We believe that athletics will contribute significantly to the overall development of your student. As with academics, parental involvement in these programs helps to ensure a quality experience for all concerned. Athletic Administration encourages you to be an active participant in the following ways:
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by being a positive role model.
- I will try/do my best to make athletics a positive experience for everyone involved, i.e., participants, coaches, officials, and spectators.
- I will insist my child treat other participants, coaches, officials, and fans with respect.
- I will reinforce the school’s drug and alcohol-free policies and refrain from the use of alcohol and other drugs before or during contests.
- I will do my best to understand and appreciate the rules of the contest.
- I will show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
- I will be a “team” fan, not only a “my child” fan.
- I will help my child learn that success is measured by the development of skills, not just winning or losing.
- If I have a concern, I will talk to the coach at the appropriate time and place, i.e., never before, during, or immediately after a contest or practice.
- I will do my best to remember my ticket to a school athletic event that provides me with the privilege of observing the contest, not berating officials, coaches, or players.
- I will understand the ultimate purpose of athletics. It exists as an integral part of the total educational mission of the school, and participation in athletics is a privilege and not a right.
Both parenting and coaching are challenging vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide a more significant benefit to our children. As parents, when your children become involved in our program, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. Expectations begin with clear communication from the coach of your child’s program.