The following are important policies that regulate our athletic program:
Although regular attendance at practice is expected, if a student is unable to make practice, prior communication with the coach must be established at least twenty-four hours prior to practice. The coach will use his or her discretion in determining if the absence is excused. Excused absences would include those recognized by the school as excused: illness, emergency (non-routine) doctor or dentist appointments, and secondary school visits. (Please schedule routine medical appointments on other days.) If the absence is excused, the team member might not start, but could play later in the game. If the absence is unexcused or contrary to defined policy (including extended family vacations), the student will not be allowed to play in the next game. However, the student will be expected to travel with the team and be in uniform. It is understood that there will be times when an emergency arises which does not allow adherence to the stated policy. Clear communication with the coaches will be key at these times. Every effort will be made to allow consideration for an individual issue.
Arrival at School
Students must be in school all day or have arrived by 11:30am in order to participate in after school athletics.
Students must arrive at school with complete uniforms and equipment in order to play in games. Students must wear their physical education uniforms to all practices. They must also bring their own filled water bottles to all practices and games. Additional water will be available. Phone calls home for forgotten or missing equipment will not be allowed.
Students must demonstrate commitment to the team. If a Country School student is a member of any other athletic team outside of The Country School, his or her first commitment will be to the school team. Absence from Country School practices or games, in order to participate on another team or at another event, is unacceptable and will result in a student’s not playing in the next scheduled game. Absence from practices or games due to other extra-curricular activities within or outside the school will result in the same consequence. Students are expected to be present for the entire practice or game.