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
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.
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.
: 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!!!)
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.
The Governing Board has established four and one half weeks as the grading period for determining eligibility.
Clarification - Eligibility:
Clarification - Participation:
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
drive to/from a meet him/herself or with another student or adult.
Travel Release need to be secured several days in advance- not on the day of the meet. Plan accordingly!
• 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:
* 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.
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,
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.
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
PLEASE READ AND SIGN BELOW
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.