Welcome to Golden Bear Country! 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)
Twitter @HaHsathletics • 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 Hammond Athletics on the Web
Copy of Birth Certificate (1 per 4 years) Parent Permission Form (each season) Physical (1 per year – must be dated after 4/1/14) Proof of Residency (1 per season) – BGE bill, cable bill, water bill, mortgage, or lease. Concussion Information and Concussion Release Forms – (bring these with you to concussion testing) Paperwork
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
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) JV and Varsity Philosophies
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. (4th Quarter/Fall Sports) All incoming 9th graders are academically eligible. Academic Eligibility
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. Out of School Participation
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
Issues NOT appropriate to discuss with Coaches • Playing time and/or position • Team strategy • Play calling • Other student athletes
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 email 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. Coaches/Parents/Participants
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 Ways You Can Help the Program
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.
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.
Break Out Sessions 1. Cross Country Room 218 2. Girls’ Soccer Room 215 3. Boys’ Soccer Room 219 4. Football Cafeteria 5. Volleyball Room 208 6. Field hockey Choir Room 7. Cheerleading Room 206 8. Boys Basketball Room 214 • Golf - Coed Room 210 • Softball Room 209 • Girls Lacrosse Room 213 • Baseball Room 217 • Boys Lacrosse Room 216 • Girls Basketball Room 223