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Sports Handbook 2012-2013

San Francisco Day School 350 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, California 94118 Athletic Director: Mary O’Brien, 568-3642 Associate AD: Steve Roberts, 568-3643 www.sfds.net


Find school policies online at www.sfds.net/School_Life/ Sports_Program/ View the School’s calendar online at enews.sfds.net/Calendar/


Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Team Configurations & Commitment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Coaches & Start Dates for 2012-13 Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Team Compositions & Divisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sportsmanship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Playing & Competing with Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Teaching the Value of Sportsmanship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Fall Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Winter Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Spring Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Directions to Games/Fields from SFDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Information About Upcoming Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fall Game Schedules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Code of Ethics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Important Phone Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

San Francisco Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its discounted tuition, athletic, and other school-administered programs.


Introduction San Francisco Day School participates in the Bay Area Interscholastic Athletic League (BAIAL). This league, which SFDS joined in 1991, includes the following bay area independent schools: Stuart Hall, Town, Hamlin, MCDS, Cathedral, Head-Royce, Brandeis, FAIS, Convent of the Sacred Heart and Burke. Depending on each season, teams are determined by age and skill. The teams are called Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and Club. Upper school students need to commit to 2-3 days per week in order to participate on the school athletic teams. Students can participate in the sports program beginning in fifth grade. At this age, the student athlete is developmentally ready to experience the benefits of sports, in which discipline, leadership, confidence, competition, and other physical and psychological strengths are challenged. Our program is designed to enable students to have a positive experience learning the fundamentals of each sport so they can choose whether to continue pursuing athletics or to simply gain the experience for pure enjoyment. Students participating in sports at SFDS have a variety of playing experience, skill, and talent. In order to ensure a successful program, we place a major emphasis on sportsmanship, team work, and cooperation. The following sports are currently offered:

Girls Boys

Fall

Volleyball (V/JV) Cross Country 5-8

Soccer (V/JV) Cross Country 5-8

Winter Basketball 7-8 (V/JV) Soccer (Club 5-6)

Basketball 5-8 (V/JV, Club)

Spring

Volleyball (V/JV)

Soccer (V) Basketball (Club 5/6)

***Other team sport opportunities may arise when interest among the student body and other schools exists (i.e., girls’ softball and golf). Another great year ahead -- GO DOLPHINS! Mary O’Brien, Athletic Director

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Team Configurations & Commitment Varsity This team will consist of any eighth grader who wishes to participate. The varsity team may also include some seventh or sixth graders who demonstrate a high level of skill and commitment. This will be the coach’s decision with the approval from the athletic directors. Coaches will make every effort to play each student in every game. However, at the varsity level, the team is more competitive and there will be circumstances where each team member does not play in every game. Junior Varsity (JV) This team may include students from fifth, sixth, or seventh grade. Eighth graders who wish to play JV cannot also play varsity. Club This is a developmental team that includes all interested fifth and sixth grade students. The goal is to develop fundamental skills and build team cohesion. Coaches will practice a full participation policy. Coaches will attempt to play all players equally, and in the case of basketball, every player should play a minimum of 3-5 minutes. COMMITMENT Student athletes playing on “outside of school” teams need to communicate to their coaches about commitment and availability to the school team. A team that is committed to the school demonstrates cohesiveness in all areas of the game. Everyone that practices on a regular basis and shows a sense of commitment on a daily basis creates the best experience for all players involved. It is important to explain your commitment if you are involved with another team. As coaches, our goal is to develop a team that works together to accomplish the goals of the game. Regular practice with all team members demonstrates the basic form of commitment. Learning how to make commitments is an important part of becoming a coachable athlete. Dismissal Policy from practice and games: If a player is at school following a practice or a game, the coach is responsible for fifteen minutes following the practice or game. After the first fifteen minutes the athletes are required to go to AEP. If the athlete doesn’t go to AEP and is found elsewhere they will not be able to play in the following game. Prompt pick up at 5:00 p.m. is appreciated. **Before leaving make sure the coaches have your cell number and any necessary information. Be prompt with pick up from practices and games. AEP is available for late pick up until 6:00 p.m. AEP phone: 568-3650, Golden Gate lobby: 568-3685

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Coaches and Start Dates for the 2012-13 Season Head Volleyball Coach: Ms. O’Brien 568-3642 mobrien@sfds.net Head Soccer Coach: Mr. Roberts 568-3643 sroberts@sfds.net Head Basketball Coach: Mr. Crosby 568-3644 dcrosby@sfds.net Head Cross Country Coaches: Ms. Woodman-Russell ext. 3200 awoodman-russell@sfds.net Mr. Manton ext. 3209 amanton@sfds.net

Coaches at SFDS Coaches for our sports program come from our dedicated faculty and staff. We strive to hire knowledgeable and committed coaches to help teach and inspire our young athletes. The Head Coach for Volleyball will be Ms. O’Brien, Head Coach for Soccer (boys and girls) will be Mr. Roberts and the Head Coach for Basketball (boys and girls) will be Mr. Crosby. The remaining teams will be coached by other faculty and staff under the guidance of the head coaches. Coaching assignments for the junior varsity, 6th club, and 5th club teams will be posted on the website at www.sfds.net. Start Dates for the 2012-13 Sports Season: Tue.

Aug. 28

Fall sports begin for volleyball, soccer, and cross country.

Mon.

Nov. 5

Open gym for 7th/8th graders interested in playing basketball.

Dates and times for specific grade levels (7th/ 8th) will be posted.

Mon.

Nov. 12

Winter basketball season begins for 7th/8th grade girls and boys.

Tue.

Nov. 27

5th/6th grade girls soccer begins. (Tuesday & Thursday)

Wed.

Nov. 28

5th/6th grade boys basketball begins. (Wednesday & Friday)

Tue.

Feb. 5

Winter basketball playoff week begins for Var/JV girls and boys.

Tue.

Feb. 26

Spring sports begin for boys volleyball and girls soccer.

Mon.

Mar. 4

Girls 5th/6th club basketball begins. (Wednesday and Friday)

Tue.

May 7

Spring playoff week begins for Varsity boys volleyball and Varsity

girls soccer. All student athletes who participate in the after school program are required to turn in their team uniform at the conclusion of each season. 3


Philosophy

The San Francisco Day School athletic program is grounded in the School’s founding mission statement. In particular, the program supports the stated goals of “striving to develop within each child a strong sense of self-esteem, respect, and appreciation for others, and a desire to do his or her best and to make an active contribution to the School community.” Through participation on sports teams, students develop their physical skills and the ability to work together toward a common purpose. Students also learn to represent the School within the broader community. The emphasis on good sportsmanship fosters self-discipline and promotes responsible behavior and consideration toward others. The goal of the sports program is to encourage lifelong pursuits in physical activities and sports and to provide students with skills they will use well into adulthood. The sports program is designed to complement the School’s academic program. It will challenge each student through active participation in a sports program that requires dedication and commitment.

Goals of the Sports Program

•To develop good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play during practices and competition. •To foster enjoyment of participation in sports and appreciation of the social and recreation aspects of participation in sports. •To acquire the skills and knowledge about each area of sports in which students participate and to understand and appreciate the value of teamwork. •To understand the role of sports as a means to develop better understanding of issues of personal health and fitness and to maintain a high level of personal fitness. •To understand the principles of movement as they apply to the sports in which students are involved. •To help students extend their limits physically, emotionally, and psychologically, and to attain maximum potential in sports through practice, participation in games, and personal goal setting. •To provide a multi-sport positive team experience throughout middle school.

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Code of Conduct

Athletes and parents are expected to adhere to the following conduct: •To make a commitment to the team, game, and practice schedule by attending all practices and games. •To demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship and behavior at all times. This includes appropriate cheering from the sidelines and self-control. Coaches will be instructed to remove students or parents from games who act otherwise. •To inform the coach of any particular problem or difficulty a student or parent may have. •To be positive and supportive of all teammates during practice and games. •To approach each contest in a positive manner, to be courteous to the officials, never challenge their calls, and to leave each contest with a cheer or a handshake for the opposing team. •To play within the spirit of the rules and to have fun while being competitive!

Responsibilities of Students

•To be responsible for all equipment and uniforms issued. Uniforms must be clean and equipment in good repair. Students who fail to turn in equipment or uniforms will be billed for replacement costs. •To show dedication and commitment to the team. This includes keeping informed about and attending all practices and games (unless unusual circumstances prevent such attendance). •To inform the coach at least one day in advance of any unusual circumstances that prevents attendance at games or practices. Without such advance notice, students may not be allowed to participate in or start a subsequent game. The coach will judge the merits of each situation as it arises. •The team captains are chosen by coaches to model and encourage good conduct of team members. •To check with classroom teachers ahead of time about any upcoming absence and to secure assignments for any classes missed due to games. Courtesy requires that students not disrupt classes when leaving early. •To wear uniforms only during contests.

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Team Compositions and Divisions • Any student choosing to participate on an athletic team in grades 5-8 will have every opportunity to do so. Cuts will be made only in unusual circumstances. If an unusually large turnout for a particular sport occurs, efforts will be made to form additional teams to accommodate students. • Head coaches, with the aid of their assistants, will assign students to teams based on skill level and assessments. • The eighth grade students become the varsity team when referring to scheduling. The varsity team will consist primarily of eighth graders (and in some instances seventh and sixth graders). Eighth graders trying out for the team will not be denied the opportunity to be on an eighth grade team. Any sixth or seventh grader demonstrating a high level of skill, desire, and maturity will be able to try out for the eighth grade team. Coaches will assess skills and make final decisions regarding all such tryouts. This team will play against other eighth grade teams in the league. • Seventh graders, in most cases, represent the junior varsity team. The junior varsity team may consist of mixed grades including both seventh and sixth graders. Any sixth grader demonstrating a high level of skill, desire, and maturity will be able to try out for the junior varsity team. Coaches will assess skills and make final decisions regarding all such tryouts. • The fifth and sixth grade teams are considered “club” teams. The philosophy of including the fifth grade is to introduce students to the SFDS athletic program. If there are other fifth grade teams (outside of our school) a schedule will be made with those teams. Fifth grade students will not be able to play above the junior varsity level without making special petition to and having the approval of the Athletic Director and the Upper School Head. • Coaches of the fifth, sixth, and seventh grade teams will make every effort to practice an equal participation policy. Equal participation means that each student will be given an opportunity to play in games if they are at practice during the week of the scheduled game. During post-season playoff games, there may be circumstances in which not all team members get into the game. • The coach of the eighth grade team will make every effort to play each student in each game during the regular game schedule. There may be circumstances, however, in which not all team members will play in each game. The coach will make all decisions regarding substitutions.

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Sportsmanship San Francisco Day School teaches the importance of sportsmanship throughout the K-8 physical education program. In our afterschool sports program, students have an opportunity to demonstrate their positive sportsmanship while representing SFDS in the broader community. It is one of the most important and valued lessons children learn in our program. By exhibiting positive sportsmanship, one learns how to treat others while enjoying the benefits of competition. When teaching at San Francisco Day School, we emphasize the importance of sportsmanship from the first day of kindergarten to the last day of eighth grade. We see the progression of the children’s development of sportsmanship during both physical education classes and through the athletic program. Children understand what sportsmanship is and how to act or react during a game or competition. Parents also need to understand the importance of sportsmanship that the children are learning. Without support from home and family, young athletes may be in conflict as to what is appropriate behavior during games and practices. The following pages provide a simple explanation of what sportsmanship is and some guidelines and expectations to follow as an athlete, parent, spectator, or student. Also included is sports information for the upcoming school year, dismissal and pick up procedures, directions to game sites, and schedules for fall sports (cross country, boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball). Developing the positive qualities of sportsmanship is never-ending. It occurs throughout life along with the development of self-esteem, confidence, skills, and other elements that emerge throughout childhood. So what exactly is it? It is acting in a positive way with self-control during and after competitive games. Athletes need to learn how to lose and how to win. This is perhaps one of the most important lessons children learn throughout their lives at SFDS.

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Playing & Competing with Class Following are five simple guidelines for playing and competing with class: 1. Have fun playing the game. Put your effort first and results second. Do not let winning become the most important outcome. As a parent, ask your child if he or she had a fun time, how did he or she play, and the highlight of the game. Do not automatically ask if the team won! 2. The athlete should always be listening to the coach. As a parent, if you have coached your child in the past, let them experience something different from another coach. Let the coach be the coach. 3. Let the officials officiate and never question an official’s call. They are trained to keep the game safe. Remember officials are human beings too; they have feelings and everyone makes mistakes! 4. Cheer positively for both sides. Show an appreciation for the skill, talent, and effort the athletes are demonstrating. Respect each other at all times. 5. Win or lose, without the other team, there is no game. Celebrate with class and enjoy the event in which students come together to play. Being a good sport includes: • Always playing by the rules. • Having self-control at all times. • Cheering good plays made by either team. • Not talking disrespectfully or teasing opponents. • Win or lose, shaking hands with opponents and officials after a game. • Trying hard on every play even if your team is losing by a lot. • Not arguing calls against you. • Not showing off. • Admitting your mistakes instead of making excuses or blaming others. • Not yelling at teammates for making a mistake. Never criticizing teammates or coaches on the sidelines. • Being supportive at all times. 8


Teaching the Value of Sportsmanship:

Why is sportsmanship important, and what does it mean to you? Quotes from former SFDS athletes: “It involves being respectful to everyone on your team and the opposing team. You have to have a good attitude and be very supportive of your team mates.” “Without sportsmanship, at the end of the game people would be enemies. Sports are not only about the competition, but are also about having fun.” “Sportsmanship is an important element wherever I have played. Since kindergarten the games we played have tried to teach the proper use of it, and I think it has had a positive effect on us all. Without it, the game descends into an ugly play, which disgusts all its viewers. With it, the game is positive, and far more fulfilling.” “Sportsmanship is very important to sports because it allows people to have fun and still play hard.” “Having good sportsmanship is very important in youth sports today. It allows young children to have fun and enjoy sports. If everyone was mean to each other, sports would not be fun and that is what sports are all about.” “Sportsmanship is a good value to learn early in life and I am glad that it was so heavily emphasized in my first years at the Day School.” “I know how to be a good sport while still being competitive. Thanks. I will treasure this trait for my whole life.” “Sportsmanship is a good quality to give children. Nobody likes a mean teammate with bad sportsmanship. It is especially unfortunate that so many parents have poor sportsmanship during their children’s sporting events. Screaming angry and hurtful words at the players takes the fun out of sports.” “It allows all people to have a good time while enjoying sports.” What is sportsmanship – to you? 9


FALL SPORTS: August 28 - November 7, 2012 Girls’ Varsity Volleyball begins August 28 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This team will play a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Contact: Ms. O’Brien 568-3642 Girls’ JV Volleyball begins August 28 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This team will play following the Varsity game with playoffs at the end of the season. Girls’ Club Volleyball begins August 28 Two teams: one fifth and one sixth grade. Practice is Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday. The game schedule varies in the amount of games played. There are no playoffs for these teams. All volleyball practice is at SFDS in the gym. The club team will practice on the roof. Boys’ Varsity Soccer begins August 28 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Beach Chalet. This team will play a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Due to field availability in the city, games may be played on Mondays. Contact: Mr. Roberts 568-3643 Boys’ JV Soccer begins August 28 Practice is Tuesday and Thursday at the Beach Chalet. Games are played following the Varsity game. This team will play a seven game schedule. Due to field availability in the city, games may be played on Mondays. Contact: Mr. Duryee-Browner 568-3212 Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country begins August 28 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday departing from SFDS and finishing at SFDS. This team will run various distances to and from school. The schedule is five meets with a final championship meet at the end of the season. Contact: Ms. Woodman-Russell 568-3200, Mr. Manton 568-3209

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WINTER SPORTS: November 12, 2012 - February 5, 2013 Open gym/shoot around for basketball players interested in participating in the after school basketball program is the week of November 5th. Girls’ Varsity Basketball begins November 12 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (7:00-8:00am) or after school (3:30-5:00pm). There is a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Games are played most often on Tuesday and Thursday. Practice is on the gym or on the roof. Contact: Ms. O’Brien 568-3642 Girls’ JV Volleyball begins November 12 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (7:00-8:00am) or after school (3:30-5:00pm). There is a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Games are played following the Varsity. Boys’ Varsity Basketball begins November 12 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (7:00-8:00am) or after school (3:30-5:00pm). There is a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Practice is in the gym or on the roof. Contact: Mr. Crosby 568-3644 Boys’ JV Basketball begins November 12 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (7:00-8:00am) or after school (3:30-5:00pm). There is a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Games are played following the Varsity. Contact: Mr. Tognetti 568-3606 Boys’ 6th Club Basketball begins November 28 Practice is Wednesday & Friday after school from 3:30-5:00pm (Friday practice begins at 3:15 pm.) with games on either Wednesday or Friday, and occasionally on Monday. Practice is in the gym or on the roof. The game schedule varies on the amount of games played. Contact: Mr. Thomas 568-3606

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WINTER SPORTS, Cont’d. Boys’ 5th Club Basketball begins November 28 Practice is Wednesday and Friday after school from 3:30-5:00pm. Friday practice begins at 3:15 pm with games on either Wednesday or Friday and occasionally Monday. Practice will be in the gym or on the roof. The boys will play other schools in our League that are available (only Cathedral has a fifth grade team, the other schools in our league do not include fifth grade in their sports program). Remember this is an introductory year for the kids. Girls’ Club Soccer begins November 27 Practice is Tuesday and Thursday at Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park after school from 3:30-5:00pm. Contact: Mr. Roberts 568-3643

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SPRING SPORTS: February 26 - May 7, 2013 Girls’ Varsity Soccer begins February 26 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park from 3:30-5:00 pm. Plan ahead for car pools. There is a seven game schedule with a final championship game at the end of the season. Contact: Mr. Roberts 568-3643 Boys’ Varsity Volleyball begins February 26 Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 3:30-5:00pm in the gym. There is a seven game schedule with playoffs at the end of the season. Contact: Ms. O’Brien 568-3642 Boys’ JV Volleyball begins February 26 Practice is Tuesday & Thursday, after school from 3:30-5:00pm in the gym. This team will play a schedule with playoffs at the end of the season if there are more than four teams participating. Girls’ Club Basketball begins March 4 Two separate teams (fifth and sixth grades). Practice is Monday, Wednesday and/ or Friday after school from 3:30-5:00pm in the gym. The game schedule varies in the amount of games played. Contact: Mr. Thomas 568-3644

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DIRECTIONS TO GAMES AND FIELDS FROM SFDS Bay Front Park (Mill Valley) 101 North take E. Blithedale/Tiburon exit; go west over overpass; go through two lights; left on Camino Alto; left on Sycamore; go to end of road; assemble on grassy area away from bike path. Beach Chalet - left on Masonic; right on Fulton; left on 47th to stop sign; left and right into parking lot. Near beach windmill. Brandeis Hillel (is located behind Stonestown on Brotherhood Way) – Masonic to Fell; turn right on Fell; left on Kezar onto Lincoln Way; left on 7th Ave; right on Kirkham to 19th Ave. Left on 19th; past Stonestown toward 280; right on Brotherhood Way; school is on the left: 655 Brotherhood Way. Burke right on Masonic to Geary; left on Geary to Arguello; left on California. Follow to end: 7070 California Ave. Cathedral right on Masonic; follow to Bush; left on Divisadero; right on California; left on Taylor; left on Sacramento: 1275 Sacramento (look for Grace Cathedral parking lot, unload and find Gresham Hall Auditorium). Convent/Stuart Hall right on Masonic to Bush; left on Fillmore to Broadway; right on Broadway: 2222 Broadway. Crissy Field - cross country site. Right on Masonic; left at Presidio Ave., through the Presidio; at 3rd stop sign take right; continue under the freeway toward the bay to stop sign; turn right; take the first left into Crissy field parking lot near the restrooms. Crocker Amazon Field - Go 101 south to the 280 south split; go south on 280 to the Geneva Exit. Go down Geneva and after several blocks cross Mission St. Make a left on Moscow and make a right turn into the fields parking lot. Or follow Clayton up and over to Market right on Market to Portola; left on O’Shaugnessy; get on 280 and take the Ocean Ave./Geneva exit to Geneva; go across Mission St. and make a left on Moscow; the field is on the right.

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DIRECTIONS TO GAMES AND FIELDS FROM SFDS, cont’d. Crocker in San Mateo (CSU away games for baseball) Take 280 South to the Black Mountain Road exit. Make a left at the stop sign. Next stop sign make a left on Skyline, a right on Chateau follow down and the school and field is on the left. Crystal Springs Uplands - Go south on Hwy. 101 take 3rd Ave exit follow 3rd across El Camino turn left on Uplands Drive 400 Uplands Dr. From 280, take Hwy 92 east to Alameda de las Pulgas stop light, left on Alameda de las Pulgas to dead end, right on Crystal Springs road to 1st stop sign, left on Stonehedge, 1 block left on Uplands. (Allow at least 45-60 minutes door-to-door.) French American School – 150 Oak St. Left on Masonic Ave; left on Oak St; past Octavia. Find parking on the street. School is on the left. Fort Scott Field – in the Presidio on the ocean side toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Take Lake St. heading west to 25th Ave. rt., follow to El Camino Del Mar take a right. El Camino Del Mar becomes Lincoln, follow Lincoln to Storey (in the Presidio). Field is nestled off Storey Rd. and Lincoln. Franklin Square Located at 16th and Bryant Gellert Park 280 South take Hickey Blvd.; exit right on Hickey; left on Gellert; go 1 block fire station on the right, right turn go 3/4 of block parking on the right. Hallmark Park in Belmont (Crystal Springs course is located in the SF Watershed off of Hallmark Dr. in Belmont) From 280 South take 92 East (from 101 take 92 West). Exit at Ralston (Turn left on Ralston going South). At the second stop light turn right on Hallmark Dr. Go about one mile and look for the course entrance (you will see a pay phone and trail on the right). Walk up the hill past the tennis courts and through the gate. The start is up at the top of the hill.

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DIRECTIONS TO GAMES AND FIELDS FROM SFDS, cont’d. Hamlin right on Masonic; follow to Bush; left on Buchanan to Broadway left park in front 2120 Broadway. Head-Royce take Bay Bridge to 580 Hayward exit; Fruitvale exit; straight two blocks, left on Champion to stop light; straight to stop light; up hill (7-11), school is on the left: 4315 Lincoln Ave. Mormon Temple, continue up hill and it is on the right! Phone to Mormon Temple: 510-531-3777 Mormon Temple past Head-Royce School on Lincoln Street up the hill on the right hand side. You can’t miss it! Jackson Field- In Potrero Hill neighborhood on 16th Street and Arkansas, Mariposa and Arkansas St. Julius Kahn right on Masonic; left on Presidio; follow into Presidio; take the first left off Pacific Ave (Spruce). Kimball Field East on Golden Gate Ave; left on Pierce and you will run into the field. Koret (USF) right on Golden Gate Ave to Parker; right; park in street. Koret is on the left. Marin Country Day (MCDS) Go north on Hwy. 101 take Paradise Dr. in Corte Madera, stay right upon exiting and continue on Paradise Drive to 5221 Paradise Drive. Mission Bay Bakar Fitness Center at UCSF - Go North on Masonic Ave toward Turk. Turn right onto Turk; right onto Divisadero St; left onto Golden Gate Ave; right onto Hyde St. which becomes 8th St. Turn left onto Brannan St; right onto 7th St; turn slight left onto 16th St; left onto Owens St. and end at 1675 Owens. Parking garage available. Morton Street Field is in the Presidio near JK. Go into the Presidio, take second left which is Liggett Ave; left becomes Morton; field is right there. Oceanview Soccer and Baseball Field: Left on Masonic Ave; follow Masonic; right on Waller; left on Clayton. Follow Clayton to Market St; right on Market (follow upper Market which turns into Portola). Left at O’Shaunessy into Glen Park; get on 280 South; take Mission St. exit; right on San Jose; turn slight right onto Sagamore St; turn right onto Orizaba Ave. Field is in the bundle of beautiful trees. Lobos St. at Capitol and Plymouth Sts. 16


DIRECTIONS TO GAMES AND FIELDS FROM SFDS, cont’d. Palega field is at 500 Felton St., near the 101 S/280 split. Get onto 101 S. Take the exit toward Silver Ave. Turn left onto San Bruno Ave. Turn right onto Felton St. Paradise Beach Front (follow directions to MCDS) Past MCDS; 4 miles on left side park in bottom lot. There are a lot of curves on this road! Parkside Field – At 28th Ave. and Vicente St. Polo Field left on Masonic; right on Fell to Lincoln; right on 25th Ave. At stop sign turn left; follow to right turn off to Polo Fields. Potrero Hill Field - 795 Arkansas - in Potrero Hill neighborhood off 16th Street on Arkansas – up the hill past Jackson Field. Rossi follow Golden Gate Ave; right on Parker; left on Turk to Arguello. Arguello and Anza streets. Seacloud Park - Baseball diamond for Crystal Springs. 101 south take Hwy 92 east take the first exit off 92 called Mariners Island. Left at stop light onto Edgewater, go1.5 miles. Left on Pitcarin - field is on the right. Go to the smaller field. Speedway Meadow left on Masonic; right on Fell; go straight into park; three stop signs, continue and the meadow is on the left side. Town School right on Masonic to Bush; left on Divisidero to Jackson; right to 2750 Jackson. West Sunset Field Go left on Masonic; right on Fell; follow to Lincoln; to Sunset Blvd; right on Riveria; right on 39th; the field is near S.I. If any of these directions are not accurate, please contact Ms. O’Brien to update. Check with Mapquest as well to help with directions.

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Information about upcoming sports: Winter sports will begin after the volleyball, cross country, and soccer season playoff. The winter season consists of six basketball teams and one soccer team. The seventh and eighth grade boys and girls will begin their practice and season mid-November after school. The first week of practices will be set up as a skill building week for all players. Most often the grade levels are kept together with the eighth grade playing at the varsity level and the seventh grade playing at the junior varsity level. In the past there have been players who demonstrate excellent skill levels and capabilities to play at the varsity level. These few players must demonstrate maturity, positive sportsmanship, and continuous effort and commitment to the team for the season. To accommodate four teams (two varsity teams and two JV teams), we will have practices before school at 7:00 a.m. We may also extend practice time to 5:30 p.m. The location of practices will take place in the SFDS gym or on the roof. The fifth and sixth grade boys and girls will begin their winter sports season after Thanksgiving break. The days of practice for boys’ fifth and sixth grade basketball will be on Wednesday and Friday after school from 3:30 –5:00 p.m. The girls’ club soccer team will practice and play on Tuesday and Thursday after school at the Beach Chalet field (most likely). Parents should inform the SFDS coach if your child is playing on another basketball or soccer or “club” team. Parents also should refrain from interfering with advising the team coach during practices or games. Children learn team strategies during practices, not during a game. Be encouraging, supportive and positive! Girls’ seventh and eighth grade soccer and boys volleyball will tentatively begin the last week in February. The fifth and sixth grade girls will be playing basketball during spring beginning March. These teams are grade level teams (ie. a fifth grade team and a sixth grade team). All student athletes who participate in the after school sports program are required to turn in their team uniform at the conclusion of each season.

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FALL GAME SCHEDULES Cross Country Schedule 2012 All 7th & 8th grade practice three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All 5th and 6th grade practice two days a week: Tuesday and Thursday. Date

Opponent

Location Host

Walk/Race Time

Wed, Sept. 12

BAIAL Relays

Hallmark Park

3:30/4:00

Tue, Sept. 25 SFDS host

MCDS, CSU

Crissy Field warming hut

3:30/4:00

Wed, Oct. 10 Brandeis, FAIS

Brandeis Lake Merced

3:30/4:00

Tue, Oct. 23

JK 3:45/4:00

Burke, Town, Convent, Stuart Hall

Tue, Oct. 30 HR, Hamlin, JK 3:45/4:00 Cathedral Mon, Nov. 5 Final Cross Country Lindley Championship Race Meadow

Course Walk-thru 3:15 Race Time: 3:45 Girls/4:15 Boys

Coaches: Mr. Manton and Ms. Woodman-Russell Runners need a solid pair of running shoes and running shorts. All athletes need appropriate attire to work out and play hard in all of the sports that are offered in the after school sports program. Jeans are unacceptable.

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FALL GAME SCHEDULES Boys Soccer 2012 Varsity and Junior Varsity Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Fri, Sept. 14

Stuart Hall

Polo #1

3:30/4:45

Wed, Sept. 19

Brandeis JV only

Polo #2

JV only 4:45

Fri, Sept. 28

FAIS

Polo #1

3:30/4:45

Th, Oct. 4 Town Th, Oct. 11 MCDS

Polo #3 3:30/4:45 MCDS 3:30/4:45

Mon, Oct. 15

Cathedral

Crocker #1

3:30/4:45

Th, Oct. 18

Head-Royce

Head-Royce

Mon, Oct. 29

Semi-Final

Higher seed hosts

Wed, Oct. 31 Final Crocker

3:45/5:00 TBD 4:00

Coaches: Mr. Roberts, Mr. Crosby, and Mr. Duryee-Browner Players need appropriate field shoes, shin guards, white socks, and a positive mental attitude. ***Note that game dates and/or locations are subject to change.

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FALL GAME SCHEDULES Girls Volleyball 2012 Varsity and Junior Varsity All 7th & 8th grade practice three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All 5th and 6th grade practice two days a week: Tuesday and Thursday. No playoff games for the 5th and 6th grade teams. Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Wed, Sept. 19

Brandeis

Brandeis

3:30/5:00

Mon, Sept. 24

MCDS

MCDS

3:30/4:45

Fri, Sept. 28

Burke

Thur, Oct. 4

Head-Royce

SFDS

3:45/4:45

Tue, Oct. 9

Convent

Convent

4:00/5:15

Thur, Oct. 11

FAIS

SFDS

3:30/4:45

Thur, Oct. 18

Hamlin

SFDS

Nov. 1-2

Semi-final

Higher seed hosts

Wed, Nov. 7

Final

Convent

Burke

3:45/5:00

3:45/5:00

Head Coach: Ms. O’Brien JV Coach: Ms. Dunn

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FALL GAME SCHEDULES Girls Club Volleyball 2012 6th Grade* Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Wed, Sept. 19

Burke

SFDS

4:00 pm (2 courts)

Th, Sept. 25

Hamlin

Hamlin

3:45 pm

Tue, Oct. 2

MCDS

SFDS

4:00 pm

Tue, Oct. 9

Convent

SFDS

Th, Oct. 11

Head-Royce

Head-Royce

4:00 pm

Tue, Oct. 16

Hamlin

SFDS

4:00 pm

Th, Oct. 18

Burke

Burke

Tue, Oct. 30

MCDS

MCDS

4:00 pm

4:00 pm (outside) 4:00 pm

Coach: Ms. Vargas Game schedule for 5th and 6th is not yet complete. No playoff for 5th and 6th grade teams.

5th Grade Date

Opponent

Location

Game Time

Wed, Sept. 19

Burke

SFDS

4:00 pm (2 courts)

Th, Sept. 25

Hamlin

Hamlin

3:45 pm

Tue, Oct. 2

MCDS

SFDS

5:15 pm

Tue, Oct. 9

Convent

SFDS

Tue, Oct. 16

Hamlin

SFDS

Th, Oct. 18

Burke

Burke

Tue, Oct. 30

MCDS

MCDS

5:15 pm 5:15 pm

4:00 pm (outside) 5:15 pm

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Athletes’ Code of Ethics Trustworthiness Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and community Respect Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit, or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements Responsibility Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices Fairness Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly Caring Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need Citizenship Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment PLAYERS’ CODE Play by the rules and pursue victory with honor. Win and lose graciously. Treat all other athletes as you would like to be treated. Do not argue with officials or complain about calls. Never retaliate if you feel wronged. PARENTS’ CODE Remember, young people play for their own enjoyment, not yours. Applaud good plays by opposing players as well as your own. Set a good example. Young people learn best from positive role models. Do not question a referee’s judgement or integrity. Do not coach from the sidelines. Be a fan, not a fanatic! 23


Important Phone Numbers San Francisco Day School: 931-2422 Athletic Director: Mary O’Brien 568-3642 Associate AD: Steve Roberts 568-3643 Soccer cell - 271-9037 Afterschool Enrichment Program (AEP): 568-3650 Golden Gate Lobby: 568-3685 References: Bigelow, Bob, Tom Moroney and Linda Hall. Just Let the Kids Play Hall Communications, Inc. Deerfield Beach, Florida. 2001. Goodman, Dr. Gary S. 101 Things Parents Should Know Before Volunteering to Coach Their Kids’ Sports Teams. Contemporary Publishing Group, Inc. Chicago, Illinois. 2000. Thompson, Jim. Positive Coaching. Warde Publishers, Inc. Portola Valley, California. 1995.

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SFDS Sports Handbook  

A guide to athletics program at SFDS.

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