Three Rivers Athletic Policy and Participation Cover Sheet
FORMS MUST BE RETURNED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS
Please follow the provided checklist to ensure that your child will be able to participate in tryouts for our athletic programs. Failure to complete the items on this checklist before the first day of tryouts will prevent your child from participating in that season’s tryouts and inter-scholastic athletic programs
- My student and I have read, signed, and returned the Three Rivers School Athletic Policy before the first day of tryouts.
- I have completed and returned the Three Rivers School Sports Participation/Health Screen Form before the first day of tryouts.
- I have ensured that there is a physical on file with the school nurse from the past 24 months.
- My student and I have read, signed, and returned the Three Rivers School Sports-Related Concussion and Head Injury Fact Sheet before the first day of tryouts.
- I have read the provided Heads Up – Concussion in Youth Sports Fact Sheet for Parents written by the CDC.
- My student has read the provided Heads Up – Concussion in Youth Sports Fact Sheet for Athletes written by the CDC.
- I have read the TRS Co-Curricular Philosophy and the TRS Co-Curricular Guidelines listed on the bottom half of this page.
TRS Co-Curricular Philosophy – Co-curricular activities are to help students see school as a positive environment, to learn how to develop satisfactory relationships with peers, and to gain confidence in their individual abilities and thus to develop a positive acceptance of self.
Important Co-Curricular Guidelines – Participation is a privilege for students who are good school citizens. A student may be denied permission to participate if he/she is having academic and/or behavioral difficulties. In order to participate in any activity after school, a student must attend a full day of school on the day of the activity. It is important that students are picked up at the end of each practice and/or game in a timely fashion. Failure to do so consistently may result in your student not being able to continue with their particular program. Contact coaches and advisors directly with questions specific to their programs. Contact Mrs. Gagne, Director of Co-Curricular Activities, with general questions (i.e. the athletic policy, academic eligibility, etc.). Students must return from away games using the bus or may leave with their parents if the parent provides the coach a signed and dated note. Parents may not take students other than their children. Questions for our coaching staff are best sent through e-mail or after a practice and not immediately following a game. The priorities for our inter-scholastic sports teams are to promote good sportsmanship and teach the fundamentals of the game. Students are permitted to participate in both Drama and Baseball/Softball if they have a Spring Contract signed by their coach, drama club advisor, parent, and the student. It is important to understand that although participation in both programs is permitted, Drama and Baseball/Softball typically meet at the same times; consequently, participating in both may limit the amount of scenes/playing time the student can be in for each activity.
Three Rivers School Athletic Policy – FORM MUST BE RETURNED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS
Athletics help young people develop many aspects of life that are important. Through athletics we hope to encourage sportsmanship, hard work, dedication, responsibility, teamwork, and the ability to get along with others. Interscholastic sports are open to any 6th, 7th, and 8th grader (Cross-Country is also open to 5th graders).
Academic Requirements – Athletes are expected to maintain a grade better than a 2 in all core subjects. If a student has a grade of 2 or below in one or more core subject areas administration will be notified and for each subject area the coach, teacher, and athlete will review academic progress. This review may result in the student and teacher building a contract to address any academic issues in those subject areas. A plan will be created to show academic improvement and the student will have two weeks to improve their academic standing. After this two week period the student’s progress will be reviewed by the coach, teacher, and student. During this probationary period the athlete may continue participating on the athletic team. If the student fails to make progress after the two week period, the student is suspended from the team until improvement is shown. If the student is achieving a 2 or below in three or more subject areas, administration will be notified and they will determine the athlete’s eligibility to continue participation. Unified Arts classes are averaged together to equal one core class.
- Receipt of one PSR: May be benched one game, but must attend to support the team.
- Receipt of a day in In-School Suspension: Five-day suspension from the team.
- Receipt of second day of In-School Suspension: Removal from team.
- Receipt of Out-of-School Suspension: Removal from team.
- Unexcused absence from practice or game: Benched one game, but must attend to support the team.
- An athlete must be in school the full day to participate in that day’s game or practice. Medical appointments are considered excused.
- Athletes must ride the bus to and from the game unless a written note is given to the coach. Due to insurance concerns, athletes may only ride with their own parent.
- All practices and games, which may include weekends, must be attended unless there is an unavoidable situation, such as family crisis, doctor’s appointment, or illness. It is the responsibility of the athlete to discuss with the coach any absences from practices or games with sufficient advanced notice.
- A display of good sportsmanship is expected at all times. Bad sportsmanship like conduct may result in removal from the team.
- Every attempt will be made to play all athletes in all games. However, playing time may vary, depending on game situations and/or behavior.
- Students may be required to buy part or all of their uniform. Every attempt will be made to keep cost reasonable.
- If any conflicts arise please contact the coach or athletic director as soon as possible so that a fair resolution can be reached.
- Students are required to have a physical exam by their primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) on file, prior to either tryouts or team participation in interscholastic sports. The physical exam must be current within twenty-four months of the time of sign-ups for the season in which the child elects to participate. It is required that parents have insurance coverage on the students participating in sports.
- The athlete is responsible for informing the coach of behavior and academic issues. Failure to do so will result in removal from the team.