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    Table of Contents Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation ................................................................................ 4

    Mission Statement ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    State/Conference Affiliation ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Sports Offered by Season ............................................................................................................................................................. 4

    Fall ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Spring ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Participation/Eligibility Guidelines ........................................................................................................................................... 5

    Transportation of Student-Athletes ......................................................................................................................................... 6

    Attendance at Scheduled Practices, Events, or School ...................................................................................................... 6

    Tobacco and Alcohol Use .............................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Athletic Tryout Process ................................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Athletic Awards ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Participation Award ................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Junior Varsity Letter Award .................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Varsity Letter Award: ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

    “Pirate” Senior Athlete Award – Boys and Girls .............................................................................................................. 9

    Lettering Standard (All Sports) ................................................................................................................................................... 9

    General Standard for All Sports ............................................................................................................................................. 9

    Baseball ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Basketball – Boys and Girls ..................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Cross Country – Boys and Girls ............................................................................................................................................. 9

    Football ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 10

    Golf – Boys and Girls ............................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Soccer – Boys and Girls .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Softball ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Boys Swimming ......................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Girls Swimming ......................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Speech & Debate ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Tennis – Boys and Girls .......................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Track – Boys and Girls ............................................................................................................................................................ 11

    Volleyball ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Wrestling ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Physical Exams/Insurance Requirements/Other Forms ................................................................................................ 11

    Prospective College Athletes ................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Sportsmanship ............................................................................................................................................................................... 12

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    A Message From the Athletes.............................................................................................................................................. 12

    Hazing ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Student-Coach Communication .............................................................................................................................................. 13

    Parent-Coach Communication ................................................................................................................................................ 13

    Communication You Should Expect from Your Child’s Coach ................................................................................ 13

    Communication Coaches Expect from Parents ............................................................................................................ 13

    Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches .......................................................................................................... 13

    Issues Not Appropriate to Discuss with Coaches ........................................................................................................ 14

    Chain of Command .................................................................................................................................................................. 14

    Athletic Director Contact Information ................................................................................................................................. 14

    Social Media Policy ....................................................................................................................................................................... 14

    Activities and Athletics .................................................................................................................................................................... 16

    Acknowledgement of Activity Rules and Guidelines............................................................................................................ 16

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    Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    The Platte County R-III School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal acc