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Incoming Freshman Sports Information Night June 11, 2014 Opening Comments/Presentation – Michael Lerner (AAM) Boosters Information – Rick Mantsch, President-Elect.

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1 Incoming Freshman Sports Information Night June 11, 2014 Opening Comments/Presentation – Michael Lerner (AAM) Boosters Information – Rick Mantsch, President-Elect Teresa Gruchacz – ATC (Athletic Trainer) Welcome to Golden Bear Country!

2 Hammond Athletics on the Web Updates, schedule changes, announcements Website hammondhs.org/activities/athletics Major news and electronic copies of all required forms, tryout information Countysportszone.com Scores and results

3 Paperwork 1.Copy of Birth Certificate (1 per 4 years) 2.Parent Permission Form (each season) 3.Physical (1 per year – must be dated after 4/1/14) 4.Proof of Residency (1 per season) – BGE bill, cable bill, water bill, mortgage, or lease. 5.Concussion Information and Concussion Release Forms – (bring these with you to concussion testing)

4 Important Dates August 5 Sports Information Night Time: 6 p.m. / Location:Auditorium August 7,8,11,12 Concussion Testing Location: Room CLO1 /Sessions start at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. August 7 Paperwork Collection/Sports Sign-up Night Location: Cafeteria/Classrooms 6:30 p.m. August 11 Football Equipment Handout Day Location: Gym Hallway 9-2 p.m. August 13 First day of Fall Sport Tryouts

5 JV and Varsity Philosophies Junior Varsity Developmental for varsity level Playing time is NOT guaranteed. Practice times/locations may vary All games may NOT be played (weather) Varsity Developmental for higher level Playing time is NOT guaranteed. Practice times/locations may vary Priority over JV games (make-ups)

6 Academic Eligibility Policy 9070 A full time student earns academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities by maintaining a 2.0 GPA calculated using credit and non-credit courses, with no more than one E for the marking period which governs eligibility. (4 th Quarter/Fall Sports) All incoming 9 th graders are academically eligible.

7 Out of School Participation MPSSAA Policy Students participating in an interscholastic program may only participate in an outside of school program (club) at the same time and retain eligibility as long as he/she does not miss a practice and/or game due to outside participation.

8 Communication You Should Expect from Your Child’s Coach Philosophy of the coach Expectations the coach has for your child, as well for the team Dates, times and locations of all practices and contests Player accountability Fundraising opportunities Additional team policies

9 Issues NOT appropriate to discuss with Coaches Playing time and/or position Team strategy Play calling Other student athletes

10 Coaches/Parents/Participants Coaches have the final say over team selection, playing time and discipline of players. Coaching strategy is determined by the coaching staff. Accepting a position on the team includes acceptance of the procedures and guidelines of both HCPSS and Hammond High School for the student and parent/guardian. If a parent needs to talk to a coach, please the coach to set up a meeting time. All conversations should be conducted in a calm and non-threatening manner. If the issues are not resolved, contact the AAM.

11 Ways You Can Help the Program Join Boosters. Volunteer at concession stands. Help keep up with scores on CSZ. Be a positive fan. Ask the coaches if they need help with administrative tasks. Do NOT yell at referees. Pick up your athlete or fan at the end of a contest/practice

12 Spectator Rules of Conduct We ask that fans refrain from: Intimidating or harassing the players, coaches, officials or fans Using profanity Throwing objects Entering the playing area Loitering in the hallways or on school grounds Focus on being positive toward our players rather than negative toward our opponents.

13 Entrance Into Athletic Events Admission to athletic competitions is a privilege. Any acts of unsportsmanlike conduct may result in removal from the event. Tickets are $3/students and $4/adults. No re-entry into events. No outside food or drinks are permitting into the gym or stadium.

14 Break Out Sessions 1. Cross CountryRoom Girls’ SoccerRoom Boys’ SoccerRoom FootballCafeteria 5. VolleyballRoom Field hockeyChoir Room 7. CheerleadingRoom Boys BasketballRoom Golf - CoedRoom SoftballRoom Girls LacrosseRoom BaseballRoom Boys Lacrosse Room Girls BasketballRoom 223


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