ELIGIBILITY AND EXTRACURRICULAR CODE AGREEMENT
All athletes who wish to participate in interscholastic athletics must:
A. Have a current Preparticipation Physical Examination Form on file with the Athletic Department. Exams are required yearly for both high school and middleschool students. The physical form is a new form for the 2012-13 school year. You MUST complete all six pages for the physical to be valid.
B. Read the "Extracurricular Activity And Use of Tobacco, Alcohol And Other Drug Use Policy" and sign the "Eligibility and Extracurricular Code Agreement". (New form for each sport.)
C. Complete "Emergency Medical Authorization Forms" (Part I and Part II). (New form for each sport.)
II. SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY - Click here for a copy of the OHSAA Eligibility Guideline Brochure
A. Eligibility for each grading period is determined by grades received during the preceding grading period. Semester and yearly grades have no effect on eligibility. To be eligible students must be passing (D- or higher) five (5) one credit classes (Physical Education classes count only as 1/2 credit) AND have a GPA of 1.2. Students who have a GPA of 1.2 through 2.0, or who have an F in any class, are required to attend two study tables per week to maintain eligibility. ANY STUDENT WHO IS NOT PASSING 5 CREDITS OR RECEIVES A GPA BELOW 1.2 IS INELIGIBLE UNTIL THE NEXT REPORT CARD IS RECEIVED BY THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT.
B. Student athletes must be carrying five (5) credits to participate. Remember this requirement before dropping any classes.
C. Middle School athletes must pass 75% of all course work per grading period. This requirement is carried over to their freshmen year in high school. Students who have a GPA of 1.2 through 2.0, or who have an F in any class, are required to attend two study tables per week to maintain eligibility. ANY STUDENT WHO IS NOT PASSING 75% OF THEIR CLASSES OR RECEIVES A GPA BELOW 1.2 IS INELIGIBLE UNTIL THE NEXT REPORT CARD IS RECEIVED BY THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT.
D. For further information, an O.H.S.A.A. Athletic Eligibility Bulletin is attached hereto or can be picked up in the Athletic Office.
E. The eligibility or ineligibility of a student continues until the start of the fifth school day of the next grading period (or until the Athletic Department receives the report card), at which time the grades from the immediately preceding grading period become effective.
One of the great values of athletics should be the teaching of responsibility in the care of equipment. We provide the best and safest equipment we can buy. We expect each athlete to care for this equipment.
The Athletic Department will loan most of the necessary equipment needed for the sport. It is the responsibility of the student to safeguard this equipment. The student will be held financially responsible for any equipment that is lost or stolen.
In some cases, the student will be required to purchase some of the consumable parts of his/her equipment. This equipment will become the property of the student. Examples of student purchases would be: socks, shoes, personal uniforms such as swimsuits, leotards, etc.
Reusable medical supplies are often loaned to an athlete while injured. All reusable items should be returned to the Athletic Trainer upon request or at the completion of the sport season.
All team members will travel to and from out of town contests on transportation furnished by the school district. Students are not allowed to drive to away games.
Student athletes will go to and from games with their team on the provided transportation. The only exception to this rule would be the release of the athlete to the parents for some family activity (the parents must be present and the request must be made in writing). However, parents are discouraged from making this request.
Because of the dangers of participating in athletics; athletes should recognize the importance of following the coach's instructions regarding playing techniques, training, and other team rules and agree to obey such instructions. In addition, if you are participating in football, you will not use your helmet to butt, ram, or spear an opposing player. This is in violation of football rules and may result in serious injury to yourself or your opponent.
VI. MEDICAL REFERRALS
An athlete that requires care from a physician or hospital must return a referral form or note from the physician to the Athletic Trainer before returning to practice or play. For the athlete's well-being, all recommendations from the physician will be followed.
VII. REPORT ALL INJURIES
All injuries should be reported to the Athletic Trainer the next school day. Any appropriate physician referral or note should accompany this visit. You may communicate with the Athletic Trainer after 2:00 p.m. by calling 330-653-1405 at the High School.
2011/2012 Supplemental Medical/Accidental Insurance
If your student athlete needs coverage, please click here for the information and forms:www.hudson.edu/root/files/45/2012_13_Accident_Health_Insurance.pdf
SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER
If Hudson High School is closed due to inclement weather, all home athletic events will be canceled.