Your child's succes or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are.
But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
- My child participates in Barnwell Athletics for his or her benefit, not mine.
- I will not give instructions to players -- that is the coach's role.
- I will never question the referee's judgment, integrity or honesty.
- I will support all efforts to eliminate verbal and physical abuse from athletics.
- If I am upset by something I will wait 24hrs before discussing the issue with the team coach and will do so in a private and constructive manner by first making an appointment with the coach.
- I will not approach the team coach prior to or during a game/practice.
- I will not attempt to get other parents "on my side" regarding decisions made by the team coach.
- I will show respect for all players, all coaches, all officials and all spectators at all times.
- I will never take part in a practice, game or team event while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- I will make my child feel like a winner by offering praise for competing fairly and doing their best.
- I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
- Children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by both my child's team and their opponents.
- I will make sure that my child arrives for practices and games at the time designated by the coach, ready to begin.
- I will not take part in any form of bullying, whether that be to a parent, player, team coach, or referee. Bullying in any form, whether in person, electronically (any form of social media) will not be tolerated.
- I realize that the team can be penalized for my behavior. I will obey a request by a referee or from the team's coach to leave the vicinity of the playing area.
- I will pay my child's sports' fees in a timely manor.
- I will make an effort to support my child's team by helping with driving duties and concession duties.
- I realize that failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in my removal of myself, and potentially my child, from the vicinity of the playing area and potentially further repercussions by the school.
If for any reason the Code of Conduct is not followed by the parent(s), any [one or more] of the following steps may be taken by Barnwell School:
- Request the parent not attend team events
- Remove the player from the team
BARNEWLL SCHOOL ATHLETIC POLICIES
In order to achieve our goal of performing up to our full potential as athletic participants, we must adopt a team concept that all of us understand and accept.
I. BASIC PRINCIPLES FUNDAMENTAL TO THE FUNCTION OF AN ATHLETIC PROGRAM
A. Welfare and safety of student must be first priority. Our objectives must be educationally sound and compatible with the educational philosophy of the school and the district. Our prime concern is with the development of affective skills, attitudes, self-image, values, etc. We are concerned with the total person, not just with the acquisition of skill in terms of a particular sport.
B. Welfare of Athletic Program, as a whole, is second priority. Our belief in what we do as a department must be strong enough that we are prepared to sacrifice individually for the welfare of the whole.
II. PURPOSE OF ATHLETIC PROGRAM:
A. Provide students the opportunity to explore themselves competitively, to find their strengths and their weaknesses and to realize their limitations and their potential.
B. Provide opportunity to represent the school and to contribute to the development of the heart, spirits, and image of the school.
III.OBJECTIVES OF THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM:
A. Develop vigor, strength, endurance, and vitality.
B. Develop attitudes and values needed for healthy self-concepts.
C. Develop the cooperative model of working together in a team concept to achieve a goal.
D. Generate and cultivate leadership qualities and provide outlets for the highly competitive individual.
E. Provide activities that meet the needs, interests, and capacities of the more skilled student.
F. Broaden student experience.
G. Develop or nurture school spirit, morale, and loyalty.
H. Provide a vehicle for creating more community interest in the school.
I. Assist with setting positive tone within the school.
J. Present and reinforce healthy attitudes toward winning and losing.
K. Combat fear of failure and readiness to accept mediocrity.
L. Teach concept of teamwork including the need to sublimate self in order that the group achieve goals.
IV. GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION:
Students will be informed of:
- need to discipline and organize time
- need to follow through on commitment
- need to be prepared to make some personal sacrifices for the well-being of the total program
- need to resolve early, in consultation with the coach, conflicts between work and school and the fulfilling of commitments
- need for coach to be aware of and considerate of what is sensible, feasible and good for the student athlete in terms of number of games and amount of competition.
VIII. DRESS POLICY:
The Athletic Department expects that all teams will dress in a manner that indicates pride in their school, their team, and themselves on game days. The team should have a role in deciding what would be appropriate for their team. Recommendations could include for boys wearing a tie or team jersey. For both boys and girls, choice of clothing should be a "more dressed up" look than what is normally worn to school and should be neat and presentable.
IX. ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS:
The Athletic Department feels the need to deal with each student on an individual basis. We do not believe or wish participation in athletics to be used as a weapon but as a vehicle for communication.
We ask that communication of concerns come early in the season, not at the end when others in the group may be affected. It is intended that this communication procedure involve the student who is obviously heading for academic trouble and not those who may be just routine problems in the classroom. Each student athlete is expected to have all outstanding homework and assignments finished prior to athletic participation.
Lines of Communication:
- Staff member to athletic director
- Athletic director to coach
- Coach to student
- Athletic director to principal or (staff member to principal) decision for case review
- Committee for case review: Athletic Director, Principal, 3rd staff case will be reviewed looking at total student and arriving at a decision in best interest of the student
X. DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND BEHAVIOUR POLICY:
A. Any student who comes in conflict with the District Drug and Alcohol Policy will be immediately suspended from athletic participation and placed on athletic probation (xi).
- NON ATHLETIC SCHOOL EVENT: Athlete WILL be suspended from the present sport. Before the Athlete can be reinstated in any subsequent school sport or athletic activity, the athlete and parent/guardian must have a formal meeting with the Athletic Director and the Administrator to discuss further participation in school athletics.
- ATHLETIC SCHOOL EVENT: Athlete WILL be suspended from all school sports and athletic activities for ONE FULL CALENDAR YEAR from the date of infraction. Before the Athlete can be reinstated in any subsequent school sport or athletic activity, the athlete and parent/guardian must have a formal meeting with the Athletic Director and the Administrator to discuss further participation in school athletics.
B. Any student who is involved in a serious violation of school rules, or exhibits very inappropriate behaviour while representing the school will be subject to a review board made up of coaches, Athletic Director and Principal. Decisions regarding suspension from participation in the athletic program will be made.
XI. ATHLETIC PROBATION
A student athlete is placed on probation when he/she violates the Barnwell School Athletic Policy. Once the student athlete has been placed on probation they must abide by the following criteria or athletic participation will be revoked.
1. Academic Achievement: the teaching staff of the student in question has the right to request suspension from athletic participation if a satisfactory level is not maintained in the classroom.
2. Effort Grade: a minimum of satisfactory level must be achieved in order to remain eligible to play.
3. Road Trips: an athletic review board, made up of the coach, an administrator and the athletic director, will determine if the player in question is allowed to partake on road/field trips.
4. Discipline: there will be no tolerance for any discipline problems.
5. Punctuality: student must be prepared and on time for their classes as well as their practices and games.
If any of these terms of probation are not held up immediate suspension from Barnwell Athletics will occur, and a review board will determine a reentry date into the athletic program.
UNIFORM CARE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH PLAYER!
NO BLEACH (including detergent with bleach).
DRIP DRY (using the dryer may create problems with cresting).
PLAN AHEAD - wash AFTER your game (not before your game).
RETURN WASHED at the end of the athletic season (most seasons end with a picture day at school).
REMEMBER, the replacement cost of one new uniform can be as high as $150.
With proper care, uniforms should last 7 – 8 years.
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