Training Regulations for all Interscholastic Teams
Athletes do their best when they are in peak physical
condition. Because the best effort is expected from each Oneonta athlete, it is
necessary to establish certain regulations to assist them in reaching their
goal. Additionally, all athletes will participate in an in-season program to
assist them in making healthy and legal choices. It should be considered an
honor and a privilege to represent Oneonta City School District on an
interscholastic sports team and thus, by accepting this honor, the athlete MUST
accept responsibilities which go along with it. Athletes are to abide by all
the training rules set forth here as well as any additional rules, codes of
conduct and behavior as set forth by the coach, administration and school
board. All athletes are expected to recognize the need and importance of the
following training regulations:
1. Athletes are not to use, or possess, or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or tobacco since these are considered health hazards and detrimental to an athlete’s physical and mental well-being. Athletes are not to attend a function or enter a place where illegal consumption or illegal possession of drugs, alcohol or tobacco are taking place. Example: bar, house party, field party.
Any athlete who is reported to be in violation
of any part of #1 will be subject to an investigation originating from the
office of the athletic director.
Any athlete found to be in violation of #1 will
be subject to the penalty outlined herein.
A. First Offense – The athlete will be suspended from participation in athletic contests for a period of 5 (five) sports weeks. During this 5 sport weeks the athlete may attend practices and attend contests but may not dress in uniform or participate in any contests. They also will forfeit any awards that they may have received for that sport season. If the offense occurs with less than 5 weeks remaining in that current sport season the suspension will carry over until the 5 week suspension has been completed. If the suspension is carried over to another sport season, the athlete may try out for a team but will be ineligible for any scrimmages or contests until the 5 week suspension is completed.
Additionally, the athlete will be required to actively participate in and
complete a school provided counseling programing before reinstatement to full
participation on any interscholastic team will occur. Parents or guardians may substitute
another school approved counselor at their own expense.
B. Second Offense or Subsequent Offenses during career – The athlete will be suspended for a time period of 365 days and forfeit any rewards that they may have received for that sports season. Additionally, the athlete will be required to actively participate in and complete a school provided counseling program before reinstatement to full participation on any interscholastic team will occur. Parents or guardians may substitute another school approved counselor at their own expense.
2. Each coach may specify a definite rest program and hours
when team members must be in their homes. Any adjustments must be approved by
the coach of the sport.
3. Attendance at practice is essential to develop the
greatest degree of skill and teamwork. All requests to be excused from practice
sessions must be submitted to the coach, 24 hours before the practice for which
the request is made.
4. Athletes absent from school may not practice or play the
day such absence occurs. Exceptions to this rule can be made only by the school
Principal or his designee. Frequent or excessive tardiness may result in the
5. Athletes will adhere to all school rules as outlined in
the student handbook.
- Any violation of training rules 2-5, the athlete will be disciplined at the discretion of the coach and/or administration.