Registration for MODIFIED Sports will open August 1st. East Rochester Athletic Philosophy
Athletics are a part of physical education which is an integral part of our public education program. It is not the philosophy at East Rochester to provide a program of athletics for the “outstanding few” exceptional, or more skilled students. We in East Rochester are interested in providing a voluntary program of interscholastic athletics for all students. This program should provide opportunities for the total development of our youth with particular emphasis on health and fitness.
Our program’s purpose is to display a strict sense of respect and integrity and yet provide each student with a sense of fairness and an acceptable living standard that will become an important part of his/her adult life.
We strive always to keep our standards high, to be fair, to administer our program with happiness and true enjoyment, and to foster leadership in all our athletic endeavors.
In order to administer a good program of athletics, it is necessary to have written policies governing the program. Such written policy will reduce doubt in the minds of the coach, student, or parent as to what the regulations are and what disciplining actions will be taken in case of violation.
Joining a Team:
Ideally, students who are officially enrolled at the beginning of an athletic season should express interest in joining a team to the coach prior to the season actually beginning. Unless a student moves into the district from another school, a student cannot join a team after the first week of the season has been completed. There may be exceptions to this rule based upon extenuating circumstances. In order to be granted an exception, a student must submit a letter to the coach requesting permission to join a team late and state specific reasons why they did not join on time. If the coach approves, he/she must gain final approval from the Athletic Director before that student will be allowed to participate.
Welcome to our athletic program! We are thrilled that you are interested in East Rochester Union Free School District Athletics and look forward to working with you. We are a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section V, the Wayne County League, and the Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference. The East Rochester School District offers a wide variety of athletic teams for students in grades 7-12.
District Mission Statement:
The mission of the East Rochester School District is to prepare students to be college and career ready and to provide a quality education in a safe environment where all students develop the abilities, attitudes and values necessary for responsible, productive citizenship.
The Vision of the East Rochester School District is that students will learn thorough the highest quality instruction which recognizes each student’s strengths, talents, interests, learning styles and rates of learning, using developmentally appropriate methods.
Our Core Values (S.O.A.R.S.):
Ø Students First – Students are our first priority. We dedicate ourselves to holistic student development in a safe and nurturing environment.
Ø Opportunity – We provide every student equal access to strong academic programs, clubs, teams and events that enable students to reach their full potential.
Ø Achievement – Everyone can improve. We collaborate to learn, observe, measure and grow. We proudly celebrate achievements.
Ø Responsibility – We are all accountable to ourselves, to our students and to each other. Our shared responsibility is to be respectful.
Ø Strength- Together, we will accomplish success
A. TO THE PARENT
This material is presented to you because your child has indicated a desire to participate in interscholastic athletics and you have expressed your willingness to permit him/her to compete. Your family interest in this phase of our school program is gratifying. We believe that participation in sports provides a wealth of experiences, which enriches your child’s personal growth and well-being.
We who are concerned with the educational development of athletes, feel that a properly controlled, well-organized sports program meets the student’s needs for self-expression, mental alertness and physical growth. It is our desire to maintain a sound program that will enrich each student’s maturity.
A student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and self-denial. These are the reasons we place such emphasis on good training habits. Failure to comply with the rules of training and conduct means exclusion from the squad. This concept of self-discipline and self-denial is tempered by our responsibility to recognize the rights of the individual within the objectives of the team. There is no place in high school athletics for students who will not discipline their minds and bodies for rigorous competition. We are striving for excellence and do not want our athletes to compromise with mediocrity.
When your son/daughter enlisted in one of our sports programs, she/he committed our staff to certain responsibilities and obligations which are: (1) to provide adequate equipment, uniforms, and facilities, (2) to provide well trained coaches, and (3) to provide competitive contests with skilled officials and transportation to away events.
Likewise, we feel that you committed yourselves to certain responsibilities and obligations. We would like to take the opportunity to acquaint you with specific policies that are necessary for a well-organized program of athletics.
It is the role of the department of athletics to make rules that govern the spirit of competition for the school. These rules need a broad basis of community support, which is achieved only through communication to the parent. It is our hope to accomplish this objective through this publication for the students and parents.
B. TO THE ATHLETE
Being a member of an East Rochester School athletic team is a privilege and an honor. For many athletes, it is the fulfillment of an early ambition. The attainment of this goal carries with it certain traditions and responsibilities that must be maintained. A great athletic tradition is not built overnight; it takes the hardwork of many people over many years. As a “BOMBER” you have inherited a wonderful tradition, a tradition you are challenged to uphold. Your actions will not only reflect on those who you are associated with now, but those who have contributed so much to our school in the past.
Our tradition has been to win with pride and honor. We desire to win, but only with honor to our athletes, our school, and our great community. Such a tradition is worthy of the best efforts of all concerned. Over many years our squads have achieved more than their share of MCPSAA league titles and Sectional V crowns. Many individuals have set records and won great honors. Because of this fine tradition a challenge is set for you to work hard and “walk your talk” while demonstrating integrity.
It will not be easy to contribute to such a great athletic tradition. When you wear the Bomber colors of Brown & White we assume that you not only understand our traditions, but are willing to assume the responsibilities that go along with them. However, the contributions you make should be a satisfying accomplishment to you and your family.
- Responsibilities To Yourself:
The most important of these responsibilities is to broaden yourself and develop strength of character. You owe it to yourself to gain the greatest possible growth from your high school experiences. Your studies, your participation in extracurricular activities as well as athletics, prepare you for your life as an adult.
- Responsibilities To Your School:
Another responsibility you assume as a squad member is to your school. East Rochester cannot maintain its position as having an outstanding school unless you choose to do the best you can. By participating in athletics to the maximum of your ability, you are contributing to the outstanding reputation of our school.
- Responsibilities To Others:
You have a responsibility to your parents to always do the best you can. If you never give your parents anything to be ashamed of, you measured up to the ideal. When you know in your heart that you lived up to all of the training rules, that you have practiced to the best of your ability everyday, and that you have competed “all out,” you will enhance your self respect and your family can be justly proud of you.