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1 Parma Senior High AthleticsO.H.S.A.A. Pre-Season Parent Meeting

2 Goals of the Parma High Athletic Department  Develop a comprehensive K-12 Program  Develop the student-athlete  Develop the athlete  Develop the educator-coach  Increase participation in our program  Improve school spirit and atmosphere  Increase family, community, and alumni involvement  Recognize and encourage athletic excellence  Improve athletic facilities and equipment  Generate revenue through aggressive fundraising

3 What are the requirements that my child must complete to participate in athletics?

4 Academic Eligibility and the Student-Athlete O.H.S.A.A. Requirements Must pass 5 credits the previous QUARTER and must be enrolled in 5 credit courses the current quarter. Summer school does not count. Cannot turn 19 before August 1st 8 Semester rule Go to for more detailed information Go to for more detailed information Parma School District Requirements Freshmen must have a 1.0 g.p.a. in the previous quarter Sophomores must have a 1.25 g.p.a. in the previous quarter Juniors/Seniors must have a 1.5 g.p.a. in the previous quarter Be sure to let your counselor know that you are an athlete and what seasons you play. See A.D. BEFORE dropping any classes.

5 Required Forms and Fees 1.Physical Exam (within 1 calendar year) 2. O.H.S.A.A. H.I.P.A.A. 3.O.H.S.A.A. Acknowledgement of Risk 4.O.H.S.A.A. Eligibility 5.Parma High Athletic Code 6.Insurance/or Insurance Waiver 7.Parental Consent and Release of Liability 8.Chemical Use Policy 9.Emergency Medical Card 10.Team Rules 11.Fitness Center rules and Waiver form All of the above signed forms MUST be on file in the A.D.’s office BEFORE the athlete is allowed to practice.

6 PAY-TO-PARTICIPATE FEE Check made payable to Parma City Schools for the amount determined for your sport. Football, Volleyball, Basketball, and Wrestling $300, all other sports $150. Fee must be paid no later than the first contest in the sport. Once the deadline has passed, the athlete is not allowed to participate in any scrimmage or game until the fee is paid. Fee is non-refundable after the date of the first scrimmage or game. Paying the fee does not guarantee any playing time. Playing time is determined at the discretion of the coach.

7 Parma High Athletic Code of Conduct Athletic participation is a privilege, not a right. Athletic participation may be denied for violating the Code of Conduct. Athletic Code of Conduct Athletic Code of Conduct. Student-Parent Handbook, OHSAA Bylaws, and team rules for your sport. 1.All O.H.S.A.A., P.C.S.D., and team rules apply as stated in the Student-Parent Handbook, OHSAA Bylaws, and team rules for your sport. 2.All O.H.S.A.A., P.C.S.D., and team rules are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during athletic season. 3.Good citizenship and sportsmanship expected at all times. 4.Do not engage in criminal activity in or outside of school. 5.Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco possession or use will result in an immediate suspension from a minimum of one contest to the possibility of expulsion from the team. 6.Anti-Hazing Policy 7.Student-Athlete and Parents are financially responsible to return all district owned equipment. If damaged, lost, or stolen, a replacement fee will be issued. Please review and PCSD Parent/Student Handbook for specific guidelines

8 Important Rules to Remember: Athletes are expected to attend all practices, meetings, and games. The coach should be notified of the absence by a parent prior to the absence. The coach has the authority to determine whether or not the reason for absence is considered excused. To be eligible to participate in practice or games, an athlete must be in school at least 4 full class periods. If suspended, the student is ineligible to participate that day. Weekend participation is determined by attendance on Friday. Athletes are required to travel on the team bus unless prior permission is granted by the Athletic Director.

9 What can you do to make your child’s high school athletic experience successful?

10 Parents are the single most influential people in a child’s life. Encourage your child to set realistic goals for themselves and help them work towards achieving those goals. (Academic, Social, and Athletic) Reinforce the concept of the “Student-Athlete.” Assure that your child abides by the Athletic Code of Conduct and team rules. Assure that your child attends all scheduled practices and games.

11 Take an active, supportive role- work cooperatively with other parents and school personnel to assure a wholesome and successful athletic program for our school. Support child and team by attending games. Be a positive role model to our children. Promote sportsmanship. Acknowledge and support the ultimate authority of the coach to determine strategy and player selection. Keep criticisms and negative opinions to self.

12 Athletic DepartmentHelp the Athletic Department provide our athletes with the best opportunities and experiences available by joining: P.S.H. All-Sports Booster Club Individual Sport Booster Clubs The All-Sports Boosters meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Lounge.

13 Parents and parent/booster groups, please remember that the O.H.S.A.A. holds the school responsible for your actions. You are responsible to follow all city, state, and federal laws and all O.H.S.A.A. and P.C.S.D. rules and guidelines. Please review the OHSAA bylaws on their web site COMMON EXAMPLES: RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS RECRUITING VIOLATIONS GIFT VIOLATIONS/AMATEUR STATUS OFF SEASON VIOLATIONS BOOSTER CLUBS/ NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

14 What should we expect from the coach?

15 Expect the coach to have a fundamental knowledge of the sport Expect the coach to model good sportsmanship Expect the coach to consider the individual needs of each student-athlete but to make final decisions based on the overall good of the team Expect the coach to provide opportunities for the student-athlete to achieve success in their chosen sport in-season and off season Expect the coach to provide you with at least one form of contact information (phone or )

16 Expect your child’s coach to inform you : 1.When and where practices and games are held. 2.His/her coaching philosophy, I.E. playing time,cuts. 3.The expectations and requirements that he/she has for members of the team. (team rules and consequences for violating them) 4.If your child is injured in a game or practice. 5.Concerns or issues involving your child.

17 How do we contact the coach?

18 Parma High School Contact Information The Athletic Department Office is located next to the Fitness Center. Athletic Director’sOffice Phone # Athletic Director’s Office Phone # Scheduling Info: www. Highschoolsports.net or the Parma Senior High School Website Scheduling Info: www. Highschoolsports.net or the Parma Senior High School Website Contact coaches via on our school website at Contact coaches via on our school website at www. Parmacityschools.org (click to Parma Sr.) www. Parmacityschools.org (click to Parma Sr.) Check Out Parma Redmen Athletics on FACEBOOKCheck Out Parma Redmen Athletics on FACEBOOK

19 If you have a concern to discuss with a coach, what procedure should you follow? If you have a concern to discuss with a coach, what procedure should you follow? Follow chain of command. 1.Student-Athlete 1.Student-Athlete should talk with Coach first Coach 2.If the issue/concern is not resolved, then the parent should contact the Coach Athletic Director 3.If issue/concern is not resolved, then the parent should contact the Athletic Director Always make an appointment with the coach. Do not approach a Coach before, during, or after a Do not approach a Coach before, during, or after a practice or game to discuss issue/concern. practice or game to discuss issue/concern.

20 Inappropriate topics to discuss with a Coach: 1.Playing Time 2.Team strategy or play calling 3.Other student-athletes

21 What if my child is injured?

22 If an athlete is injured during a practice or game, they should report it to their coach immediately. The coach will determine whether the athlete should be evaluated by our Athletic Trainer. The trainer will evaluate the injury and will recommend treatment or further evaluation by a doctor. The trainer will send home written notification if she feels that a doctor should examine your child. She will also call home for serious injuries. If the trainer feels that a doctor should examine your child, a signed, written release by a doctor is required to allow the athlete to resume activity.

23 If an athlete sees a doctor for any injury…they must be medically released by a doctor. A signed release by a doctor must be given to the trainer before returning to play. Parents cannot override the doctor or trainers decisions. Parents cannot override the doctor or trainers decisions. Health Concerns Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and make sure to stay hydrated to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Examine your body regularly. Report any rashes or skin changes to trainer immediately. (MSRA, impetigo, ringworm etc.) Anabolic STEROIDS and other performing-enhancing drugs are illegal and pose serious long term health risks to the athlete. If caught using these illegal substances, you are ineligible for competition until medical evidence indicates that your system is free of these items. Anabolic STEROIDS and other performing-enhancing drugs are illegal and pose serious long term health risks to the athlete. If caught using these illegal substances, you are ineligible for competition until medical evidence indicates that your system is free of these items.

24 Head injuries are to be treated with extreme caution. Concussions are not just “dings.” Head injuries are to be treated with extreme caution. Concussions are not just “dings.” Some common signs and symptoms of a concussion may include :  Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head  Temporary loss of consciousness, loss of memory  Confusion or feeling as if in a fog  Dizziness or "seeing stars"  Sensitivity to light and noise  Ringing in the ears  Nausea or vomiting  Slurred speech REPORT ANY HEAD INJURY IMMEDIATELY TO OUR TRAINER. REPORT ANY HEAD INJURY IMMEDIATELY TO OUR TRAINER. IMPACT Concussion Management computer program implemented in the three Parma High Schools. IMPACT Concussion Management computer program implemented in the three Parma High Schools.

25 OTHER INFORMATION

26 Northeast Ohio Conference Ticket Prices Freshmen basketball games Adults = $3.00 Students (K-12) = $2.00 *Prices switch to JV/Varsity rate at half time of the freshmen game 9/JV/Varsity Basketball Tripleheaders, Wrestling, Hockey and Swimming Adults = $6.00 Students (K-12)=$4.00 P.C.S.D. Senior Citizen Policy- 60 years old, living in P.C.S.D., must show drivers license to receive N.O.C. senior pass *No re-entry or re-admissions *No Smoking on school grounds *Pre-Sale Ticket coupon books- 6 adult tickets=$25

27 THE REDMEN SHOP The Spirit Store of Parma Sr. High School Short and long sleeved T-shirts, hooded and crew sweatshirts, sweatpants, polo shirts, hats and more! Located next to the concession stand in gym hallway Open for all home games in gym and by appointment Call or stop into the A.D. office to shop during the day. Order via , visit school website and click on spirit store link

28 PSH FITNESS CENTER Open for use by all PSH students after school. Facility used by our sports teams and our Physical Education classes. All students using facility must do so with adult staff member supervision. No student should enter the facility without an adult present to supervise them. All facility users must have a signed waiver form on file in AD office and are responsible to follow all fitness center rules. If the athlete does not know how to perform a lift, they should ask the supervisor for instruction. Possession and/or use of steroids and supplements such as protein and creatine is not allowed.


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