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1 Tuscarora High School Fall Parent Meeting 2011

2 Agenda Pamela Paul-Jacobs – Principal –Welcome and general remarks Bruce Anderson– HABC President Derek Farrey – Athletic Director –Greeting and LCPS, VHSL guidelines Stacy Gallo– Certified Athletic Trainer Break out session with coaches –Locations on handout

3 Have You Joined The HABC?

4 $30 Yearly Membership is $30 per family. Lifetime Membership is $100 per family

5 How does The HABC make the money used to support our student athletes? Concession Sales Program Ads Banner Sales 50/50 Raffles Membership Dues

6 How can you Help? Join the HABC Work in concessions Volunteer Come to a meeting Join a committee Become a board member Be involved

7 Purpose of Meeting: Congratulations to all athletes for being selected to be a member of a fall sports team. Discuss LCPS, and VHSL policies Sportsmanship Communication Give coaches opportunity to meet the parents to talk about a number of things: –The upcoming season –Expectations of the team –Commitment they expect of team members during the season –Talk about rules and regulations –Mandatory Study and Academic Monitoring

8 Concession and Ticket Takers: Concessions and Ticket Taker expectations: We ask that each parent sign up for 2 nights of help for the concessions stand and 1 night of Ticket Taking. Sign up sheets will be available at the individual meetings. Please include an address so we can send you a reminder the week you are to work.

9 Family Passes If you attend all Tucarora home games this year, you will spend over $ per person on admissions. Annual passes can be a tremendous savings. To take advantage of this limited time offer opportunity, simply fill out the order form below, make check payable to Tuscarora High School and return to school either by mail or in person to the Athletic Department. For information, please call the Athletic Department at These passes are good for ALL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES ONLY (does not include playoff or tournament games) at Tusacrora High School for the School year

10 Lets meet our Staff Asst. AD – John Puterio Certified Athletic Trainer – Stacy Gallo Football –Michael Burnett (Head Varsity) –BJ Miles (Asst.) –Adam Fortune (Asst.) –Brian Fletcher (Asst.) –Robert Smart (Asst.) –Adam Synder (Asst.) –Brian DeVault(Asst.) –(Asst.) Volleyball –Marsha Hermes(Head Varsity) –Megan Puckli(Asst. Varsity) –Jennifer Wheaton(Head JV) – Samantha Smingler (Head Freshman) Golf –Jeff Kaplan Cheerleading –Meg Upp(Head Varsity) –(Head JV) –Tammy Carter (Head Freshman) Cross-Country –Becky Puterio (Head Varsity) –Troy Harry (Asst.) –Larissa Lemp (Asst.)

11 LCPS and VHSL Rules & Regulations

12 Required Forms & Fees to Participate Physical LCPS Training Rules* –Pg. 2 Coaches rules/sport specific Emergency Card Parent Consent/Assumption of Risk Insurance Forms/waiver –LCPS does not carry Insurance on student athletes Signed form – acknowledgement of reading Student Athlete handbook $100 Activity Fee per Sport and needs to be paid by August 19 th. *Knowledge of rules

13 LCPS Training Rules Important Training rules that always seem to come up: (see handout) #7 #8 #9

14 #7 In order to participate in an athletic activity or practice on any given day, an athlete or manager must report to school by 9:15am and must remain in school that entire day. Exceptions may be made for Doctor or Dental appointments or reasons excused by the Principal. (A Doctor/Dental note is required for this exception)

15 #8 Any athlete or manager serving suspension or in-school restriction for violation of school rules will be ineligible to practice or play in a scheduled event on the day or days he/she is serving the punishment, including Saturdays. Not eligible to practice or play in a game until the day after the last day of ISR/OSS.

16 #9 Any athlete or manager who uses or possesses tobacco, drugs, or alcohol during a sports season will be dismissed from the team. LCPS has a zero tolerance policy. Different from many neighboring school systems.

17 VHSL Handbook Rules (see handout for complete list of VHSL rules) Scholarship Rule Student athletes must be currently enrolled in not fewer than 5 subjects and have passed 5 subjects the preceding semester. –A subject for which credit has previously been granted may not, if repeated, be used by any student to satisfy the requirements of this rule.

18 VHSL Handbook Rules cont Semester Rule The student shall not have been enrolled in the last four years of high school for a period of more than eight consecutive semesters, beginning with the semester in which he/she was enrolled for the first time in ninth grade Awards Rule Students may receive permissible awards presented and approved by the school and VHSL - see VHSL handbook and AD!

19 VHSL Handbook Rules cont Independent Team Rule Student responsibility for sports participation. During the sports season for the relevant sport, a student may, while a member of a school squad or team engage in interscholastic sports become a member of or participate with an organized team in the same sport which is independent of the school’s control so long as such participation does not conflict with the school squad or team. Choices Communication is the key

20 Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is a priority in LCPS VHSL Sportsmanship Awards: –Wachovia award Sportsmanship Award –Stay in the game award SET THE EXAMPLE!

21 Sportsmenship StatementSportsmenship Statement Good sportsmanship is viewed by Tuscarora High School as a commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity. In perception and practice, sportsmanship is defined as those qualities, which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. The ideals of sportsmanship apply equally to all sports. Individuals, regardless of their role in activities, are expected to be aware of their influence on the behavior of others and model good sportsmanship. Expectations of Parents and SpectatorsExpectations of Parents and Spectators Realize that a ticket is a privilege to observe a contest and SUPPORT high school activities, not a license to verbally assault others or be generally obnoxious. Respect decisions made by contest officials. Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, including content of cheers and signs. Respect fans, coaches, and participants. BE A FAN…NOT A FANATIC. Acceptable BehaviorAcceptable Behavior Applause during introduction of players, coaches, and officials. Players shaking hands with opponents who foul out while both sets of fans recognize player’s performance with applause. Cheerleaders lead fans in positive school chants. Handshakes between participants and coaches at the end of a contest. Treat competition as a game, not war. Applause at the end of contest for performances of all participants. Encourage only sportsmanlike conduct. Unacceptable BehaviorUnacceptable Behavior Yelling or waving arms during free throw attempts. Disrespectful yells, chants, or songs. BOOING! Criticizing officials in any way. Refusing to shake hands. Blaming loss of game on officials, coaches, or participants. Laughing or name-calling. Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.

22 The Six Fundamentals of Good Sportsmanship Show respect for your opponents –They are your guests Show respect for the officials –They are professionals who do their job to the best of their ability Know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the contest –Conform to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules Maintain self control at all times –The desire to win must not overcome rational behavior Recognize and appreciate an opponent’s good performance –Applauding a quality performance by an opponent is good sportsmanship and good will Encourage others to be good sports If you see someone displaying unsportsmanlike behavior, spend a few moments to remind that person of the role of educational athletics and how sportsmanship is a part of the process!If you see someone displaying unsportsmanlike behavior, spend a few moments to remind that person of the role of educational athletics and how sportsmanship is a part of the process!

23 HAZING Definition –To recklessly or intentionally endanger the health or safety of a student or to inflict bodily injury on a student in connection with or for the purpose of initiation, admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a club, organization, association, fraternity, sorority or student body regardless of whether the student so endangered or injured participated voluntarily in the relevant activity. Hazing is classified as a misdemeanor! Make this a priority to emphasize!!!!!!!!!

24 COMMUNICATION

25 Athletic Department We are available for questions or concerns –Derek Farrey – Athletic Director –John Puterio – Asst. Athletic Director –Jeanne Regina – Athletic Secretary Office phone – (571) Fax Number – (571) Athletic Web Page – Great source of Information –Schedules (revised date) –Practices and Games (Cancellations, Changes) –Directions to opposing schools –Scores and results –Post season tournament information –All required paperwork available to download Parent Coach Communication Pamphlet

26 Tuscarora HS Athletic Training Program Certified Athletic Trainer -Stacy Gallo

27 Tuscarora’s Athletic Training Staff Stacy Gallo VATL, ATC Full-time Athletic Trainer BS Bridgewater College Dr. Tim Johnson Dr. David Johnson Orthopedic Surgeon, The National Sports Medicine Institute

28 Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) What is an Athletic Trainer? Minimal 4 year degree and successful completion of National Accreditation Exam Licensed by Virginia’s Board of Medicine to practice Athletic Training

29 Responsibilities Prevention of injuries and re-injury Immediate care of injuries Recognition, evaluation and assessment of injuries Rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries Organization and administration Professional development and responsibility

30 Assumption of Risk Not all injuries can be prevented Catastrophic injuries can occur in any sport Comprehensive care provided by Athletic Training staff has been shown to reduce the initial severity of injury and the incidence of re-injury

31 Athletic Training Coverage Athletic Training Room The Athletic Trainer will be available for evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation, and questions from student athletes, parents and physicians each school day afternoon Athletic Contest Coverage All contests are covered by the home ATC

32 Injuries All injuries and illnesses must be reported to the Athletic Trainer All injuries must be reported prior to a return to activity regardless of the severity The philosophy of Athletic Trainers is to return injured athletes to participation in the quickest and SAFEST manner possible.

33 Rehabilitation Rehabilitaion and reconditioning is a primary role of Certified Athletic Trainers We have the tools and time to work with your student-athlete Every injury will benefit from some form of rehabilitation

34 Returning to Play A parent, coach, family physician, administrator, ATC, or team physician can exclude an athlete from participation All of these individuals must agree that the athlete can and should play The return to play process is progressive in nature and can take time to complete The ATC role is to ensure your student- athlete is ready to return to play safely

35 Concussions PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT ATHLETE REPORTS ANY HEAD INJURIES TO THE CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER IMMEDIATELY Concussion is an injury to the brain Concussions can alter your ability to learn Concussions can be life threatening Signs and Symptoms HeadacheDizziness ConfusionChange in personality Difficulty in sleepingDifficulty concentrating Loss of AppetiteLoss of memory Treatment often includes rest/hydration

36 Nutrition Good Nutrition should be a priority Proper diet includes 60-70% carbohydrates 15% protein 15% fat Proper hydration is essential Replace oz of water for every pound loss

37 What are Nutritional Supplements? Designed to improve athletic performance or provide an energy boost Natural and synthetic substances If you are eating a well-balanced diet there should be no need to supplement unless advised by a MD Minimal to no regulation by the FDA Examples (some of these substances are banned by the NCAA); CreatineProtine powdersEphedraCaffeine Amino acid supplementsAndrostenedione

38 What are Anabolic Steroids? Synthetic Substances Designed to increase muscle mass Anabolic means “muscle building” Steroids are a class of drug used in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions Medical doses are times lower than doses used to enhance performance

39 STEROIDS Dangers – Serious Issue –Severe Acne –Bad Breath –Impotence –Death Coaches/Teachers –Teaching license can be revoked Student Athletes –Automatic 2 year suspension from interscholastic athletic competition for 2 years

40 What is MRSA? MRSA is a “Staph” infection Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus MRSA does not respond to some common antibiotics It is treatable MRSA, like other infections can become very serious if left untreated Severe infection can be prevented by practicing proper hygiene/early detection

41 Preventing MRSA Shower daily after practice and competition using soap Make sure you are washing your workout clothes daily or keeping them separate from non-workout clothes Bring clean clothes every day to practice Report any suspicious lesion to the ATC Do Not: Share Clothing Share towels Share personal products like soap or deodorant

42 What Happens to Suspicious Skin Lesions? – Lesions will be treated, covered and referred to parents with information to take to family physician – If MRSA is suspected, will conduct a Contact History Inventory and initiate disinfection of specific facilities and equipment

43 SUMMARY Thank you for your attendance and cooperation at this Fall Parents Meeting. QUESTIONS?

44 Break Out Session with Coaches Football – Front of Auditorium Volleyball– Aux Gym Cross-Country – Cafeteria Cheerleading– Main Gym Golf – Library


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