New Sarepta Community High School


NSCHS Extra-Curricular Athletics Policy

New Sarepta Community High School 

Extra-Curricular Athletics Policy

Parents and Students

  1. Inclement Weather Policy

NSCHS will always err on the side of caution when deciding whether or not to send student athletes, parents, and coaches into potentially hazardous road conditions.  Safety is of paramount importance. 

  • If busses are not running due to weather or road conditions, any sports field trip planned for that day will be cancelled. 
  • If weather is a concern, an informed decision by school administration will be made based on weather reports, current and potential future road conditions, and road conditions at the host site.   
  • If conditions are deemed as dangerous for transporting students to sport field trip destinations, the school’s administration has the right to cancel that particular activity.
  • Coaches will communicate updates to parents/students when participation in games has been put in question. 

     2. Jr High Sports Team Policy

  • Teams will be selected through the process of tryouts with a minimum of two time slots given (two chances to try out).
  • Players who do not partake in a minimum of two tryouts can be assigned as a Red Shirt or cut from the roster altogether.
  • Red Shirts are players who may not make the official roster, and will not play in regular season games or play offs, but have the opportunity to practice with the team on a regular basis. Red shirt players will not have to pay fees. 
  • It is a coaches decision whether or not to entertain the option of carrying red shirted-players. 
  • Coaches (including volunteer) have the right to select up to 13 players for any Jr High Volleyball team, and up to 11 players for any Jr High Basketball team. Sports fees must be in good standing by the deadline given.
  • All members of the team will be given opportunities to play during regular season games; it is the coach’s discretion to decide on lineups during playoff games. There will be Fair Play, but not necessarily Equal Play.
  • Coaches have the right to keep players out of the ‘Fair Play rule’ during games in which a player has missed practice(s) on a week by week basis.
  • All student athletes must represent NSCHS in a positive manner at home and away.
  • Parents will abide by the 24 – hour rule in dealing with issues and concerns – please contact the Athletic Director to discuss. 
  • Please remember that our Coaches are volunteers – former students, parents, community members and teachers and without them we would not be able to offer athletic teams. 
  • Sports fees must be in good standing early in the season.

      3. Sr High Sports Team Policy

  • Teams will be selected through the process of tryouts with a minimum of two time slots given (two chances to try out).
  • The coach will make the Roster selections.
  • The coach is able to offer students that don’t make the roster to be a Red Shirt – these players can practice with the team but do not play in games or attend tournaments or playoffs, nor do they pay fees. (pro rated for participation)
  • Sports fees must be in good standing by the deadline given.
  • The season will be Fair Play, but not necessarily Equal Play.  High school teams want to be competitive, and it is the coach’s discretion to make decisions on playing time.  Athletes will be expected to support the advancement of the team as a whole.
  • All student athletes must represent NSCHS in a positive manner at home and away.
  • All student athletes will abide by school rules for behaviour on overnight trips.
  • Please remember that our Coaches are volunteers (former students, parents, community members and teachers) and without their help, we would not be able to field the team.

Athletes’ Code of Conduct

  1. It is a privilege and not a right to participate on a New Sarepta Community High School Athletic team.
  2. All student-athletes must be prepared to make a serious commitment to the team and their teammates. This includes attendance at all practices, games and other team functions.
  3. Regular classroom attendance and appropriate behavior both inside and outside of the classroom is a priority. Failure to take either of these responsibilities seriously can result in temporary or permanent removal from the team.
  4. All student-athletes will demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to cooperate with all coaching and teaching staff, students, opponents, officials and teammates.
  5. Uniforms, equipment and facilities must be treated with care and respect. This applies to all situations inside and outside of NSCHS. Uniforms must be returned in a timely manner.
  6. All student-athletes will follow both the Black Gold Regional Schools and NSCHS Codes of Conduct as outlined in the student handbook regarding alcohol, drugs, hazing, bullying, etc. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy and at the discretion of the school administration this type of misbehaviour could result in permanent removal from any or all teams in the NSCHS Athletics program.
  7. Be proud to be a Saint!

Athletes’ Responsibilities

Student-athletes at NSCHS have a responsibility to demonstrate the qualities of appropriate conduct and good sportsmanship at all times. They must also dedicate themselves to maximizing their performance in all classes by attending classes,completing and submitting all required assignments, writing all exams and tests and making up all work missed. School-generated absences for athletic events will affect each of the above criteria for success.

Student-athletes must accept the responsibility to work closely with each teacher to allow the achievement of personal potential. Athletes’ eligibility to participate in inter-school athletics may be affected by attendance prior to and during the playing season. All athletes will behave in accordance with school and district expectations. All competitions must be conducted with a high standard of courtesy, fair play, and sportsmanship.


Your son/daughter has successfully made a sports team within New Sarepta Community High School.  As a parent we would like to lay out your role in your son/daughter being involved with the team. The following is a guideline for you to adhere to as a parent:

  • Attend as many games as possible.
  • Be a model, not a critic.  Model appropriate behavior, poise and confidence.
  • Do everything possible to make the athletic experience positive for your son/daughter and others.  Put the goals of the team first.
  • View the game with team goals in mind.  Consistently support all the players, coaches, and officials.
  • Attempt to relieve competitive pressure, not increase it.
  • Give the athletic experience to the athlete.
  • Look upon opponents as friends involved in the same experience.
  • Accept the judgment of the officials and coaches.  Demonstrate respect and remain in control.  Parents do not have the right to interact with game officials.
  • Accept the results of each game and do not make excuses.
  • Demonstrate winning with humility and losing with dignity.
  • Focus on the athletic effort and improvement (e.g. athlete-owned “effort goals”), instead of the outcome.
  • Dignify mistakes made by athletes who are giving their best effort (support development of a “mistake mentality”).
  • Allow the coach to be the one to offer advice and correction.  Maintain an encouraging voice.  Only the coach should have an instructional voice.
  • Be an encourager.  Encourage athletes to keep their perspective in both victory and defeat.
  • We ask that Parents abide by the “24 – hour rule” in dealing with issues and concerns. If after 24 hours you are still feeling concerned, then please feel free to convey the concern using the line of communication below.  
  • Line of Communication:

Athlete–> Coach –> Athletic Director* –> Principal


Parent–> Athletic Director* –> Principal 

*The Athletic Director is Mr. Hjertaas for Junior High and Mr. Baker for Senior High.