Page |1 Liberty High School Principal Pamela A. Knight Assistant Principal Millie L. Swiger Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Brad A. Fittro One Mountaineer Drive Clarksburg, WV 26301 (304) 326-7470 (304) 623-3159 (fax) OUR MISSION: Liberty High School perseveres as a bond among students, parents, staff, and community to prepare students to lead a productive, peaceful, and purposeful life Liberty High School Athletic Department Athlete/Parent Contract Philosophy: must have prior permission from the coach or a note from The development of a well-rounded student is a major goal of all a teacher to be excused. Students are expected to be in educational institutions. At Liberty high School we encourage all school on time, however, if a student must be late with an students to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities to acceptable excuse they must be in school by 11:00 a.m. in promote positive school spirit and foster student responsibility. order to participate in games, practices, etc. Remember Participation in extra-curricular activities at Liberty High School is a once you become a member of an athletic team, you made privilege, not a basic right of all students. The school has the a commitment for the season. authority to revoke this privilege. Certain rules have been o Acceptable Excuses: Sickness, Funerals, established for all students who have become involved in the Emergency Appointments, Religious extracurricular program. This contract sets forth our expectations. Obligations, College Visitations, Exams or other Extra Academic Help. Procedures: o It is the responsibility of the athlete to inform the All students must have a signed Physical and coach in advance prior to missing a practice or a Athlete/Parent Contract on file in the Athletic Office in game. It should be noted that the Athletic order to participate in extracurricular activities. Department realizes that unusual situations may All students must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA to be arise, but communication is the key to eligible to participate. understanding the circumstances. All injuries are to be reported immediately to your Coach o Try-out periods vary for each sport, but usually and/or Athletic Trainer and if the coach or athletic trainer last only a few days. The coach will inform the deem it necessary a referral to appropriate medical student athletes and parents of their sport personnel or services. specific requirements. Team members must be present and on time for all scheduled practice sessions and games. Any athlete who is present in school but absent or late to the athletic activity o Missing a day of try-outs may affect the students chance of making a team. Page |2 If a student athlete quits a team their equipment must be all times must present themselves in a positive and performance. Should a student athlete ask a coach for re- sportsmanlike manner. All athletes, spectators and instatement and the coach allows the athlete to return coaches must show proper respect for teachers, staff, after 48 hours, then the athlete must complete the opposing teams, their coaches and officials alike. expected number of practices as per WVSSAC policy as if Everything that is said and/or done should be consistent it is the beginning of the season to be eligible to with six core ethical values comprising good character: participate. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, If a student athlete is absent from school or in ISS, they and Citizenship. West Virginia Department of Education will not tolerate event it is required all athletes and coaches will ride the hazing of any kind to our student athletes. Students who provided transportation to and from the contest. If a disregard this rule are subject to suspension and/or coach gives permission for a student athlete to be expulsion from their team, as well as appropriate school dismissed to their parent only to ride home from a contest consequences set forth by the administration. in writing from the parent to take their student. All participants are financially responsible for all equipment in reasonable condition will result in payment Athletes and coaches alike are expected to win or lose graciously and congratulate opponents after the game. equipment checked out to them. Failure to return Liberty High School, Harrison County Schools and the If transportation is provided for the team to an athletic then that is a coach’s decision. The coach must have a note Athletes are representatives of Liberty High School and at returned within 48 hours of the last practice or may not participate in practice or game that day. Athletes will not leave the bench or in any way get involved in a fight or altercation between opposing teams or fans. Student Athletes must be positive role models to all other for the damaged/lost equipment. students whether at Liberty High School or at visiting It is the responsibility of the coach to decide which schools. student/athletes will participate and at which level of play, Student Athletes are to adhere to additional rules as well as the amount of playing time that the student will established by the respective coaches that encompass the have. Questions regarding this area will be addressed expectations of this document as well as the sports specific directly to the coach in a mutually acceptable timeframe contract that will be established by the coach of their sport and in an appropriate, professional manner. Parents are and their specific requirements asked to not approach coaches during or after any practice Student Athletes are not to engage in any behavior inside or team competition. To meet with a coach please schedule or outside of school that is illegal or an embarrassment to an appointment first by contacting the coach; if the team/school. unsuccessful, contact the Athletic Office at 304-326-7481. Athletes are responsible for completing any and all school work missed due to early releases, athletic events or other Conduct: athletic requirement or activity. Page |3 An Athlete receiving disciplinary action according to county, state and school policies is subject to suspension from contests or depending on the severity of the infraction possible removal from the team at the discretion of the coach and/or administration. Student Athletes will be automatically eliminated from a team if they violate any Level III or Level IV policy according to local and state discipline guidelines (including, but not limited to: drugs, alcohol, weapons, firearms) Student Athletes and Parents will refrain from using Social Media Networks to say anything derogatory against coaches, administrators, officials and other students and parents. Page |4 Liberty High School One Mountaineer Drive Clarksburg, WV 26301 (304) 326-7470 (304) 623-3159 (fax) Principal Pamela A. Knight Assistant Principal Millie L. Swiger Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Brad A. Fittro OUR MISSION: Liberty High School perseveres as a bond among students, parents, staff, and community to prepare students to lead a productive, peaceful, and purposeful life PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN THIS PAGE TO THE APPROPRIATE COACH: To The Parent/Guardian and Student Athlete: I have received, read and understand the Liberty High School Athlete/Parent Contract. I/We also understand that if these policies are not upheld that my student athlete may be suspended or dismissed from the team or possibly prohibited. Also, I/We understand that the coach may enforce other rules and policies in addition to the ones on the preceding page. Sport:______________________________________________________________________ Student Printed Name:_____________________________________________________ Student Signature:_________________________________________________________ Parent Printed Name:______________________________________________________ Parent Signature:__________________________________________________________ *Coach will be responsible for submitting signed contracts to the Athletic Office and then the Athletic Office will return a copy to keep at home and for the coach to keep on file.