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Rules for Participation

  1. An athlete of The Charter School of Wilmington shall not:
    • Use tobacco in any manner or form
    • Consume, possess or distribute alcoholic beverages
    • Consume, possess or distribute any drug, drug-like substance or paraphernalia.
      NOTE:   THE ABOVE RULE APPLIES FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, WHETHER OR NOT THE ATHLETE IS PARTICIPATING IN A SPORT. IF AN ABOVE OFFENSE OCCURS DURING SCHOOL OR AT A SCHOOL FUNCTION, THE SCHOOL DISCIPLIARY CODE TAKES EFFECT FIRST.PENALTY:
      – First Violation: The athlete shall loose eligibility for the next two consecutive athletic contests or two weeks of a season in which the athlete is a participant, whichever is greater.
      – Second Violation: The athlete shall be ineligible for that sport for atleast the remainder of the season or longer if circumstances warrant it.
      – Third Violation: The athlete will not be permitted to participate on any athletic team for a period of one year. The one year period begins on the date of the third offence.
      NOTE:  The above penalties shall accumulate starting with the date of the first offense. The accumulation period will extend for one year, beginning with the date of the first offense.
  2. A student must pass five credits per marking period to be eligible for extracurricular activities. Eligibility will be redetermined when the next report card is issued. Additionally, the regulations adopted by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) apply to all CSW students – athletes and managers.
  3. Athletes must be in school by 11:00AM on days that they are required to be in school in order to practice or participate in a contest. Exceptions would be allowed (note required) for such things as a physicians appointment or attendance at a funeral.
  4. Suspension from school on a practice or game day results in suspension from the team for as long as the school suspension lasts.
  5. Good sportsmanship is expected of CSW athletes at all times, whether they are directly participating in the game, sitting on the bench/sidelines or observing a contest as a spectator.
  6. Coaches may add but not delete from these rules. If a coach adds to the rules, the CSW Athletic Director must have a copy of the additions.
  7. Coaches, athletes and fans must comply with all rules of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (ex. Completed DIAA Physical Form).
  8. The 24 Hour Rule applies for all contests. Any athlete, parent or spectator who has a concern with a coach may NOT bring this to the coach immediately before a contest. They MUST wait 24 hours after the contest to address the concern.
  9. The Proper Channels Rule:  Concerns about rules and penalties must be addressed FIRST WITH THE COACH. If there is still a concern, then it may be brought to the Athletic Director. Concerns about any issues related to athletics must follow a proper procedure with direct communication starting with the Head Coach, then the Athletic Director and then the administration of the school.
  10. The following is the ATHLETIC POLICY of The Charter School of Wilmington:

A member of any sports team must finish the season in good standing in order to be eligible for any post season awards which include the following:

ATHLETIC AWARDS
* Varsity or Junior Varsity letter and/or certificate
* Team Banquets and recognitions
* All-State nominations
* Sport All-Star nominations
* Senior Sports Banquet awards

REASONS/CAUSES FOR AN ATHLETE NOT TO BE “IN GOOD STANDING”
* Academic ineligibility
* Violation of student commitment
* Violation of school athletic participation rules
* Violation of team athletic participation rules
* Dismissal from the team
* Suspension from the team
* Undocumented absence from an athletic event
* Quitting the team
* Behavior deemed detrimental to school athletics

SUSPENSION FROM AN ATHLETIC TEAM
* Students who are suspended from a contest, will not be permitted to be in attendance for that contest.
* This pertains to both home and away contests.

REASONS FOR A SUSPENSION FROM AN ATHLETIC TEAM
* Walking out of a practice or contest
* Violation of team rules
* Disrespect to coaching staff, team mates or officials
* Behavior Issues

QUITTING A TEAM
*Any student who quits a team during the season understands that they have violated the ATHLETE’s COMMITMENT which demands athletes “…put team goals and welfare before their own.’  The consequences of such action are already clearly stated in the Rules for Participation Policy- suspension from the athletic team and ineligibility for any post season nominations or awards.   Future actions are at the complete discretion of the head coach of the respective sport.

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