Athletic Manual - The American School of Tangier

Athletic Manual - The American School of Tangier
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF TANGIER
Athletic Manual
(Revised September 2014)
NON-DISCRIMINATION
No person shall, on the basis of handicap, race, colour, national origin, religion, or sex be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any education program or sport activity in the school. If you have any questions about
procedures, or if you wish to file a grievance, please contact the Athletic Director.
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to AST Sports !
The American School of Tangier Athletic Program is considered an integral part of
the educational program. Its purpose is to provide unique educational experiences
that will contribute to the development of better citizens. Emphasis is upon the
teaching and educating "through" athletics in addition to teaching the "skills of"
athletics.
Educators, coaches, parents, and administrators agree that sports programs can be
positive experiences for fitness and skill development but also for the development of
many other values and virtues like sportsmanship, fair play, and character.
Aristotle mentions the word “character” as “virtues”, or important elements of
behaviour that require practice. “One becomes virtuous by performing virtuous acts,”
he said. Some of the more widely held virtues are self-discipline, honesty,
perseverance, responsibility, compassion, teamwork and work ethic.
We are proud to say that at AST, we do our best to practice and teach these
concepts.
The AST athletic program provides a wide range of opportunities for all students who
desire to participate in intramurals or interscholastic athletics. Our coaching staff
(mainly AST teachers) will be working closely with our students throughout the year,
“following” the aims and objectives that we believe are important in our school sport
program.
Please understand that athletic participation is a privilege provided to athletes who
accept the rules and regulations stipulated in the Athletic Manual. Just about
everything you may wish to know about our athletic program is in this manual.
Feel free to ask our Athletic Department staff for more information about our Sport
Program. You can also visit our web site (www.ast.ma), for updated information
regarding AST teams (announcements, game schedule and results, coaches’
reports, team’s pictures and photos gallery).
Once again, welcome to AST Sports !
Best regards,
Dr Nour Amri
Athletic Director
P.E. Supervisor
I. PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The philosophy of the athletic program at AST has been developed to meet the
needs of our students in the elementary, middle and high school. Considering our
school size and family-type atmosphere, students are encouraged to join because of
the unique opportunity to participate and the social interaction that occurs within our
sports program.
The athletic program aims to meet the following objectives:
1- Provide students with the opportunity :
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to develop basic and more advanced, specialized athletic skills
to achieve a high level of fitness
to increase their knowledge of the game (tactics, rules, strategies).
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Work to grow and mature physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Acquire an increased measure of self-discipline as well as understand
his/her value in pursuit of certain, clearly defined goals. Success will most
likely come through perseverance and personal initiative.
Evaluate objectively defeat as well as success; consistently demonstrate
and understand the value of fair play and sportsmanship.
Learn to accept constructive criticism and use it as a tool for selfimprovement.
Learn to accept, respect and value necessary and responsible authority.
Learn to appreciate that participation in athletics is a privilege which carries
certain responsibilities.
The athlete will gain from exposure to a variety of different cultures and
individuals through competition with other schools and the reciprocal
housing program and therefore :
Learn to function successfully as host to incoming athletes.
Learn to be a proper guest in another person’s home.
The Athletic Program is part of the total educational package and process offered to
AST’s students that provide an opportunity for physical, mental and social growth.
Learning happens in many places and there are many lessons to learn in a sport
setting. Sportsmanship is a good example of something we try to teach students in
sport. Whether in locker rooms, during practices, or in competition, our athletes
should show sportsmanship and appreciation for their competitors. Some examples
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promptly acknowledging a foul or violation
watching or sitting on the sidelines with decorum
playing fair and within the spirit of the rules
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keeping emotions under control in different situations
shaking hands at the end of contests
accepting decisions of the officials and coaches
recognizing an opponent’s good play.
These things don’t happen on their own, but need to be taught. Coaches are the
teachers, and also mentors, taking an interest in the development of young people.
III. SUPPORT AND CHANNELS OF CONTACT
The Athletic Director is in charge of the Athletic Program. He receives help from AST
teachers, parents and from the community, which involves coaching as well as
refereeing, timekeeping, housing, helping with food sales at home games, and
whatever else is needed. This involvement is vital for our program success.
The Athletic Advising Committee is set up by the Athletic Director from the most
experienced P.E. teachers and coaches at AST. They are called on occasions to set
policies, procedures, and to discuss matters of eligibility and discipline. The decisions
are then sent to be approved by the Head of School.
Questions and/or concerns specific to the Athletic Department should be directed to
the Athletic Director. The school office can also often answer minor questions.
IV. STATEMENT OF RISK
Physical activity yields many benefits but may result in injuries. All athletic programs
involve some contacts. Sports may be a high-risk area for serious injuries. Although
the Athletic Department endeavour to operate athletic activities in a safe manner, it is
impossible to eliminate risks associated with physical activity and/or sports.
Therefore, parents and athletes should consider these risks carefully before deciding
to participate in interscholastic or intramural athletic activities.
V. INJURIES AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
AST students are covered by the school insurance for all home/away sports school
sponsored activities.
AST staff will handle athletic minor injuries during PE classes and games. Coaches
receive basic first aid training and will handle simple injuries occurring at practice.
Shall a serious injury occur, every effort will be made to notify the parents. Students
will be taken to a hospital or an ambulance will be called.
At away events, the coach will have all medical information available and the parents
will be contacted if a trip to the hospital is necessary.
Students must take it upon themselves to report any minor injury to the coach, who
will in turn refer him/her to the administration’s office. Parents should ask an
insurance form within 24 hours from the administration whenever an accident occurs.
VI. LOCKER ROOMS RULES AND CARE OF EQUIPMENT
1. The locker room is for players and coaches only.
2. There shall be no horseplay in locker rooms at any time.
3. Locker rooms are to be kept clean. The school is not responsible for personal
items left in locker rooms. Such items will be discarded after three days.
4. Lockers must be secured before and after class, practice or competition. Upon
termination of sport participation, the athlete is required to turn in equipment and
clear out of their team locker within five days.
5. No athlete will be allowed to compete with another sport until all equipment and/or
uniform obligations are cleared up with their previous coach.
6. Each athlete is responsible for the proper care and safekeeping of all equipment
issued. Broken basketball rims, backboards and windows are the financial
responsibility of those who break them.
7. Lost or stolen items must be paid for through the school office or to the coach in
charge (such equipment remains school property and will be confiscated any time
it reappears, refunds may be obtained within 30 days of fine payment).
VII. STUDENT FEES
AST contributes in full for payment to coaches, officials, facilities, awards and other
tournament fees. The school also provides a majority of the transportation costs.
Students are sometime required to pay or contribute for accommodation if the
travelling team stays in the hotel.
Some sports or activities requires extra fees: sports camps, summer program,
trekking weekend, sailing, scuba diving, … This amount is mentioned on the sign-up
form for joining the sport or the activity.
In addition, students are required to pay a modest deposit for uniforms issued (to be
returned at the conclusion of the season). The cost of replacing a new uniform is
required for any lost, stolen, or damaged uniforms. This cost may be twice the
original cost due to a special order necessary to replace the uniform.
VIII. ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
Following is a list of possible activities offered on an annual basis. Students should
contact the Athletic Director to determine seasons and current sport offerings.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Badminton
Basketball
Camping
Chess
Cross Country
Fitness
Hiking & Trekking
Hockey
Ping Pong
Scuba diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weight lifting
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IX. COMPETITION AND SPORTS CONFERENCES
Our athletic program is intramural as well as inter-scholastic, meaning some students
practice and play along with schoolmates (intramural) while a selected group is
chosen to play against other schools or clubs (inter-scholastic).
The American School of Tangier is a member of different athletic conferences in
order to provide opportunities in tournament activities on a competitive basis. Each
school involved works toward a common aim to achieve efficient and well-balanced
programs that promote healthy competition, sportsmanship, and full participation.
(see appendix for conferences and schools addresses).
Tournament’s Objectives:
 To foster a sense of enjoyment and achievement throughout a tournament.
 While recognizing that all participants should play to the best of their abilities,
students should be encouraged to accept defeat gracefully and to celebrate
success in a sporting manner.
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To provide opportunities for positive emotional development in competitive and
social situations.
To allow students to accept responsibility.
To allow students to display leadership skills.
To teach our students the principle of cooperation among individuals while
striving for a common goal.
To develop a positive working atmosphere between a coach and his/her team.
To demonstrate adequate preparation for the sport in which the students are
involved.
To teach the necessary skills and impart knowledge of the rules and tactics
necessary to participate in each sport.
To develop an interest in, and a desire to continue sports activities in later
years.
To provide opportunities for and to encourage social interaction with students
from other schools.
X. TRANSPORTATION RULES AND REGULATIONS (trips)
1. AST does not provide transportation home after local games or practices.
Parents must arrange for the student’s transportation home promptly after
practice or competitive sports events (games or meets).
2. All students will travel to our sporting events (practices, games, meets) by
means of a school bus or chartered bus.
3. Team members must use the transportation provided by the school to reach
the site of the contest or practice. Team members must also return to school
via the same mode of transportation unless parent(s) request permission to
take the player home in their private vehicle. Said request must be in person
and in writing. Only the legal parent(s) or guardian(s) will be given this
prerogative.
4. The game/meet schedule will be distributed couple days before indicating time
of departure and return from all events. For longer events (2-day trips and
tournaments) a letter and a permission slip will go home with all the necessary
information.
5. A passport is required for any trip outside Morocco. Student ID or school card
is required by local police and may be needed in case of hospital treatment.
The coach will collect passport or ID’s on practices preceding trips.
6. Team lists with medical information and accommodation information will
accompany coaches on trips.
7. Students will be monitored by coaches regarding reservations, curfew, and
other school rules on all trips. Students must follow coach’s instructions on all
trips. Coaches may exercise their prerogative in the degree of talking and
singing on the way, the consumption of food and drink and team dress.
8. The type of transportation used should be as clean at the end of a trip as it
was at the beginning.
9. Trips to sporting events are under the same policy as any school-related field
trip.
10. Parents wishing to attend these events will need to find their own
transportation.
11. Upon arrival at AST, coaches will make sure all students have a means of
transportation home. Under no circumstances will elementary students be left
un-chaperoned.
12. The arrival time back at AST can only be estimated due to traffic and game
situations in which there is a delay in time. Parents may call a coach travelling
with the team to attain a more accurate time of arrival at AST. This phone
number is included in the permission slip or game/meet schedule.
XI. TEAM RESPONSABILITIES
The Athletic Department requires that once each year students and parents sign an
Athletic Agreement (see appendix), when a student joins their first sport season. This
agreement sets a code of standards and describes the most important requirements
for participation concerning attendance, behaviour, commitment and specific
consequences. This agreement reinforces the seriousness of these standards.
The GROUP concept below explains to our students what is expected from them
when they choose to become one of our team members. The Athletic Agreement
outlines the most important concepts.
GROUP is an acronym for the concepts we hope our students show. A GROUP of
people that work together well will become a team, and a successful team will show
the following :
 Give Enthusiasm : Cheer our teams on! Give teammates support during
practice and competition!
 Respect Others : Listens to others in a courteous way; make appropriate
comments; Be polite to adults and other students. Thank the teams you play
by shaking their hand. Thank coaches and referees when appropriate.
 On Task : Be responsible by doing what you are expected to do and follow
coaches' instructions. Take care of your uniform and turn forms in on time.
 Use Common Sense : Represents your school on sport’s trips : a team is like
a family and you represent the AST family. Behave appropriately when visiting
other schools and when being “housed”. Smoking, using drugs or drinking of
alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
 Participate Well : do as well as you can, at practice and during competition. If
you can't make practice, bring a note from home and/or talk to your coach.
Ask permission from your coach if you wish to leave your team during practice
or games. Come to practice even if you can't play because of an injury.
XII. TRY-OUTS AND COMMITMENT
AST teams will conduct try-outs in the first two weeks of practice. During this time
coaches will go over the points covered in their Athletic Agreement. This agreement
is required of all students who join AST teams.
Coaches will also discuss practice time and other commitments required from
students when they join. One of the most important parts of commitment is practice
time, considering some games or practices may need to start as late as 17:00 (during
the basketball season for the high school only).
Students must manage to find time to do their studies, practice and participate in
games/events.
When students decide to join a team they must make a commitment to that team. A
team’s success is dependent on committed members, and once the commitment is
made the student is expected to keep to it.
Students leaving teams after the commitment has been made will need to provide a
written letter explaining the reason for doing so. The Athletic Director may decide that
the student may not participate in the next sport season. A team will not be formed
unless enough team members agree to the commitments.
Coaches will make decisions during the try-out period as to which students will
represent AST in games and tournaments. When making final decisions as to
members of the team, coaches will consider the students skill level, attitude, effort
and positive work ethic, and the number allowed for each team as stipulated in the
tournaments rules. If feasible, other students can continue to practice with the team
in order to improve their skills and be possibly ready to join the team at a later date.
The Athletic Department believes that each student who wishes to play on a team
and who carries through on his/her commitment to practices, games, and
sportsmanlike behavior deserves to be on the team. Coaches will attempt to give
playing time to all players during friendly games. During tournaments coaches may
choose not to play some players due to the competitiveness. No student will be cut
from a team because of skill level. There are times when tournaments only allow a
limited number of players. This is particularly true of Varsity tournaments. However,
unless an outside agency or host school imposes such a restriction, The Athletic
Department will not cut players from a team for skill level.
XIII. UNIFORMS
Students are issued a uniform when joining teams. A deposit of MAD 250 (check) is
required as a token of “good will”. The deposit will be returned at the completion of
the sport season, providing the uniform and warm-up suit is returned in reasonable
condition. The cost for replacing a stolen, lost or damaged uniform will be the
student’s responsibility. Please wash uniforms separately in COLD water and do not
iron them.
It should be noted that uniforms must be returned in the week following the student’s
last game/meet. Grades and/or transcripts will be withheld until uniforms are returned
or reimbursed. No athlete will be allowed to compete with another sport until all
equipment and/or uniform obligations are cleared up with their previous coach.
XIV. TEAM MANAGERS
Managers can provide a useful service to teams and the coach. A managers task
includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 Compilation of individual and team statistics.
 Pre-game preparation and setup.
 Keeping the score.
 Daily facility preparation and assistance with drills.
 Maintenance of the team roster and first aid kit.
 Photographer, video and team pictures
 Assisting the Athletic Office with small projects such as uniform distribution,
hand out of info.
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XV. ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS
Any students receiving for a marking period or currently maintaining an F in one or
more classes will be ineligible to compete in interscholastic competitions. No student
who is on Disciplinary Probation will be allowed to participate in interscholastic
events.
Once eligibility is regained, the athlete must continue to be passing all classes for the
remainder of the grading period in order to remain eligible. It shall be the
responsibility of the athlete who has regained academic eligibility to turn in current
grade status reports to the athletic director for the remainder of the grading period in
order to maintain eligibility.
Determination of academic eligibility is the function of the Athletic Director who shall
inspect the grades and behaviour of all athletes prior to the start of any season's
competition/performance, and during the season when a report card is issued.
During the ineligibility period, the coach has the prerogative to allow the athlete to
practice or not with the approval of the Athletic Director.
XI. ATTENDANCE
Students with an unexcused absence for a practice preceding a game or not
attending school on the day of a game should not expect to play at the game unless
agreed by the Athletic Director. The student may also not travel to the game to watch.
Students must realize that some school will be missed due to away games. It is the
student’s responsibility to make necessary arrangements for homework, etc. from the
teachers of the classes being missed.
Students should also be at school the day after a sport event. Missing school
because of being “tired” is not permitted.
Attending team practices and games is a commitment for all students. Doctor and
other appointments should, if at all possible, be made on other days. The game
schedule is out early enough to make these arrangements. Students not attending
practice or a game must report this to their coach or the Athletic Director.
XII. RECIPROCAL HOUSING
One of the advantages of the Athletic Program at AST is the opportunity for our
students to travel for sport competition. When we travel for Friday and Saturday
games students will be sometime “housed” by host families (mandatory for
elementary student). This reduces accommodation cost for athletes and allows
schools the opportunity for additional competition and social interaction.
When schools travel to AST we are expected to reciprocate in kind. For these
Friday/Saturday games to occur we will need to require that each member of our
team show our visitors AST hospitality by “housing” at least one member of the
visiting school. If parents are unable to “house” for any reason it is their responsibility
to find alternative “housing”. Parents should contact the Athletic Department well in
advance if they encounter “housing” difficulties.
“Housing” assignments will be posted the day before teams arrive. The AST
“Housing” guidelines (see appendix) will be sent home well in advance. These
guidelines inform the host family of their responsibilities.
XIII. DISCIPLINARY ACTION (STRIKES)
All athletes shall conduct themselves at all times in such a way as to reflect positively
on themselves, their family, and their community. All rules of the Student/Parent
Handbook apply to athletes. All athletes must realize that participation in sports
activities is a privilege and not a right. In order to protect all people in the school
community, misconduct will be penalized in accordance with the gravity of the
violation.
AST athletes of any age who exhibit unacceptable conduct in or out of school or
competition (include but are not limited to the buying, selling, possession, or use of
alcohol, tobacco, drugs, anabolic steroids, doping, smoking anything, fighting,
threatening, theft, lying, falsifying excuse/pass slips, forgery, cheating, violating
school rules) will be suspended from intramural and interscholastic competition in
accordance with the formal suspension policy. Athletes may also be withheld from
competition for insubordination or disrespect to any school employee, coach, or
official, or for not meeting the expectations of individual coaches.
There are consequences for not following the Athletic Agreement and not respecting
the Athletics Manual guidelines.
For inappropriate behaviour, coaches have the opportunity to warn students by
distributing “strikes”. Most athletes understand the concept: “three strikes and you’re
out”. At AST this means students have lost the right to continue on the team. It is a
warning to the student that the action that warrants the strike will not be tolerated.
Any “strike” distributed at a post-season tournament will carry-over to the student’s
next sport season. Parents will be notified if a third “strike” is given.
Disciplinary action may range from “strikes” given, probation from the team in which
the student misses some days of practice and games, removal from the team,
exclusion from any AST Athletics for the following season, or the year, or any future
participation.
XIV. SPECTATOR BEHAVIOR
Since athletics must operate within the framework of sound educational principles,
teams and spectators are required to abide to some standards rules so that all
athletes may compete under identical standards. Participants or spectators are
expected to show good sportsmanship and conduct themselves in a good manner.
Athletes and officials are human beings, they are not perfect and never will be.
Everyone involved in a contest may make a mistake. Competitors, coaches, officials,
and spectators enter into competition knowing that errors are a normal part of an
activity and are likely to happen.
Even though winning is certainly an admirable goal, it is hollow if it comes at the
expense of morals, ethics, and just plain common sense.
Parents/guardians are a role model for our athletes. They acknowledge that school
athletics is an extension of the classroom, offering important learning experiences for
the students. Therefore, parents/guardians will show respect for all players, coaches,
spectators, and officials. They will only participate in cheers that support, encourage,
and uplift the teams involved. They understand the spirit of fair play and good
sportsmanship expected by AST, and accept the responsibility that comes with being
a parent/guardian of a student athlete.
SPECTATORS ARE EXPECTED TO :
1. Cheer for their team rather than against their opponents.
2. Maintain self-control at all times while conducting themselves as responsible
students and citizens.
3. Show RESPECT for opponents in every way possible.
4. Always be positive in support of their teams.
5. Recognize and acknowledge good performances made by both teams.
6. RESPECT officials and accept their decisions.
7. Be humble and not boastful in victory and gracious and not bitter in defeat.
8. Leave the campus as soon as possible after the activity is completed.
SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO :
1. Use negative chants which focus on or exploit mistakes such as Hou, Hou,
Hou, Sieve, and Airball.
2. Participate in chants or behaviours which use obscene or insulting language or
gestures or which mention or imply topics which would tend to ridicule, taunt,
harass, intimidate, humiliate, degrade, or embarrass others in attendance,
incite or abuse opponents, or bring disrespect upon game officials.
3. Sit in the opposing team's seating/cheering sections.
4. Engage in body passing or any action that endangers the safety of
participants, spectators, or officials.
5. Throw anything onto the playing surface or at players, coaches, officials,
cheerleaders, band members, supervisors, fans, or guests.
6. Carry, consume or under the influence of any alcoholic or controlled substance
while on school or attending a school sponsored event.
7. Leave an athletic event before it is over and return at a later time.
Failure to comply with any of the above mentioned rules will result in the spectator
being removed from the premises and, in the case of an athlete, further disciplinary
action by the Athletic Director or the Provost.
Anyone ejected from a regular season or tournament game is automatically ejected
from any and all remaining games of that tournament.
WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING....
BUT STRIVING TO WIN AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS!
XV. SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
1. Monthly Award :
The Athlete of the Month award is given each month to a member of one of the
teams. To receive this award a student must make a significant contribution
toward one or more of the team goals set forth by the coach and generally
described in the student responsibility section of this manual. Coaches decide
who the recipient of the award will be. While it is realized that not all worthy
students can receive this award, it is still something to work toward.
2. End of the Year Awards :
An awards evening ceremony will be organised at the end of the academic year.
A photo slide and video presentation will show the teams in action and the
coaches will prepare a speech mentioning successes and any other significant
occurrences.
Also included in the award presentations are (but not limited to) the following
awards for individuals on each team :
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Fair Play Award : for a student who shows sportsmanship and citizenship
throughout the season, demonstrating fair play and kindness on and off the
court/field/track/pool.
Spirit Award : for a student who never gives up. Not making a difference
between practice and games, the student works hard all the time. May also be
the student who encourages others to do their best.
Most Promising Player Award : for a student who demonstrated interest in
learning the skills and showed great signs of good potential and natural talent.
Most Improved Player Award : for a student who demonstrated an
eagerness to improve during practice and as a result showed a marking
advancement in application of skill, team play, and attitude.
Most Valuable Player Award : for the student who has provided the most
valuable contribution throughout the season to the team’s overall performance.
Best Student/Athlete Award : Awarded to best student/athlete from each
grade, who maintained a high academic average and excelled in PE Class.
All-Academic Team Award : for student/athletes who have been on the
academic honor roll the entire school year and have joined 3 teams.
Athlete of the Year Award : Awarded to elementary, junior high and high
school students who contributed greatly to AST’s Athletic Program. Simply put,
it is awarded to the student who made excellent progress as an athlete,
contributed greatly toward the development of their team, helped the coach as
a hardworking athlete, and helped and represents AST well. Students who
receive this award must be “excellent” choices and should participate in at
least three sports during the year. Past Athletes of the Year must also show
some advancement in these categories in order to receive this award an
additional time.
XVI. ATHLETIC WEBSITE
All information parents will require such as announcements and game/event
schedules along with some articles written by students and coaches can be found at
the AST website (www.ast.ma), with a link to the Athletic Department.
The website is updated throughout the fall, winter and spring sport seasons. The
photo album section is updated after each sport season with pictures of the recent
teams in action.
AST ATHLETIC AGREEMENT
(revised 2014)
Being on an athletic team is fun and builds a sense of cooperation and team spirit. It
also carries with it certain obligations.
This agreement is to ensure that students, parents and/or guardians have a complete
understanding of the expectations involved when a student becomes a member of
the AST Athletic Program. Please read the following carefully, sign and return it.
STUDENT NAME _______________________________________ GRADE_______
I have read the AST ATHLETIC MANUAL and understand the responsibilities
required when joining the AST Athletic Program. I understand that I must follow the
sports rules as explained in the Athletic Manual and below.
1- I realize that as an AST athlete, I am responsible not only to myself but also to
my teammates, coach and greater AST community. Therefore, I will follow
coaches instructions at all times, conduct myself in a sportsmanlike manner,
do my best to maintain proper academic standards, and not participate in any
activity that will harm my health.
2- I realize that failure to maintain academic standards I will not be eligible to
participate in any extra-curricular activity. See the students/parents handbook
for more detail regarding Eligibility.
3- I will attend all scheduled team practices and athletic events. If I anticipate a
problem in attending, I will speak to my coach personally. I must attend
classes and school lessons to be eligible to play on days of games. High
school students must attend 80% of all practices/games to be able to attend
and participate in Tournaments and meets (maximum of 3 absences during
the season).
4- I understand that pride and school spirit are important aspects of school life
and our teams. As a high school student I will dress neatly and appropriately
to all games and sport events.
5- If applicable, I understand that the team uniform is my responsibility and that a
damaged, stolen or lost uniform must be replaced at my cost. A refundable
deposit of MAD 250 (check) is required for use of an AST uniform. (MAD 250
will not cover the complete cost of the uniform set). Once the season is over it
must be returned to the coach. If a uniform is not returned or a replacement
payment is not made I will be unable to take my final exams.
6- I understand that it my team’s responsibility to take care of the athletic
equipment used by my team, and that lost or damaged equipment (due to lack
of effort to find the equipment and/or improper use) will be reimbursed by the
team.
7- I will abide by curfew hours during home and away games (set by host schools
and AST to be 21:00 for Elementary, 22:00 for JHS and 23:00 for HS).
8- I understand that I am not to be involved in fighting, the purchase or
consumption of alcohol and/or tobacco and/or any drug at any time during the
sport season.
9- I understand that if I decide to join the team after the two-week try-out
period, then I am committed to the team until the end of the season. If I leave
the team during the season I will need a written reason for doing so and may
forfeit the privilege to join the next sport season.
Regarding Rule Violations:
I understand that if I choose to break any of the established rules for my team, I am
subject to appropriate disciplinary consequences. I will receive “strikes” from my
coach for any violations as stipulated in the Athletic Manual, and I may no longer
participate on the team if I receive three “strikes”. “Strikes” received at a tournament
will carry-over to the next sport season.
In any rule violation, my name will be reported to the Athletic Director for appropriate
disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may range from one to three “strikes” or
probation, game suspension, removal from the team, or exclusion from any AST
Athletics for the following season, the remainder of the year, or future participation.
Serious offence violations will be reported to the Head of School for appropriate
severe disciplinary action.
Please enclose in an envelope MAD 250 uniform deposit, to the Athletic Department
office before the try-out period elapses. The deposit will be returned to the student at
the end of the sport season or year of sports.
If, as a student/athlete representing AST, you feel that you can meet the Athletic
Agreement obligations unconditionally, please sign below:
________________________
Student Signature
_______________
Date
PARENTAL CONSENT
I, as a parent, have discussed these obligations with my son or daughter, and I agree
that the Athletic Manual rules should be strictly followed. I also understand that if they
are not followed, disciplinary action will be taken.
_________________________
Parent Signature
_______________
Date
ELEMENTARY HOUSING RULES AND GUIDELINES
For Host Families and Their Guests
Administrators an Athletic Directors have agreed upon the following rules which should be
adhered to without exception:
These rules have been prepared to provide a common code of expected behavior for the host
schools and their guests at sports events. The basic responsibilities of the host families are
recognized as being difficult and demanding. The basic responsibilities of the guest students
are recognized as being similar to our various schools’ norms but potentially stricter than
family guidelines. This document is intended to define and clarify role expectations. The
willingness of the host family or chaperone to help is an essential ingredient in the success or
even the possibility of the weekend competition, therefore every respect and consideration
must be given to the family. For students in hotel accommodation, the role of host family
must be fulfilled by school chaperones.
The main purpose of the occasion is good sportsmanlike competition and bringing together
people who might not otherwise meet. The rules identified below represent the combined
efforts of the host schools to make our gathering enjoyable, successful, and sustainable:
1- Housing arrangements must be the ones assigned by the Host Athletic Director and
should be made available in written form to the visiting coaches. No changes are to
be made once assignments have been given.
2- Under no circumstances will students be left un-chaperoned. No student should be
allowed out in the evening unless chaperoned by one of the host parents. No student
should be left alone at home without adult supervision.
3- If host parents or students would like to take their guests out for an evening meal they
should not expect their guest to pay for the meal.
4- Each school chaperone and host family must insure compliance with established
curfews. Each student guest must respect the intent of the curfew set by the host
school. In practice the curfew is to be no more liberal than 9:00 pm on the evening
before matches and 9:30 pm when competition is finished. The curfew times are
intended for all hosting students and visiting students. All parents and chaperones
are advised that they may ask for an earlier curfew but that they may not permit
a later curfew under any circumstances.
5- Suitable transportation arrangements must be made by the host family or the host
school authorities at all events of the weekend. Students should not take public
transportation.
6- All host families and chaperones are to be provided with a schedule of sports activities
as well as emergency telephone numbers and addresses of visiting coaches.
7- All laws of the country must be observed.
8- Any serious injury should be reported immediately to the Athletic Director and/or
coaches. Coaches have all medical information available and they will contact parent
if a trip to hospital is necessary.
9- Any problem arising during the weekend should be reported immediately to the
Athletic Director and/or coaches for corrective measures.
10- Any student who violates these guidelines should be reported immediately to the host
school professional staff who will report the matter to the Athletic Director and/or
coaches. Suitable action will follow. Actions may (#1 is automatic) include the
following :
1- Automatic ineligibility for further competition during the weekend.
2- Removal from assigned accommodation and reassignment to hotel
accommodation at his or her own expense, with a continuous supervision by a
coach or chaperone.
3- Jeopardized status for future sports events
4- Additional disciplinary action on return to the school being represented.
It is hoped that a genuine adherence to these necessary guidelines and their spirit will
prevail throughout our competitions. Schools rules and norms concerning behavior, standards
of dress, etc. of the host and visiting schools are additionally in effect for purposes of defining
the coach/student relationships within delegations. No attempt has been made to spell out
every conceivable happenstance, but your presence as a member of your school’s delegation
means that you are believed to be worthy of such a privilege and there is already a set of
expectations in place that would render this document superfluous.
If, as a guest/host student representing your school, you feel that you can meet these
obligations of the Rules and Guidelines unconditionally, please sign below :
__________________________________
Host / Guest Student Signature
_______________
Date
PARENTAL CONSENT
I, as a parent, have discussed these obligations with my son or daughter, and I agree that the
rules should be strictly followed. I also understand that if they are not followed, disciplinary
action (as identified in Rule 9 above) will be taken.
__________________________________
Host / Guest Parent Signature
_______________
Date
HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORM
Note: This form will be used in the Athletic Department Office
PERSONNAL & CONFIDENTIAL
Student’s Name: ………………………… ………………. Grade: ……..
Date of Birth: …………………
Address: ……………………………………………………………………..
Home Phone: …………………
Father’s Name: ……………………………………………………………… Cell Phone: ……………………
Mother’s Name: …………………………………………………………….. Cell Phone: ……………………
Name of Legal Guardian: ………………………………………………….. Cell Phone: ……………………
Emergency contact, if parents cannot be reached: ………………………………. Tel: ……………………
Medical Information
1- Are there any pre-existing medical conditions that the Athletic Department should be aware of?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2- Is your child presently taking any prescription, drugs, or medication?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
My child will be taking the following medications during this trip:
Medication
For (condition)
Dosage
Time
___________________
___________________
___________
_______
___________________
___________________
___________
_______
I AUTHORIZE SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE FOR MY CHILD
IN THE EVENT THAT I CAN NOT BE REACHED. If in the judgement of the trip supervisor or medical
professional, delay in reaching me might jeopardize the child’s well-being, I hereby authorize the
school trip supervisor to secure whatever medical treatment is deemed necessary.
__________________
Date
________________________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian
HIGH SCHOOL RULES AND GUIDELINES
For Host Families and Their Guests
These rules have been prepared to provide a common code of expected behavior for the host
schools and their guests at sports events. The basic responsibilities of the host families are
recognized as being difficult and demanding. The basic responsibilities of the guest students
are recognized as being similar to our various schools’ norms but potentially stricter than
family guidelines. This document is intended to define and clarify role expectations. The
willingness of the host family or chaperone to help is an essential ingredient in the success or
even the possibility of the weekend competition, therefore every respect and consideration
must be given to the family. For students in hotel accommodation, the role of host family
must be fulfilled by school chaperones.
The main purpose of the occasion is good sportsmanlike competition and bringing together
people who might not otherwise meet. The rules identified below represent the combined
efforts of the host schools to make our gathering enjoyable, successful, and sustainable:
1- Smoking, the drinking of alcohol and drug abuse will not be tolerated at any time
during the period of the tournament and could lead to expulsion.
2- Exploration of the local environment is only permitted with the full knowledge, under
the explicit permission, and on the terms of the host family. At no time may a student
enter a pub, bar, or other establishment whose primary source of business revenues is
the sale of alcoholic beverages. “Discos” in Morocco usually fall under this definition,
and the student-athletes are NOT to consider them as a site for socializing on these
weekends.
3- Housing arrangements must be the ones assigned by the Host Athletic Director and
should be made available in written form to the visiting coaches. No changes are to
be made once assignments have been given.
4- Each school chaperone and host family must insure compliance with established
curfews. Each student guest must respect the intent of the curfew set by the host
school. In practice the curfew is to be no more liberal than 11:00 pm on the evening
before matches and 11:30 pm when competition is finished. The curfew times are
intended for all hosting students and visiting students. All parents and chaperones
are advised that they may ask for an earlier curfew but that they may not permit
a later curfew under any circumstances.
5- Suitable transportation arrangements must be made by the host family or the host
school authorities at all events of the weekend.
6- All host families and chaperones are to be provided with a schedule of sports activities
as well as emergency telephone numbers and addresses of visiting coaches.
7- All laws of the country must be observed.
8- Any problem arising during the weekend should be reported immediately to the host
school for corrective measures.
9- Any student who violates these guidelines should be reported immediately to the host
school professional staff who will report the matter to the coaches. Suitable action will
follow. Actions may (#1 is automatic) include the following :
1- Automatic ineligibility for further competition during the weekend.
2- Immediate return home at the student’s expense by the next available plane,
train or suitable means of transport.
3- Removal from assigned accommodation and reassignment to hotel
accommodation at his or her own expense, with a continuous supervision by a
coach or chaperone.
4- Jeopardized status for future sports events
5- Additional disciplinary action on return to the school being represented.
It is hoped that a genuine adherence to these necessary guidelines and their spirit will
prevail throughout our competitions. Schools rules and norms concerning behavior, standards
of dress, etc. of the host and visiting schools are additionally in effect for purposes of defining
the coach/student relationships within delegations. No attempt has been made to spell out
every conceivable happenstance, but your presence as a member of your school’s delegation
means that you are believed to be worthy of such a privilege and there is already a set of
expectations in place that would render this document superfluous.
If, as a guest/host student representing your school, you feel that you can meet these
obligations of the Rules and Guidelines unconditionally, please sign below:
__________________________________
Host / Guest Student Signature
_______________
Date
PARENTAL CONSENT
I, as a parent, have discussed these obligations with my son or daughter, and I agree that the
rules should be strictly followed. I also understand that if they are not followed, disciplinary
action (as identified in Rule 9 above) will be taken.
__________________________________
Host / Guest Parent Signature
_______________
Date
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