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1 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Jim Connor, Athletic Director Mark Clark GVMS Athletic Director

2 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Academic Eligibility – Student First, Athlete Second PIAA Physicals – Requirements Athletic Schedules/Information - Location

3 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Your child must maintain above a 65 percent average in all classes. Eligibility report is run each week at the end of the day on Thursdays. Academic Eligibility

4 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics If the student has below a 65 percent average in 1 or more classes, he/she will be considered “Near Ineligible” and put on probation for 1 week. If the student does not bring his/her grade up to or above a 65 percent average during the probation week, he/she will be deemed “Ineligible” and will be unable to participate in any after school team activities (practice/games) for 1 week. Academic Eligibility (cont.)

5 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Notification –Coaches will be notified via of any athletes who are “Near Ineligible” (probation) or “Ineligible”. –Students will be notified by their coaches on if they are “Near Ineligible” (probation) or “Ineligible” for the week. –All teachers who have an athlete who is not passing their class are notified via . Academic Eligibility (cont.)

6 It is the student’s responsibility to inform his/her parents if he/she are “Near Ineligible (probation) or “Ineligible”. Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics

7 PIAA Physicals PIAA requires an Original Physical dated after June 1 st of every year. PIAA Physicals cover a student-athlete for one school year – June 1 st through May 31 st of the current school year. Physicals must be handed into the GVMS Main Office by Mid August of each year.

8 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics PIAA Re-Certification Form PIAA Re-Certification Form is Page 7 Section 5 Re-Certification Form is required for student-athletes who participated in a sport or handed in the physical prior to or during the previous season. (ex. physical handed in September, athlete is trying out for basketball) It is completed by the Parent/Guardian only, if the athlete sustained an injury during that time frame a physician must sign off on re-certification form. Re-Certification Forms must be handed into the GVMS Main Office by November 8 th for winter season and March 1 st for spring season.

9 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Concussion/Act 59 (sudden cardiac arrest syndrome) PA Youth and Safety Act- “Concussion Law” Calls for the following: Calls for the following: -Coaches, staff, students, parents to be educated yearly about head injuries. -Coaches, staff, students, parents to be educated yearly about head injuries. -Student/parent information sheet -Student/parent information sheet -Staff to complete concussion training -Staff to complete concussion training -A student’s return to play after a head injury must be in writing by a trained medical professional. -A student’s return to play after a head injury must be in writing by a trained medical professional. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act-Act 59 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act-Act 59 Purpose to educate coaches, teachers, students and parents about cardiac Arrest. Purpose to educate coaches, teachers, students and parents about cardiac Arrest. -Student/Parent/ staff informational sheet -Student/Parent/ staff informational sheet

10 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Athletic Schedules/Information Garnet Valley Middle School Athletic Website. Digital Sports (League Minder) – Sign Up for Specific Sports. Digital Sports (League Minder) will alert you of changes to the general athletic schedule as well as dates, times, and locations of Athletic Contests.

11 Garnet Valley Middle School Athletics Middle School Program Goals Instruction – Knowledge of the Sport Participation – Active Time within the Sport Positive Experience – Players, Coaches, and Parents


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