Eligibility

Participation in SCS athletics, including tryouts, is voluntary and open to eligible athletes only. Students are not obligated to participate and participation is not required for graduation. Thus, participation in SCS athletics is a privilege and not a right. Accompanying this privilege is the responsibility to conform to eligibility standards. This privilege may be revoked if an athlete fails to comply with the rules.

The athletic director administers all policies as they relate to eligibility and has final authority regarding athlete eligibility. Sound reasoning and adherence to the school's core values will be the standard by which the athletic director evaluates and decides situations outside stated policies.

Eligible athletes must maintain a current signed Consent and Commitment form on file in the Athletic Department.

Medically eligible athletes have a current (annual) signed Student Health Record Part I and Student Health Record Part II - including immunization records - on file in the Health Office.

Student Health Record Part I must be filled out, signed and dated by parent. This must be taken to the physician for review and the physician must complete a physical exam, fill out, sign, date, and stamp the Student Health Record Part II. A legible copy of the immunization record must be presented as well, and if there is not a legible copy, then the physician must fill out the third page of the Student Health Record Part II, which is the immunization record. SCS requires that physicals be dated between June 1 and the first practice of each year.

Academically eligible athletes demonstrate effort, complete homework consistently, and have passing grades in all classes.

  • High school athletes must maintain at least a 70% average in all classes each quarter.
  • Middle school athletes must maintain at least a 65% average in all classes each quarter.

If an athlete is failing a class when report cards are issued, the athlete becomes academically ineligible. Academically ineligible means that the athlete is not able to play in any games.

  • One class - If an athlete is failing one class, he is expected to practice but is not cleared for games. The athletic director will check grades every two weeks after report cards are issued. If there is no improvement, the athlete may become not cleared for practices in addition to being not cleared for games.
  • Two or more classes - If a student is failing two or more classes, he is not cleared for practice and is not cleared for games. The athletic director will check grades every two weeks after report cards are issued. An athlete will remain not cleared for practices and not cleared for games until he is passing all of his classes.

Academically ineligible athletes must be on time and present at all practices and games, even if not participating. Attendance requirements do not change for academically ineligible athletes.

Attendance eligible athletes are consistently on time and ready to play at all practices and games. Excuses must be requested from the coach well in advance of practices and games and will be granted at the coach's discretion for extenuating circumstances only. Absences or tardies as a result of detentions are unexcused.

Attendance: Players must attend every practice and every game. Injured and academically ineligible athletes must attend practices and games.

  • 1 unexcused absence = loss of playing time ½ of a game
  • 2 unexcused absences = loss of playing time 1 full game
  • 3 unexcused absences = possible expulsion from the team

Tardiness: Five to ten minutes early is on time. Injured and academically ineligible athletes must attend practices and games.

  • 1-2 unexcused tardies = see coaches' policy
  • 3 unexcused tardies = loss of playing time ½ of a game
  • 4 unexcused tardies = loss of playing time 1 full game
  • 5 unexcused tardies = possible expulsion from the team