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1 Winter Sports Meet the Coach Night Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2 Important Contacts Director of Student Activities- JOE SWARM Asst. Director – JOE VARGO Asst. Director – CORNELL WILLIAMS Asst. Director- LAURA CAMPBELL-clubs Admin. Asst. – KATHY VEONI Head Athletic Trainer – AMANDA ROLIK Assistant Athletic Trainer – ERICK MATHIS Activities Hotline: Activities Office:

3 WINTER COACHES BOYS BASKETBALL DAN HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAD SCOTT GYMNASTICS CHARLOTTE PERPALL SWIM JULIE CURTIN DIVE-JEN PERANTONI TRACK CLIFF WONG WRESTLING JASON PLANKIS

4 Marshall Athletic Booster President Margaret Kerfoot GC Marshall Athletic Sports website--

5 What does GCM Boosters do for student athletes? The GCM Boosters support teams on and off the field! Boosters provides uniforms and equipment for Athletic teams, as well as financial support necessary for activities like DECA, Model UN, band, theatre, chorus and All Night Grad. Every year, GCM Boosters provides our athletes with the equipment needed to train and play safely. In recent years, the Boosters purchased the following for Marshall Student Athletes: Athletic Trainers: 2 Elliptical bikes $ 2,580 Basketball: Basketballs and score books $ 2,400 Indoor Track & Field: Warm Up Uniforms $ 2,000 Swim & Dive: Meet Manager software $ 1,400 Gymnastics: Anti-skid mat & springboard $ 800 Refrigerators & Equipment for new indoor concession Stand $10,000 Wrestling- Headgear and a couple tournament entry fees.

6 What does GCM Boosters do for student athletes? The GCM Boosters support teams on and off the field! Continued…. Awards: Plaques and Letters$ 4,000 Synthetic Field Replacement Fund $15,000 DSA Marshall High School (uniforms/Equip) $30,000 New Stadium Scoreboard Installation – Proposed $15,000

7 How Can I Support GCM Boosters? Purchase a Booster Pass & Come Out and Cheer! Purchase a pass for yourself, your family or your student. The pass allows you access to all home games for all GCM sports! Join a Booster Committee: Public Relations, Fundraising, Membership Buy a GCM Car Magnet or T Shirt and show your school spirit! Purchase a Banner! Whether for your company or for your athlete, banners celebrate your support for our school. Support Booster Fundraisers! Tree Sale in December, Mulch Sale in Spring. Make a Donation! GCM Boosters: Providing Financial and Moral Support So Students can Reach for the Stars!

8 This website is updated on a daily basis and provides you and your athlete the most current information for each season. Forms, Directions to other schools, College Recruiting Information, Clubs, SGA and Class Officers, Hall of Fame and more – please bookmark this website! Sign up for Alerts! Post Pictures of your specific teams on the website, check rosters, and scores. Check out what your boosters are doing for you and your athletes. Purchase Spirit Wear from the website (which the Boosters get a percentage of the profit) Advertise on the website – each month over 5,000 hits to the website that is a lot of publicity and this also goes directly to the Boosters! Any questions please call – Kathy Veoni at (703) ACTIVITIES OFFICE COMMUNICATION TOOL

9 GCM Athletic Training Program Amanda Rolik MS, ATC, VATL Full-time Athletic Trainer BA Concordia College; MS Montana State University Billings 4 th year in FCPS, 2 nd year at Marshall Eric Mathis, MS, ATC Associate Athletic Trainer BA Hendrix College, MS University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1 st year at Marshall Dr. Kevin Sumida- Team Physician Orthopedic surgeon, Commonwealth Orthopedics Vienna Family Medicine ATC contact info: Office: Cell:

10 Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) What is an Athletic Trainer? Minimal 4 year degree and successful completion of National Accreditation Exam Not the “trainer” at the local gym Licensed by Virginia’s Board of Medicine to practice athletic training Responsibilities Prevention of injuries/ re-injury Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries and illnesses Immediate care of injuries and illnesses Rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries Organization and administration Professional development and responsibility

11 Injuries All injuries & illnesses must be reported to the Athletic Trainers prior to a return to activity regardless of severity or physician consultation Our philosophy is to return injured athletes to participation in the quickest and SAFEST manner possible. Rehabilitation and reconditioning is a primary role of the Certified Athletic Trainers Every injury will benefit from some form of rehabilitation

12 When an Injury Occurs Severe injuries and those resulting in any time loss, you will be notified by phone. Please make sure we have current contact numbers! Every injury is different and so is the proper care for that injury If your son/daughter sees a physician – Please bring in a note that informs us of diagnosis, what rehab or treatment the physician would like, and the participation status.

13 Return To Play Describes a process rather than a singular event Discrete steps of increasing intensity Occurs over period of days → weeks Depends on nature/severity of injury Includes: Regular evaluation & treatment by ATC Strengthening, range of motion, proprioception Sport specific skills Graduated participation during practices In most cases, students should demonstrate ability to play during PRACTICE before competing in a game A parent, coach, family physician, athlete, administrator, ATC, or team physician can exclude an athlete from participation All must be in agreement that the student can and should play

14 Building Responsible Athletes Have your athlete carry a water bottle with them at all times Maintaining proper hydration is a full time job, not just during practice/games Have your athlete pack a lunch/snacks to bring to school each day Have your athlete wash their own uniforms and practice gear on a regular basis

15 Hygiene DO: Shower daily after practice or competition using soap Bring clean clothes each day to practice Report any suspicious lesion on your skin to the ATCs DO NOT: Share clothing Share towels Share personal products like soap or deodorant Allow water bottles/coolers to make contact with your mouth Parents: Please reinforce ALL of the above

16 Nutrition Good nutrition should be a priority Proper hydration is essential oz of H20 for every pound lost There is no quick fix… real food is far better than any pill or supplement 50-60% carbohydrates 15-20% protein 20-35% fat

17 What About Supplements? Natural and synthetic substances, minimal/no regulation by FDA Supplements are not regulated generally not recommended for children/adolescents Generally legal, but may be illegal for sale to minors Includes creatine, protein powders, amino acid supplements, ephedra and caffeine Talk to your family physician

18 Concussions (mTBI) Concussion is an injury to the brain that can alter your ability to learn Some head injuries can be life threatening Signs & Symptoms Headache Confusion Dizziness Change in personality Difficulty sleeping Difficulty concentrating Loss of appetite Loss of memory Treatment includes physical and cognitive rest Athletic Trainers are thoroughly trained in the treatment and management of concussion and are legally authorized to treat concussion

19 LAST YEAR’S MARSHALL SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE OVER 1,000 ATHLETES OVER 3 SEASONS, THE AVERAGE GPA WAS OVER A 3.5

20 FCPS Participation Pledge Policy Participation in activities is a privilege, not a right. Athletes must conform to high standards. Violations of the Pledge Policy include: Drug and/or alcohol use Breaking school rules Other disciplinary issues Sportsmanship

21 Student Standards of Conduct Athletes are expected not to put themselves into compromising situations where drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products are being used. If they are at a party where drugs, alcohol or tobacco products are being used, students are expected to leave immediately.

22 NFHS MISSION/STATEMENT Winning on the professional level is required. Winning on the collegiate level has become expected. Winning on the high school level should be a pleasant by-product to what you’re really supposed to be doing which is developing young people into good citizens” Robert Kanaby, Executive Director, NFHS

23 CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT The primary role of high school athletics is to build lifetime character traits in the young people who are in our care. We must never lose sight of the big picture – that our athletic programs are primarily for the benefit of the students who participate in them.

24 COMMUNICATION COACHES EXPECT FROM PARENTS Concerns expressed directly to the coach. Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance. Specific concern in regard to a coach's philosophy and/or expectations. Medical or physical limitations of your child.

25 COMMUNICATION COACHES EXPECT FROM PARENTS As your children become involved in the athletic programs they will experience some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that times may also arise when things do not go the way you or your child wants. At these times, discussion first with your child, and then with the coach, if needed, is encouraged.

26 APPROPRIATE CONCERNS TO DISCUSS WITH COACHES The treatment of your child, mentally and physically. Ways to help your child improve. Concerns about your child's behavior.

27 ISSUES NOT APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSS WITH COACHES Playing time. Team strategy. Play-calling. Other student-athletes.

28 IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN IN A PROGRAM, THIS IS THE PROCEDURE YOU SHOULD FOLLOW: Set up a meeting with the coach. If it is something that was communicated by your child, have them present. Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not generally promote resolution. If after meeting with the coach, you believe that an appropriate resolution has not been met, setup a meeting with the Director of Student Activities and the coach.

29 Release Them to the Game By releasing a child to the game the parent is telling their athlete all the successes are theirs and the failures are theirs.

30 “I LOVE WATCHING YOU PLAY” One comment from a parent that can always be sincerely said and received by a young athlete.

31 Liberty District (REG. SEASON PLAY ONLY) Fairfax Rebels Langley Saxons Madison Warhawks Marshall Statesmen McLean Highlanders South Lakes Seahawks Stone Bridge Bulldogs Thomas Jefferson Colonials

32 CONFERENCE 13 (POST SEASON) Thomas Edison Eagles Falls Church Jaguars Thomas Jefferson Colonials Robert E. Lee Lancers Marshall Statesmen Mount Vernon Majors JEB Stuart Raiders Wakefield Warriors

33 MEMBERS OF THE 5A NORTH REGION Conference 13Conference 14Conference 15Conference 16 Thomas EdisonBriar WoodsBrooke PointAlbemarle Falls ChurchBroad RunFreedom (Woodbridge)Halifax T JFreedom (South Riding)MassaponaxOrange Robert E. LeePotomac FallsMountain View Patrick Henry Ashland MarshallStone BridgeNorth Stafford Mount Vernon JEB Stuart Wakefield TuscaroraPotomac

34 MAP OF THE NEW REGION

35 WHAT’S NEXT?? THE NEXT 2-YEAR CYCLE WAS RELEASED AND NEXT YEAR, WE WILL BE PLAYING OUR CONFERENCE DURING THE REGULAR SEASON IN FULL. OUR CONFERENCE WILL REMAIN THE SAME EXCEPT MOUNT VERNON WILL MOVE UP TO 6A. OUR REGION WILL CHANGE QUITE A BIT AND THE NUMBER OF TEAMS ADVANCING OUT OF OUR CONFERENCE WILL DECREASE.

36 RENOVATION UPDATE WE ARE NEARGIN THE END AND WE ARE HOPING THAT OUR ATHLETIC ENTRANCE, DOOR #5 WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. DURING THE WINTER BREAK, A SET OF 100 SEAT BLEACHERS WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE AUX. GYM. THIS WILL ALLOW US THE FLEXIBLITY OF PLAYING GAMES IN THERE IN THE FUTURE.

37 Swim/Dive: Main Gym Wrestlers: Driver’s Ed. Room Track: Auditorium Gymnastics: Room 402 Girls’ Basketball: Cafeteria (gym side) Boys’ Basketball: Cafeteria (auditorium side) 7:00pm Small Group Meetings:

38 THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK IN THE 2014/15 WINTER SEASON


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