2 Chicago School Board Personnel Von Steuben High School Personnel Chief Executive Officer - Mr. Jean-Claude BrizardDirector of Sports Administration - Mr. Calvin DavisVon Steuben High School PersonnelPrincipal - Mr. Pedro R. AlonsoAssistant Principal - Mr. Brian TennisonAssistant Principal - Mrs. Maria PinkertonDirector of Internal Affairs - Ms. Yvette LaboyDean of Students - Mr. Larry WaitesAthletic Director - Mr. Martin Rodriguez
3 Goals of the Von Steuben Athletic DepartmentDevelop the student-athleteIncrease participation in our programImprove school spirit and atmosphereIncrease family, community, and alumni involvementRecognize and encourage athletic excellenceImprove athletic facilities and equipmentGenerate revenue through fundraising
4 What are the requirements that my child must complete to participate in athletics?
5 Academic Eligibility Required Forms Fees Each student must be passing 5 subjects each week and must have passed 5 subjects at the end of the previous semester.A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or above after each semester.Required FormsA valid physical with clearance without limitation for sports participation. Each physical is valid for one calendar year and must be on file with the Athletic Director.A signed parent permission form must be on file (Player Record Card) with the Athletic Director for each sport of participation.Forms can be located atFeesA $100 athletic fee for the first sport the player participates in and $25 for every sport thereafter. Each coach may set a team fee to help offset additional expenses.
6 Von Steuben Activity & Athletic Code of Conduct Athletic participation is a privilege, not a right.Athletic participation may be denied for violating theActivity & Athletic Code of Conduct.Please read page 15 in the student agenda.Other Rules that Apply:Player must abide by all Illinois High School Association rules - IHSAAll school rules apply as stated in CPS Student Code of Conduct Handbook.All Team Rules established by the coach.The Code of Conduct is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Good citizenship and sportsmanship are expected at all times.
7 Important Attendance Rules to Remember: Athletes are expected to attend all practices, meetings, and games. The coach should be notified of the absence by the players or parent prior to the absence. If an athlete has an unexcused absence from school, they may not participate in any extracurricular activity. Pre-approval by the principal or athletic director is the only exception.Athletes are expected to be in school the day before, the day of, and the day after an athletic contest.
8 What can you do to make your child’s high school athletic experience successful?
9 Parents are the single most influential people in a child’s life. Encourage your child to set realistic goals for themselves and help them work towards achieving those goals (Academic, Social, and Athletic)Reinforce the concept of the “Student-Athlete”Assure that your child abides by the Activities/Athletics Code of Conduct which is located in the Student Agenda Book on page 15Assure that your child attends all scheduled practices and games
10 Take an active, supportive role - work cooperatively with other parents and school personnel to assure a wholesome and successful athletic program for our schoolSupport child and team by attending gamesBe a positive role model to our childrenPromote sportsmanshipAcknowledge the ultimate authority of the coach to determine strategy and player selectionKeep criticisms and negative opinions to self
11 Always make an appointment with the coach. If you have a concern to discuss with a coach, what procedure should you follow?Student-Athlete should talk with Coach firstIf the issue/concern is not resolved, then the parent should contact the CoachIf issue/concern is not resolved, then the parent should contact the Athletic DirectorAlways make an appointment with the coach.
12 Inappropriate topics to discuss with a Coach: Playing TimeTeam strategy or play callingOther student-athletes
13 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AND PANTHER ATHLETICS!
14 For more information please email the coach. Fall SportsFirst week in August tryout dates announced, second week practice may begin.B&G Cross Country - Mrs. YurickB&G Golf - Mr. HallidayBoys Soccer - Mr. SarancicGirls Swimming - Mr. BlumeGirls Tennis - Mrs. McQueenGirls Volleyball - Mr. LopezWinter SportsLast week in October tryout dates announced, first week in November practicemay begin.Boys Basketball - Mr. CarterGirls Basketball - Ms. MorrisBoys Bowling - Mr. ZimmermanGirls Bowling - Ms. BurnsideCheerleading - Mrs. CookChess - Mr. NorenBoys Swimming - Mr. BlumeB&G Track - Mrs. YurickWrestling - Mr. ThomasSpring SportSecond week in February tryout dates announced, third week practice may begin.Baseball - Mr. CottGirls Soccer - Mr. SarancicSoftball - Mrs. Vargas-GomezBoys Tennis - Mr. NorenBoys Volleyball - Mr. LopezWater Polo - Mr. Whitmore
15 STUDENTS: Have your parents visit our school website… And click on “Athletics” to see this presentationTHANK YOU!!