Presentation on theme: "2012 8 th Grade Fall Athletic Parent Meeting Teaching Kids More Than Fundamentals Johnston Middle School."— Presentation transcript:
th Grade Fall Athletic Parent Meeting Teaching Kids More Than Fundamentals Johnston Middle School
Agenda 5:00-6:00 1.Introduction 2.Johnston MS Athletic Philosophy 3.Role of Parents/Coaches and expectations 4.Physicals/Concussion Forms 5.Transportation / Weather / Schedule Changes 6.CIML Admission Policy 7.Team breakout
Introduction of Coaches 8 th Grade Cross Country Chris Harken – Head Coach Clint Ibeling – Assistant Coach 8 th Grade Volleyball Laura Albrecht – Head Coach Vicki Hales – Assistant Coach Carrie Larson – Assistant Coach
Introduction of Coaches 8 th Grade Football Tom Griffin – Head Coach Jamie Cason – Assistant Coach Michael Barta – Assistant Coach Ben Knight – Assistant Coach Dustin Mead – Assistant Coach 8 th Grade Cheerleading Danyel Reiter
Philosophy of Johnston Middle School Athletics The philosophy of the middle school is to provide all students an opportunity to participate while emphasizing skill development, sportsmanship, and citizenship. Athletics are an extension of the classroom and seek to provide educational experiences that teach positive lifelong lessons.
Why Kids Play – Boys Michigan State University Study To have fun To do something I am good at To improve my skills For the excitement of competition To stay in shape For the challenge of competition To get exercise To learn new skills To be part of a team To go to a higher level of competition
Why Kids Play – Girls Michigan State University Study To have fun To stay in shape To get exercise To improve my skill To do something I am good at To learn new skills For the excitement of competition To play as part of a team To make new friends For the challenge of competition
As a parent, what are some things I can during the seaon? Before the season – Become acquainted with the goals and philosophy of Johnston Middle School athletics. Talk with your child about setting goals. During a contest – Be a positive role model in the stands for you child and community After a contest – Stay positive, I really enjoy seeing you compete.
Parent Expectations Be supportive of your son or daughter Be supportive of the TEAM and your son or daughters role on that TEAM MS Officials
Physicals All athletes must have an updated physical before he or she can participate (includes practices & games) Physicals are valid for 1 calendar year. NO PHYSICAL = NO PARTICIPATION Forms on district website-click forms on left side, scroll down to Health Forms and go to Athletic Physical
Physical Form Page 1 Page 2
Concussion Form Concussions remain a major emphasis at all level of sports. Iowa Code Section C, which passed last year, states Annually, each school district and nonpublic school shall provide to the parent or guardian of each student a concussion and brain information sheet, as provided by the IAHSAA and IGHSAU. The student and students parent or guardian shall sign and return the concussion and brain injury sheet to the students school prior to the students participation in any interscholastic activity for grades seven through twelve. At this point, your athlete should have shown you this but we have copies here if you need to complete the form. * The concussion form is valid for one school year (different than the physical). If your child is planning on participating in another sport later in the school year, he/she does not need to sign another form.
Transportation If a child is riding home with their parent the parent MUST sign out with the Coach May NOT ride home with another parent unless returning to participate in another school event or activity and must have a parent note signed by administration (District Policy)
School Directions/Schedules See JMS website for directions to schools we will be competing against Game/Meet Schedules- --Go to --Click on Johnston and locate your particular activity --District home page has this link as well as a How To parent guide
Weather Cancellations will be on JMS website as soon as a decision is made along with the make up date if known Decisions typically made after 1:00 CIML website has option where you are automatically notified of a cancellation
Parent/Coach Communication: 3 Step Process 1)Player talks to Coach 2)Parent talks to Coach – It is best to contact coaches by phone or to set up a meeting. We want to avoid impromptu meetings with coaches before or after games/practices. 3)Parent/Player/Coach/MS AD conference ***This is an excellent time for your son or daughter to work on communicating with adults and being an advocate for themselves.
Admission to Events The Central Iowa Metropolitan League charges admission to all middle school athletic events. The league has adopted this policy and set the admission price at $3.00 for adults and high school students, $1.00 for students K-8, and $1.00 for seniors who are 55 years and older. Some schools at certain times will not charge due to their facilities being under construction or not having an area that is conducive for selling tickets.
Admission to Events Please show respect towards our ticket takers and the opposing schools ticket takers as this is not a decision made by them, but the decision of the CIML and the middle school athletic directors. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy please contact me. Offset cost of officials
Individual Meetings: Topics Covered Contacting the Coach Attendance Policy-our job is to teach commitment and responsibility and we expect your son or daughter to follow through with this Responsible for replacing lost equipment Practice/Game Schedules Academic Expectations-Student First
Cross Country Parent help is ESSENTIAL for our home meet. Please sign up with Coach Harken and give him your name and so we can organize our help. Meet in auditorium (by stage)
Football Concession stand help-assigned dates and times-You will NOT miss your son play Letter will be sent home with your son If your son is an A player you will work during the B game and vice versa Chain Gang-Parent help this year Sign up with your name AND after your individual meeting Meet in the main gym
Volleyball Scoreboard and Scorebook Sign up with your name AND after your individual meeting. Meet in the back of the auditorium
Practice Ending Times Coaches will give these to you at the individual meeting Please pick your child up at this time each day and be respectful of the coaches and their responsibilities outside of coaching
If you have any questions please Josh Tobey at or call at J.M.S.