Meet Your Coaches Coach Franks– Head Basketball (8 th ) Coach McFarlin--Assistant (8 th ) Coach Finley– Head (7 th ) Coach Mata– Assistant (7 th )
WEBSITE Go to Cobb home page and click on athletics Any important information will be on the website. –Teams –Schedules –Calendar –Tournament information
Practice Times Attendance & Tardies Practice Times: –Athletic periods will be 7 th period for 7 th grade and 8 th period for 8 th grade –Practice doors will open at 6:55. Students will not be let in before the doors open due to supervision. –Any changes will be communicated to players. –15 minute rule Attendance & Tardies - Please let us know if you will need to miss practice ahead of time. Not just the day of… - More than 2 days requires a Dr. Note –2 days in a week will mean missing part of competition –Required to attend on day of competition unless with Dr. note and then may only miss ½ of the day
Loyalty Cobb comes First! –Club and outside activities should not come before Cobb Athletics. Communication is the Key. –We will do our best to accommodate other activities. Continued issues may result in removal from the team.
Hair and Grooming Hair Code (FISD policy) –Hair must be of natural color. No dying of hair No dress that is unbecoming of a Cobb athlete. –No jewelry in athletics or games. Game day dress. –Players will dress as a team.
Grades No pass. No Play. –U.I.L. Rule –3 week progress report. –Also please double check HAC at week 2 and week 4, to give your son enough time to fix an issue Dressing out and attendance at practice and games is expected from every athlete…. even if injured. Communicate all injuries with your coach and the coach will contact the Trainer at WHS for visit. Athletes must follow all athletic policies as agreed to in our Athlete’s Promise.
Schedule/ Games Game times are as follows –“C” 5:30 –“B” 6:30 –“A” 7:30 Scores will be entered in Rank One Game times could be earlier. Game change notifications will come through Rankone sports and our Web site. Athletes will be required to sit behind team Parents sit in stands across from team Staley 7 th grade gym is small
Game Day Information Uniforms provided Athletes will stay after school Eat Study Hall Transportation will be provided to and from away games 15 min. rule
Game Day Expectations Everyone will ride the bus to away games and home from away games. All players must stay for all games. EMERGENCIES ONLY—Communicate ahead of time if needed to leave early. Homework needs to be done during study hall. Encourage cheering for all teams.
Parent/Coach relationships Transition between Youth and H.S. sports. Appropriate topics to discuss. –The coaches interaction with your child. –Ways to help you child improve athletic skills. –Concerns about your child’s interaction with others. Areas that must be left to the coaches. –Team Placement –Playing time –Team Strategy –Play Calling –Other student athletes 24 Hour rule –Promotes an atmosphere for positive results and resolutions.
Parent Concerns Athlete to Coach of their team Parent to Coach of their team Head Coach of sport Athletic Coordinator (Kathy Barton) Next steps become a written process Assistant Principal Principal
Parent 10 Commandments Make sure your child knows that you love her win or lose. Emphasize improvement. Control your emotions. Please refrain from talking to your child during a competition. Be an encourager. Respect Coaches-communicate with them in a positive way and encourage others to do the same. Be a role model. Get to know other kids on the team. Don’t relive your athletic experiences through your child. Always remember, a child will exaggerate praise and criticism…tales of heroics and woe. Have the attitude of “When You Play One Of Us, You Play Us All.”
What to Expect from your Coaches To make decisions that are for the good of the team. Mutual respect. To be honest with athletes and parents. To coach hard and love hard. To discipline and hold accountable. To help athletes grow mentally, physically and emotionally. To help you become a good citizen To challenge athletes to do more than they think they can. To model and promote “Team”.
Game Day Meals Meals can be purchased for game days. Meals can be purchased for game days. Michelle Garcia Michelle Garcia Volunteers Volunteers Pay ASAP Pay ASAP