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Sports Information Night. There are more opportunities to play in HS Sports  5.9 % of HS athletes participate in college sports.  3.01% play professional.

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1 Sports Information Night

2 There are more opportunities to play in HS Sports  5.9 % of HS athletes participate in college sports.  3.01% play professional sports.  Example: Football-1,109,278 HS athletes, 66,313 play in college (6.0%), professional (1.7%)  Reality: though the HS participation numbers are high, very low percentages of those participate in the college and professional levels.

3  Offer a wide variety of athletic activities, more choices increase participation opportunities.  Seeks athletes that are willing to dedicate a portion of their lives to the sport(s) of their choice, thereby enhancing the team, the school, the community, and themselves.  Participants will accept the responsibilities of being a Canuck with pride and dignity, humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

4  Exhibit the highest level of competition and sportsmanship.  Dedicated to sport, respect for opponents and officials.

5  Athletes are required to maintain academic standards consistent with the eligibility policy.  Participation in athletics is a privilege and not a right.  Athletes must abide by team rules, regulations, and decisions associated with their particular sport.  Coaches have the responsibility to determine the athlete’s ability and talent. Will also determine the coaching techniques and strategies that will be employed.

6  Mutual respect for coaches, teammates, opponents, and officials.  Participation helps develop character, cooperation, moral and ethical values that lead to good citizenship.  Through participation, develop a healthy body, sound mind, and appreciation of individual differences.  Valuable lessons are learned through competition, winning and losing helps athletes to mature and develop.

7  The Coach:  Treats players with respect.  Inspires players to love the game and compete fairly.  Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior.  Respects the judgment and interpretation of the rules by the officials.  Coaches teach and understand that the athletic arena is the classroom.

8  The Player:  Treats opponents with respect.  Plays hard, but within the rules.  Exercises self-control.  Respects officials.  Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits.  Remembers that it is a privilege to represent the school and community.

9 The Official:  Knows the rules and interpretations.  Treats players and coaches courteously and demands the same from them.  Is fair and firm in all decisions.  Places welfare of participants above all other considerations.

10 The Spectator:  Supports the team and coaches.  Applauds positive performances.  Does not heckle, jeer or distract players.  Avoids the use of profane and obnoxious language and behavior.  Respects the judgment and strategy of the coach, does not criticize players or coaches for loss of a game.

11  Follow school rules for behavior.  Concentrate on academics.  Lead by example.  Not permitted to participate if there are chronic behavior problems(suspensions), excessive absences (school and practice), and disqualifications (ejections).  No hazing, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

12  It is important that coaches and parents communicate so that there is an understanding of the expectations that are placed on your child.  Communication from coaches : Philosophy, locations and times of practice and games, team rules, procedures for injuries, and discipline for failure to abide by the rules.

13  Communication coaches expect from parents: Concerns expressed directly to coach, notifications of any schedule conflicts well in advance, specific concerns in regards to philosophy and expectations.  Discussions with coach: The treatment of your child, mentally and physically, ways to help your child improve, concerns about your child’s attitude, academic support, college opportunities.

14  Things that should be left to the discretion of the coach: Team strategy, other student athletes, playing time.  Procedures for Coach/Parent Conferences: Call school to set up appointment, if coach cannot be reached, call Athletic Director. Please do not attempt to confront coach before or after practice or contest.  If the meeting doesn’t provide a satisfactory solution, call AD to set up a meeting to discuss.

15 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association  Governing body of high school athletics.  Controls all sports, provides the rules and regulations for each sport.  Sets academic requirements for participation.  Establishes guidelines for health and safety issues and concerns.  Disqualification regulations for flagrant violations during play.

16 Academic Eligibility Requirements :  Age restriction- has not reached the age of 19 prior to Sept. 1 of that school year, 16 for freshman (can participate on the V-JV level).  To be eligible for 1 st Semester (Sept. 1 to Jan. 31) must pass 25% of the credits needed to graduate (27.5 credits), (30 credits beginning with the Class of 2014), from the preceding academic year for Fall/Winter Sports. Eligible for 2 nd Semester (Feb. 1 to June 30), must pass 13.75 credits, (15 credits for the Class of 2014), for Spring Sports.

17  An athlete who is ineligible for Spring Sports can become eligible on May 1 of that season if he/she is passing the required amount of credits as previously stated (new legislation passed on December 5, 2011).  All in-coming Freshman are eligible for the 1 st semester (Sept. 1-January 31) Must follow eligibility requirements for the 2 nd semester (Feb.1-June 30),or Spring Sports Participation

18  Example # 1:  Student Report Card at the end of the previous school year:  Passes 7 classes at 5 credits each= 35 Credits  Student is eligible (needs 27.5 or 30 to play)  Passes 5 classes, fails two classes  Student is ineligible (25 credits, needs 27.5 or 30 to play)

19  Example # 2: End of 1 St Semester (Spring Sports Eligibility)  Passes 7 classes (35 credits divided by 2 =17.5 credits) Since it is based on ½ year totals.  Student is eligible (need 13.75 or 15 credits to play)  Passes 5 classes, fails 2 classes (25 credits divided by 2=12.5 credits.  Student is ineligible (need 13.75 or 15 credits to play)

20  For those graduating in the year 2014(current Juniors), the standards have increased to 30 credits during the 1 st semester, and 15 for the second semester. This is to reflect the new graduation requirement of 120 credits.  Transfer Requirement- eligible immediately if there is a bona fide change of residence from one public school district to another. There is a 30 day wait from the 1 st contest if the move is not a bona fide change of residency.

21  Not eligible after the completion of 8 semesters following a students entrance into the ninth grade.  Consent to random Steroid testing.  Driver Safety-GDL Requirements-Probationary License Restrictions (17 years of age, only transport one person other than parent or guardian, or teen’s dependent children.  Go to for any information concerning HS sports.

22  NCAA Eligibility Center-  If you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at a NCAA Division 1 or 2 levels.  Academic and amateurism status certified by the eligibility center.  Meet academic eligibility and core-course requirements.  Check with coach and counselors for assistance.

23  Athletic Trainer-Jeanne Fleming, deals with injury prevention, assessment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletics.  Impact Testing (concussion management)  ECG Testing- Possible heart defects.  Sports Physicals-all athletes need to participate.  School Physician-Dr. Fernando Sitoy, MD  Football Team Physician-Kevin Dunne, MD  NP Fire Dept. EMS for Football game coverage.

24 Fall We compete in the Skyland Conference:  Football – Varsity, JV, and Freshman  Soccer (Boys) – Varsity, JV, and Freshman  Soccer (Girls) – Varsity, JV, and Freshman  Field Hockey – Varsity, JV  Tennis (Girls) – Varsity  Cheerleading – Varsity

25  Winter  Basketball (Boys) – Varsity, JV, Freshman, MS  Basketball (Girls) – Varsity, JV, MS  Wrestling – Varsity, JV, MS  Winter Track - Varsity  Cheerleading – Varsity, JV

26  Spring  Baseball – Varsity, JV, MS  Softball – Varsity, JV, MS  Track (Boys) – Varsity, JV  Track (Girls) – Varsity, JV  Track (Co-ed) – MS  Tennis (Boys) - Varsity

27  Mr. Karl Gordon – Athletic Director 908-769-6000, ext. 3143  Mrs. Paula Della Fortuna –Athletic Secretary 908-769-6000, ext. 3101  Mrs. Jeanne Fleming – Athletic Trainer

28  Sports Schedules: Athletic Department Web Site: Go to schools, click on High School Click on Athletics

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