The nature of athletics dictates that a closeness and esprit de corps exist in order for a team to function successfully. No team can be effective unless morale and spirit are high. Individual spirit and aggressiveness are encouraged, but there are certain minimum standards of conduct and appearance that must be maintained in order for the proper team attitude to be sustained and enhanced. With this in mind Edison High School, through the Athletic Department, takes a vital interest with its teams in promoting firm, yet fair discipline as well as responsible standards for behavior, dress, and grooming. The athlete and the athletic team are representatives of the school to others and as such should display exemplary traits.
We further recognize that these uniform rules and regulations are necessary to maintain team morale, team and individual discipline, and the most favorable and effective learning situations.
The athlete, parent, doctor and coach should share the responsibility for the physical well-being and preparation of the athlete so he/she can safely meet the demands of competitive athletics.
It is a fact that alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed drugs are injurious to the human body. No true athlete will dispute the fact that in athletics, smoking, drinking, and drugs do not mix for the betterment of the team or the individual, either in or out of the sport season. If any athlete wishes to use these things, he/she should remove himself/herself from the team, before he/she jeopardizes his/her safety and morale of the team. Athletes who violate this trust may be dropped from the team immediately; forfeit his/her letter or any other forthcoming award; lose the privilege of wearing his/her lettermans jacket during his/her
suspension and lose the privilege of participating athletics at Edison in the future. Violating this trust includes but is not restricted to attending school functions under the influence of a mind altering substance, possessing mind altering substances at school functions, and/or be a participant with those who partake in these types of activities.
Athletes violating this trust in or out of the sport season will have their names kept on file by the athletic directors. They will not be allowed to participate on an athletic team until they have the approval of the athletic director, acting for the administration of the school. The Athletic Directors decision will be based upon conferences with the athlete, parents, coaching staff, and the administration.
A student will be athletically eligible only for the school legally attending.
All athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester. If the athlete does not meet this requirement, he/she will be on probation for one semester. If at that time he/she still has below a 2.0 GPA, he/she will be academically ineligible until he/she achieves a 2.0 GPA at the semester grading period. At this time all athletes must also meet the CIF requirements of passing at least four classes. Also, in the spring semester of your senior year, you must be enrolled in four classes to participate in athletics.
An outstanding athlete has respect for the school and community laws, respect for individuals and property, respect for scholarship and accede achievement, respect for himself/herself and adults, and is willing to make personal sacrifices to maintain such attitudes.
Any athlete the coaches, teachers and administrators feel is a detriment to his/her school or team because of negative behavior and conduct may be suspend from athletic competition.
If an athlete is suspended from school by the administration for disciplinary reasons, he/she will be ineligible to work out or compete with his/her team until the period of suspension is over.
During competition an athlete is expected not to use profanity or illegal tactics. Participants should understand that losing is part of the game and should be gracious in defeat and humble in victory. It is courteous to congratulate the opponent at the completion of a contest, whether in defeat or victory, however, if you have nothing good to say to your opponent, say nothing at all. Officials are present during a contest to try and insure that each team receives equity in decisions made. It is an athletic tradition and a written rule that only the captain and/or coach may talk to officials. Any discussion with an
official must be controlled and respectful at all times. Any behavior contrary to any of the above statements is a direct reflection on the school and team and could mean suspension or expulsion from the team. An behavior contrary to the above code may result in removal from the team. Fighting will not be tolerated for any reason. There will be an automatic one game suspension for the following game, and may result in suspension or remove from the team.
Locker Room Procedure
We are asking you to help make our locker rooms a more pleasant place for all concerned. We are asking athletes to comply with the following etiquette and safety rules. (1) Turn off your shower when you are finished; (2) show respect for any adult that is assisting in the department; (3) do not snap towels or throw them (4) do not wear your cleats in the lock room; and (5) above all, do not participate in horseplay in the showers or locker room. Continued violation of the above could mean suspension or possible expulsion from an athletic team.
The equipment room is off limits to all athletes. Equipment should be issued through the windows of the equipment room.
Athletes should abide by the rules of the athletic trainer. Any equipment in the training room should be used only under the direction the trainer or his/her designate. Failure to follow the guidelines establish by the trainer may result in disciplinary action from your coach or athletic director. Athletes must be supervised when in training rooms.
Behavior on the bus is extremely important to the morale and disciple of our teams. A team cannot be thinking about the task at hand if they are involved with horseplay.
Eating on the bus is prohibited unless you are given special permission by the bus driver. Students must remain seated when the bus is in motion. Shoes with cleats must be removed before boarding a bus. Buses will be left clean following each trip.
All athletes must return to school by the bus unless personally excused by the coach and/or assistant principal to go home with their parents. Prior arrangement must be made if athlete will not ride the bus from event. Failure to follow our transportation guidelines may result in disciplinary action from your coach or athletic director.
Dropping a Sport
After an athletic team has been selected, the athlete must receive the coach’s approval before dropping the sport. If the student does not receive this approval and quits or is dropped from the team for disciplinary reasons, the student will forfeit his/her award and/or credit and will not be allowed to participate on another team until the completion of the sport season and until the student has the approval of the athletic director.
We will strive to furnish you with the best possible equipment. You are responsible for all equipment checked out to you and should return this equipment in the original condition, except for normal wear. A charge will be made to you for lost or damaged equipment. Failure to pay this charge will result in your diploma being held at graduation.
If you are to miss a practice, either call your coach or consult him/her ahead of time. Failure to do so is grounds for suspension or expulsion from the team.
Any work or other obligation must not interfere with practice or scheduled games. Please see the Coach or Advisor if there are any conflicts.
Student team members will be placed in a varsity athletic period only with the approval of the coach, athletic directors and administration. They will be assigned to their coach during the sport season and after that season is over they will be placed in the athletic overflow class or a regular physical education class.
It is your responsibility to give your coach an Emergency Card for his/her file. This card will insure proper medical treatment whether your parent is immediately available or not. Until your coach receives the emergency card students are not eligible to participate in any athletic practice or contest. It is extremely important that the information on the Emergency Cards be as accurate as possible.
Is compulsory for all students engaged in competitive athletics. If you are purchasing insurance through school for winter or spring sports, student may bring form and check directly to the Financial Office to be mailed by school.
Every student participating on an athletic team must have a physical examination annually. Be sure you receive one of our physical examination forms if you are going to your own family doctor. The high school will provide the opportunity for an exam at least once a year.
Report of Injury
All injuries should be reported to the coach immediately. The coach will fill out an accident form and take the necessary steps to see that you receive proper care.
Every student participating in athletics must purchase a Supercharger or ASB card.