May of the previous school year.  Freshmen and new students are required to receive an exam upon entering high school, so they do not have to obtain another one.  They must simply pick up a copy from the school nurse.
  2. Special Power of Attorney.  Each athlete’s parent/guardian must complete this form giving permission for treatment by a physician, hospital or trained personnel when the parent is not available.  The form will be carried by the coach at all times in a coach’s binder.
  3. General Waiver.  Each athlete’s parent/guardian must complete this form to waive liability of the school for sports related injuries while participating in the sport.  These forms are completed at the beginning of the year and submitted to the HS office for records.
  4. Parental Acknowledgment of Athletic Policies.  Each athlete’s parent/guardian must read all of the materials within this handbook and certify that they understand the rules and policies of YISS.  A signed acknowledgment will be filed in the athletic director’s office.
  5. Code of Conduct.  Athletes and their parent/guardian must sign this agreement to abide by the minimum standards of conduct for athletic participation, which includes excessive detentions, excessive violation of the SLOTHE policy, grades and GPA, drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and hazing (please read the Code of Conduct form for more details).
  6. Risk of Participation.  The athlete’s parent/guardian must realize the inherent risk of serious injury which may be a result of athletic participation.  Safeguards will be set in place by YISS to minimize the occurrence of injuries, including: conduct a meeting with athletes/parents prior to the start of the school year to fully explain the athletic policies and to warn of the potential for injury, maintain an educational program for coaches to learn the most up-to-date techniques and skills for their sport and for injury prevention (nfhslearn.com).  
  7. Team Participation/Expectation Letter.  Coaches must draft a letter explaining the expectations (costs, practices, games, tournaments, communication, conflicts, time commitment, etc) for being a member of the given team.  This letter must be sent home the first day of practice (after tryouts).  Athletes/Parents must sign the letter acknowledging an acceptance of team expectations.  Coaches must also invite parents to a team informational meeting after team selections have been made to explain these expectations.

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Participation/Quitting

A sports season is considered to begin on the first day after tryouts and end after the KAIAC and/or post-season tournament (if the team is participating; i.e. ACSC, Far East, API).  Athletes will have 3 days to drop the sport without penalty after tryouts are complete. For teams that do not have “tryouts” (i.e. xc, swimming), the head coach will designate a cut-off date, before which an athlete may drop the sport without being further penalized.  This date should be determined within the first three days of practice and should be no later than halfway through the season.  

If a student is selected to be a part of an athletic team or meet the above criteria for xc and swimming, they are expected to remain on the team for the entirety of the season (defined above).  Quitting an athletic team will result in an inability to play on any YISS sports team for an entire year beginning with the following season.   This means that if a student quits a fall sport, they would not be eligible to play until winter of the following school year.  The AD should be informed of any athlete who does quit.  A meeting will take place between the athlete and AD to ensure the athlete is fully informed and the circumstances are made clear.

The ACSC tryouts for boys’ soccer in the fall is considered the tryout for the team for the school year.  The only exceptions to this are boys that participate in other fall sports.  Therefore, a boy that does not try out in the fall and is not in another fall sport may not try out for the spring season.  This is to provide equity with the other teams (which all require tournament participation) and fairness to the boys’ soccer coach.

Quitting may involve, but is not limited to, any of the following actions:

Extenuating circumstances will be considered when making a final judgment on quitting; however, it should be understood that communication is always expected and possible throughout these circumstances.  

Academic ineligibility is not considered quitting.  Practice time may be dedicated to school work or tutoring while an athlete is ineligible.  In case of a severe injury, the athlete is still expected to fulfill their team obligation until the end of the season in whatever capacity the head coach decides is best (i.e. manager, statistician, etc).  This is no excuse to quit.  Communication between the athlete, coach and parent is essential in these cases.

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Code of Conduct

Participation in athletic activities is a privilege extended to those who agree to abide by the standard rules of conduct.  Participants are expected to maintain the highest standards.  Failure to uphold expected standards of behavior will result in the consequences outlined below.

 

The following behaviors will result in a conference between the player, coach and Athletic Director to determine an appropriate consequence up to and including temporary suspension from the activity:

 

The following behavior is not acceptable and may result in the athlete’s immediate removal from the team along with disciplinary actions specified in the student handbook:

Coaches will be responsible to keep the Athletic Director informed of any above violations that they are aware of using the violation form linked in the coach’s handbook.

 

Again, being a part of the athletic program at YISS is a privilege, and participants should be held to a high standard.  Like it or not, you are in the spotlight.

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Academic Eligibility

Student athletes must 1) maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and 2) receive a failing grade in no more than one class.  Grades will be checked on a weekly basis to determine eligibility each Wednesday.  If a student-athlete is academically ineligible, they will remain so for the entirety of the week.  If GPA or numerical grade has not been updated by a teacher, the teacher may update grades for determining eligibility later than Wednesday.

At the beginning of a quarter, the cumulative GPA from the previous quarter will determine eligibility.  This will be in effect for two weeks.  After two weeks of the new quarter, weekly eligibility will come into effect and that will become the determining factor for eligibility.  If a student athlete does not meet the above standard for an entire semester, the athlete may not tryout for a sports team the following semester unless he/she has signed a contract stipulating the standard to which he/she will be held.  This contract must be signed by the AD, parent and counselor.

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Varsity and Junior Varsity practice guidelines

Varsity sports should be practicing no more than 8 hours a week, including games (1.5 hours). This will allow the athletes’ bodies time to recover during the week.  Ten hours of practice are permitted for the first 2 weeks, before games start, to prepare for the start of the season as well as the week following winter or spring break.  Team meetings and film review do not count toward practice hours.  Treat practices the same as a class with a prepared practice/lesson plan.  This will allow for less wasted time and better utilization of facilities.  Teams are not limited to the main field or gym for practices.  The track, weight room and other facilities are also available for practices.  Teams may also use the facilities in the morning from 6:00 to 7.  NO practice should ever be scheduled to go past 6 pm.  No mandatory practices may be held on Sundays, and no “optional” practices may be held on Sundays during the season.

Junior varsity teams should be practicing no more than 6 hours a week, including games (1 hour).  Eight hours of practice are permitted for the first two weeks, before games start, to prepare for the start of the season as well as the week following winter or spring break.  Again, try to give at least one day a week off.  Junior varsity teams are feeder teams and typically have a number of 9th grade students.  For teams on which there is no distinct division of varsity and JV (i.e. xc, swimming), varsity practice guidelines will apply.  NO practice should ever be scheduled to go past 6 pm.  No mandatory practices may be held on Sundays, and no “optional” practices may be held on Sundays during the season.

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Conflicts with Other Activities

YISS has one set protected time after school on Mondays from November-Spring Break, until 4:30 for GWAM mission trip meetings.  During this time, the GWAM meetings are first priority for those that are participating in that program.  No mandatory practices may start until 4:30 on Mondays.  All other times, practice should be the top priority, whether or not there is a conflict with other clubs or activities.

Occasionally, practices will conflict with music concerts, which are often culminating events for a grade for classes.  In this case, communication should be the top priority for the student athletes between the music teachers and coaches.  Communication in advance is the responsibility of the student athlete, not the coaches or sponsors, if this conflict exists.  A concert should take priority in this case, but the coaches can create a makeup session that they deem equitable for missing the practice.  If the student athlete can make it to part of the practice on that day, they should do so.

Missing practice for hakwon, tutoring, or other out of school optional activities is not excused and consequences should be enforced, including exclusion from game participation, partial exclusion from game participation, or other actions the coach deems fair.

Attendance/Early Release/Make-up Work

Students will frequently be dismissed from class early due to scheduled events at away locations.  The number of these instances are kept to a minimum whenever possible.  However, it is the responsibility of the student-athlete to gather the required homework and assignments before they miss class.  Students are required to be in attendance for 2 full blocks before an athletic competition (or leaving for a competition if applicable).  The exception to this rule is Saturday games.  It is understood that a student may be sick on Friday and able to play on Saturday.

If an entire school day or multiple days are missed due to athletic events, the student-athlete must complete the “Pre-Arranged Absence Form” given to their coaches.  These must be turned in to the AD 5 days prior to the first missed day.  Students will be allowed to make up work upon their return, one day for each day missed for the event.  For example, if two days are missed, two days will be given upon the student’s return to make up the work.  The date by which assignments will be due will be written on the “Pre-Arranged Absence Form” before the teacher’s sign it, so both teacher and student are aware of the due dates.  Students should work out a schedule with each teacher for making up work.  Work can be handed in before the deadline date, depending on the schedule worked out between the student and teacher.

All assignments that will be missed should be given to the student-athletes before leaving.  It should not be expected that students will be able to access the web where they are traveling to.  In fact, often connectivity is limited at these locations.  Student-athletes are not responsible to complete assignments posted online but not given to them before departing for the tournament/event.

It is encouraged that student-athletes complete as much work as possible before leaving for a tournament to minimize the accumulation of assignments post-tournament.

Dress Code to Away Games

Teams are permitted to wear the following on away trips:

Tops: Team polo shirt, sport uniform, or school uniform top (tucked in).

Bottom: Khaki pants, team warm-up pants (no jeans).  Jeans are permitted for Saturday games, but the whole team should be uniform.

Outerwear: Team sweatshirt, team warm-up, letter jacket, school uniform sweatshirt (no other hoodies or jackets are permitted).

The YISS official warm-up can be purchased in the Guardian Store. These are the only warm-ups that should be utilized at athletic events.  All other team gear (shirts, sweatshirts, etc) should not be worn as warm-ups.  Students may add their sport to the front and name and number to the back of the warm-up using the following specifications:

Front Font: White BlairMdlTC TT Medium

Back Font: White BlairMdlTC TT Medium

Name Size:  (Include curvature)

Number Size:

These specifications have been provided to Queen Exports near McDonald’s in Itaewon.

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Roster Selection

Final roster selection is the responsibility of the head coach, in conjunction with the assistant coaches of the given program.  The coach should provide, either in writing or verbally, the following information to those trying out:

  1. Extent of the tryout period
  2. Criteria used to select the team
  3. Maximum number to be selected (Tennis: 10, XC: unlimited, Volleyball: 12, Basketball: 12, Cheer: 16, Soccer: 22, Swimming: unlimited).  Coaches may choose to take fewer than the max.
  4. Practice commitment if selected
  5. Game commitment

At the beginning of the sports season a letter should be sent home to parents informing them of the expectations of being on the team, including practices, games, tournaments (including estimated cost and time commitment for ACSC or Far East), etc.  This letter should be given to the athletes at the first official practice and signed by parents and returned to the coach within the first 3 practice days. In addition, the coach must invite parents to an informational meeting within those first 3 days of practice (can be at the end of practice) to explain these expectations and answer any questions the parents may have.

Student-managers

Managers are selected by team head coaches.  Managers may attend KAIAC tournaments with the permission of the HS Principal and AD.  Managers may not attend ACSC events unless special permission is granted by the HS Principal.  MS managers are not allowed for any HS team.

General game day duties of a student-manager are listed below.  These are minimum standards and coaches may assign additional duties:

Volleyball (at least 1 manager per JV game and 2 managers per varsity):

-Operating the scoreboard (an adult will be assigned to the scorebook).  This includes attending a training session during the pre-season.

-Filling in the scorebook with the correct roster (double-check numbers).

-Recording statistics.  Managers should assume responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department ipads between games.

-Tracking, filling and refilling water bottles.  Managers should assume the responsibility of ensuring that all water bottles are accounted for after each game and stored in the proper location.

-Video recording games, including live streaming set-up.  Managers should assume the responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department video cameras and tripods between games. They are also responsible to charge the camera batteries.

-When necessary, managers may be asked to perform any of these duties for one of the other teams that is short a manager.  Managers are expected to arrive to their assigned duty at least 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure that all duties are covered.  

-Managers should coordinate with each other concerning specific game duties.

-Other duties as assigned by the coach.

Basketball (at least 1 manager per JV game and 3 managers per varsity):

-Recording in the scorebook (an adult will be assigned to the scoreboard).  This includes attending a training session during the pre-season.

-Filling in the scorebook with the correct roster (double-check numbers).

-Operating the shot clock for varsity games.

-Recording statistics.  Managers should assume responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department ipads between games.

-Tracking, filling and refilling water bottles.  Managers should assume the responsibility of ensuring that all water bottles are accounted for after each game and stored in the proper location.

-Video recording games, including live streaming set-up.  Managers should assume the responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department video cameras and tripods between games. They are also responsible to charge the camera batteries.

-When necessary, managers may be asked to perform any of these duties for one of the other teams that is short a manager.  Managers are expected to arrive to their assigned duty at least 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure that all duties are covered.  

-Managers should coordinate with each other concerning specific game duties.

-Other duties as assigned by the coach.

Soccer (at least 2 managers per varsity game):

-Operating the scoreboard.  This includes attending a training session during the pre-season.

-Providing the opposing team with the correct roster (double-check numbers).

-Recording statistics.  Managers should assume responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department ipads between games.

-Tracking, filling and refilling water bottles.  Managers should assume the responsibility of ensuring that all water bottles are accounted for after each game and stored in the proper location.

-Retrieving game balls that are kicked off the field.

-Video recording games, including live streaming set-up.  Managers should assume the responsibility for tracking and storing the athletic department video cameras and tripods between games. They are also responsible to charge the camera batteries.

-When necessary, managers may be asked to perform any of these duties for one of the other teams that is short a manager.  Managers are expected to arrive to their assigned duty at least 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure that all duties are covered.  

-Managers should coordinate with each other concerning specific game duties.

-Other duties as assigned by the coach.

Inherent Danger

Injuries to athletes will occur in interscholastic athletics at all levels regardless of the precautions such as safe playing conditions, proper coaching technique, the best safety equipment, etc.  It is the responsibility of the athletic department and coaches to gain proper training for first aid and CPR care, concussions, and teaching proper technique to student-athletes.   In addition, whenever possible, a nurse or athletic trainer will be made available at home athletic events who will have the responsibility of administering aid to all injured athletes as well as making the proper recommendations.

YISS requires coaches to undergo training for First Aid, CPR, and concussion treatment within their first two years of coaching at YISS.

Despite these precautions, there is an inherent risk in choosing to participate in athletics.  By trying out and joining a sports team, student-athletes and parents are accepting these risks of injury.

Injuries and Return to Play

If an athlete goes to the doctor with an injury and is denied permission to participate in a sporting event, then the athlete will only regain eligibility with a doctor’s approval as well.  If the doctor’s note indicates a date before which the athlete may not participate, the athlete may not participate until the date indicated.  Athletes should understand that it is not a coach’s decision whether or not to allow them to play against the advice of a doctor.  If they choose to go to the doctor for minor injuries, the same policy will hold true.

In the case of a serious injury during practice, competition, or travel to or from competition, the nurse or coach (whoever treated the injury) must complete the “Incident Report Form” within 24 hours.  The form should be turned in to the Athletic Director.  Copies will then be given to the HS principal, nurse’s office, and business office.  The coach should follow up on all injuries by making personal contact with the parents.

Weight Room

-Only adults who are trained in the use of the machines and free weights are permitted to lift alone in the weight room.

-Access to the weight room is limited to those that have been trained in the use of the machines and those that they are directly supervising.

-Weight training with free weights requires a greater amount of training.  Staff members may only supervise the student use of free weights if they have been trained for the use of free weights.

-Training students for machine and free weight use is required before allowing said students to be placed on a workout program or allowed to train without an adult spotter.

-A student is considered trained if he/she has been trained by an approved supervisor or has gone through the 9th grade PE Fit For Life class.

-Adults are considered “supervisors” if they complete a training session offered during orientation or upon personal request.

-This training will include: 1) the function and proper use of each machine, 2) posted guidelines for the weight room, 3) safety instructions for free weights, 4) instructions for use of the Smith machine, resistance bands and medicine/kettle balls.

Awards

Each head coach will present these awards at the culminating year-end banquet.

MVP - The most valuable player on the team. This player contributes the most to the success of the team as a whole.

Coach’s Award - The player who is the floor leader of the team. This player leads by example with their attitude and play.

Guardian Award - The player who represents the school the best on and off the court/field. This player shows the most pride in their school and team.

Spirit Award - The player who best embodies the character of Christ on and off the court/field. This player is the spiritual leader of the team.

Minimum Requirements for Lettering in a Sport-Varsity Only

Cross Country-Finish in the top 10 at the JV Championship meet or finish in the top 7 in the final team rankings or run faster than the specified times (girl first year-26:00/second year-25:05; boy first year-20:45/second year-20:00) or run cross country for 3 consecutive years.

Tennis-Participation in 60% of the tennis matches as a starter.  No exhibition/alternate matches will be counted.  Friendly matches will be counted toward this requirement.

Volleyball-Participation (entrance into the game) in 50% of the games (or sets) during the season.  Friendly matches, not scrimmages, will be counted toward this requirement.

Basketball-Participation (entrance into the game) in 50% of the halves during the season.  Friendly games, not scrimmages, will be counted toward this requirement.

Cheerleading-Participation at 75% of the games at which the cheerleaders are present.  Friendly games will be counted toward this requirement.

Swimming-Participation in 60% of the swim meets as a varsity swimmer.  Friendly meets will not be counted toward this requirement.

Soccer-Participation (entrance into the game) in 50% of the halves during the season.  Friendly games, not scrimmages, will be counted toward this requirement.

Managing-Fulfills all managerial duties for the entire season for 2 consecutive years in the same sport.

Discipline

  1. Major violations of the Code of Conduct will result in automatic suspension from participation.  These include: tobacco use, alcohol use, unauthorized drug use.
  2. All violations should be immediately reported to the Athletic Director who will, in turn, report the violation and discipline to the principal or vice principal.
  3. Unexcused absence from practice will result in at least a one-contest suspension.  Coaches have the freedom to enforce additional team rules.  For multiple missed practices, see “quitting.”
  4. Violations can result in probation, suspension from a single contest, suspension from multiple contests and/or other disciplinary actions deemed appropriate for the offense.
  5. Head coaches may choose to immediately suspend participation for an athlete.  In this case, the Athletic Director should be immediately informed of the situation, and a meeting will take place between the coach, AD and player.  The AD will review the case and determine if the suspension is appropriate.
  6. Assistant coaches must consult first with the head coach before administering suspensions.

Appeals

Students/parents may appeal a suspension following these procedures:

  1. Upon receiving the notification of suspension (in writing) from the Athletic Director, a student and parent(s) may then inform the AD of their appeal within 72 hours.
  2. The suspension (or other discipline) will remain in effect until the appeals process has been completed.
  3. A meeting will take place, including the Athletic Director, coach, student and parents (and HS principal or vice-principal if deemed necessary) in which the reasoning behind the discipline will be thoroughly explained and the parents/students will present their appeal.  This meeting should be scheduled within 24 hours of receiving the notification of appeal.
  4. Both the notification of discipline and appeal should be written (email is acceptable).
  5. A decision will be made to either uphold, modify or repeal the suspension or discipline by the Athletic Director.  This decision will be made in writing and delivered to the student, parent(s) and HS principal.