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VFMS Athletics Meeting Winter 2011. Philosophy Emphasize sportsmanship, participation, and safety. Emphasize sportsmanship, participation, and safety.

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1 VFMS Athletics Meeting Winter 2011

2 Philosophy Emphasize sportsmanship, participation, and safety. Emphasize sportsmanship, participation, and safety. Provide a structured opportunity for the kids to learn and enjoy themselves. Strive for teamwork, sportsmanship, and a positive experience for all of the students. Provide a structured opportunity for the kids to learn and enjoy themselves. Strive for teamwork, sportsmanship, and a positive experience for all of the students. We like winning…but it is not a priority over sportsmanship, participation, and safety at the middle school level. We like winning…but it is not a priority over sportsmanship, participation, and safety at the middle school level.

3 Winter Sports  Wrestling (Combined 7 th /8 th ) - Pat Ryan  Boys’ Basketball AJ Thompson (8 th ) AJ Thompson (8 th ) TBD (7 th ) TBD (7 th )  Girls’ Basketball Michelle DeDonato (8 th ) Michelle DeDonato (8 th ) Wes Parker (7 th ) Wes Parker (7 th )

4 Before the Season Forms - PIAA Forms (Sections 1-4) if this is your first sport of the year. - PIAA Form (Section 5 only) if you have played a sport this year and have already submitted Sections PIAA Form (Section 6) if you have played a sport this year and were injured while playing that sport. - Physical Examination - Emergency Contact Info - ImPACT Testing (Basketball and Wrestling) - Weight Certification for Wrestling

5 Team Participation Strive to accommodate all students who want to participate. At times, a selection process needs to be implemented to ensure a safe and appropriate athletic experience for those participating. Coaches will provide criteria for evaluation and collect data to support selection decisions.

6 Communication VFMS Blog VFMS Athletics Hotline VFMS Athletics Webpage Twitter Call Athletics Office Call Main Office

7 Twitter Real-Time information and updates Set phone to receive text messages Get Twitter Application Set-up personal Twitter account Wait for updates!

8 Getting Texts Via Twitter

9 Wrestling No selection process for wrestling. Weight Certification after school. Parent permission required to test. Information about Weight Certification can be found on the VFMS athletics page.

10 Basketball Due to the heavy interest in basketball, we have to initiate a selection process. Coaches will share criteria for evaluating players. Tryouts will be during the week of 11/28. Try-outs typically last 3 days. Specific tryout dates will be available next week.

11 Schedules/Schedule Changes Initial schedule posted on VFMS Website Initial schedule posted on VFMS Website Coaches will provide copies to players Coaches will provide copies to players Game cancellations will be announced at school and posted to the VFMS Blog site Game cancellations will be announced at school and posted to the VFMS Blog site Coaches will inform students if/when make-up games will be scheduled. Coaches will inform students if/when make-up games will be scheduled. Every attempt will be made to reschedule games that are cancelled. Every attempt will be made to reschedule games that are cancelled.

12 Eligibility Eligibility Eligibility - Checked every Friday during season - Failing two or more subjects = ineligible - Student will conference with AD on Friday to be informed if ineligible. - Student is ineligible for the following week of play - If failing two or more at end of marking period = ineligible for first four weeks of new marking period. - Accumulation of eight discipline points = behaviorally ineligible for two weeks. - Any detention = missed practice/game that day

13 Safety Fully stocked medical kits with each team Athletic Trainers available for consult for all sports Coaches have contact information and cell phones to contact Athletic Director, Building Administrators, Athletic Trainers, Parents, Transportation, and 911.

14 Policy/Regulations Regarding Student Accidents/Injuries Procedures for concussions and ImPACT testing Policy and Regulations can be found on District website.

15 Important Dates 11/29 – First day of practice as established by the PIAA 11/29 – First day of practice as established by the PIAA TBD – Sports Picture Day TBD – Sports Picture Day

16 Contact Information Tim Hoffman – Athletic Director Joni Yinger/Eileen Campbell – Athletic Office Secretary


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