ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION AND WELL BEING POLICY
Prior to athletic participation, each student athlete and their parents must register a Family ID. Each student-athlete must present a current certificate of physical fitness signed by a licensed physician, be ImPact tested prior to initial participation and every second year thereafter.
When a coach removes a student athlete from a game or practice due to a head injury, the coach (or trainer if attending) must complete an “Accident Report” approved by the Diocese of Fall River and containing information that would assist in the evaluation of the incident. This report must be filed with the Athletic Director on the date of the incident or on the next school day. The report must contain the information required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The Athletic Director shall see that the trainer, school nurse, guidance department, and administration are advised of the incident.
Note: For the purposes of this policy, members of the Marching Band and their moderator(s) are considered student-athletes and coach(es).
POLICY – EARNING OF ATHLETIC LETTER
In all sports it is required that an athlete receive the recommendation of his/her head coach to be eligible to earn an athletic letter. This requirement is in addition to other standards to be met in a particular sport.
Play a total of 50 innings in varsity games (25 innings for a pitcher), or start in at least half of the games scheduled (in case of pitchers, 5 games) or be a senior who has been a team member for 2 years.
Substantial participation in 30 quarters of varsity games, or start at least 5 varsity games, or be a senior who has competed on the team for at least 2 years.
Be a member of the varsity team for 2 consecutive seasons (football and basketball are separate seasons) or be a senior on varsity.
Substantial participation in 16 quarters of varsity games (excluding special teams), or start at least 2 games on offense or defense or be a senior who has competed on the team for at least 2 consecutive years.
A player must win 50% plus one of his matches or be a senior and a member of the team for at least 2 years.
Participate in 75% of the total number of periods played or be a senior who has been a team member for 2 years.
Substantial participation in 30 quarters of varsity games or be a senior who has competed for 2 years.
Substantial participation in 24 halves of varsity games, or start at least 6 varsity games or be a senior who has competed on the team for at least 2 consecutive seasons.
Play a total of 40 innings in varsity games or be a senior who has competed for 2 years.
Accumulate a total of 30 points in individual and/or relay events during the season or be a senior who has competed for 2 years.
Participate in 80% of scheduled matches and win 40% of their singles matches or 50% of their doubles matches (any combination of singles and doubles matches will be measured as though all matches were doubles) or be a senior who has been a member of the team for 2 years.
Accumulate a total of 21 points during the regular season dual or Tri meets; must be a member of the team for 2 years to receive a letter as a senior if 21 points are not earned.
*Points are accumulated in Cross Country by order of finish as follows: 1st (7) 2nd (6) 3rd (5) 4th (4) 5th (3) 6th (2) 7th (1)
Participate in 75% of the varsity matches for at least half of the playing time or be a senior who has played 2 years.
Must conform with the appropriate requirements of the sport which they serve and serve at least 2 years or must be a senior.