Walker Wildcats Athletics SPORTS OFFERED Girls’ Basketball-Fall Boys’ Soccer-Fall Boys’ Basketball-Late Fall/Early Winter Cheerleading-Late Fall/Early Winter Girls’ Volleyball-Winter (Begins January 13, 2014) Boys’ Bowling-Winter (Begins January 13, 2014) Girls’ Soccer-Spring (Begins March 17, 2014) Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country-Spring (Begins March 17, 2014)
Playing Time > Everyone MUST play. Playing time may not be equal. -Attendance-Effort -School/Practice behavior issues Coaches will contact you if there is an issue.
Eligibility Behavior: >Two Blue-Level infractions or One Red-Level infraction according to our school-wide behavior system. Length of ineligibility will be based upon individual and severity of the incident(s).
Eligibility Academic: a.) More than 2 missing assignments in one class b.) 2 missing assignments in multiple classes c.) 1.75 or below in a class with no efforts to improve.
Eligibility (cont.) Attendance: >Must be present at school that day to practice/play. >unless you have an excused absence >need to be at school before lunch Attitude/Conduct: >In-school or Out-of-school Suspension >In-school or Out-of-school Suspension -ineligible for next game. *Ineligible players MAY NOT dress for the game.
Removal From Participation >Missing 3 games due to ineligibility >Missing of school due to 2 suspensions during the season. * In-school or Out-of-school suspension* >Verbal or physical attack upon any individual. >Refusing to participate in practices or contests.
Guidelines > Time Commitment - May be committed up to 6 days (This would include tournament week). Most teams generally go 4-5 days a week. >Cancellations - Hosting school cancels games. School should know by 1:30 and no later than 2:00. Athletes will be notified and will call home. -If school is cancelled there will be no contest. >No Jewelry - Tape cannot cover earrings -No barrettes: Scrunchy or rubber band hair tie.
Attitude > MORAL FOCUS SCHOOL -Parents need to lead by example. -inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave. -Represent yourself, your child, and Walker Charter Academy -Coaches and teams receive sportsmanship scores.
All complaints MUST be heard at the lowest possible level BEFORE intervention by a higher authority can occur. A 24 hour “cooling off” period must be granted before any complaints are initiated. Complaints must be made within 10 days of the incident. For the sake of all parties, the entire process must be concluded within 30 days of the incident. Step 1 Start with the Coach The player or their parent or guardian will speak directly to the coach. Remember to abide by the 24 hour “cooling off” period. This meeting should be done in private, away from practice sites and game arenas, and should be conducted face to face. Students who do not feel comfortable speaking solely to the coach may request a parent/guardian to be present; however the meeting should be conducted by the athlete. Step 2 Contact Athletic Director If an agreeable solution with the Coach is not reached, then the parent should contact the school’s Athletic Director. The Athletic Director will conduct a meeting between the parties in an attempt to find resolution. Extra-Curricular Conflict Resolution Process
Step 3 Contact Principal If an agreeable solution is still not reached, then the principal will conduct a meeting between the parties in an attempt to find resolution. Step 4 Notify the NHA Service Center At this point in the process, individuals who still believe their disputes have not been resolved adequately can submit a written narrative of their complaint to the Manager of Safety and Security at the NHA Service Center. A copy of this wrriten narrative will be given to all concerned parties, who will be afforded the option of a written rebuttal. After the Manager of Safety and Security has reviewed the documents he or she may make a determination based upon the written narratives or meet with the parties involved either personally or by phone in a final attempt to resolve the dispute.
Practices -Cell Phones *Per the school handbook, cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed by students (this includes after-school activities). -After School *If a team has a late practice, students may not roam the hallways after school. They must have permission from a teacher or coach to be in their classroom before practice or working in the gym.
General Rules-Walker -If a team member resigns or is dismissed from a team, he/she will be ineligible to participate in Walker athletic programs until the following season. -Once on a team, he/she must make participation a priority over vacations and non-school trips. Missing practices may effect the playing time/performance of the students.
Parent Drivers Driving for games: 1. Need to have the parent volunteer form completed and turned in to the office. 2. Office needs to have a copy of your drivers license and insurance on file. Picking up students: BE RESPECTFUL! 3-strike policy
Parent Volunteers >Help coaches coordinate drivers for each game. Drivers: Please park in the carpool area of the parking lot. >Help coordinate snack and drink for each game. >Please help pick-up after games before leaving with your child. >Please contact your child’s coach if you would be willing step into this role.
Uniforms >Uniforms need to be taken care of and returned. *If uniforms are returned damaged, parents are responsible for full replacement cost. >Report cards/class trips may be denied until uniforms are turned in. >Coaches are not paid until uniforms are returned.
Before Your Child Can Play Athletic Consent Forms and $10.00 pay-to-play need to be completed and returned to Mr. Reed Concussion signature page (athlete and parent)
Upcoming Team and Individual Pictures – November 7 Team Spirit Wear Orders – November 4
Questions or Comments DeWayne Reed firstname.lastname@example.org *For information during the season, visit: www.walkercharteracademypto.com ‘Like’ “Walker Athletics” on Facebook.