Issuu on Google+

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

2015-2016 Athletic Handbook St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy 210 South Indian River Driv9e Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Revised on 9/10/15

2015-2016


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS St.Andrew’s Administrative Staff…………………………………………………pg. 3 Athletic Sport’s Teams………………………………………………………………..pg. 4 Mission……………………………………………………………………………..……….pg. 5 Athletic Vision……………………………………………………………………...........pg. 5 Players Commitment……………………………………………......pg. 6 Student Eligibility…………………………………………………………………..…pg. 6-7 Academic Requirements…………………………………………………………..pg. 7-10 Attendance Requirements……………………………………………………….……pg. 9 Personal Behavior………………………………………………………………....pg. 10-11 General Policies………………………………………………………………….…pg. 11-13 Transfer Regulations………………………………………………………………….pg. 13 Recruitment of Students………………………………………………………...pg. 13-14 General Sports Participation Information……………………………….pg. 15-17 Parents Expectations and Organizations……………………….....................pg. 17

2|Page Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

St.Andrew’s Administrative Staff Trina Angelone Head of Schools (772) 461-7689 headofschool@staacademy.org Rev. Dr. Frank Sawyer Chaplain/Head of Upper School (772) 461-7689 fsawyer@staacademy.org Mandy Doss Head of Lower School (772) 461-7689 mdoss@staacademy.org Jason Fletcher Athletic Director (772) 461-7689 x 2102 athletics@staacademy.org

3|Page Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook SPORTS PROGRAMS OFFERED MIDDLE SCHOOL SEASON VOLLEYBALL FALL SOCCER (COED) CROSS COUNTRY BASKETBALL CHEERLEADING SOFTBALL GOLF FLAG FOOTBALL (COED)

FALL FALL WINTER WINTER WINTER SPRING SPRING

5TH/6TH Boys Girls X X X X

X X X X X X X

X X

7TH/8TH Boys Girls X X X X X X

X X X X X X X

HIGH SCHOOL SEASON VOLLEYBALL CROSS COUNTRY GOLF SOCCER BASKETBALL CHEERLEADING ROWING BASEBALL FLAG FOOTBALL TENNIS LACROSSE

FALL FALL FALL WINTER WINTER WINTER SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING

JUNIOR VARSITY Boys Girls X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X

VARSITY Boys Girls X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X X X X

****Sports above are not guaranteed and will only take place if we have enough interest and participation from the students. High School sports will consist of Junior Varsity and Varsity teams if enough students participate.

4|Page Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

History of Our School St. Andrew's Episcopal Church opened the school in the fall of 1970 as an expression of its mission to the community of Fort Pierce. We welcome children from all walks of life, regardless of race, creed, color, ethnic origin, or gender. In 2014, the Board of Trustees approved the opening of a high school, and in May 2015, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy graduated its first senior class! In 2015 with the support of the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida, the school expanded its Blended Learning Environment to launch St. Andrew’s Online School to provide opportunities for students to experience St. Andrew’s at any time or from anywhere!

Athletic Program The Interscholastic Athletic Program at St.Andrew’s is an integral part of the school’s mission of educating the whole student. The athletic department goal is to educate student-athletes about the values associated with athletic competition and to help them reach their full athletic potential. Athletic sports are not just about competition but developing important life skills and how to work together as a team. We welcome motivated students from any religious, racial, social, or ethnic groups.

Belief Statements We believe: 

Participation in athletics help develop stronger bodies and healthier lifestyles  Athletes learn sportsmanship and the value of teamwork while practicing and playing sports  Participation in athletics promote and develop self-esteem and self worth  Participation in Interscholastic competition provides a medium for school spirit and school pride for the student body and community  Athletic programs are an important and necessary part of the total school experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to the student body, to the community and to the students themselves  The interscholastic athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing policies, rules and regulation. While we take great pride in winning, we will not condone “winning at any cost” and discourage any and all pressure, which might tend to neglect good sportsmanship and good mental health.

5|Page Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

Player’s commitment:         

Athletes should play hard, play to win, but play fair An athlete never uses profanity or illegal tactics An athlete must learn that losing is a part of the game, and that he/she should be gracious in defeat and modest in victory Athletes should concentrate on the game, and try to ignore uncomplimentary remarks Athletes should congratulate the opponent on a well-played game after the contest, regardless of the outcome Athletes must abide by the decision of game officials, faculty members, and officials at all times Athletes should always show respect for students, faculty members, and officials at all times Athletes should be well groomed and attempt to make a good impression, always remembering that they represent their school, home, and family Athletes must maintain poise and self control at all times

Student Eligibility A St. Andrew’s Academy student must be in school for no less than 3 hours to be eligible to participate in practice or game that same day. For students attending St. Andrew’s Online Academy, attendance criteria is defined in student handbook Student-athletes are expected to be at all practices and games unless absent from school. Every student-athlete must have on file with their Athletic Director the required documents before he/she begin participating in athletics at St.Andrew’s. Failure to do so will make the student-athlete ineligible for practices, games, and team functions. The following forms are required before a student-athlete participates:

1. EL2-Pre-participation Physical Examination Form. This form is valid for a calendar year. If a lapse occurs between the date of expiration and the date of the new physical examination, the student-athlete must stop all athletic physical activity immediately.

2. EL3- Consent and Release of Liability Form. This form must be renewed every year and the renewal date must be after June 1st

3. EL3CH- Consent and Release Concussion and Heat. This form obligates any student that experiences concussion or heat related illnesses to be reported to a coach or faculty member right away. The student is also obligated to inform a coach or faculty member if he/she notices a teammate with these symptoms. 6|Page Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

4. GA4-Affidavit of Compliance with Policy on Athletic Recruiting. This form is required for all student-athletes entering St.Andrew’s for the first time who began their high school careers at another high school. This form needs to be certified by a notary public.

5. St.Andrew’s Transportation Release form. This form allows all student-athletes to be transported to games or practices by an approved parent or volunteer.

6. Team Contract. This form must be signed by every student-athlete and parents/guardian.

Academic Requirements 2.0 GPA is minimum requirement for Academic Eligibility. A middle/high school student must have a 2.0 GPA, or the equivalent of a 2.0 GPA based on a 4.0 unweighted scale, or its equivalent, at the conclusion of each semester to be academically eligible during the next semester. Additionally, St.Andrew’s will monitor all student-athletes at each grading period to determine eligibility and any student that drops below a 2.5 may prompt a meeting with Athletic Director, student-athlete, and teacher or teachers.

Courses to be used in Calculating High School GPA. The grades from all courses required for graduation that a student takes, including those taken by the student before he/she begins high school in which high school credit is earned, must be included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA at the conclusion of each semester.

Academic Eligibility/Ineligibility is for a semester. A student who is academically eligible at the beginning of a semester will continue to be academically eligible for that entire semester. A student who is academically ineligible at the beginning of a semester will continue to be academically ineligible for that entire semester.

Attendance during Previous Two Consecutive Semesters Required. A student cannot be academically eligible if he/she has not attended school and received grades for all courses taken during the previous two consecutive semesters.

Exception-First Semester of High School Attendence-Ninth Grade. A first year high school student, entering the ninth grade for the first time, is 7|Page Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

academically eligible during his/her first semester of high school attendance. The student, however, must have the cumulative 2.0 GPA at the conclusion of his/her first semester of high school attendance to be academically eligible to participate during his/her next semester of attendance.

Exception-Using Semester GPA for Ninth and Tenth Grade. A student who is academically ineligible during the second semester of ninth grade or during the first semester of tenth grade and does not regain a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the conclusion of the semester of ineligibility may be granted academic eligibility for the next semester if: (a) The student signs an academic performance contract with his/her school upon discovery of the semester of ineligibility and (b) The student sits out the semester of ineligibility and (c) The student attends summer school, or its graded equivalent, as necessary; and (d) The student earns a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale in all courses taken during the semester of ineligibility.

No exceptions During the 11th and 12th grade. Once a student has completed 10th grade, he/she must have the cumulative 2.0 GPA as required by bilaw for the remainder of his/her high school career.

Student Not Eligible for One full semester if Transcript cannot be obtained. A student whose former school cannot or will not provide an official sealed transcript will not be eligible in the new school until he/she has been in attendance for one full semester and has established a cumulative GPA. The school must submit a written report to the FHSAA Office that includes the student’s name, date of first attendance of school, and the beginning and ending dates of the previous semester.

Mandatory Grading Scale to be used in Calculating GPA. All member schools must use the following alphabetical grading scale as a mandated in s.1003.437, Florida Statues, when calculating the grade point averages of high school students to determine their academic eligibility:  Grade “A” is 90 to 100 percent and has a GPA value of 4  Grade “B” is 80 to 89 percent and has a GPA value of 3  Grade “C” is 70 to 79 percent and has a GPA value of 2  Grade “D” is 60 to 69 percent and has a GPA value of 1  Grade “F” is 59 percent or less and has a GPA value of 0

Students in Dual Enrollment or Early Admission Programs. Students who participate in dual enrollment programs or early admission programs are still required to have a cumulative 2.0 GPA required by FHSAA. 8|Page Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

Incomplete Grade is a Failure. An incomplete grade must be counted as a failure (Grade “F”) when calculating a students GPA. Once completed , an “I” will be recalculated to reflect the appropriate grade and weight.

Effect of Summer School or its Graded Equivalent Courses on Cumulative GPA. A student may raise or lower his/her cumulative GPA by attending summer school or its graded equivalent if: (a) The summer school or its graded equivalent is regularly scheduled and regularly organized under the direction of a district school board or private school; (b) All coursework taken by the student is completed before the first day of classes in the subsequent semester; and (c) All courses taken by the student, in which he/she receives a grade, whether during the regular academic year or summer school, or its graded equivalent, must be used to calculate the student’s cumulative GPA.

Grade GPA Calculation. For the purposes of GPA calculation, each subsequent unsuccessful attempt on a course taken for forgiveness must be computed in the calculations. One successful attempt will over write the original grade and all previous unsuccessful attempts.

Forgiveness. If a student repeats a course, regardless of whether he/she passed or failed the course on the first attempt in which the student earned a “D” or “F”, or the equivalent of a grade of “D” or “F”, the grade may be replaced with a grade of “C” or higher, or the equivalent of a grade of “C” or higher, provided for required courses the course is the same or comparable course, or with a grade of “C” or higher, or the equivalent of “C” or higher for an elective course and that grade will be used to calculate the students cumulative GPA

Course Taught by Private Tutor cannot be used to raise GPA. A school cannot accept a grade received by a student in a class conducted by a private certified tutor or raise his/her cumulative GPA for academic eligibility purposes.

Determination of Academic Eligibility at Conclusion of Each Semester. A school must calculate the cumulative GPA of a student at the conclusion of each semester to determine the student’s academic eligibility for the next semester. Only those grades that are first reported by the student’s teachers at the conclusion of the semester can be used to calculate the student’s GPA.

Attendance Requirements

9|Page Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

Student may only participate at School he/she first attends each school year-A student must attend school, and may participate only in the interscholastic athletic programs sponsored by the school he/she first attends each school year, which is either: (a) The school where the student first attends class; or (b) The school where the student first participates in an athletic activity on or after the official start date of that sport season before he/she attends classes at any school

Minimal Absences-A student must not exceed 10 unexcused absences in a calendar year. If the student does exceed that number, it may result in suspension from athletic teams.

Personal Behavior Suspension from School- Any student that has received an “Out of School Suspension,” will not be allowed to participate in practice or participate in an athletic contest while suspended. Any student-athlete assigned to In-School Suspension is ineligible to practice that day or compete. Multiple suspensions or multiple day suspensions will be dealt with on an individual basis and may result in additional game suspensions or other disciplinary action by school.

Stealing- Stealing by any of our athletes will not be tolerated and will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the team and may affect future athletic participation.

Drug Free Environment for Students- The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance; including alcohol, is prohibited by St.Andrew’s. Any student that is caught with a controlled substance or under the influence of a controlled substance will be terminated from any sports team and may result in expulsion.

Use of Profanity- The use of profanity, obscene gestures, or abusive language is a serious offense. At anytime a student shows disrespect toward school officials, contestants, spectators, game officials, teammates or their coaches, the student will be suspended for a minimum of one contest.

Class- Athletes are expected to attend all classes, be on time, turn in their assignments on time, seek help from the teacher when necessary, have a positive attitude toward their peers and teachers, and be a good citizen. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action from the coach.

10 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook Practices- The coach will schedule practices. It is imperative that all team

members be at practice when scheduled and to be on time. If you are unable to attend a practice, it is your responsibility to notify your coach the day that you will not be at practice by email or contacting the schools receptionist.

Commitment- An athlete must understand that playing a sport is very demanding on his/her time for practices and games. Many of these practices and competitions occur during holidays, on Saturday, etc. The coach and team expect you to be there. An athlete missing any contest during holidays for club/travel type teams will be considered unexcused and subject to the coaches policy regarding unexcused absence. Any student-athlete, who quits a team or is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, will be ineligible for another sport until the current season is over.

Firearms and Weapons- A student shall not posses any firearm or weapon, on the premises of St.Andrew’s, at bus stops, or any school related functions that are being held by St.Andrew’s.

Hazing of Students- Hazing of students, including shaving of heads and other types of activities are not in the best interest of athletics at St.Andrew’s and are strictly prohibited. If a student or students are caught hazing another individual, he/she may be suspended from the team

General Policies Participation is a privilege- Participation in interscholastic athletics by a student is a privilege, not a right. To earn this privilege, students must abide by the rules and meet academic standards of performance and personal behavior that are related to school purposes.

Support your Student Athlete- Encourage participation. Allow the student to select the sport based on his/her perceived ability and interest. Provide a pressure free environment regarding scholarship expectations. Do not emphasize quitting as the best way to solve a problem but rather perseverance.

Sportsmanship and behavior Expectations   

A positive approach should be taken toward the promotion of sportsmanship The community must share in the responsibility for good sportsmanship at athletic contests The whole community (law enforcement, clubs, school personnel, news media, parent groups, student organizations, and students) must work together to promote good sportsmanship 11 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook    

Parents must accept the responsibility for the actions of younger children at athletic contests No coach or player will relay information to opposing schools. This includes signs, plays, athletic weaknesses, etc. Always welcome an opposing team When playing at an opponents facility, you will show the upmost respect for their facility and will not in any way deface the property

Unsportsmanlike Conduct- “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” is a defined as a student who commits an act of malicious and hateful nature toward a contest official, an opponent or any other person attending an athletic contest shall be guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct. Such acts may include, but are not limited to:  Profanity  Striking or threatening a contest official  Physical contact with an opponent which is beyond the normal scope of competition  Spitting on a contest official or opponent  Directing gender, racial or ethnic slurs toward a contest official, an opponent or any other person attending an athletic contest  Such acts deemed to be unacceptable conduct according to the principal of the member school  Performance enhancing drugs is considered an unsportsmanlike conduct and any student that is caught will dismissed from the team and be on suspension for one calendar year.

Penalties for Unsportsmanlike Conduct     

The payment of all fines assessed against the school by the FHSAAA will be the responsibility of the athlete or athletes involved in the unsportsmanlike act beginning with the first incident. An athlete who is ejected or disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct will pay fines in full An athlete or athletes who are ejected, disqualified, or guilty of gross unsportsmanlike conduct will pay a fine of $250.00 or the actual fine, whichever is greater An athlete who is ejected or disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct will not participate in or represent the school in any future athletic contests until all fines assessed have been paid to the school An athlete who is ejected or disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct is subject to additional disciplinary action by the principal of the school depending on the severity of the unsportsmanlike behavior. Students will be required to pay all fines assessed by the FHSAA as a result of unsportsmanlike and/or inappropriate behavior.

12 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook 

Students who are found to have committed unsportsmanlike conduct may be ineligible to participate in interscholastic athletic competition for a penalty period of up to one or more calendar years.

Restoring Eligibility- The Executive Director or the FHSAA Board of Directors on appeal, may restore the student’s eligibility prior to the end of the penalty period, when in the discretion of the Executive Director, the student has been properly disciplined and the student sings a written statement of his/her intention to comply with these standards in the future. In some instances, students appealing fines may continue to participate pending appeal with the approval of the principal and the athletic department.

Disqualifications-The disqualification from participation of a coach or student, or removal of a spectator or other representative of a member school due to unsportsmanlike during an interscholastic event will subject the school to the appropriate penalties.

Transfer Regulations “Transfer” defined-A transfer occurs when a student makes a change in schools after he/she establishes residency at a school each year.

Transfer Eligibility-A student who transfers from one school to another will be eligible at the new school provided the student qualifies under the following:  If the student transfers from a school prior to the beginning date of the sport season, as established in the FHSAA calendar, meets all other eligibility requirements in Article 9 and provided: (a) The transfer has been approved pursuant to the district school board policies in the case of a transfer to a public school or pursuant to the private school policies in the case of a transfer to a private school, and (b) A form to be provided by FHSAA (EL6 Form-Notice of Transfer) has been submitted to the association.

Recruitment of Students General Principle- Recruitment or attempted recruitment of students for athletic purposes is an act of unsportsmanlike conduct and is expressly forbidden.

Definition of Recruiting- Recruiting is the use of undue influence or special inducement by anyone associated with the school in an attempt to encourage a

13 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

prospective student to attend or remain at that school for the purpose of participating in interscholastic athletics.

Recruiting-Any individual connected with a high school athletic program shall be prohibited from discussing that school’s athletic program, or attendance at that school, with any student or parents of a student enrolled at that school. Such individuals would include coaches, teachers, administrators, booster club members, graduates, and volunteers in the athletic program. Direct or indirect comments to an individual about attendance at a school shall be construed as tampering. All inquiries about a school’s athletic program shall be referred to the school principal.

Liability of recruitment- A member school is responsible for any violation of this bylaw and/or the recruiting policies committed by any person associated with the school, including the principal, assistant principals, athletic director, coaches, teachers, and any other staff members or employees of the school. The member school is also responsible for a violation committed by any third party under the direction of the school or anyone associated with it.

General Sports Participation Information Team Selection- The makeup of each individual team is at the discretion of the head coach. Middle school teams are made up 5/6 and 7/8 graders. At the high school level, Junior Varsity is made up of 9-10 graders and Varsity teams are made up of 11-12 graders. If a student shows strong athletic ability in a particular sport, he/she may be asked to join a more advanced team. For example, If a student is in 8th grade and he/she is more advanced in the sport then others, they may be asked to play for Junior Varsity at the high school level. Before this decision is made, a conference between the student, parents, head coach, and athletic director will be necessary to be sure the move is in the best interest of the student.

Tryouts- Tryouts will usually be held in conjunction with FHSAA starting dates found on the FHSAA website. Any interested student who meets the FHSAA and STAE eligibility requirements may try out. Coaches will determine which players will make up a team. There will be a maximum number of players for each team at each level of play.

Playing Time- Determining how much playing time each players gets is up to the discretion of the coach. However, there are some general goals for which we will always strive. At the middle school level, instruction and active participation is a chief concern, and is our goal that every athlete participates in every contest unless some type of discipline is involved. This does not imply, however, that every player will receive an identical amount of playing time in every contest. At the Junior Varsity level, and especially at the Varsity level, concepts of competition and 14 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

roleplaying within a team setting enter into the equation, and may result in some athletes not playing in some contests. Again, we strive to use all athletes whenever possible, but, in the end it is up to the coaches.

Practices- All athletes are expected to be present and on time to all practices called by the coach during the season of a particular sport. All student-athletes are also expected to stay at practice until dismissed by the coach. Student-athletes should inform the coach in advance when absences are anticipated, and determination of whether the absence is excused or unexcused will be according to the coach’s discretion. There will be no practices on Sundays or Religious Holidays.

Dual Sport Athletes- If the student-athlete’s sports are in separate seasons, the student-athlete may not try out for the next season sport until they have completed the current season to its fullest. The current season sport head coach may grant permission to the student-athlete to try out for the next season sport team; as long as it does not interfere with the current season. There will not be any athletes participating in 2 sports in the same season unless agreed upon by the Athletic Director and both sports coaches.

Open Gym- Off season conditioning programs conducted by a school shall only be open to participation by all students enrolled in that school or as per FHSAA bylaws. Only St.Andrew’s students may participate. Open gym must be open to all students. Opening a facility to a select group of students to practice individual skills for a specific sport is a violation of this policy. Supervision by school personnel is required. School personnel, including faculty and non-faculty coaches in attendance, however, shall not provide coaching or instruction in the skills and techniques in any sport. No sport specific tasks or drills shall be taught or assigned to students to perform during open facility activities. Their presence may be in a supervisory capacity only.

Transportation- Transportation will be provided from an approved list of parent volunteers for all practices and games. Any student that is participating in athletics at St.Andrew’s must complete the Transportation Release form provided by the school. A student that has an active driver’s license, may drive to the games themselves but are strictly prohibited from driving another student or teammate.

Uniforms- St.Andrew’s will supply uniforms and some additional equipment required for the sport. Parents/Students will be responsible for washing game uniforms and clean uniforms will be a must for all athletic events.

Parent Expectations and Organizations

15 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

Here at St. Andrew’s, our coaches and faculty are committed to helping your child succeed academically and athletically. We have your child’s best interest at heart and only want what is best for them. As a parent, part of enjoying your children’s participation in competitive sports is watching them enjoy the game themselves, developing skills and discipline, improving their performance and of course having fun. With that being said, it is asked that all parents refrain from coaching students during practices/games, yelling or making gestures at coaches, players, and umpires.

Below are some guidelines we ask our parents to follow:          

I will not force my child to participate in any sports he/she does not want to I will pledge to actively monitor my child’s academic progress and reinforce the importance of academic achievement I will remember that my child plays sports for his/her enjoyment I will teach my child to play by the rules of the game and resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence I will maintain self control and emotional discipline while at all events I will speak with the coaching staff in private should I have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding my child or any child’s well being I will let the coaches coach, players play, and officials officiate I will refrain from coaching any student during practices or games I will respect the decisions made by coaches, officials and other team parents at all times I will support my child and my child’s teammates in the most positive way possible

Keeping Athletics in Perspective- Emphasize that academics must always come first before sports. Assist the student to structure time wisely so that athletics do not interfere with academics. Use athletics as a way to teach our children how to interact with other people during emotional situations. Explain to your child that athletic ability varies with body maturity and that effort is just as important, if not more important, as natural ability.

Communication with the Coaches- Parents should not attempt to address a coach or coaches immediately after a game or practice. Coaches have many post game/practice responsibilities, including the supervision of the players. Also, the post game/practice period is often emotionally charged, and not conducive to productive discussion. If a parent feels a need to address a concern he/she is having, the parent should contact the Athletic Director to arrange for a meeting at a later date.

Coaches Expectations- Coaches are responsible for informing parents of times and locations of practices/games, expectations he/she has for all athletes on the 16 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


2015-2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

squad, any injury that occurs during a practice or game, any disciplinary actions that may be required, and any type of fees or additional equipment needed that may not be furnished by St.Andrew’s.

Appropriate topics to discuss with a Coach    

Any mental or physical strain on your child that is affecting his/her behavior at home or in the classroom How can you contribute to your child’s success or skill improvement Health concerns regarding your child Schedule conflicts

Inappropriate topics to discuss with a Coach   

Team Strategy or play calling Other student athletes Amount of playing time for your child  Comments about other parents

Parent Organizations, Booster Clubs, and other fund raising activities St.Andrew’s Episcopal encourages parents to form Support Organizations (SO). These organizations support individual schools or activities at a school. Examples of such organizations include the PTO and booster clubs. All SO and booster club organizations may use the schools logo, mascot, crest, or trademark but must get the written permission from the Head of School before submitting anything for final review. All SO activities will be approved in advance by the principal or designee and be beneficial to students, volunteers, employees of the school, or the school and will not conflict with programs administered by the Board. A meeting should be scheduled with the administrator in charge of activities, Athletic Director, Development Coordinator, and the Finance Manager to establish any support organizations for St.Andrew’s Episcopal Academy.

17 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

18 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy Athletic Handbook

2015-2016

19 | P a g e Revised 9/10/15


Athletic handbook