Interscholastic Athletics Handbook

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Interscholastic Athletics Handbook

Mission Statement

We recognize that school sports experiences can contribute greatly to the values and ethics of each athlete. Positive sports experiences important life skills, encourage teamwork, shape character and citizenship, encourage active lifestyle and often contribute to success academics. We are dedicated to making and positive sports program accessible every eligible student in our community. Experiences for students in our community are intended to; complement, and add to the learning they are experiencing their academic programs. We will help parents and community members to the importance of contributing to a experience for everyone involved in our athletics.

Interscholastic Objectives

• Promote athletic and academic excellence
• Promote a sense of good sportsmanship and fair play
• Develop qualities of fairness, trustworthiness self-discipline, responsibility and good citizenship
• Provide direction for our student athletes to reach their highest level of proficiency
• Treat all student athletes fairly and consistently
• Encourage maximum participation from student body
• Set and strive for practical goals
• Provide the best experience possible
• Have fun


At its core, the concept of sportsmanship is about fair play and honorable competition. Our athletic programs are an extension of our classrooms. It is our goal to promote core values such as discipline, fairness, responsibility, teamwork, loyalty and citizenship. Everyone associated with athletics including; players, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship during athletic competition.


• OSCD will provide transportation to and from all away athletic contests.
• Athletes may ride home with their parents from an away contest but only with coaches’ approval and a parent signature.
• For athletic practices off campus the OSCD will provide transportation to the practice site. Parents and athletes will be responsible for finding transportation home from that practice site.
• All student-athletes are expected to maintain proper bus conduct. 


• All injuries should be reported immediately to their Coach.
• Coach will evaluate and make recommendations on how to care for the athlete.
• Recommendations may consist of:
  1. Having Athletic Director contact Athletic Trainer
  2. If injury requires care beyond the Athletic Trainer, student-athletes may seek medical attention with their personal doctor.
• If medical attention is required the family's healthcare will provide primary coverage
• The OCSD will provide secondary coverage but may not cover all expenses.
• Following hospital care or doctors treatment student athlete must provide clearance to resume participation.
• Coaches will fill out accident report on all injuries resulting in hospital care or doctors treatment.

Varsity “O” Letters

• Varsity athletes may earn a Varsity “O” letter in their sport.
• Each varsity coach will determine criteria for earning a Varsity “O” letter.
• Athletes will receive a Varsity “O” and a sport insignia for their first letter. For each subsequent letter earned the athlete will receive another sport insignia.
• Coach will be responsible for distributing Varsity "O" letter and insignia. 
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