Whitman-Hanson Athletics
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Student Athlete Information

Parent/Guardian Information

Additional Student Information

Rules/Policy Acknowledgement

1. In order for a student to tryout, practice or participate in any capacity, he/she must be academically eligible. For the fall season, the student must have accumulated 20 credits the previous school year. For the winter and spring seasons, the student must pass 5 full credit classes. A student may not count any course for which he/she has already received credit. A student must also be carrying a course load of at least 5 full credit courses at all times during the season. Eligibility is determined by the date on which report cards are issued. *
2. A student must not turn 19 before September 1st. If you do, you must see the athletic director so a waiver can be pursued through the MIAA. If you participate without the waiver, your team will forfeit all games in which you participate. In order to participate in freshmen sports, you must not turn 16 before September 1st. *
3. All students may only be eligible to play 4 years of high school sports at Whitman-Hanson. That clock begins to count in the summer of their freshman year regardless of whether they played a sport or not. This means a student who repeats a year of school would not be eligible for a 5th year of athletics. *
4. All athletes must have an up to date physical on file with the school nurse before being allowed to tryout or participate in any sport. A physical is valid for 13 months from the date it was conducted. A student becomes ineligible to participate when the physical expires. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to be sure they have an up to date physical. It is quite possible that there will be no reminder that your physical is set to expire. *
5. All student-athletes and parents MUST read the section on hazing in the WHRHS student handbook. Hazing is a very serious infraction and Whitman-Hanson follows the letter of the law. *
6. Students must attend school to practice or compete in a game on that day. Students who come in late must be in school by midway through period 1 in order to participate that same day. Any student, who gets dismissed from school because he/she is ill, is ineligible that day regardless of whether they were in school for half the day or not. Absences, tardies and dismissals due to funerals, doctor’s appointments, college visits or other special circumstances must be cleared through the athletic director and be accompanied by proper documentation where appropriate. *
7. Students who serve an extended detention, are suspended from school or are on the stop list may not participate in any extra-curricular activity that day. A student who participates despite being ineligible would cause his/her team to forfeit the contest. *
8. The MIAA Bona Fide Team Member Rule #45 is in effect here at Whitman-Hanson. This rule states that no high school athlete may skip a practice or game in order to participate in an athletic event with a non-school team. A coach does not have the authority to grant permission for a student to miss a high school event for a non-school event. There is a waiver process which can be filed if the athletic director is notified in advance. *
9. The complete MIAA “Chemical Health” rule can be found on page 56 and 57 of the MIAA handbook which can be found at www.miaa.net or you may also receive a copy from the Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director. This rule states: “From the earliest fall practice date (the first day football practices), to the conclusion of the academic year or the final athletic event (whichever is later), a student shall not use, consume, possess, buy/sell or give away any of the following: a) A beverage(s) containing alcohol; b) any tobacco product c) marijuana d) illegal steroids e) or any other controlled substance The penalties for violation of this rule are spelled out in the MIAA handbook. In addition, students who are in violation of this rule may not serve as a captain in any sport for one full year and they may not be named as an all-star for any sport in which they served a chemical health violation suspension. Please note the use of all E-Cigs, Vap Pens and all similar devices are also a violation. Whitman-Hanson has the added, "In the Presence Of" component of this rule. Any student-athlete found to be knowingly in the presence of illegal use of drugs or alcohol shall be suspended for one game and lose all leadership positions. Any student-athlete with any type of chemical health violation will be ineligible to be a league all-star. *
10. Coaches of each sport will determine team rules for such matters as missed practices, being late to practice, general behavior, etc. However, the Athletic Director reserves the right to remove or suspend a player who is determined to be out of compliance with the practice/game attendance policy. Students are expected to attend all practices and games unless there is a valid reason for missing (jobs, family vacations, concerts, pro sporting events and other similar activities are not valid reasons for missing a practice or game). While school trips are excellent experiences for students, the commitment each one of them makes to their team should take precedence. Therefore, any student who leaves the team in order to attend a school trip will have their standing on the team impacted in some fashion. Each coach will determine how the missed time will affect the student. Therefore the student-athlete should discuss the trip with their coach BEFORE committing to the trip. *
11. Good Citizen Rule – All Whitman-Hanson student athletes agree to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects a high level of respect for our community. Students who engage in any form of bullying, harassment, vandalism or in any way break the law are subject to suspension or removal from the team. Students who use technology (facebook, cellphones) inappropriately will also face severe consequences. At no time should a Whitman-Hanson student athlete engage in online arguments or confrontations with students from other schools, teammates, coaches or anyone else related to their athletic experience. *
12. All Whitman-Hanson student athletes, parents and coaches are responsible for understanding and abiding by all rules outlined in the Whitman-Hanson student handbook, Patriot League Handbook and the MIAA handbook (www.miaa.net). Students are responsible to abide by all rules, even those instituted, amended or revised after the date of this form. *
12. I agree to notify the athletic director, school nurse and athletic trainer in writing (letter or email) if my child has any changes in their medical conditions during the school year. This includes notifying the school if my child has any type of head injury away from school. *
13. I give my child permission to participate in all strength and conditioning programs (and all similar activities) during the entire year (including summer). These programs are voluntary but by checking this acceptance I am simply agreeing to allow my child to participate if they so choose. *
14. I give my permission for my child to utilize insect repellent at the coach's or school's discretion. I understand the school will not force my child to be sprayed, but if they opt to be sprayed, I am giving my permission. *
14. I understand that participating in Whitman-Hanson athletics requires a user fee that should be paid prior to the fist contest unless a special arrangement has been made with the athletic director. The user fee is currently $250 for the first sport and each additional sport is $50 with a family cap of $600. Also both boys and girls hockey requires an additional $200 user fee (this is not affected by the family cap). All user fees are non refundable. No refunds are given or obligations removed if a student leaves a team for any reason (injury, quit, removed from team, etc). No student may carry a user fee balance from the previous school year into the new school year. You may pay online at www.whathletics.com *
Athletic Department Injury Policy: Whitman-Hanson Regional School district accepts no liability for any injuries sustained while competing, practicing or attending any athletic event, game, match or any other similar activity. Parents and guardians are required to maintain insurance for their child. Parents should be aware of all restrictions in their policy as some insurance companies specifically exclude injuries sustained while competing in school sports. Whitman-Hanson Regional School District does provide the opportunity for parents to purchase, at their own expense, a supplemental insurance policy. Information about this policy is available on the school website (www.whrsd.org) and the athletic blog (www.whathletics.com). If I am unable to obtain the information online, I understand I may contact the athletic director to get the necessary information. *
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CONSENT AND AUTHORIZATION FORMS CAREFULLY:   Part I. Medical Consent: Allows Signature Healthcare’s Athletic Trainers and physicians/health care providers to treat any injury or illness incurred by you while at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign this portion.  Part II. Release of Information: Allows Signature Healthcare’s Athletic Trainers and health care providers to release and/or receive information concerning your injuries to/from Whitman Hanson Regional High School and its coaching staff, administrators, insurance carriers, and/or medical personnel and other medical facilities. MEDICAL CONSENT - Part I I hereby grant permission to Signature Healthcare ‘s Athletic Trainers/physicians/ other health providers to provide my son/daughter/dependent with any medical care or surgical care that they deem reasonably necessary to the health and well being as a result of injuries or other medical conditions during or as the result of athletic activities. I further authorize the Athletic Trainers of Signature Healthcare to provide preventative, first aid, rehabilitative or emergency treatment they deem reasonably necessary to the health and well being as a result of injuries or other medical conditions occurring as the result of or during athletic activities. If reasonably necessary to provide the care described above, I grant permission to the Signature Healthcare's Athletic Trainer or supervising physician to seek necessary treatment at a hospital or health care facility. AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION—Part 2 I hearby authorize Signature Healthcare's Athletic Training staff and its health care providers to exchange health information with my child's athletic coaches and other members of the school staff. I undertsand that: *Authorizing the disclosure of health information is voluntary. I do not need to sign this form for treatment or payment (if this is your choice please contact athletic director for alternate permission slip). * I can cancel this authorization at any time by writing to: Signature Healthcare Attn: Rehab Services Department 110 liberty street Brockton, MA 02301 * I understand that once information has been released the information cannot be recalled. * Any disclosure of information has the potential for further release or distribution by the recipient that may not be protected by confidentiality laws. * This exchange of information may include information regarding substance abuse, mental health or reproductive health. This authorization will expire when the student is no longer participating in athletic activities covered by this service. *

Permission Slip

I give my permission for my son/daughter to participate in the Whitman-Hanson athletic program. I have read the student contract which my child has signed and I agree to all of its provisions. I understand all of the rules. I understand that it is my responsibility to read and understand the MIAA handbook (which is found at www.MIAA.net) and the Whitman-Hanson student handbook (found online at www.WHRSD.org). I give my permission for my son or daughter to be transported by school transportation whether it is by bus, van or car. I understand that at times, a coach, assistant coach or another agent may be driving the vehicle. I agree to hold the driver and the school district harmless of any liability in the event of an injury. I also understand that Massachusetts General Laws require all parents of students participating in high school athletics to become educated on the serious issues of head injuries and concussions. I have met the education requirement by either attending the pre-season athletic presentation or by completing the online course. By signing this, I am affirming that I have indeed complied with this obligation and that I have no questions with regard to the concussion policy or any issues relation to concussions. I understand that in order to participate in the Whitman-Hanson Athletic program, I must pay a $250 user fee for the first sport and $50 for each additional sport during the same school year. I understand that this user fee in no way entitles my son/daughter playing time and in the event my child is removed from the team, either voluntary or involuntary no portion of the user fee shall be refunded. I forever RELEASE, acquit, discharge, and covenant to hold harmless the town of Whitman, town of Hanson, the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District and all its employees and agents from any and all actions, causes of action, liability and claims on account of, or in any way growing out of, directly or indirectly, all known and unknown personal injuries or property damage which I may now or hereafter have as a parent/guardian of said minor, and also all claims or right of action for damages which said minor has or hereafter may acquire, either before or after [he/she] has reached [his/her] majority resulting from [his/her] participation in the Whitman-Hanson athletic programs. And, give my consent for her/him to accompany the team on its out-of-town trips. I also give my permission for the team physician, school nurse, athletic trainer, E.M.T., paramedic, coach or other first-responder to render first aid or other appropriate medical treatment deemed necessary by the person or persons providing the care. This permission extends to all hospital personnel. However, I do not hold any of the above responsible for the medical care or lack there-of. *

Pre-Participation Medical History Form

Whitman-Hanson Athletics - Emergency Contact Card

Does your son/daughter have a history of any of the following: