Niles West High School
Athletic Program Expectations
Both parenting & coaching are extremely difficult vocations that share similar attributes. It is important to establish understandings & clear lines of communication. When your children become part of the Wolves athletic program it is important that the established expectations & lines of communication are clearly understood by all.
Expectations of our Coaching Staff:
- Each coach will establish a pre-season parent meeting for the purpose of understanding and communication. Some of the topics that will be covered at these meetings are:
-Practice & contest expectations
-Procedures for injured athletes
-Importance of Athletic Code of Conduct
- NW Coaches will teach & promote good sportsmanship
- NW Coaches will be good role models
- NW Coaches are enthusiastic and motivating
- NW Coaches stress team unity in developing winning attitudes
- NW Coaches demonstrate a cooperative spirit with other coaches
- NW Coaches will communicate with athletes & parents
- NW Coaches are teachers & help athletes set realistic goals for performance improvement
Expectations of our Parents:
- Notify coaches of ANY schedule conflicts well in advance. Notify coaches of any injury or illness
- Be supportive: Nothing can erode teamwork faster than athletes doubting the capabilities of their coaches and teammates.
- Be a good role model: Demonstrate positive behavior and good sportsmanship as a fan
- Read, understand, discuss & MOST OF ALL monitor the Athletic Code of Conduct
- Attend pre-season parent meetings
- Learn the rules of your particular sport
Issues that are appropriate
to discuss with Coaches…
- Concerns about academic eligibility
- Concerns about behavior
- Various ways to help son/daughter improve
- The treatment of your son/daughter
Issues not appropriate
to discuss with Coaches…
- Other athletes
- Team or individual strategy & philosophy
- Playing time
- Do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a practice or contest. Call or ask the coach for a time to meet
Procedures & Lines of
Communication to Follow…
- Communicate between player & coach to resolve problems & conflicts
- Communication between parent & coach to resolve problems & conflicts
- Communication between the athletic director, student, parent, & coach to resolve conflicts
- Communication between principal, athletic director, & parent to resolve conflicts
Expectation of our Athletes…
- Make and keep commitments on & off season
- Be coachable: have a positive attitude!
- Be drug/alcohol free
- Set realistic & challenging goals
- Respect coaches, teammates, officials, parents, & NW staff and equipment
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times
- Learn from your mistakes
- Have a good work ethic
- Be a leader & positive role model
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Niles West High School
Athletics Important Information
Eligibility Tutoring Program (ETP)
To remain academically eligible for sports, athletes must fulfill the requirements of the IHSA of passing 5 classes weekly, and 5 each semester. If they are ineligible (reports pulled on Friday afternoons), they will be required to attend tutoring in the Literacy Center 3 days a week until they become eligible. Students will get called down by AD on Monday morning to sign the ETP Contract and parents will be notified. Weekly reminder emails will be sent out after the 1st instance. Once an athlete is ineligible for 4 total weeks of a season or has 3 unexcused absences to ETP, they will be removed from their sport for the remainder of their season.
Code of Conduct
All students participating in athletics @ West are subject to disciplinary action if he or she violates the extra-curricular activities Code of Conduct. The entire Code Policy can be found in the student handbook.
Violations can occur for such instances as:
- Use of alcohol/drugs/ tobacco (VAPING) while in or out of school
- Possession/use/sale of weapons or drugs
- Vandalism or theft of school property
- Inappropriate social media posts
Uniform & Equipment Fee Fine Policy
- All uniforms/equipment must be turned in to the equipment room to Dave or Laura on your team’s scheduled uniform return day OR the day after you quit
- You have a 3 day grace period to turn in your equipment.
- If everything is not returned by that time, you will be responsible for a Non-Refundable $10 Late Fee.
- If your locker is not cleared out you will be responsible for a Non-Refundable $5 locker clean out fee to get your personal belongings back.
- All personal belongings not picked up by the athlete will be donated to GoodWill at the end of each semester.
If you still owe the athletic trainers your uniform and/or equipment, within 30 days from the team uniform return date, in addition to the $10 late fee, you will also be responsible for paying for full replacement
costs of items even if they are returned at a later date.
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