Welcome Battlin’ Baron ParentsInformation Meeting 2011 Winter Athletic season B-CC Athletic Administrators Jon Green, Assistant Principal Suzette Thom, Athletic Director
Meeting Agenda • Welcome • Review Student-Athlete Contract • The Student-Athlete • Financial Overview • Transportation Policy • Contacting a Coach or Athletic Director • Things to Know • Message from All-Sports Boosters • Sportsmanship • Dismissal to Classrooms
Student-Athlete Contract • Substance Abuse Policy The use or possession of alcohol, drugs and/or steroids will not be tolerated. The abuse/possession of alcohol, drugs and/or steroids by a team member will automatically result in disciplinary measures, which might include criminal charges, suspension from school or expulsion from the team. The well-established harmful effects of smoking also render cigarette smoking as a violation of the philosophy of athletics at B-CC HS and accordingly is not allowed among student athletes. Principal – Mrs. Karen Lockard
SPORTSMANSHIP Be a FAN … not a FANATIC Good Sportsmanship is viewed by B-CC High School as a commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity. In perception and practice, sportsmanship is defined by those qualities which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. Individuals, regardless of their role in activities, are expected to be aware of their influence on the behavior of others and model good sportsmanship. Principal - Mrs. Karen Lockard
SPORTSMANSHIP Expectations of Spectators * Realize that a ticket is a privilege to observe a contest and support the B-CC Barons. * Do not verbally harass, taunt, or assault others. Root for your team, not against the opponent. * Respect the decisions that are made by the contest officials. * Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting all the teams in every manner possible. * Respect other fans, coaches, participants, and officials. * Be a Fan … NOT a Fanatic!
You can make a difference! Join the B-CC All Sports Booster Club The B-CC All-Sports Booster Club is non-profit and all volunteer. Our goals are to support B-CC’s athletic program and to promote school spirit & sportsmanship. President: Scott Foreman Vice President: Lynne Pratt Secretary: Bruce Cohen Treasurer: Lisa Heaton
You can make a difference! • Purpose • Fundraising: to support all the B-CC teams • Communication: B-CC family and fans’ links to the Athletic Department • Program support: Assist coaches by helping with different tasks during the sports seasons
You can make a difference! • Club Activities • Monthly meetings with Athletic Department staff to discuss athletic program, decide how to contribute to it • Run concession stand at various sporting events • Sell B-CC Spirit Wear • Other fund raising activities • -Baron Cards • -Mulch Sale
You can make a difference! • Join Today! • $20 for Annual Family Membership • Consider a Donation • CHECK US OUT ON THE B-CC WEBSITE! • www.baronsathletics.org • (Athletics Page-Boosters tab)
Things to Know CPR and AED Training During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates passed a joint bill requiring local boards of education to develop an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program for high schools. The legislation requires that AEDs be located at each high school facility and a trained individual be available to use the devices at all high school-sponsored athletic events. The Governor signed this bill into law and it became effective July 1, 2006.
Student-Athlete Contract Attendance Policy Unexcused absences or chronic tardiness to class or team practice may be sufficient reason for declaring a student ineligible at any time. In order to participate in any athletic event or practice, athletes are expected to be in ALL of their scheduled classes the day of an event. All absences MUST be pre-approved by the athletic director or administration – even appointments! Only the principal (or AD) may excuse an athlete.
Student-Athlete Contract Late/Missing Practice Team members should notify their coach PRIOR to any practice that they must miss and should offer adequate explanation for the absence. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES 1st offense:conference between coach & team member 2nd offense:suspension from next practice or contest 3rd offense:dismissal from team
Student-Athlete Contract Websites and Blogs Personal web sites and blogs are considered an extension of how an athlete presents him/herself. Information included on such sites will be considered truth. Any athlete who acts or speaks in a derogatory way on a personal web page will be held to the same conduct standards as if acting in person. Defamation to the B-CC Athletic Department could be cause for dismissal from the team.
Student-Athlete Contract Inclement Weather Montgomery County Board of Education policy states that in the event schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, ALL after-school activities are automatically cancelled. Check local TV stations, MCPS website, and/or B-CC Athletics website for updates. For changes in practice or game schedules, please check the B-CC Athletics website. Additionally, information will be sent via email to Booster Club members. This includes practices, contests, and other team events.
The Student-Athlete Purpose At Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, we are committed to providing our students with the opportunity to participate in a high quality athletic program, knowing that their involvement in athletics will be an invaluable asset to their total educational experience. Keeping in mind that athletes are students first, their academic standing will directly determine their participation in athletics. Thus, achievement in the classroom is an athlete’s first commitment to his/her team. We recognize that the same hard work and dedication needed to be successful in competition is also required in the classroom. We also understand that balancing the demands and responsibilities needed to be a successful student-athlete is no simple task.
Team Purchases Student Purchases • Only required student purchases will be run through the athletic department’s school IAF account. Required student purchases are defined as items that are required to participate on any athletic team – examples include the football package, baseball hats, swimsuits, team socks, tennis & golf polo shirts. • If purchases are being run through the school, all money must be collected up front for the purchase • Checks must be made payable to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and must include sales tax and shipping costs.
B-CC Transportation Policy Parent Drivers vs. MCPS Buses Buses are available TO ALL TEAMS! There are pros and cons to taking a bus to contests. Buses can only leave at 1:15pm OR after 4:30pm • consider time away from classes • consider the time spent “waiting around” • consider athletes who ride to the contest on the bus must also ride back on the bus Student drivers can ONLY be used as a LAST RESORT!
Good Communication Contacting the Coach or AD DON’T approach immediately before or after a contest. DO call the following day and make an appointment. DO raise your concern in a calm and civil manner. DO listen to the explanation as you may be blinded by emotion which may override logic and reason. B-CC Athletic Department(240) 497-6344Suzette_A_Thom@mcpsmd.org
Things to Know Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) Fee What is the ECA fee? The $30.00 annual fee supports adult-supervised extra-curricular activities, such as sports and clubs, for middle and high school students. Students who pay the fee are entitled to participate in one or more program during the year. Can be PAID online!! http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/fms/payeca.shtm
Things to Know Winter 2011Ticket Prices Regular Season $5.00 - adults $3.00 - students (middle & high w/ID) $1.00 - child Admission charged for all stadium and gym events State Playoffs $5.00 - all spectators age 7 and older 6 and under - free B-CC Season Tickets (home games only) Admit bearer to all HOME regular season Winter B-CC athletic events $ 40.00 adults $24.00 students
Things to Know PICTURE DAY (team and individuals) For Winter Teams, Thursday, Dec. 1st
Things to Know Winter Athletic Awards Night Thursday, March 8th 7:00pm All Winter athletes are expected to attend and parents are invited!
Things to Know For additional BARONS ATHLETIC NEWS visit … http://www.baronsathletics.org
Team Meetings Swim/Dive - Caf Girls’ Basketball – C202 Boys’ Basketball – C205 Indoor Track – C207 Wrestling – C209 On behalf of the entire B-CC Athletic Department THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING We look forward to seeing you … GO Barons!