Spartan Parent Expectations
Keeping Athletics in Perspective
1. Emphasize that academics always come first.
2. Assist the student to structure time wisely so that athletics do not interfere with academics.
3. Use athletics/activities as a way to teach our children how to react and interact with other people during tense situations. Help your student understand that athletic ability varies with body maturity
and that effort is just as important as natural ability.
Supporting your Student Athlete
1. Encourage participation by both girls and boys. Allow the student to select the sport based on his/her perceived ability and likes. Provide a pressure free environment regarding scholarship expectations.
2. Be supportive of your student-athlete; see that his/her medical needs are met, see that he/she has proper equipment, and attend as many of your child’s contests as possible.
3. Stress the importance of the complete athlete, including both mental and physical preparation.
4. Do not emphasize “quitting” as the best way to solve problems, but rather perseverance.
Supporting the Program
1. Be supportive of the coaching staff. Go to all meetings requested by coaches. Being on a successful team is important to your student-athlete. Support the coaches’ preparation plan. Talk to your student/athlete frequently about how things are going with his/her sport/activity. Make arrangements to talk to the coaches privately and early about perceived problems.
2. During the season, take into consideration practices and games when planning family events, because attendance at practices is a critical factor when determining playing time.
3. Understand the needs of the particular sports. Some require more equipment, some may take a greater time commitment, and others may call for some form of year-round preparation.
4. Support the district policy of no profanity, alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, steroids or PED.
5. Model positive behavior towards everyone involved in the event as described in the CIF Code of Ethics.
6. Participating in Athletics’ Boosters is a way for parents to support the financial needs of EHS Athletic Programs, and to ensure that student-athletes have appropriate equipment, materials, attire, and facilities to compete.
The grievance process is intended to be a process whereby concerns of alleged unfair treatment of athletes/participants can be addressed in a timely manner. It is our belief that a quick and honest discussion between all parties will result in the positive resolution of concerns, and an improvement of the atmosphere for both student-athletes and coaches. The lists below of legitimate and non-legitimate grievances are intended to be guidelines, not an all-inclusive. Parents and students are expected to try and resolve all issues with the coach first. If a solution is not reached, the parents and students are encouraged to contact the Athletic Director
Failure to provide due process in disciplinary action.
Mistreatment of athletes: Putting students down, or foul, inappropriate language.
Any violation of an adopted code: ethics, conduct, expectations.
Steps to Address Athletic Grievances:
STEP 1: Meet with Coach: It is the intent that problems be resolved before coming to the formal grievance process. When a problem or concern develops between a student/parent and the coach, and a meeting or discussion has been held but a resolution was not achieved, the following procedure and timeline should be followed.
STEP 2: Meet with Athletic Director: Upon written request by the parent, a meeting shall be held involving the student, parent, coach and the athletic director. This meeting should take place within three working days of the written grievance. Whether or not agreement is reached, an outcome of the meeting should be the clarification of:
1. The nature of the problem - what part of which code was violated.
2. Reason(s) for the problem.
3. Prior communication that has taken place, from either or both parties.
4. Efforts that have been made to correct the situation.
5. A plan for handling the situation moving forward
After meeting with the Athletic Director and coach, if you feel that there was a failure to address the issue or due process you can make contact with the site administrator.