ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT
Prescott School District believes the student learning experience should extend beyond the classroom. Extracurricular activities allow our students to explore different disciplines and develop skills that might not be taught within the core teaching curriculum. In support of this belief, we offer a wide variety of school sponsored athletic activities that include the following cheerleading and WIAA athletics programs: volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track and field. Cheer squads may be offered for Winter Sports.
Participation in school activities beyond the classroom fosters the opportunity for our students to nurture friendships and to develop empathy for their peers. Our programs are intended to enhance the student's personal well-being in spirit, mind and body. Their focus is to build self-confidence, self-worth and recognition in the individual while teaching the rewards of good sportsmanship, cooperation, respect for authority, respect for teammates, and the spirit of hard work and sacrifice that come with activities and team participation.
Participation in Prescott School District athletic extracurricular activities is a privilege, not a right. While involvement in these activities is strictly voluntary, those who choose to participate represent their school, families and community. In recognition of this fact, Prescott School District chooses to keep our standards high. These standards involve academic requirements, citizenship, conduct, sportsmanship, and being tobacco, drug, and alcohol free. The integrity of the total school program requires that student athletes conduct themselves in a manner that’s above question.
Enjoyment of these privileges is predicated on the student's willingness to uphold the following rules of conduct. These rules will be in effect for a 12 month period of time. Team camps, summer leagues and clinics that occur over the summer that involve student athletes and local coaches are considered school related and therefore the student athletes that are participating in the programs are subjected to the Athletic Code of Con
NOTE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS
The ACC is the guide for clarifying the rules and attitudes that govern the conduct and attitude of students involved in athletic activities at Prescott High School. Any problems that occur will be handled according to the procedures stated therein. If, at any time, you have a question or concern regarding your student's athletic participation, the following course of action is to be taken:
(1) Encourage your son or daughter to talk to the coach personally regarding the concern.
(2) Talk directly to the coach. Parents/guardians are to arrange a meeting with the coach rather than approaching him/her at practice or immediately following a game.
(3) If the issue is not resolved or you have concerns about the way the situation was handled, you are to again make arrangements to talk to the coach a second time and/or arrange a meeting with the Athletic Director (AD).
(4) If the issue remains unresolved, you are advised to take the issue to the Principal.
Code of Ethics
It is the duty of all concerned with school athletics:
1. To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, values, ethics, conduct and fair play.
2. To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams.
3. To establish a positive relationship between visitors and hosts.
4. To respect the integrity and judgement of sports' officials.
5. To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
6. To encourage leadership, responsibility, honesty, and good judgment by the student athletes on the team.
7. To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
8. To remember that an athletic contest is only a game (not a matter of life or death) for the player, coach, school, officials, fan, community, state and nation.