Contests & Practice

Team members must be present and on time for all scheduled practice sessions and contests.  A student who needs to attend extra help sessions or other extracurricular activities should have prior permission from his/her coach or obtain a note from the extra help teacher or advisor to be excused. Remember that once you become a member of an athletic team you have made a commitment for the entire season.

Acceptable reasons for missing practices or contests include:

  • Sickness
  • Emergency appointments
  • College visitation
  • Funerals
  • Religious obligations
  • Exams, tests, academic support

It is the responsibility of the athlete to inform the coach in advance, when possible, if a game or a practice will be missed. It should be noted that the Athletic Department realizes unusual situations may arise, but communication will be the key to understanding these circumstances.