It is important to note that you are first a STUDENT and then an athlete. Be organized in the classroom, and work hard to get your homework done during the day. If you have to miss class for a game, you are expected to collect your homework prior to class that day. The ineligible list gets sent out at the end of each week. If you are on this list for one week, you are expected to be at practice but you cannot participate in competition. If you are on the list for two consecutive weeks, you will be asked to stay after school to work on homework.
With that being said, Junior High sports are a fun and exciting time! However, there is much to learn and not much time to teach, practice, or master these skills. Putting in time outside of practice will help develop you as an athlete. It is necessary to put in additional work if you want to get better. The more reps you can get, the better off you will be. We need to use our short time together wisely and effectively. This means being on time and mentally/physically prepared each and every day.
Sports are a great way to stay healthy and to maintain positive relationships with peers. Even better yet, sports build character. Our job as coaches is to provide you with endless opportunities to grow in whatever ways we can: physically, emotionally, athletically, intellectually, socially, etc. Your job as a student-athlete is to accept this challenge and to let us mold you into responsible, respectful, outstanding, caring, strong-willed, mentally tough individuals.