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Parents Corner

Athletics play a key role at College Park High School. Young people learn a great deal from their participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of each team in our athletic program. Athletics play an important part, too, in helping the individual student develop a healthy self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students – spectators as well as participants – develop pride in their school.

All parents and athletes at College Park High school agree with and adhere to the California Interscholastic Federation/North Coast Section Code of Conduct, Pursuing Victory With Honor and all other guidelines/expectations outlined in our Parent Athlete Handbook.

This page is designed to be a valuable, easy-to-use resource for all parents and athletes at College Park High School.

College Park High School Athletic Department provides an opportunity for student athletes to participate in extra curricular activities (sports) in conjunction of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), North Coast Section (NCS) and Diablo Athletic League (DAL).  All four organizations have great expectations of our student athletes and expect everyone associated with sports to adhere to sportsmanship at the highest level.  College Park Athletics will adhere to the CIF's Sixteen Principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor and Six Pillars of Character.

NCAA COLLEGE ATHLETE QUICK LINKS

 
Go to the eligibility center on the NCAA website to register when you are a high school Sophomore. Click the link to enter as an "NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete." Registration fee is $70.
 
IMPORTANT - See website for more information on Academic Eligibility requirements (classes, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, etc...) because certain classes are required to qualify.
 
If you have any questions, make an appointment with your counselor.

Handbooks and Documents

End of season program/coach evaluation

Parents and Student-Athletes we want your feedback!  Now that all of our sports have finally started and many are finished or winding down we want to hear from you.  Below you will find the link to our End of Season Program/Coach Evaluation.  Coaches, Admin, Students and Parents have faced adversity and dealt with COVID to play this year.  We want to hear from you both good and bad to work with our coaches to provide an ever improving experience at College Park.  The Survey is confidential and will not be shared directly with the coaches.

LINK TO PROGRAM/COACH EVALUATION

INSURANCE DOCUMENTS-UNINSURED

Parent Volunteer and Driver Forms

If you are going to be one of our greatly appreciated parent volunteers or will be driving for team events please make sure you have completed clearance outlined in the forms below.

DAL Athletic Events Admission Information

The Diablo Athletics League spans include 13 schools and 6 different school districts.  Funding needs are unique to each different district and often to the different schools within the same district.  The DAL has set gate prices for each sport and each school site may apply these admission fees as needed per league bylaws.  

Football- All DAL member schools will charge for league football contests.

Basketball- All DAL member schools will charge for league basketball contests.

Wrestling- All DAL member schools will charge for league wrestling contests.

Soccer- Clayton Valley, Alhambra, and Benicia will charge for DAL games.

Lacrosse- Clayton Valley and Alhambra will charge for DAL contests.

SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER

  1. TRUSTWORTHINESS
  2. RESPECT
  3. RESPONSIBILITY
  4. FAIRNESS
  5. CARING
  6. GOOD CITIZENSHIP

SIXTEEN PRINCIPLES OF PURSUING VICTORY WITH HONOR

  1. The essential elements of character building and ethics in CIF sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”
  2. It’s the duty of School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents, and school sports leadership - including coaches, athletic administrators, program directors, and game officials - to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating, and modeling these “six pillars of character.”
  3. To promote sportsmanship and foster the development of good character, school sports programs must be conducted in a manner that enhances the academic, emotional, social, physical, and ethical development of student-athletes and teaches them positive life skills that will help them become personally successful and socially responsible.
  4. Participation in school sports programs is a privilege, not a right. To earn that privilege, student-athletes must abide by the rules, and they must conduct themselves, on and off the field, as positive role models who exemplify good character.
  5. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents, and school sports leadership shall establish standards for participation by adopting and enforcing codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, parents, and spectators.
  6. All participants in high school sports must consistently demonstrate and demand scrupulous integrity and observe and enforce the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.
  7. The importance of character, ethics, and sportsmanship should be emphasized in all communications directed to student-athletes and their parents.
  8. School Boards, superintendents, school administrators, parents, and school sports leadership must ensure that the first priority of their student-athletes is a serious commitment to getting an education and developing the academic skills and character to succeed.
  9. School Boards, superintendents, principals, school administrators, and everyone involved at any level of governance in the CIF must maintain ultimate responsibility for the quality and integrity of CIF programs. Such individuals must assure that education and character development responsibilities are not compromised to achieve sports performance goals and that the academic, social, emotional, physical, and ethical well-being of student-athletes is always placed above desires and pressure to win.
  10. All employees of member schools must be directly involved and committed to the academic success of student-athletes and the character-building goals of the school.
  11. Everyone involved in competition including parents, spectators, associated student body leaders, and all auxiliary groups have a duty to honor the traditions of the sport and to treat other participants with respect. Coaches have a special responsibility to model respectful behavior and the duty to demand that their student-athletes refrain from disrespectful conduct including verbal abuse of opponents and officials, profane or belligerent trash-talking, taunting, and inappropriate celebrations.
  12. School Boards, superintendents, and school administrators of CIF member schools must ensure that coaches, whether paid or voluntary, are competent to coach. Training or experience may determine minimal competence. These competencies include basic knowledge of: 1) The character building aspects of sports, including techniques and methods of teaching and reinforcing the core values comprising sportsmanship and good character. 2) The physical capabilities and limitations of the age group coached as well as first aid and CPR. 3) Coaching principles and the rules and strategies of the sport.
  13. Because of the powerful potential of sports as a vehicle for positive personal growth, a broad spectrum of school sports experiences should be made available to all of our diverse communities.
  14. To safeguard the health of athletes and the integrity of the sport, school sports programs must actively prohibit the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and performance-enhancing substances, as well as demand compliance with all laws and regulations, including those related to gambling and the use of drugs.
  15. Schools that offer athletic programs must safeguard the integrity of their programs. Commercial relationships should be continually monitored to ensure against inappropriate exploitation of the school’s name or reputation. There should be no undue interference or influence of commercial interests. In addition, sports programs must be prudent, avoiding undue financial dependency on particular companies or sponsors.
  16. The profession of coaching is a profession of teaching. In addition to teaching the mental and physical dimension of their sport, coaches, through words and example, must also strive to build the character of their athletes by teaching them to be trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, and good citizens.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT-ATHLETES

  • The use of alcohol/drugs (controlled substances) or tobacco in any form is prohibited and use or possession may result in discipline action by College Park  administration, Athletic Director, Head Coach, and leading up to removal from team.
  • If you quit a team - or removed for academic reasons, you are not eligible for athletic points or awards and may not participate in another sport until the last team competition of the sport you quit has been completed. If you withdraw from a sport: you must do so before league competition begins. You must talk with your coach; return all equipment and uniforms with in one week of withdrawal. If all of these steps are not completed prior to league play you will be considered to have quit.
  • Punctual, regular attendance at practices and contests is required. You must obtain permission from the coach if you are going to miss any of the above.  Being late, missing practices and/or contests may result in limited or no playing time in following contest and/or being disqualified from the team.
  • School uniforms are to be worn by team members only and at team sanctioned activities only.
  • Opponents and officials will be treated courteously.
  • Conduct on and off campus shall be of a nature to bring credit to my self, my family, the team and the school. Administrative suspensions from sports activities can occur for inappropriate behavior.
  • Eligibility rules of the school, Diablo Athletic League, North Coast Section and the California Interscholastic Federation shall be followed.
  • It is the coach’s prerogative to rule on violations of general rules and specific team rules. 
  • Athletes not returning uniforms/equipment will be charged immediately at the end of the season and all bills will be turned over to the school treasurer. Athletes will not be allowed to try out for another team until he/she is cleared
  • from a previous team.
  • Athletes must use District approved transportation or required carpool procedure including district required forms followed.
  • Parents should encourage their athlete academically. The Student/athlete should strive to perform higher than at the 2.0 grade point average required to compete.
  • Comply with the school rules, guidelines, and expectations stated in the NHS Handbook.

EXPECTATIONS OF SPECTATORS

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District has endorsed the program “Pursuing Victory with Honor” which embraces the tenets of good sportsmanship for players, coaches, and spectators at athletic events. Among the expectations for spectators are:

  • No booing or verbal harassment of players, spirit groups and fansof the opposing team during warm-up for the contest, during the playing of the contest, and after the contest.
  • No booing or verbal harassment of game officials before, during, or after the playing of the contest.
  • No conduct which is in defiance of section, league, district, or school policies.
  • Following the direction of site administrators and/or school personnel while attending any activity.
  • 302H Code of Ethics for Spectators
  • a) Spectators are required to maintain a high degree of sportsmanship during athletic contests.  
  • b) Spectators must, at all times, remain in the designated seating areas while a contest is in progress.
  • c) No spectator is allowed to confront an official, coach, or player before, during or after an athletic contest.  
  • d) The actions of a spectator, detrimental to the playing of the game, may cause forfeiture of that contest.  

Failure to meet these expectations may result in being suspended from the privilege of attending for a period of two games (after that game) and/or the remainder of the season, playoffs included.

North Coast Section General Rulings Handbook

PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their College Park High School Athletics experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.

ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Linking Accounts

Linking two SportsEngine accounts together allows both account owners to receive messaging about athletes under either account as well as access private team pages. 

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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