RULES AND REGULATIONS GUIDELINES
Proven use of tobacco products, illegal drugs and or alcohol will result in a suspension for 1st and 2nd time offenders (this applies for a student-athlete for the entirety of their career at VGS). A third violation will result in an expulsion from all sports/club teams during the remainder of their time at VGS.
Hair and grooming shall emphasize neatness and safety – conservative in taste. Avoid extremes. Grooming and clothing for athletic contests should be more formal than everyday attire. Coaches shall use reasonable discretion when determining an appropriate dress code for their players to and from athletic contests.
Attendance at practice is required. The coach will decide what is excusable and what is not.
To better ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches may recommend and enforce a curfew during the season for their teams.
Abusive and unsportsmanlike conduct in absolutely unacceptable. Coaches shall take steps necessary to eliminate such behaviors.
All student-athletes deserve to be worked with in a fair, consistent manner. However, it must be understood that habitual violations of team rules may very well result in a suspension from the team
The Athletic Director should be considered as a resourceful professional to whom coaches may turn to when disciplinary problems or other problems occur. Scheduling shall be coordinated by the Athletic Director
Learn about the SIJHSAA rules and regulations and abide by them. It is recommended that you become familiar with the rules and guidelines of the IHSA as well.
Coaching conduct should reflect pride in our school and our community. Place special emphasis on sportsmanship and scholastic achievement. Remember that we are role models at all times!
Attend coaching clinics and rules interpretation meetings annually. Professional development also applies to coaching.
All purchase orders must be signed by the Athletic Director, Principal, and Superintendent. All purchases shall be approved by the Athletic Director and the Administration.
Cooperate with one another…..Loyalty among coaches, faculty and staff is imperative for a successful learning community. Please refrain from commenting on other coaches’ decisions, strategy and or handling of problems etc. We must all remember that we, also, are a team.
Head coaches and sponsors will be responsible for communicating their team rules to the following persons prior to the beginning of each sport season:
Players, managers, and stat takers
The respective coaches will house a copy of their rules and procedure with the Athletic Director. Coaches are expected to handle any problems that may arise with players and parents first. The Athletic Director and or Administration will only be asked to become available if the problem(s) can not be solved via a coach/player meeting or a coach/parent meeting.