Burbank High School Athletics/Activities Handbook 2015-2016 Letter from the Principal 2 Athletic/Activities Checklist 3 Student Handbook 4-9 C.I.F. Code of Ethics 10 Pursuing Victory With Honor 11-12 Transportation Bulletin 13 Excursion Authorization/Transportation Permission___14 Participation Consent/Waiver_____________________15 Concussion Information Sheet 16 NCAA Qualifying Information_____________________17-20 BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL 902 N. Third Street ~ Burbank, California 91502-1019 Telephone: 818-558-4700 ~ Fax: 818-845-6122 Michael Bertram Jacquie Day Principal Assistant Principal – Guidance Matt La Belle Assistant Principal – Activities & Athletics Tom Crowther Assistant Principal – Instruction Tee Buckle Assistant Principal - Discipline Dear Parent: We live in a highly competitive sports world. Even in high school, a great amount of attention from coaches, parents, fans and media is directed toward games designed for children. With that attention comes pressure for young athletes to concentrate on one sport. Too many athletes say, “if I am going to play a certain sport in college and maybe the pros, I need to devote all of my time to it because others are specializing and I don’t want to be behind.” How misled they are. Look at the facts: For every 1000 high school graduating senior-football players, approximately 17 play in college and less than one makes it to the NFL. Approximately 546,000 boys participate in high school basketball-of that number, 4700 play in college and 11 are in the NBA. 4.9% of high school athletes in all sports participate in college. College coaches evaluate basic physical qualities when considering the potential of high school athletes. Study after study has shown the performance level of the seasonal athlete and the year-round athlete is not much different. Colleges take the best all-around athlete. These facts have led one college administrator to sarcastically comment, “a high school athlete has a better chance of getting hit by a meteorite than making it to the pro leagues.” I firmly believe that specialization in one sport increases the incidence of athletic burnout. It creates a professional atmosphere for athletes at too early an age. It denies athletes meaningful contact with other coaches and athletes. It reduces the talent pool for the other sports. Lastly, it creates friction between coaches who must then compete for their athletes. I include this letter in the athletic packet to clearly delineate the philosophy of Burbank High School regarding athletic specialization. I want you to understand that each athlete is free to choose the sports he or she wants to play. I encourage our younger athletes to try different sports. Parents, it is your responsibility to help adolescents who sometimes are not able to foresee the consequences of the decisions they are asked to make. It is your duty as a parent to help them make informed decisions. I assure you no one at Burbank High School will pressure your athlete to specialize. Sincerely, Dr. Michael Bertram Principal W W W . B U R B A N K H I G H S C H O O L . C O M This checklist is to assist the athlete to become eligible for Burbank High School interscholastic sports and activities. A student will not be eligible to participate (in game, practice or competition) in any sport/activity without clearance from the Assistant Principal of Athletics. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN AT THE SAME TIME, to the Athletics/Activites Office. Please do not bend or fold the forms: ______ 1. Transportation – The Burbank Unified School District does not provide financial support for transportation to athletic contests. In the transportation bulletin, you will read more about the transportation donation. ______ 2. ASB Card - $30.00 for the year. Pay at the ASB Office and please make your check payable to Burbank High School or John Burroughs High school. Be sure to bring your ID card with you when you come in to get cleared. ______ 3. Burbank Unified and CIF Athletic Codes - Athletes and parents need to read these thoroughly. All parents and athletes must sign the backside of the Athletic Emergency/Medical Information & Participation Form stating they have read and agree to all rules and regulations. ______ 4 Academic Eligibility - The Athletic Director will notify the athlete as to the status of his/her eligibility. Eligibility is based on the last grading period. The athlete must be passing in at least 4 classes of which only one may be PE, and must have a 2.0 average in all classes taken. ______ 5. Physical/Athletic Insurance/Medical Authorization Form - Take the Athletic Emergency/Medical Information & Participation form to a doctor for a physical. C.I.F. requires that a physical form be on file at the school of participation. Completed physical forms are good for one year from the date of the doctor's signature. Physicals must be completed on our forms! All athletes must have insurance covering participation before he/she is allowed to practice or compete. Calif Education Code makes it mandatory that the school be furnished evidence of student insurance by completing the enclosed form. The signing of this form in all areas gives approval for emergency medical treatment to be given to your student. -3- Dr. Michael Bertram Matt La Belle Principal (818) 558-4700 x51902 Assistant Principal (818) 558-4700 x51915 FALL Boys Cross Country Girls Cross Country Girls Golf Girls Tennis Girls Volleyball Cheerleading Football Boys Water Polo VAPA WINTER Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Girls Water Polo Cheerleading VAPA Bruce Breeden Patrick McMenamin Athletic Director (818) 558-4700 x55901 SPRING Baseball Cheerleading Boys Golf Softball Boys Tennis Boys and Girls Track Boys Volleyball Swimming VAPA WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AS AN ATHLETE/PARTICIPANT? Total commitment to the sport/activity Good attitude Good citizenship both on and off campus Good grades Hard work and long hours in practice IF INTERESTED: Meet with head coach/advisor Obtain athletic packet for clearance; fill out and return to Athletics/Activities Office Obtain approval of head coach (tryouts) HEAD COACHES/ADVISORS Baseball Bob Hart Boys Soccer Loi Phan Cheerleading_______ Heather Riscen Girls Soccer Eric Montoya Boys Water Polo____Gilbert Raposa Softball Mike Delaney Cross Country____ TBD Boys Tennis Loi Phan Football Richard Broussard Girls Tennis Loi Phan Boys Basketball TBD Track ______Darin Wolf Girls Basketball Bruce Breeden Boys Volleyball Patrick McMenamin Boys Golf Frank Childress Girls Volleyball Kyle Roach Girls Golf Branko Sevic Girls Water Polo Allison Young Swimming_________Gilbert Raposa IMA______________Michael Stanley VMA_____________Brett Carroll Drama____________TBD -4- BASIC C.I.F. ELIGIBILITY RULES A STUDENT ATHLETE MUST: 1. Be less than nineteen years of age prior to September 1. 2. Have reached the ninth grade. 3. Participate in no more than four seasons of the same sport after enrolling in grade 9. 4. Be scholastically eligible. 5. File the appropriate paperwork for new students who have transferred from another school without a bona-fide change of address. (See the Athletic Director immediately if you have transferred). 6. Since entering grade 9, not be in your ninth semester of attendance. 7. Meet citizenship requirements. 8. Maintain amateur standing. 9. Maintain in your athletic file, an annual physical examination certifying that you are physically fit to tryout and/or participate in athletics. 10. Your eligibility is subject to special rules: a. Competition with an outside team during your season, in the same sport, is prohibited. b. Participation on the varsity football team is prohibited until you have reached your 15th birthday. *Exception: 14 years of age with parental and physician approval. c. If you transfer from one school to another without a valid change of residence by your parents/guardians, your eligibility may be limited to non-varsity competition. d. Questions should be directed to your school coach and/or Athletic Director. HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CODE The C.I.F. Blue Book Rules and Regulations as well as the High School Athletic Code shall govern High School Athletics. Athletes should directly respond to the head coach and assistants. It is assumed that the athlete participates in a sport as a privilege, and because of this, wishes to do whatever is necessary to make the team more successful. The following are general responsibilities of the athlete. APPLICABILITY 1. Athletes shall follow all team rules set forth by the coach and this Athletic Code. 2. Prior to participation, a student-athlete must complete proper athletic clearance procedures which include a physical and clearance signatures sheet filled out in its entirety. -5- CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR As athletes/representatives in high school, you are representing yourself, parents, school, and community and are expected to conduct yourself properly at all times. Because of this, misconduct by the athlete shall not be condoned. The Athletic Code is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the first C.I.F. sanctioned practice (August) through the last day of the school year. Athletes are responsible for compliance whether they play during the one of all season of sport. Athletes can also be held accountable for summer activities in which they are representing the school or school program. 1. ALCOHOL, DRUGS: Violations of alcohol and drugs (including cigarettes and “chew”), will be dealt with according to BUSD disciplinary protocols. 2. CRIMINAL ACTS: Athletes who conspire to become involved in acts defined as criminal by statute are subject to discipline under this Code. 3. VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY: Athletes/participants are expected to display behavior in the classroom and on campus that is exemplary for all students to follow. MISCELLANEOUS 1. APPEARANCE: As a member of our team, we want to be proud of your appearance. Athletes are expected to dress neatly and keep well groomed. The coach may determine dress on the day of a contest. 2. DEDICATION: An athlete must be willing to dedicate himself/herself to sports/activites. The participant should be aware that nothing worthwhile is accomplished without hard work and a sincere desire to succeed. The participant must also realize that he/she must work “out of season” as well as during the season. He/she must also be willing to sacrifice his/her own personal desires for the good of the team. 3. INSURANCE: Every participant must be covered by insurance, which will pay for injuries sustained in his/her sport/activity. The high school does not pay for any medical care of injured participants. For those without insurance, information about insurance plans, which are offered by Myers Stevens, is available in the Athletics/Activites office. 4. LANGUAGE: Anyone associated with high school athletics/activities shall use language that is socially acceptable in a classroom setting. Profanity or vulgar language will not be tolerated on or off the playing field at any time. 5. LETTER REQUIREMENTS: Because of the differences in many sports/activities, each coach/advisor sets his/her own requirements. The Athletic Department also imposes requirements that an athlete must meet to qualify for a letter: a. The athlete must finish the season in good standing (includes academics). b. The athlete must have turned in or accounted for all equipment checked out. 6. QUITTING A SPORT: The head coach may or may not allow a player that has quit a team to return. Athletes that may be reinstated after quitting may lose all rights of a team member including, but not limited to, awards or post-season honors. These athletes may not go out for another sport until the season of sport, which they quit, is completed (excluding playoffs). -6- 7. RESIDENCE ELIIBILITY: Any student who is planning to move, or who has recently moved, or whose parents/guardians have moved, should notify the Athletic Director immediately for C.I.F. information regarding their eligibility. If you are not sure, please come ask questions. 8. RESPECT: The participant is to show respect for all coaches, teachers, officials, spectators, school facilities, and equipment. 9. RESPONSIBILITY FOR EQUIPMENT: Participants shall assume responsibility for all equipment issued to them and will be expected to pay for equipment not returned. A participant who has equipment stolen, through no fault of their own, must report this to their coach/advisor as soon as possible. He/she must complete a theft report within two days of the theft and turn it in to the Athletic Director. If the above procedure is met, the participant may be relieved of financial responsibility. A participant will not receive team awards, unless he/she is still in competition, until he/she has: checked equipment in, and/or paid for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment. 10. SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible a participant must: a. Have passed 20 semester units in each grading period. b. Be enrolled in at least 20 semester units in the current period. c. Have a 2.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) in the past period. d. Be making positive progress toward meeting the graduation requirements. 11. ELIGIBILITY/INELIGIBILITY PERIOD: This period shall be equal and last for approximately one eighth of the school year. Typically the eligibility/ineligibility date will be the Monday following the date that grades are submitted by the faculty. *Certain situations can arise that cause this date to be moved. All efforts will be made to assure that the date is as close to that Monday as are possible. 12. SEASONAL PARTICIPATION: An athlete may participate in only one sport per season. Athletes cannot change from one sport to another during the season except with the approval of both coaches and the Athletic Director. When an athlete quits or is dropped for disciplinary reasons, he/she may not go out for a sport until the previous sport season is ended (excluding playoffs). 13. TRANSPORTATION: The B.U.S.D. does not provide financial support for transportation to athletic/activity events. All transportation is supported by an ASB Trust Account. Transportation arrangements to athletic/activities events may include charter buses, passenger vans (leased by the district only), and car pools. The enclosed “Transportation Bulletin” contains more specific information on transportation. Every participant must acknowledge, by signature, that they have read/understand the Transportation Bulletin. Participants may not drive other students. Approved Car-Pools can be set up through the Athletics/Activities Office and include “Authorization For Travel by NonDistrict Vehicle”, and photocopies of Driver License and proof of insurance. -7- ACADEMICS: In order to emphasize the importance of academic achievement the following constitute minimum requirements for student participation in athletics and students activities. Academic standing as previously stated in this Code. Eligibility will be checked each grading period. Should an individual fall below the requirements, the student will be ineligible for participation in athletics or activities during the next grading period. Academic probation can be earned under certain, but not all, circumstances. If a participant falls below eligibility limits a second time consecutively, they cannot be assigned probation. NOTE: SUMMER SCHOOL GRADES MAY NOT NECESSARILY IMPROVE ELIGIBILITY. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED: A summer class can replace a failed semester class only when the class is an exact duplicate. A summer class will be added to the semester classes if it is not a duplicate. This would affect the G.P.A., as you would be dividing by an extra class. Summer school proficiency classes do not count towards G.P.A. ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all of their classes in order to participate in a practice, game, or activity. If the student/athlete is too sick to attend classes, then they are too sick to participate in the athletic event or student activity. An exception to this is a doctor apportionment in which the student has secured an Off-Campus Permit through the Attendance Office. In this situation the student/athlete also must notify, and receive written permission from, the Assistant Principal, Matt La Belle, at least forty-eight (48) hours PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT. If a participant violates this attendance rule, they may be suspended from participation. CITIZENSHIP/ATTITUDE: Students are expected to display satisfactory citizenship and attitude as a participant in athletics/extracurricular activities. Every incident will be treated as an individual case and judged on its own merit. The seriousness of the offense, conditions under which it occurred, and the athlete’s/student’s past school record are factors to be considered. The student/athlete’s coach/advisor reserves the right to then decide the course of action that will be taken. Situations that involve administrative intervention in compliance with the School Discipline Guidelines will result in suspension from participation in athletic events/extra-curricular activities for a period decided by the coach/administration. PERIOD OF ENFORCEMENT: This athletic/activity code takes effect with the initiation of school athletic events/student activity in August, and terminates with the last day of school in May. This code is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including vacation days throughout the year. It is also in effect during any summer event, or trip, in which students participate as representatives of the school. Ineligibility created by suspension from athletic/activities and not completed by the end of the spring semester will be carried over for completion at the beginning of the fall semester. -8- APPEALS: Appeals of a suspension from participation in athletic/extra-curricular activities, other than academics and attendance, may be made by the student to the school administrator in charge of athletics/activities. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I understand that I have signed the back of the physical/clearance form which indicated that I understand, accept, and agree to abide by the rules set forth in this Code. *ALL CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES AT BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL ARE OFFERED TO ALL QUALIFIED STUDENTS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, OR HANDICAP. -9- Athlete’s Code of Ethics Athletics is an integral part of the school’s total educational program. All school activities, curricular and extra-curricular, in the classroom and on the playing field, must be congruent with the school’s stated goals and objectives established for the intellectual, physical, social and moral development of its students. It is within this context that the following Code of Ethics is presented. As an athlete, I understand that it is my responsibility to: 1. Place academic achievement as the highest priority. 2. Show respect for teammates, opponents, officials and coaches. 3. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials. 4. Exhibit fair play, sportsmanship and proper conduct on and off the playing field. 5. Maintain a high level of safety awareness. 6. Refrain from the use of profanity, vulgarity and other offensive language and gestures. 7. Adhere to the established rules and standards of the game to be played. 8. Respect all equipment and use it safely and appropriately. 9. Refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal and non-prescriptive drugs, anabolic steroids or any substance to increase physical development or performance that is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Surgeon General of the United States of American Medical Association. 10. Know and follow all state, section and school athletic rules and regulations as they pertain to eligibility and sports participation. 11. Win with character, lose with dignity. -10- Pursuing Victory With Honor 1. The essential elements of character building and ethics in C.I.F. sports and embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good sportsmanship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character”. 2. It’s the duty of School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports leadership- including coaches, athletic administrators, program directors and game officals - to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating and modeling these “six pillars of character.” 3. To promote sportsmanship and foster the development of good character, school sports program must be conducted in a manner that enhances academic, emotional, social, physical and ethical development of student-athletes and teaches them positive life skills that will help them become personally successful and socially responsible. 4. Participation in school sports programs is a privilege, not a right. To earn that privilege, student-athletes must abide by the rules and they must conduct themselves, on and off the field, as positive role models who exemplify good character. 5. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports leadership shall establish standards for participation by adopting and enforcing codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, parents and spectators. 6. All participants in high school sports must consistently demonstrate and demand scrupulous integrity and observe and enforce the spirit as well as the letter of the rules. 7. The importance of character, ethics and sportsmanship should be emphasized in all communications directed to student-athletes and their parents. 8. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents and school sports leadership must ensure that the first priority of their student-athletes is a serious commitment to getting an education and developing the academic skills and character to succeed. -11- 9. School Boards, superintendents, principals, school administrators and everyone involved at any level of governance in the C.I.F. must maintain ultimate responsibility for the quality and integrity of C.I.F. programs. Such individuals must assure that education and character development responsibilities are not compromised to achieve sports performance goals and that the academic, social, emotional, physical and ethical wellbeing of student-athletes is always placed above desires and pressures to win. 10. All employees of member schools must be directly involved and committed to the academic success of student-athletes and the character building goals of the school. 11. Everyone involved in competition including parents, spectators, associated student body leaders, and all auxiliary groups have a duty to honor the traditions of the sport and to treat other participants with respect. Coaches have a special responsibility to model respectful behavior and the duty to demand that their student-athletes refrain from disrespectful conduct including verbal abuse of opponents and officials, profane or belligerent trash-talking, taunting and inappropriate celebrations. 12. School Boards, superintendents, and school administrators of C.I.F. member school must ensure that coaches, whether paid or voluntary, are competent to coach. Training or experience may determine minimal competence. These competencies include basic knowledge of: 1) The character building aspects of sports, including techniques and methods of teaching and reinforcing the core values comprising sportsmanship and good character; 2) The physical capabilities and limitations of the age group coached as well as first aid; 3) Coaching principles and the rules and strategies of the sport. 13. Because of the powerful potential of sports as a vehicle for positive personal growth, a broad spectrum of school sports experiences should be made available to all of our diverse communities. 14. To safeguard the health of athletes and the integrity of the sport, school sports programs must actively prohibit the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and performance enhancing substances, as well as demand compliance with all laws and regulations, including those related to ambling and the use of drugs. 15. Schools that offer athletic programs must safeguard the integrity of their programs. Commercial relationships should be continually monitored to ensure against inappropriate exploitation of the school’s name or reputation. There should be no undue interference or influence of commercial interest. In addition, sports programs must be prudent, avoiding undue financial dependency on particular companies or sponsors. 16. The profession of coaching is a profession of teaching. In addition to teaching the mental and physical dimensions of their sport, coaches, through words and example, must also strive to build the character of their athletes by teaching them to be trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring and good citizens. -12- The Burbank Unified School District does not provide financial support for transportation to athletic contests. All athletic transportation is supported by an ASB Transportation Trust Account. Transportation arrangements to athletic contests may include charter buses, passenger vans (leased by the district only), and car pools. If there is a concern regarding any form of transportation, please contact the Athletic Director and/or School Administration. For each sport, the athlete’s parents will be asked to donate funds to cover the cost of transportation. Parents can make donations to the high school at the time of the athletic clearance process. If an athlete needs financial assistance, payment arrangements and/or adjustments can be made with the Athletic Director. No athlete will be eliminated because money for transportation is not donated. Students are required to travel to all school sponsored athletic contests and activities by transportation provided by the school and/or arranged by the Burbank Unified School District. The school administration will determine the most appropriate and cost-effective mode of transportation for each approved trip. In all situations, the school administration, Athletic Director, and/or the coach have final approval regarding the method of transportation for students. In an emergency, parents may need to transport their son/daughter to an event, or the student* may need to drive himself/herself. In order to obtain permission to do this, the athlete and a parent or guardian must complete the Student Transportation Permission Slip (for each request) and submit it for approval to the school administration, Athletic Director, and the coach at least twenty four hours before the event. If it is determined that self-transportation is inappropriate, the student must the school transportation provided. *In an emergency circumstance, students who are on a team or who are participants in an activity may transport themselves, and their siblings who are also students at the school and involved in the same activity, provided they possess a valid driver’s license and the required insurance. Drivers must comply with all stipulations and adhere to federal, state, and local laws governing student drivers. Under no circumstances may a student transport other students who are not his/her siblings (as described above). Drivers may not carry non-district personnel, nonstudents, non-student family members, or other guests or passengers. A parent or other adult may be authorized to transport students by private vehicle when the vehicle is driven by an adult age 21 or older, who has a good driving record and who has registered with the district’s site administration, for such purposes, by filing a completed Field Trip by Private Vehicle Driver’s Statement Form. Drivers shall be required to possess a valid California driver’s license and liability insurance of a least the following limits: combined single limit $300,000 (bodily injury/property damage); or $100,000 each person, $300,000 each accident (bodily injury), $25,000 property damage. Additionally, the following pertains to transportation by private vehicle: 1. Drivers shall receive safety and emergency instructions which would be reviewed and kept in the vehicle. 2. Vehicle owners, drivers and passengers shall be informed that the registered owner and his/her insurance company are responsible for any accidents or violations that may occur. 3. The number of passengers, including the driver, shall not exceed the capacity for which the vehicle was designed. The number of passengers shall not exceed 10, including the driver, no matter what size the vehicle. 4. All occupants shall wear seat belts in accordance with the law. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin and/or the transportation of students involved in athletics or other activities, please contact the Athletic Director or the Activities Director at the school. -13- (Minor) (California Education Code Section 35330) Completion of This Form is Required for ALL Excursions. I hereby give permission for my child to participate in any athletic/activity related excursions. California Education Code Section 35330 provides as follows: “All persons making the field trip or excursion shall be deemed to have waived all claims against the District of the State of California or injury, accident, illness, or death occurring during or by reason of the field trip or excursions.” Please note the district defines an excursion as the movement of students from one location (or campus) to another location (or campus). I understand that transportation for some excursions will NOT be provided by the District; students could be on their own. Supervision en route WILL NOT always be provided. Upon arrival, supervision will resume, but students WILL NOT be subject to school supervision while off campus. In approving this document, and consenting to my child’s participating, I understand that no claim may be made against the District based upon lack of supervision while he/she is en route from campus to an event as part of the school program. I have carefully read this authorization and fully understand its contents and voluntarily consent to its terms and conditions. If my child drives themselves to an event, I certify that insurance coverage, as stated below is in force; and, my child holds a valid driver’s license. I am the parent/legal guardian of the student whose packet I am signing. My son/daughter will be participating in events related to the athletic/activity department at either Burbank or John Burroughs High School. My son/daughter has my permission to travel with another adult, who may or may not be an approved chaperone. I/we agree to personally indemnify and hold harmless the Burbank Unified School District, its officers, agents, and employees from all losses, expenses, fines, suits, proceedings, claims, damages, actions, and judgements of any nature whatsoever arising out of or connected with any accident or occurrence happening during the time said student is being transported by another adult to or from events related to the athletic program. Drivers shall be required to possess a valid driver’s license and liability insurance of at least: combined single limit $300,000 (bodily injury/property damage); or $100,000 each person, $300,000 each accident (bodily injury), $25,000 property damage. Students who are on a team or who are participants in an activity may transport themselves and their siblings to approved activities, provided, that they possess a valid driver’s license and the necessary insurance. They must comply with all stipulation; and, adhere to federal, state, and local laws governing student drivers. -14- I hereby give my consent to my son/daughter to try out for and participate in Burbank High School Athletics and/or Activities, and recognize his/her responsibility and requirements as a leader and representative of his/her school in this team/club/activity. I have read, fully understand and agree to abide by the rules, regulations and guidelines which will govern my son/daughter if he/she is chosen to represent (Burbank Unified School District) as a member of a team/group. I understand, acknowledge and agree that extracurricular activities require attendance at all practices, games, performances, special functions and camps that may be required for all participants. I understand, acknowledge and agree that sports and activities involves a risk of injury and expressly assume any risks which arise during the course of participating in any aspect of a sport or activity. I further understand, agree and give my consent to have my son/daughter travel with school representatives on authorized school trips relating to a sport/activity. I hereby release and discharge the (Burbank Unified School District) and its officers, employees, agents, servants, coaches and volunteers (herein collectively referred to as “District”) from any and all liability arising out of, occurring during or in connection with the sport/activity, including but not limited to receiving instructions in said activity, the performance or practice of the activity or any activities incidental thereto regardless of the location of the activity, and all liabilities associated with any and all claims related to such activity that may be filed on behalf of or for the minor. For purposes of this agreement, liability means all claims, demands, losses, injuries, damages, causes of action, suits or judgments of any and every kind that occur during the above described activity. It is our intention through this agreement to exempt and relieve the (Burbank Unified School District) from any and all liability for personal injuries or property damage which occur during the course of participation in a sport or activity in any manner at any location. -15- What can happen if my child keeps on playing with a concussion or returns to soon? Athletes with the signs and symptoms of concussion should be removed from play immediately. Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury. There is an increased risk of significant damage from a concussion for a period of time after that concussion occurs, particularly if the athlete suffers another concussion before completely recovering from the first one. This can lead to prolonged recovery, or even to severe brain swelling (second impact syndrome) with devastating and even fatal consequences. It is well known that adolescent or teenage athletes will often under report symptoms of injuries. And concussions are no different. As a result, education of administrators, coaches, parents and students is the key for student/athlete’s safety. If you think your child has suffered a concussion Any athlete even suspected of suffering a concussion should be removed from the game or practice immediately. No athlete may return to activity after an apparent head injury or concussion, regardless of how mile it seems or how quickly symptoms clear, without medical clearance. Close observation of the athlete should continue for several hours. The new CIF Bylaw 313 now requires implementation of long and well-established return to play concussion guidelines. “A student-athlete who has been removed may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and received written clearance to return to play from the health care provider”. You should also inform your child’s coach if you think that your child may have a concussion. Remember it is better to miss one game than miss the whole season. And when in doubt, the athlete sits out. For current and up to date information on concussions you can go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports/ -16- NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Requirements Core Courses: (16) Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016: o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements). Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016: o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements). Ten (10) core courses completed before the seventh semester; seven (7) of the 10 must be in English, math or natural/physical science. These courses/grades are "locked in" at start of the seventh semester (cannot be repeated for grade-point average [GPA] improvement to meet initial-eligibility requirements for competition). o Students who do not meet core-course progression requirements may still be eligible to receive athletics aid and practice in the initial year of enrollment by meeting academic redshirt requirements (see below). Test Scores: (ACT/SAT) Students must present a corresponding test score and core-course GPA on the sliding scale (see Page No. 2). o SAT: critical reading and math sections. Best subscore from each section is used to determine the SAT combined score for initial eligibility. o ACT: English, math, reading and science sections. Best subscore from each section is used to determine the ACT sum score for initial eligibility. All ACT and SAT attempts before initial full-time collegiate enrollment may be used for initial eligibility. Enter 9999 during ACT or SAT registration to ensure the testing agency reports your score directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Test scores on transcripts will not be used. Core Grade-Point Average: Only core courses that appear on the high school's List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website (www.eligibilitycenter.org) will be used to calculate your core-course GPA. Use this list as a guide. Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016: o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course GPA (minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale A (see Page No. 2). o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet subject-area requirements. Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016: o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course GPA (minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale B (see Page No. 2). o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet both progression (10 before seventh semester; seven in English, math or science; "locked in") and subject-area requirements. DIVISION I Core-Course Requirement (16) 4 3 2 1 2 4 years of English years of math (Algebra I or higher) years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered) year of additional English, math or natural/physical science years of social science years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy) DIVISION I – 2016 Qualifier Requirements *Athletics aid, practice, and competition 16 core courses o Ten (10) core courses completed before the start of seventh semester. Seven (7) of the 10 must be in English, math or natural/physical science. "Locked in" for core-course GPA calculation. Corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course GPA (minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale B (see Page No. 2). Graduate from high school. DIVISION I – 2016 Academic Redshirt Requirements *Athletics aid and practice (no competition) 16 core courses o No grades/credits "locked in" (repeated courses after the seventh semester begins may be used for initial eligibility). Corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course GPA (minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale B (see Page No. 2). Graduate from high school. Sliding Scale A Use for Division I prior to August 1, 2016 NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE Core GPA 3.550 & above 3.525 3.500 3.475 3.450 3.425 3.400 3.375 3.350 3.325 3.300 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000 SAT Verbal and Math ONLY 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 730 740-750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840-850 860 860 870 880 890 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 960 970 980 990 1000 1010 ACT Sum Sliding Scale B Use for Division I beginning August 1, 2016 NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE Core GPA 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 3.550 3.525 3.500 3.475 3.450 3.425 3.400 3.375 3.350 3.325 3.300 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.299 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000 For more information, visit www.eligibilitycenter.org or www.2point3.org. [Type text] SAT ACT Sum Verbal and Math ONLY 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 740 750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840 850 860 870 880 890 900 910 910 920 930 940 950 960 970 980 990 1000 1010 1020 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 60 61 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 86 NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE Division II Initial-Eligibility Requirements Core Courses Division II currently requires 16 core courses. See the chart below. Beginning August 1, 2018, to become a full or partial qualifier for Division II, all college-bound student-athletes must complete the 16 core-course requirement. Test Scores Division II currently requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68. Beginning August 1, 2018, Division II will use a sliding scale to match test scores and core-course grade-point averages (GPA). The sliding scale for those requirements is shown on Page No. 2 of this sheet. The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science. When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. Grade-Point Average Be sure to look at your high school’s List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website (www.eligibilitycenter.org). Only courses that appear on your school's approved List of NCAA Courses will be used in the calculation of the core GPA. Use the list as a guide. The current Division II core GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.000. Division II core GPA required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.200 (corresponding testscore requirements are listed on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet). The minimum Division II core GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice as a partial qualifier on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.000 (corresponding test-score requirements are listed on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet). Remember, the NCAA core GPA is calculated using NCAA core courses only. DIVISION II 16 Core Courses 3 2 2 3 2 4 years of English. years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. years of social science. years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy). DIVISION II COMPETITION SLIDING SCALE DIVISION II PARTIAL QUALIFIER SLIDING SCALE Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018 Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018 Core GPA 3.300 & above 3.275 3.250 3.225 3.200 3.175 3.150 3.125 3.100 3.075 3.050 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 SAT Verbal and Math ONLY 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 740 750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 830 840 & above ACT Sum 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 60 61 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 & above Core GPA SAT ACT Sum Verbal and Math ONLY 3.050 & above 3.025 3.000 2.975 2.950 2.925 2.900 2.875 2.850 2.825 2.800 2.775 2.750 2.725 2.700 2.675 2.650 2.625 2.600 2.575 2.550 2.525 2.500 2.475 2.450 2.425 2.400 2.375 2.350 2.325 2.300 2.275 2.250 2.225 2.200 2.175 2.150 2.125 2.100 2.075 2.050 2.025 2.000 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500 510 520 530 540 550 560 570 580 590 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 740 750 760 770 780 790 800 810 820 & above 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 60 61 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 & above For more information, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
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