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1 Welcome to Damascus High Schools Meet the Coaches Night Rob Wells-Athletic Director Please visit our schools website: Click on the Tab at the top entitled Athletics. You will find our On-line School Store where you can purchase season tickets and Spirit wear, along with many other Hornet related items. This year we will be charging admission to Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, and Lacrosse. If you do not want to use a credit card to purchase your season tickets on-line, you can sign-up, I will print/laminate your passes with your name on them. You can either pick them up at the Athletic Office or have them delivered to your student 7 th period. Please come down front and fill out the sign-up sheet.

2 Damascus High School Athletic Department Our Goal is to develop Character, Leadership, Dedication, Perseverance, Discipline, and Hard Work to become part of something greater than themselves. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi

3 Athletic Booster Club Link on the Athletic Page of the DHS Website. Without there support we would not function. The Boosters Club sponsored fundraisers supply approximately 50% of our financial needs. Please consider Joining the Boosters Club and get involved. We find student athletes have : a. better grades (not many athletes on ineligibility list) b. less behavior problems and administrative referrals c. are better role models- build strong character and leadership skills

4 Academic Eligibility/ ECA Fee Academic eligibility a. Fall Season = in coming 9th graders automatically eligible. b. Winter Season = 2.0 GPA and not more than 1 E for the first quarter. c. Spring Season = 2.0 GPA and not more than 1 E for the second quarter. d. 4th quarter marking period will determine eligibility for the following Fall Season. e. You must maintain a 2.0 and not more than 1 E during the season as well. e. You can monitor grades from Pinnacle on your childs Edline account. ECA fee $30 (Extra Curricular Fee) = you can pay by credit card online or by check with the forms that are on the Athletic page of our schools website(www.damascushs.org)

5 Forms needed before the start of the season: all available on the athletic page of the DHS Website: 1)Health Inventory (Physical)- The form is available on the athletic page of the Damascus High School Website or on the door of the Athletic Office. I recommend that you get the Heath Inventory done in the months of June or July ( this avoids problems with not being able to get an appointment before tryouts). Make 3 copies of your health inventory, you will need to present a copy to the coach of each season you are trying out (we will no longer except we have one on file, if you do not have a copy of the health inventory, your child will not be able to try out). Do not turn the form into the Main Office or Athletic Office

6 Parent Permission/ Residency/Student Agreement form: (on the Athletic Page of the DHS website. This includes: The parents permission to participate in that sport. Verification that you live within the Damascus Cluster (if not you must get a waiver from Central Office). Indication of whether or not you have insurance (Football players must have insurance- either their own or the one offered by the school system-these forms will be on the door of the Athletic Office before the fall season). Drug and Alcohol Agreement. The student agrees to refrain from using drugs and alcohol, parent agrees to support it. If you are caught using Drugs and/or Alcohol, you are suspended from the Team for 10 days. If you are caught using Drugs or Alcohol out of season, the suspension will be the first 10 days of the next season of the team you play for. Second Offense, you are suspended for one full year. Make 3 copies of the form (1 for each season-just incase you decide to play more than 1 season). Turn the form into the coach by the first day of tryouts (Do not turn the form into the Main Office or Athletic Office)

7 Medical Card ( Athletic page of the DHS website. Parents fill out the card to indicate what actions should be taken in case of an emergency (what hospital to take them to, emergency phone numbers) Other pertinent information (medical conditions, allergies, etc.) Coach keeps this in the Medical Kit which travels with them at all times (coaches are certified in CPR/AED) Make 3 copies of the form. Turn one copy into the coach by the first day of tryouts ( do not drop it off at the Main Office or Athletic Office).

8 Are you ready to join the Damascus High School Athletic Program? a)Commitment – Can I attend practice everyday for 2 hours and give 100%? Can I do the same for all the contests- am I taking up a spot on the team from someone who is committed? b)Responsibility – Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA with no more than one E. Refrain from using drugs and alcohol, you represent your team and your school at all times. I cannot let them down. You impact the team if you are suspended - no one to blame but yourself. Return all borrowed equipment/uniforms immediately after the season is over. Participate in all Team fundraisers and help anyway you can. c)Follow Through- Return all forms to the head coach on or before the first day of Practice (Fall is August 15 th, Winter is November 15 th, and Spring is March 1 st ). You need to have a current physical (we recommend you get one in June or July- Providers sometime make you wait over a year to get another one). We have a Physicals Day here at DHS on June 6 th, $40 fee will benefit the Football program and the DHS Athletic Department (See our website and click on Athletics)www.damascushs.org

9 Room Assignments: If the coach is not available in the room, then feel free to the coach. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Wells ( Cheer- room 212 Cross Country- room 120 Field Hockey - room 121 Football- Auditorium Golf - room 210 Poms - room 209 Boys Soccer- room 118 Girls Soccer- room 119 Girls Tennis- room 208 Girls Volleyball- room 207


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