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1 Rising 9 th Grade Athletic Parent Night April 10, 2014 6:30 Pope Theater

2 Introductions Josh Mathews, Athletic Director Dr. Bob Downs, Principal Steve Jones, CCSD Athletic Director Kresta Bosley, Athletic Trainer, CHOA Coach Matt Kemper, Head Football Coach Coach Pat Abney, Head Boys Basketball Coach Terry Vorobel, Athletic Secretary

3 Carolina Blue Colors: Navy, Carolina Blue, Grey, White Nickname/Mascot: Greyhounds Chants: PHS,P-O-P-E, I Believe, Roller Coaster Special Events: – Matt Hobby Football Game – SWAG – Toys for Tots – Pink Out Hoops Night – Lace Up for LAX – Emcee led Pep Rallies Pope Traditions

4 Varsity Football - $7.00 – Parking = $5 (Free in softball lot & shuttle from HTMS) JV/9 th Football - $5/adults, $3/students Other Sports - $5/adults, $3/students Playoffs determined by GHSA STUDENT ALL-SPORT PASSES – Purchase at Fall Madness – $75 –admission to any home regular season game Event Costs

5 Athletic Eligibility & Physicals General Eligibility Rules – Must pass 5/6 courses each semester (2.5 credits) – All first-time, entering 9 th graders are eligible in fall – 10 th need 5 credits, 11 th -11 credits, 12 th -17 credits – Only allowed 8 semesters from start of 9 th grade GHSA requires an annual physical exam – No athletic participation of any kind without a physical – Physical must be completed after April 1 st to be good for the next year (2014-15 = April 1, 2014) – Use our HARD COPY form – Blue form this year Concussion Awareness Form – Required for each sport by GA State Law (13-14) PHYSICAL DAY FREE Physicals April 26 th 9am-12pm Resurgens

6 Sports Medicine CHOA Partnership Kresta Bosley, ATC-Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Procedures * expectations after injury * team Dr. Kelly –Resurgens Orthopaedics * Rehab/Injury Prevention/Evaluations Concussion Management * Tools used (ImPact, Balance, Cognitive) * Return to Play Protocol * Dr. Kroll - COA / concussion specialist

7 Multi-Sport Athletes It makes them a better overall athlete It makes them a more competitive athlete It keeps an athlete from potentially being burned out by one sport All of our Pope programs are made better/stronger when we share athletes The entire Pope coaching staff really cares about each others program and support one another however we can – we truly do have a family atmosphere at Pope with our sports/coaches We dont have as many students as other schools do, so we need ALL of our athletes to play multiple sports if possible to stay competitive

8 Athletic Code of Conduct CCSDminimum – 365 days/24 hours a day, in/out of season, on/off school grounds – Infractions MUST be reported or the penalties will be doubled and/or increased – Primarily targets drugs/alcohol (offenses are cumulative) 1 st Offense-25 calendar suspension from athletics; 30% of regular season competitions; GRIP program 2 nd Offense-one calendar suspension from athletics 3 rd Offense-permanent suspension from CCSD athletics – Felonies-suspension last until resolved – F7 = Any act at school or away from school which, in the opinion of the Principal reflects in a negative manner on the school, athletic program, or activity. (ie: Social Media) Individual Team Policies – Some programs have more severe Codes of Conduct (ex: boys LAX) Suspension – ISSno athletic participation if a student serves any part of the day in ISS (ends that day) – OSSno athletic participation or attendance to any school function through the duration of OSS and until he/she returns to school (carries through the weekend/holidays)

9 Public Relations Website Website – School Signs School Signs – Front sign (big achievements) – Back Sign (weekly athletic events) Social Media Social Media – Twitter -- @popeathletics – Instagram -- @popeathletics Phone Apps Phone Apps – MyTimeSchools (schedules) Positive Athlete Award Positive Athlete Award

10 Booster Clubs Supportive organization – Mostly financial – Critical to maintain a level of competitiveness with our opponents – Supplements what the school can provide – Membership is crucial Almost each program has their own booster club Booster club fees cover the extras – Player packs, Banquets, Uniforms, Equipment – Coaches gifts, Facility Improvements

11 Parent Expectations Booster Clubs Coach/Parent Interaction Practice/Games Expectation

12 College Requirements Overview-D1 – New standards starting with Class of 2016. 2.3 GPA needed 10 core courses before begin 12 th grade (16 total needed) Sliding scale change EOCT Test-Out Option – NCAA will not recognize these test scores! DII & NAIA Requirements have been changed as well

13 Facilities/Projects Football/Lacrosse/Soccer/Track – Stadium & Practice Field Baseball – Baseball Field Softball – Softball Field Basketball/Volleyball – Main Gym & Small Gym Tennis – Tennis Courts & Lost Forest SD (off campus) Golf – Local Courses (off campus) Gymnastics – Local Gyms (off campus) Cross Country – Pope Trail & Local Roads/Parks (off campus) Cheerleading – Pope Gyms & Local Cheer Gym (off campus) Swim & Dive – Mountain View Aquatic Center (off campus) Wrestling – Wrestling Room Scoreboard Updates – Football – Softball Concession/Restroom Updates – SPLOST IV – ADA requirements Football & Softball??? New Gym – SPLOST IV – Estimated 2016 start Track Resurfacing – SPLOST IV Tennis Court Resurfacing – SPLOST IV


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