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SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Athletics Handbook

2021-2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Athletics Mission……..3

4 Pillars of SCA Athletics

Communication Expectations……..3

Athletics Fees……..4

High School Sports

Intermediate Sports

Elementary Sports

Eligibility……..4

Academic Ineligibility

Student-Athlete Participation During Academic Ineligibility

Regaining Academic Eligibiliity

Behavioral Ineligibility

Attendance……..5

Practices/Games

Excused Absences

Unexcused Absences

Schedules……..5

Equipment/Uniforms……..5

Laundry Care

Transportation……..6

Athletic Injuries……..6

Concussions

Lettering……..6

General Requirements

Sports Development (HS athletic period)…...7

SCA Athletics Booster Club……..7

Parent Volunteers……..7

Code of Conduct….....8

Student-Athlete

Parent/Guardian

Acknowledgement Signature Page…..9

Athletics Mission

The mission of the athletics program at SCA is to serve as an extension of the school curriculum and, through the use of sports, develop future servant leaders of Christ.  With a focus on character development, sportsmanship, work-ethic, goal-setting, teamwork, competition and learning fundamentals, our student-athletes thrive in their sports arenas and fields of play.  Not only that, they graduate prepared and equipped with experiences and skills they can use to be successful in a dynamic and ever-changing world.

Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

The 4 Pillars of SCA Athletics

HONOR - Romans 12:10

EFFORT - Ecclesiastes 5:3

ACCOUNTABILITY - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

DISCIPLINE - Hebrews 12:11

Communication Expectations

Athletes and parents should expect communication from their coach(es) on the following:

Coaches should expect communication from parents and athletes on the following:

If a concern/conflict arises, the following steps should be taken by the student-athlete/parent in this order:

  1. The student-athlete talks to the coach(es)
  2. If not resolved, the parent should contact the coach(es) to set up a meeting at a mutually-consented date, time and location.
  3. If the conflict is still not resolved, the parent may call the Athletic Director to discuss the concerns/resolve the conflict.

Topics appropriate to discuss with a coach(es):

Topics NOT appropriate to discuss with a coach(es):

Athletics Fees

High School Sports

First sport = $250

Additional sports = $225/ea.

6-Man Football

Volleyball

Cross Country

Basketball

Track & Field

Tennis

Golf

Cheer

Intermediate Sports

Each sport = $200

6-Man Football

Volleyball

Cross Country

Basketball

Track & Field

Soccer

Golf

Cheer

Elementary Sports

Each sport = $100

Flag Football

Volleyball

Cross Country

Basketball

Track & Field

Soccer

Cheer

*all offered sports are subject to change/removal depending on participation requirements

Eligibility

Academic Ineligibility

Student-Athlete Participation During Academic Ineligibility

Regaining Academic Eligibility

Behavioral Ineligibility

Attendance

Practice/Games

Failure to attend practices or games may result in loss of playing time or other sport-specific consequences.  Excessive absences may result in potential removal from the team.

Excused Absences

Unexcused Absences

Schedules

Practice & game schedules will be published prior to the start of every season.  While changes will occur from time to time, the SCA Athletics Department will try to avoid changes as much as possible and make every effort to communicate to parents of any changes in a timely manner.

Equipment/Uniforms

Student-athletes are responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and protection of all equipment and uniforms issued to them.  Student-athletes have one week from the end of their season to turn in all issued equipment/uniforms.  Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and can result in grades being held until everything is turned in.  If any equipment/uniforms are lost or damaged beyond reasonable wear and tear, monetary restitution (if applicable) will apply so that those items may be replaced.

Laundry Care

Transportation

When SCA provides transportation to athletic contests, all athletes are expected to travel with the team both to and from the event.  When school transportation is not available, parents will be responsible for arranging transportation for their student-athlete to the site of the event.  SCA vans/bus will be used for out of town games unless there are safety concerns.  If necessary, the athletic department may secure a charter bus at the expense of SCA (or booster club if applicable).

Athletic Injuries

Any injuries must be reported to the coach(es) immediately, so that an official SCA Athletics Incident Report may be filled out for proper record-keeping.  Injured athletes are expected to attend all practices/games unless approved ahead of time by the coach(es).  Injuries requiring medical attention need medical clearance for further participation.  

Concussions

When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, he/she must complete the Concussion Management Protocol Return to Play process:

  1. Light Aerobic Exercise - 5-10 minutes on an exercise bike or light jog;  no weight-lifting, resistance training or any other exercises
  2. Moderate aerobic exercise - 15-20 minutes of running at moderate intensity in the gym or on the field without equipment
  3. Non-contact training drills in full uniform.  May begin weight-lifting, resistance training and other exercises.
  4. Full-contact practice or training
  5. Full game play

Lettering

General Requirements

Sports Development (high school athletic period)

The SCA Sports Development period is designed as a speed, agility, strength, conditioning and skill-building program for the entire school year.  All students who take the Sports Development class MUST:

During the class each day, students will either:

This course is two semesters long, and students will remain in the class throughout the school year.  Any exceptions must be agreed upon by the Athletic Director and coach(es).

SCA Athletics Booster Club

All parents are encouraged to volunteer their time and resources by joining and supporting the SCA Athletics Booster Club.  The booster club provides financial and organizational support for all SCA sports and is open to anyone interested in contributing to the success of SCA Athletics.  Funds are raised through ticket sales, concessions, spirit wear and various fundraisers.  The booster club elects its own officers and operates under the supervision of the SCA Athletic Director.  More information on the SCA Athletics Booster Club may be found at www.scaboosterclub.com

Parent Volunteers

It is REQUIRED that all parents of student-athletes assist with ticket sales and/or concessions during the season their children participate in SCA Athletics.  At times, parent volunteers may be needed to assist coaches during practices and before or after games.  At no time are parents allowed on the court, field, sidelines, etc. during a contest, unless directed or arranged by the coach or athletic director.  

SCA STUDENT-ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT

SCA PARENT/GUARDIAN ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT

2021-2022 SCA ATHLETICS HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FOR SCA STUDENT-ATHLETES:

I have read the SCA Athletic Handbook, including the SCA Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, and understand that I may not participate without a signed copy of this document on file with the office of the Athletic Director.  I understand that failure to uphold the expectations outlined will endanger my athletic eligibility and may include, but are not limited to, extra conditioning, suspensions or removal from the team.

Student-Athlete Signature  __________________________________________________________

Student-Athlete Printed Name  _________________________________________________________

Date  __________________________

Student-Athlete Signature  __________________________________________________________

Student-Athlete Printed Name  _________________________________________________________

Date  __________________________

FOR SCA PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S):

I have read the SCA Athletic Handbook, including the SCAParent/Guardian Athletic Code of Conduct.  I will support the SCA Athletic program and personnel at all times.  I understand that misconduct may result in expulsion from an event and possibly future events as well.

Parent/Guardian Signature  __________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Printed Name  _________________________________________________________

Date  __________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature  __________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Printed Name  _________________________________________________________

Date  __________________________