STUDENT-ATHLETE

TEAM POLICY MANUAL


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2009 Millennium High School Track and Field season! The coaches are looking forward to this season getting underway. In an effort to avoid future problems, the coaching staff has created this Manual.  it is YOUR  responsibility to understand the following information. In addition, Millennium High School rules must be abided by as well. It is your duty to be familiar with ALL rules.

TEAM POLICIES:
Unexcused Absence : An unexcused absence is defined as an absence that does not have prior approval from the coaching staff. To obtain coach's permission, you must talk to the coach before practice. Depending on the reason, the coach may then issue an excused absence. Unexcused absences will not be tolerated. Penalty for an unexcused absence may result in the athlete being held out of the next meet, or have limited participation in the next meet (Coaches discretion). If disciplinary measures are enforced, the athlete will still have to attend the meet and practices and assist the team and coaches. Failure to do so will result in another unexcused absence.

Absence / Tardies on the Day of a Meet/Practice : If absent / tardy on the day of a meet or practice due to non-illness reasons, you will need a note from the Activities Director (or secretary) in order to participate. If you are absent from school, tardy to school, or leave school during the day due to illness, you will not be allowed to practice or compete that day..

Practice: All athletes are expected to be dressed and ready to practice at their designated practice time.
Expect practice to last until 6:30 PM (given the fact that you are ready to begin on time).

Most of the time, coaches will be available to work with athletes who desire additional technique and/or strength training after 6:30 PM. Please don't schedule other activities or work until after 6:30 PM.

* Spring Break : practice times will be announced, Mon. - Thru. If there is any change of the schedule it will be done by the coaching staff. Failure to attend will result in missing the next meet. (Plan ahead!!!)

Scholastic Standing: Academics have priority over sports. You must follow the school academic policy and take care of those responsibilities outside of practice time (study hall, before school, tutoring, making up test etc.).

 

Eligibility:

 

To be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, a student shall earn a passing grade in each course in which the student is enrolled, and shall maintain satisfactory progress toward graduation.  In order to maintain satisfactory progress towards graduation, it is recommended that a student have accumulated a minimum amount of credits to be on track to graduate.  If a student is not in line with the recommended academic progress, additional parental and administrative consent is required for participation.

 

Clarification:

 

  • Students must pass all subjects in which they are enrolled each grading period.
  • A passing mark will be a grade of "D" or better.
  • A mark of incomplete "I" shall not be considered a passing grade.  An incomplete is the result of circumstances beyond the student's control: i.e., a death in the immediate family.

 

The Governing Board has established four and one half weeks as the grading period for determining eligibility.

 

Clarification - Eligibility:

 

  • The regular grading period for determining eligibility shall be every four and one half weeks.  It is on a cumulative basis from the beginning of instruction to the recording of a transcript grade.

 

  • The student must be maintaining satisfactory progress toward graduation.  Incoming ninth graders who have promoted from eighth grade will be eligible for participation. 

 

Clarification - Participation:

 

  • Interscholastic activities:  Students who become ineligible at the end of any grading period may be permitted to attend and participate in practice sessions in order to maintain skill level and conditioning, but shall not be permitted to travel or participate in team or group competition or in any activity in which judging of the team/group function occurs.

 

  • Other activities:  A student who becomes ineligible at the end of any grading period may attend any activity, meeting or function sponsored by the club or organization, from which he/she has been declared ineligible, but may not travel with team or participate until he/she has met eligibility requirements.

 

  • A student who has been declared ineligible at a periodic grading period review shall remain ineligible until the student has been determine to be eligible pursuant to district policies and A.A.C. R7-2-808.

 

Clarification:

 

  • Students who have been declared ineligible during a grading period shall be ineligible for a minimum of one (1) week commencing the Monday (school day) following the four and one half week grading period.

 

  • A student may become eligible after one week of ineligibility, but not until he/she is passing the class (es) he/she failed.

 

Traveling: ALL ATHLETES must travel with the team to and from the meet. If extreme circumstances are involved, you must attain prior written approval from the athletic director. A student may never drive to/from a meet him/herself or with another student or adult.
* Special note of emphasis to inform your parents: We have had some problems in the past with athletes asking to leave while the meet is in progress. While we understand that you or your parents may want to leave after you've completed your events, please know that you are out for a team sport. Teammates need to support each other; you'll need to wait until meet's end to go home if you have permission to leave with your parents. Failure to comply with this TEAM rule may result in disciplinary action.

 

Travel Release need to be secured several days in advance- not on the day of the meet. Plan accordingly!

Equipment: Athletes are responsible for all equipment checked out to them. Tape measures, throwing implements, uniforms, stop watches and warm ups are just a few of the items that have been lost in the past. If you are responsible for an item and it is missing, you will need to reimburse the school for the loss. We have new meet uniforms. Please take care of them, wear them proudly, and show your Tiger Pride!

Respect: Respect should be shown towards teammates, opponents, coaches, spectators, officials, and facilities regardless of the situation. The coaching staff will be honest in their dealings with you, and we expect the same in return. Be aware that many people will judge the entire Agua Fria School District based on your actions during practice. Understand that many people from outside our community may judge Millennium based on your actions at meets. Make sure your actions do not put Millennium and the school in a bad light. Go by the simple rule of: " DO THE RIGHT THING "

Display Good Sportsmanship: The coaching staff expects every athlete to obey the rules of competition. It is great to be competitive and want to win, but never at the expense of the rules or someone else's rights or feelings.


Finish What You Start : Make a commitment to track and field. Do not quit on yourself or the team during the season. Though in most events track & field athletes compete individually, track & field is a team sport. You're needed during meets to score points. You are also needed in practice to push others, as they push you to get better.


Fun and Desire : We expect you to come out for track and field with a desire to succeed at some level. Whether it is to get in shape, improve for another sport, place in the Conference Meet or reach the state meet, we expect all to have fun and............... Work to be the best that you can be!

Injuries: As with every sport, there is always the possibility of injury while participating in track and field. Although unlikely if proper procedure is followed, there is a chance that injury. For your protection the following will be observed when dealing with an injury:
* All injuries, during practice/competition, must be reported immediately to a coach and then the trainer.
* Injuries that require medical attention will make it necessary for the athlete to bring written permission from a doctor to resume participation.

* Even when injured you are still responsible to come to practice and check in with a coach, and then receive treatment from the trainer. Failure to do the above will result in an unexcused absence or even suspension from the team.

 

Lettering Policy

 

To earn a Varsity letter in Track & Field, an athlete must earn 15 points in varsity competition.  Relay points will be divided up evenly among the relay team members.  Athletes who do not meet the 15-point requirement, but who participate in 4AI finals will be awarded a varsity letter.  The coaching staff reserves the right to award a Varsity letter to any athlete who, while not meeting the 15-point requirement, is felt to be highly deserving of the award.  Athletes must complete the season in good standing as a team member to receive a letter.

 

The election of athletes for events will be based on several factors includes ability level, attitude, sportsmanship, as well as other aspects of track and field. ALL grade levels (9th -12th) are eligible to compete in a maximum of four events per meet.

The coaching staff will be asking athletes to put forth their best effort. If at any time you are confused or questioning why you were placed in a particular event, - do not hesitate to talk with a member of the coaching staff privately before or after practice or meets. Parents should NOT come to the coach to question event placement - ONLY Athletes.

Substance use and Abuse

The use of drugs, including alcohol, by students - is illegal. The use of these substances by students in the MHS Track and Field program is strictly forbidden: players using drugs or alcohol, in or out of school, are subject to discipline as outlined in the MHS policy. In addition,

 

 

 

EVENT

VARSITY BOYS

VARSITY GIRLS

JV BOYS

JV GIRLS

100M

12.0

14.0

13.5

15.5

200M

24.0

28.0

28.0

31.0

400M

54.0

65.0

62.0

72.0

HIGH HURDLES

17.5

19.5

19.5

21.0

300M HURDLES

47.0

52.0

52.0

57

POLE VAULT

8'

6'

6'

6'

HIGH JUMP

5'6"

4'8"

5'

4'

TRIPLE JUMP

36'

30'

32'

26'

LONG JUMP

18'

15'

15'

12'

SHOT PUT

38'

30'

30'

22'

DISCUS

95'

80'

85'

70'

800M

2:15

2:40

2:25

3:00

1600M

5:15

6:00

5:45

6:30

3200M

11:00

12:30

11:30

13:40

 

Players using drugs and alcohol will be immediately suspended from the team.

The use of tobacco products is also covered in the MHS Policy on substance abuse. Athletes that use tobacco products will be subject to discipline as outlined in the MHS Policy as well as disciplinary actions by the coaching staff.

Dress Code

Students are, and will be representing the Tigers at All track and field meets, home and away. Athletes will be expected to maintain and exhibit a well groomed appearance at all times. Athletes will be expected to show up on the team bus wearing their team issued uniforms.

  During practice times players are to wear these following colors to practice (grey, black, white and purple as these are our school colors) If you are present and not wearing the colors you will be asked to change or be dismissed from practice that day.

 

 

 

MILLENNIUM TRACK AND FIELD STANDARDS

If a player falls below the minimum standard they will still continue to be on the team but will be considered a Non- Varsity developmental athlete

 

 

 

 

Club Sport Participants

Student-Athletes that choose to participate in a "club" sport while participating for the Millennium High School track & field program will have to abide by certain guidelines and stipulations. 

·   Student-Athlete MUST turn in an official copy of the "Club" programs schedule for games, tournaments, practices etc.

·   Student-Athlete and Track Coach will review schedule for potential conflicts

·   Absences and/or tardies from a track practice or a meet due to "club" sport activities is considered an un-excused absence.

·   At the coache's discretion, an athlete that is participating in "club" sports may be held out of certain meets and/or events if the coaches feel as though their body needs additional rest.

 

 

WARNING   **   WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING  

Due to the intensity of the training for track & field at Millennium High School, the staff strongly urges student-athletes to NOT participate in any physically demanding sport outside of the schools track & field program simultaneously.

By participating in a "club" sport during MHS Track & Field, the student-athlete subjects themselves to extreme physical conditions that can cause their bodies to wear down at a faster rate.  By not allowing their body to get adequate rest/ recovery the chances of injury, both moderate and severe, increase drastically. 

By signing the consent form below, you are stating that you are fully aware of the additional health risks associated with competing in multiple sports simultaneously and you take full responsibility for assuming the additional risk.

  WARNING   **   WARNING ** WARNING ** WARNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RETURN THIS PAGE TO THE HEAD COACH

 

 

  I _________________________________________________, the parent of

  __________________________________________________, a student-athlete on the Millennium High School's Track and Field Team has received a copy of the Players Manual and Team Rules either from the coach or by going online at the  MHS Track and Field Webpage (http:www.aguafria.org)

   

  MY STUDENT-ATHLETE AND I HAVE REVIEWED THE PLAYER'S MANUAL / TEAM RULES. WE UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES SET FORTH WITHIN. 

 

 

 

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