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June 25, 2013

Sports & Athletic Programs

June 25, 2013

Forms and Policies related to sports
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Athletics Mission Statement

The mission of Loyalton High School sports program is to support success in academics while emphasizing the positive aspects of health and fitness, commitment, teamwork, competition and good sportsmanship or the overall good of the community, school, and students.

What We Believe About High School Sports, “Pursuing Victory with Honors”

At its best, athletic competition can hold intrinsic values for our society. It is a symbol of a great ideal: pursing victory with honor. The love of sports is deeply embedded in our national consciousness. The values of millions of participants and spectators are directly and dramatically influenced by the values conveyed by organized sports. In the belief that the impact of sports can and should enhance the character and uplift the ethics of the state, we have established a framework of principles and a common language of values that should be adopted and practiced widely. Read the framework.. “Pursuing Victory with Honors”.

California Interscholastic Federation Cardinal Athletic Principles

A. Be a well-coordinated part of the secondary school curriculum.
B. Justify the use of the tax funds and school facilities because of the educational aims achieved.
C. Be based on the spirit of amateurism.
D. Be conducted by secondary school authorities.
E. Provide opportunities for many students to participate in a wide variety of sports in every sport season.
F. Foster training in conduct, game ethics and sportsmanship for participants and spectators.
G. Include a well-balanced program of intramural sports.
H. Engender respect for local, state and national rules and policies under which the school program is conducted.

Code of Ethics

A. To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
B. To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
C. To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly.
D. To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
E. To establish a happy relationship between visitors and host.
F. To respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
G. To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
H. To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by the players on a team.
I. To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, social and emotional well being of the individual papers.
J. To remember that an athletic contest is only a game – not a matter of life an death for player, coach, school, officials, fan, community, state, or nation.


Please ENTER and become a spectator IF you are willing to contribute to our high standards of sportsmanship.


A. Giving annual recognition to schools, which consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship on the part of spectators and participants.

B. Establishing expectations and consequences of spectator and participant behavior at events.

Student Athletic Eligibility


Interscholastic Athletic Regulation

I. Athletic Eligibility/Agreement Policy

In order to develop themselves as students and citizens, and so that they can fulfill their duties in the most appropriate fashion, students must discipline themselves both mentally and emotionally. This is especially true of Plumas Unified School District student-athletes, for athletic competition is more than contests between individuals representing different schools. It is, as well, a means of learning a way of life which exemplifies the concepts of honesty, fair play, hard work, and dedication to standards of the highest caliber relative to personal and team conduct. Moreover, it must be remembered that representing one’s school in athletic competition is a privilege, and not a right.

The student-athlete is a representative of his/her family and his/her school. Therefore:

A. In the classroom a student-athlete:
1. meets the academic and citizenship standards of the school;
2. shows respect for teachers and fellow students;
3. maintains a good attendance record;
4. makes arrangements for all assignments missed due to a contest.
B. On the campus a student-athlete:
1. helps to promote school spirit;
2. sets a good example for others to follow;
3. works for the improvement of the school;
4. is respectful of personal and school property.
C. At a contest a student-athlete:
1. respects the rules and the decisions of the officials;
2. is modest in victory and gracious in defeat;
3. controls one’s temper at all times;
4. knows that profanity and illegal tactics are sign of poor sportsmanship and may result in a technical four or ejection;
5. shows respect for visiting teams and their equipment.
D. On trips a student-athlete:
1.conducts oneself in such a manner that he/she is a good representative of the community, the school, and the team;
helps take care of the team’s equipment;
respects the regulations as well as the property of the host campus.

II. Athletic Eligibility

A. Student-athletes must meet C.I.F. league and Sierra-Plumas Joint unified School District eligibility requirements.
B. Student-athletes must pass a physical examination given by a physician.
C. Student-athletes must purchase C.I.F. insurance or show other evidence of coverage to replace C.I.F. insurance that affords the required coverage.
D. Student-athletes may not compete on an outside (of school) team in the same sport during the season.
E. In order to be eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics, students in grades six through twelve shall have earned a minimum of a 2.0 g.p.a. The g.p.a. and determination of eligibility shall be based upon quarter and semester grades. For purposes of this policy, quarter and semester grades are defined as follows: first quarter, first semester, third quarter, second semester. Determination of eligibility will be made upon student grades at these four grading periods. The second Sunday following the end of the quarter will be the date to determine eligibility. Students subject to this policy may receive no F or D grades during the defined grading period.
F. Days of eligibility for determining length of suspension for extra/co-curricular activities are defined as practice/game days.