9001 - Eligibility of Extra-Curricular Sports

NORTH OLDHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL-BASED DECISION MAKING COUNCIL POLICY

 

Eligibility for Extra-Curricular Sports  

9001

TOPIC STATEMENT
a. Participation

The philosophy of North Oldham High School, along with SBDM Council, in regard to extra-curricular activities, is that all students should be encouraged to participate.The following conditions shall apply to all extra-curricular participants:

  • All athletic decisions will be made in the best interest of the student-athlete(s).
  • Student-athletes will follow all guidelines set forth by KHSAA in regard to student eligibility and participation.
  • Athletic programs at NOHS are for students properly enrolled in NOHS or in its designated feeder school(s).
  • In accord with KRS 156.070, KHSAA Bylaw 4, Section 3, and KHSAA Case Bylaw 4-8, North Oldham High School will allow any NOHS-bound student (grades 7 or 8) to participate in high school athletics (freshmen, JV and/or varsity teams) per state law.  
  1. The parent of the 7th or 8th grader and the student-athlete must agree to participation at NOHS first.
  2. Athletes must try out for a high school team and the high school coach will have sole discretion as to which athletes make which teams at the high school.  
  3. The high school athletic director will make the final decision after communicating with the NOMS administration.
  4. 7th and 8th grade NOHS-bound students will be expected to follow both NOHS and team rules and guidelines during their season, and throughout the calendar year.
  • If the NOHS season in a specific sport continues after the conclusion of the NOMS season, then invited students may participate at NOHS for the remainder of the high school season.
b. Expectations
  • All student-athletes are expected to follow the Extra-curricular Code of Conduct and are bound by its guidelines and consequences.
  • All student-athletes shall maintain academics as a top priority.  Athletics should be considered a secondary priority, but integral to the overall programming in place to craft the well-rounded student.  Expectations for our students include, but are not limited to the following:     
  1. Participants will conduct themselves appropriately at all times before, during, and after the athletic contest.
  2. Participants will acknowledge the privilege of provided transportation and will conduct themselves appropriately while traveling to and from athletic contests.
  3. Coaches from specific sports may outline further expectations that participants must follow.
  4. Attendance at practices and competitions during school vacations may be a requirement for team membership.
c. Eligibility Eligibility requirements for student-athletes are set by KHSAA and will be followed accordingly.

Adopted: October 25, 2005
Revised: May 21, 2007
Revised:  May 13, 2008
Revised:  January 22, 2013