Athlete Participation Contract
The following guidelines are part of the Athletic Participation Contract signed by all athletes. By signing the contract, the athlete agrees to the terms outlined below. A signed contract is required to participate in AHS sports and is included in the FamilyID registration process.
2016- 2017 Ashland High School Athletic Participation Contract Policy & Agreement
- PHYSICAL: Student-athletes must pass a physical examination prior to their first practice in grades 9 & 11, or beginning in the first year that the student plays a sport. This must be completed prior to beginning practice and be kept on file in the athletic office. The physical is valid for two calendar years.
- RISK OF INJURY/MEDICAL TREATMENT: I recognize, understand, and accept that athletic participation, in and of itself, carries an inherent risk of injury. Medical treatment may be necessary on an emergency basis and school personnel may be unable to contact me for my consent for emergency medical care. I do hereby consent in advance to such emergency care, including hospital care, for my child as may be deemed necessary under the circumstances existing at the time of the emergency.
- ATTENDANCE: Unless PRE-EXCUSED for a valid reason, a student-athlete must be in attendance for all of his or her scheduled classes in order to participate in athletics on that same day. If an absence from school is due to illness, the student may not participate on the same day.
- TRANSPORTATION: I wish my child to have the privilege of participating in competitive school athletics and therefore he/she has my permission to participate in sports approved by the Ashland School District and may go with the team on scheduled trips. Participants must return home using district transportation unless their parents assume responsibility for them, either by being present or through a note designating another adult to transport. Students may not drive themselves to or from away competitions. Students may not drive other students to off site practices.
- ELIGIBILITY: All student-athletes are to conform to the rules of scholastic eligibility as defined by the Oregon School Activities Association, as well as the participation and training obligations of the Ashland School District and its coaching staff. Weekly participation in competition will be earned by meeting district academic standards of a current minimum of five grades of "C" or better and no failing grades.
- EQUIPMENT: Student-athletes are responsible for all school owned equipment issued to them. They will be held monetarily accountable for school equipment that is lost or damaged outside of the scope of participation. Future participation may be withheld if restitution is not made.
- HAZING/BULLYING: Behavior of this type will NOT be tolerated by members of our athletic programs and may result in suspension or dismissal from the team. An individual or group who engage in humiliation, intimidation, pressure to perform dangerous/harmful activities as a prerequisite to inclusion, excluding or singling out individuals in a negative manner, and/or engage in cyber bullying will be in violation.
- GOOD CITIZEN OBLIGATION: Athletes shall conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the high standards and ideals of their team, school, and community. Violations of conduct that are unbecoming of an athlete will lead to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or removal from participation.
- DRUGS, ALCOHOL, & TOBACCO: From the beginning of the first official practice through the completion of the season, participants in AHS athletics programs commit to not use, possess, transmit, or be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco of any kind. Participants found in violation of this agreement, will be subject to the following: FIRST OFFENSE: Student-athlete is suspended from participation in 1/3 of the scheduled season contests. If less than 1/3 of the regular season remains at the time of the infraction, the penalty will include all post season competition and may carry over into the next activity season in which the student participates. The individual must enroll in a drug and alcohol education program before returning to competition. SECOND OFFENSE: If there is a second violation of the policy in the same school year it will result in exclusion from participation in athletics for the remainder of the school year.
DRUG OR ALCOHOL USE OR POSSESSION AT A TEAM FUNCTION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM THE TEAM FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON AND THE STUDENT BEING SENT HOME AT PERSONAL EXPENSE.