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Welcome to Golden Bear Country!. Parent-Athlete Meeting Fall Sports 2014 August 5, 2014 Opening Comments/Presentation – Michael Lerner (AAM) Boosters Information – Rick Mantsch , President. Paperwork Collection Night

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Welcome to Golden Bear Country!

Parent-Athlete Meeting

Fall Sports 2014

August 5, 2014

Opening Comments/Presentation – Michael Lerner (AAM)

Boosters Information – Rick Mantsch, President

important dates

Paperwork Collection Night

  • 8/7 – Cafeteria - Turn in all required paperwork for participation in fall sports
  • Concussion Testing – 8/7, 8/8, 8/11, 8/12 – Sessions @ 8, 9, 10 a.m.
  • Pictures
  • Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball – 8/26
  • All Other Sports – 8/27

Back to School Night/Thursday, August 28

  • 6 p.m. – 9th Graders (Eat, Meet, and Greet)
  • 7 p.m. – 10th-12th Graders
  • Homecoming /Saturday, October 18
  • Parade – 10 a.m.
  • Game – 12 noon
Important Dates
hahs athletic electronic info

Sign Up for E-School News Daily: Updates –

  • Follow Us on twitter:
    • @HaHsathletics and
    • @hcpss_hahs
  • Hammond Athletics Webpage:
HaHs Athletic Electronic Info.
academic eligibility

Policy 9070

A full time student earns academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities by maintaining a 2.0 GPA calculated using credit and non-credit courses, with no more than one E for the marking period which governs eligibility. (4th Quarter/Fall Sports)

All incoming 9th graders are academically eligible.

Academic Eligibility
participation requirements

Birth Certificate – any new Hammond High School athlete

  • Sports Physical Form – dated after April 1, 2014
  • Parent Permission – including insurance information, signed by parent, and signed by athlete
  • Proof of Residency – BGE, water, cable bill, or lease (utility bills must be dated July 1, 2014 or later
  • ( **NEW**) Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form - Signed by athlete and parent
  • Forms available at

Participation Requirements
jv and varsity philosophies

Junior Varsity

  • Developmental for varsity level
  • Playing time is NOT guaranteed.
  • Practice times/locations may vary
  • All games may NOT be played (weather)


  • Developmental for higher level
  • Playing time is NOT guaranteed.
  • Practice times/locations may vary
  • Priority over JV games (make-ups)
JV and Varsity Philosophies
out of school participation


Students participating in an interscholastic program may only participate in an outside of school program (club) at the same time and retain eligibility as long as he/she does not miss a practice and/or game due to outside participation.

Out of School Participation
late arrival early departure

Student must be present for a half day to participate in athletic events held that day (minimum of three periods or in school by 10:40 a.m.)

  • All exceptions need PRIOR administrative approval.
Late Arrival/Early Departure
academic help and locker room security plan

In the event a student needs to stay after school for academic help, he/she should go to the locker room, inform the coach, get ready for practice, then go see the teacher by 2:30.

  • The team rooms will be LOCKED by the coach when he/she heads out to practice.
Academic Help and Locker Room Security Plan

Concussion Testing/Return to Play

  • If an athlete suffers a concussion and is cleared to return by his/her physician, the school trainer will commence the “return to play” process (5 levels).
  • For more information go to -athletics- sports injury awareness-

Communication You Should Expect

from Your Child’s Coach

  • Philosophy of the coach
  • Expectations the coach has for your child, as well
  • for the team
  • Dates, times and locations of all practices and contests
  • Player accountability
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Additional team policies

Issues NOT appropriate to

discuss with Coaches

  • Playing time and/or position
  • Team strategy
  • Play calling
  • Other student athletes
coaches parents participants

Coaches have the final say over team selection, playing time

  • and discipline of players.
  • Coaching strategy is determined by the coaching staff.
  • Accepting a position on the team includes acceptance of the
  • procedures and guidelines of both HCPSS and Hammond High
  • School for the student and parent/guardian.
  • If a parent needs to talk to a coach, please email the coach to set
  • up a meeting time. All conversations should be conducted in a
  • calm and non-threatening manner. If the issues are not resolved,
  • contact the AAM.
ways you can help the program

Join Boosters.

  • Volunteer at concession stands.
  • Help keep up with scores on CSZ.
  • Be a positive fan.
  • Ask the coaches if they need help with administrative tasks.
  • Do NOT yell at referees.
  • Pick up your athlete or fan at the end of a contest.
Ways You Can Help the Program
spectator rules of conduct
Spectator Rules of Conduct

We ask that fans refrain from:

Intimidating or harassing the players, coaches, officials or fans

Using profanity

Throwing objects

Entering the playing area

Loitering in the hallways or on school grounds

Focus on being positive toward our players rather than negative toward our opponents.


The Varsity Club

  • Each sport will have one or two student-athletes
  • to represent their program.
  • Student athletes will be a liaison for their
  • program working with the AAM to promote and
  • improve Hammond athletics.
  • The club will also foster and promote community
  • relations.

Entrance Into Athletic Events

  • Admission to athletic competitions is a privilege.
  • Any acts of unsportsmanlike conduct may result
  • in removal from the event.
  • Tickets are $3/students and $4/adults. No
  • re-entry into events.
  • No outside food or drinks
  • are permitting into the
  • gym or stadium.
Break Out Sessions


1. Cross Country

2. Girls’ Soccer

3. Boys’ Soccer

4. Football

5. Volleyball

6. Field hockey

7. Cheerleading

8. Allied Soccer

9. Golf


Room 217

Room 218

Room 219

Auditorium (Front)


Choir Room

Room 220

Room 223

Auditorium (Back)