Conduct & Responsibility Guidelines:
The Athletic Director is responsible for implementation of the following guidelines to provide smooth running of the interscholastic sports programs of First Lutheran School.
- Obtain coaches for all teams and provide the required training for the coaches to perform their duty.
- Provide all necessary equipment.
- Issue, collect, and maintain a written inventory of uniforms.
- Obtain all necessary fields or facilities for practices and games.
- Publish a schedule of practices, games, and tournaments prior to each sport season.
- Obtain qualified officials for games.
- Attend all LALSAC meetings.
- Review coaches lesson plans or outlines for practices.
- Review coaches substitution rotations prior to each game.
- Prepare yearly budget for all athletic expenses and receive approval from the principal for all purchases or expenditures.
Coaches are very important to our program and can expect to be given the proper equipment, training, and facilities. They will be held accountable for the physical welfare and spiritual nourishment of each child they coach. The following guidelines apply to all coaching positions.
- Must be extended and accept in writing a limited call to serve.
- Attend a minimum of 50% of worship services.
- Conduct devotions or prayers before and after all practices and competitions.
- Attend all clinics or orientations offered or coordinated by the Athletic Director.
- Comply with all school guidelines regarding interscholastic athletics.
- Maintain a written plan for each practice.
- Maintain a written substitution schedule staying within the following guidelines.
- Softball: Each athlete can expect to play a minimum of at least 2 innings or one at bat.
- Basketball: At both A & B levels each athlete can expect to play at least 5 minutes of each game.
- Volleyball: Each athlete can expect to be in for at least one rotation or serving chance.
- Track: Each athlete at each grade level can expect to participate in at least three events.
- Maintain supervision at all times, except in gender specific situations, or provide an alternate supervisor approved by the Athletic Director until personal supervision can be resumed.
- Expand a child's love for God and for sports.
- Encourage the athletes perform at the best of their abilities in practice and competition.
Parents have been given the charge of training a child in the ways of the Lord and by their own examples they are able to do this very well. In keeping with the philosophy of our school and the will of the Lord, the following guidelines are encouraged to be followed by every parent who has a child in the interscholastic sports program.
- Arrange transportation to and from the sporting events.
- Properly care for, wash, and return all athletic uniforms.
- Help student athletes conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner on and off the field.
- Attend sports meetings that their child is participating in.
"Honor your father and mother that it may go well with you and you may enjoy long life on the earth." Exodus 20:12
The command given to children in the 4th commandment is the guideline for how all children are to obey those in authority over them including teachers, coaches, game officials, and our Lord. With this commandment as our premise for all behavior, the following guidelines for athletes have been developed.
- Learn the rules of the sport they are playing.
- Understand the strategies of the sport they are playing.
- Be accountable for actions on and off the court.
- Attend all practices that are not excused by the coach and the Athletic Director. An exception of 2 unexcused absences will be tolerated.
- Wear the proper clothing for practices and games.
- Required permission slips must be on file. No exceptions.
- All athletic fees must be paid by the first practice of that sport. No exceptions.
- Maintain a C average with no F's. Any significant drop in grades may lead to suspension from participation in any sporting event.
- Participation is pending upon completion of all school work by the end of the school day.
- Technical fouls or other penalties resulting from poor sportsmanship or lack of respect for authorities will result in immediate dismissal from the game or event in which they are currently playing. The Athletic Director will decide if the incident warrants further game suspensions.
- Any athlete who is involved in any altercations at school, during practice, or in games will receive an automatic two game suspension. The Athletic Director will decide if further disciplinary action is necessary.
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that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life." JOHN 3:16
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