Objectives of Athletic Participation at IC Catholic Prep
All objectives and principles in athletics must be primarily concerned with the welfare and educational development of the student-athlete. The principles that are to be achieved from participation in interscholastic athletic programs are to provide students the opportunity to:
- Develop their physical talents to their maximum potential.
- Engage in competitive activities.
- Learn new skills beyond those acquired in physical education classes and to improve upon those already acquired.
- Exemplify good sportsmanship as a means for learning good citizenship.
- Experience both winning and losing.
- Learn from experience that consequences follow the violation of a rule.
- Experience working as a member of a team in order to achieve a goal.
- Experience self-discipline and sacrifice as a means for achieving a goal.
- Experience a feeling of self-worth to develop self-confidence.
- Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
- Develop the ability and desire to use their time effectively.
- Encourage school spirit and loyalty.
- Participation in athletics is a privilege, and with that comes certain expectations beyond those found in the normal classroom situation.
- Working hard is an expectation; however, just working hard does not dictate playing time.
- Students, parents and school personnel must share the responsibility for the positive development of the student.
- High School students need rules and regulations by which their actions are guided, and as part of the learning process, consequences must be administered when rules are violated.
- Some important goals of the Athletic Program are to give students direction in developing healthful living habits, self-discipline, leadership, integrity, teamwork, perseverance, and respect for rules and regulations.
Based on the above philosophy, in addition to the rules and regulations outlined in the IC Catholic Prep Student Handbook, all athletic participants MUST:
- Realize the importance of Academic excellence and maintain school eligibility requirements.
- Refrain from use or possession of tobacco, alcohol, steroids, or other illegal drugs.
- Practice good citizenship in all environments by respecting the property and rights of others.
- Realize the existence of and be held accountable for the individual rules as outlined by the coach, in addition to those outlined in the Athletic Code.
Every week of the athletic seasons, grade checks are done by the athletic office. Any athlete failing two classes in any given week will be ineligible for contests the following week. For example, if grade checks are submitted this Friday then your athlete would not be eligible to play from Sunday to Saturday of the following week.
Each sport is responsible to set guidelines by which their team will handle athletes who are ineligible.