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Athlete Packet and Physical Forms

Wilcox High School

Interscholastic Athletic Policies

Commitment and Behavior

  1. As a member of a Wilcox Team, you will make a commitment to that team for the entire sports season.
  2. The sport season is considered to have started once the coach has made final cuts
  3. Failure to complete a sport season will result in:
    • Restriction from trying out for another sport in the current sport season
    • Restriction from trying out for the next sport season until the current sport season is completed
    • Ineligibility for the athletic points and awards
  4. You are representative for Wilcox High School.
  5. Your behavior reflects upon everyone on this team and on this campus.
  6. Athletes are expected to follow school rules, to set a good example for the other students and to maintain high standards of sportsmanship during competition.

Attendance and Excused Absences

  1. Must attend all days during try-out period. Three unexcused absences could result in being cut from the team.
  2. You must attend all team practices and games unless excused.
  3. Advanced Excuse. For appointment, trips, and other commitments, you may be excused if you give THREE days advanced notice in writing to the coach. More than three such excuses during the season will be considered excessive.
  4. Illness, absent from school. Phone call to coach to let the coach know you will not be there.
  5. Illness, present in school. You must check in with the coach before going home.

Tryout Period

  1. There is a minimum of 5 day tryout period for all students
  2. The tryout period is started from the first day tryouts are allowed and for the next 5 days.
  3. Overlapping sports will be given 5 days from the last day of the previous sport.
  4. If students miss any of those 5 days it may count against their opportunity of making a team.

Daily Practice and Game Procedures

  1. Practice starts promptly at the time set by the coach.
  2. You will have all your equipment on before the scheduled practice time.

Uniforms, Warm-ups and Equipment

  1. All clothing and equipment issued to you is your responsibility and must be returned in the same condition.
    • Penalty: Athletes will be fined for damages and losses and payment must be made within one week following the last team contest. Diplomas and school activities may be restricted and/or held.
  2. Team clothing is to be worn as authorized by the coach, not indiscriminately around campus or town and NEVER to be loaned to other students.

Resident Eligibility

  1. Transferring from one high school to another is common and legal.
    • However, proper paperwork must be filled out to insure eligibility. (see your coach and Athletic Director)
  2. Proper paperwork varies, depending on what type of transfer the student has done. (see an Athletic Director)
  3. Initial Eligibility starts at the school the student enters and a 9th grader.

Undue Influence

  1. Neither player nor parent can be contacted by any one from the new school to persuade them to attend that school.  In addition no one from the old school can influence a player to remain.

What to do if you are a TRANSFER STUDENT

  1. If you have transferred into Wilcox within the last year, PLEASE see your coach and Athletic Director so we can fill out the proper paperwork.

Academic Eligibility

To be eligible to compete in high school athletics in California, students must comply with all State, Sections, District and school eligibility rules.

 

Academic Eligibility. Students must be enrolled in and passing 20 semester units and maintain and 2.0 GPA for the preceding and current grading periods.

  • Academic probation may be granted for students with 1.60 to 1.99 GPA

         Academic Probation

  1. Must be making minimum progress towards graduation.
  2. Academic Probation can only be applied for twice in your high school career.
    • Once as a 9th and 10th grader
    • Once as a 11th and 12th grader
  3. Cannot be consecutive quarters
  4. Grade checks will be done every TWO WEEKS while on probation.
  5. Applications may be picked up from the Athletic Directors in the athletic offices.

Athletic Eligibility

  1. Annual Physical Examination/Accident Insurance/Parent Permission Forms. Check with your insurance they may only pay for one physical a year – however, in order for a student to participate in athletics they must have a current physical (one calendar year)
  2. Medical clearance and proof of insurance must be on file in the athletic offices.
  3. Permission Forms on file with the Athletic Directors. (Concussion, Steroid, Transportation, Participation)
  4. Athletes may purchase school insurance for coverage or to supplement family insurance.
  5. Outside Competition Rule. Athletes may not play in a game on an outside team during the high school season of that same sport.
    • Penalty: (Rules 3-6) The school team must forfeit all contest in which in ineligible athlete competes

Sportsmanship (Players, Parents and Fans)

  1. CCS Definition- A person who can take a loss or defeat without complaint, or victory without gloating and who treats his/her opponents with fairness, courtesy and respect.
  2. Coaches, players and spectators will respect the integrity and judgment of the sport officials
  3. The following behavior is unacceptable at all high school contests.
  4. Any violation could at least result in removal from the contest (players/coaches) or stands (spectators).
  5. Berating your opponent’s school or mascot
  6. Berating opposing players
  7. Obscene cheers or gestures
  8. Complaining about officials’ calls (verbal or gestures)
  9. Artificial noise makers
  10. Negative signs

Transportation Guidelines

  1. It is our district policy that if school transportation is provided to or from a game, that all players will ride the bus.  If for some reason a player cannot ride the bus, written permission by parent/guardian must be on file.
  2. Student athletes cannot provide rides for other student athletes.
  3. Student athletes may arrive at the contest with their parent, if school transportation is not provided.
  4. If a student athlete has a valid drivers license, they can drive themselves to a contest, if transportation is not provided.
  5. If a student athlete arrives on the school provided transportation, a school bus, then the athlete may return home with their parent driver, if approved by the coach.
  6. Student athletes cannot ride with another parent unless that parent is cleared through the districts' "Annual Authorization for Volunteer Drivers" AND "Volunteer Application" processes.

Athletic Transportation

  1. Athletic Bus trips are expensive.
  2. If taking a bus, each team is responsible to pay for their bus trips.
  3. Parents can donate to help cover the cost of bus trips.
  4. Teams can fundraise for these costs.
  5. Please see the coaches or athletic director if you wish to donate.

Wilcox Eligibility

  1. Wilcox High School Rule                                                                                                                                                             Attendance.  A student who misses any part of the school day without office clearance (cutting) is ineligible to participate on that day.
  2. Students have to be in attendance of four periods (regular schedule)/two periods (block schedule) on the day of competition in order to eligible to play.
  3. The only exceptions are school business and family emergency.
  4. Wilcox High School Rule.                                                                                                                                                     Suspension.  Suspended students are denied to privilege of attending school functions.
  5. Wilcox High School Rule.                                                                                                                                                         Students will not use tobacco, drugs, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Penalty: Temporary or permanent suspension from athletic participation at the discretion of the Principal/Vice-Principal

COACHES MAY ALSO HAVE

INDIVIDUAL SPORT TEAM RULES

IN ADDITION TO THESE

WILCOX HIGH SCHOOL POLICIES

 

 

Anabolic Steroid/Performance Enhancing Drug Policy

Introduction:

This policy is specifically directed toward student use of anabolic steroids, stimulants or other drugs that might enhance performance and participation in athletics at Wilcox High School.

 

Identification:

1. Any student suspected of using or having used anabolic steroids or a performance-enhancing drug is to be reported to the administration. Teachers, coaches or other school officials are expected to report and known users and/or names of any students suspected of use.

2. An inquiry will be conducted by the administration and/or coaching staff to determine whether or not there is reasonable suspicion that the individual in question may be currently using or has used a performance enhancing drug. Conferences and interviews will be scheduled as deemed necessary and parents will be notified if there is evidence of a potential problem or if questions remain unanswered.

 

Penalty:

1st Offense- Forfeiture of 50% of the sport season currently involved in, or the remainder of the season if less than 50% remaining.

2nd Offense- Forfeiture of one full season of sport involved in.

 

These penalties are in effect over the career of the athlete. They will carry over to the following season in order to be fulfilled.

 

 

Concussion Information

Introduction:

A concussion is a brain injury and all brain injuries are serious. They are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a blow to another part of the body with the force transmitted to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Even though most concussions are mild, all concussions are potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and death if not recognized and managed properly.  In other words, even a “ding” or a bump on the head can be serious.  You can’t see a concussion and most sports concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of concussion may show up right after the injury or can take hours or days to fully appear. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms or signs of concussion yourself, seek medical attention right away.

 

Symptoms of a Concussion:

 

Symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Headaches
  • “Pressure in head”
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Blurred, double, or fuzzy vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish or slowed down
  • Feeling foggy or groggy
  • Drowsiness
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Amnesia
  • “Don’t feel right”
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Irritability
  • More emotional
  • Confusion
  • Concentration or memory problems (forgetting game plays)
  • Repeating the same question/comment

 

 

Signs observed by teammates, parents and coaches include:

  • Appears dazed
  • Vacant facial expression
  • Confused about assignment
  • Forgets plays
  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily or displays incoordination
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Slurred speech
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can’t recall events prior to hit
  • Can’t recall events after hit
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Any change in typical behavior or personality
  • Loses consciousness

 

What can happen if my child keeps on playing with a concussion

or returns to soon?

Athletes with the signs and symptoms of concussion should be removed from play immediately. Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increased risk of significant damage from a concussion for a period of time after that concussion occurs, particularly if the athlete suffers another concussion before completely recovering from the first one. This can lead to prolonged recovery, or even to severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even fatal consequences.  It is well known that adolescent or teenage athlete will often under report symptoms of injuries. And concussions are no different. As a result, education of administrators, coaches, parents and students is the key for student-athlete’s safety.

 

If you think your child has suffered a concussion

Any athlete even suspected of suffering a concussion should be removed from the game or practice immediately. No athlete may return to activity after an apparent head injury or concussion, regardless of how mild it seems or how quickly symptoms clear, without medical clearance. Close observation of the athlete should continue for several hours. The new CIF Bylaw 313 now requires implementation of long and well-established return to play concussion guidelines that have been recommended for several years:

 

“A student-athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time and for the remainder of the day.”

 

and

 

 “A student-athlete who has been removed may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed heath care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and received written clearance to return to play from that health care provider”.

 

You should also inform your child’s coach if you think that your child may have a concussion Remember it’s better to miss one game than miss the whole season. And when in doubt, the athlete sits out.

 

For current and up-to-date information on concussions you can go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/

ATHLETIC POLICIES AND PARTICIPATION AUTHORIZATION

Print the attached file, sign and return to your coach:

 

SCUSD Athletic Participation Authorization - Wilcox.pdf

 

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM

Print the attached file, have the doctor complete & sign the form.  Return the signed completed form to your coach.

 

Physical Form 2017.pdf

Athletic Packet

Click on the file below to print the entire Athletic Packet and forms for your records.

 

Athletic Packet 2017.pdf