Department of Athletics Handbook
Table of Contents
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Administrative & General Information
Athletics Participation Policies & Procedures
Coaching Information & Expectations
Multiple Sports and Activities
We encourage athletes to be well rounded, participating in different activities both athletically and otherwise, especially early in their athletic careers. Different sports challenge athletes in different ways, and the skills developed through the training methods used in one sport will often help the athlete in another sport.
Student-athletes may not participate in multiple team sports at the same time. Regarding multiple activity participation, student-athletes may participate in a non-athletic department (i.e. fine arts, chess, karate, etc.) program and on an athletic team at the same time.
In the event that there is a dual commitment and schedule conflict, the following guidelines will determine the priority:
Teachers, Coaches, Staff, Deans, and Directors must build meaningful schedules for their programs in advance of expecting a student to commit to it. We can only hold students accountable for managing their schedules if we communicate to them what participating in an activity will require of them.
Each student is responsible for managing commitments that conflict with one another. It is not the responsibility of teachers and coaches to anticipate or initiate conversations with a student or parents about his or her individual conflicts. Students must initiate (and be trained to initiate) conversations with teachers and coaches before they commit.
The affected adults together are responsible to determine what a student’s commitment balance will be between two or more programs. This must happen in a face-to-face meeting between these adults. Students do not decide in which games, practices, rehearsals, etc., they will and will not participate.
Prior approval from both adults is required when a student seeks two different primary roles. This is what requires the student to take responsibility to manage their commitments. The adults can only approve what they know. The hierarchy of priorities will influence what activities some students can and cannot do. If the schedule conflicts at crucial times when both activities necessitate the student’s involvement simultaneously, the student will need to choose to only be involved in one.
Updated August 2020