REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION:
In order to participate in interscholastic athletics at Narragansett High School, students must:
• be enrolled in a full schedule.
• not have failed more than two courses at the end of the previous marking period.
B. Equipment and Uniforms
Athletes are responsible for the proper care and security of equipment issued (on a loan basis) to them. School-furnished equipment is to be worn only for contests and practice or when authorized by the coach and Athletic Director. Athletes who do not return their equipment in good condition immediately at the end of the season will be assessed the replacement cost of the equipment. Athletes may not participate in another sport until this obligation has been fulfilled. Students will assume full responsibility for all lost or stolen athletic uniforms and equipment.
Athletes may not compete on an athletic team unless they are covered by some form of medical insurance coverage.
The school has arrangements with an insurance company by which parents can secure accident insurance for their children at a nominal cost. The school, however, does not assume responsibility for medical expenses resulting from injuries to participants in sports. The family's personal medical insurance is the first step in covering medical expenses. School insurance can only be used to help pay for expenses not covered by your personal insurance. Under certain circumstances, the Rhode Island Interscholastic Injury Fund provides some assistance for medical expenses which are not covered by either personal insurance or school insurance. In order to receive aid from the Rhode Island Interscholastic Injury Fund, student athletes must be covered by some type of insurance. In claims involving school insurance, parents need to pick up an insurance form at the school office. Once the school and attending physician have made out their parts, the parents send the form and bills to the company.
D. Parental Acknowledgement of Athletic Policies
At the time students try out for an athletic team, they will receive the handbook and coaches will have a mandatory team meeting where athletes are required to bring a parent to meet with the coach. At this time, coaches will go over training rules, expectations, goals, and their coaching philosophy.
E. Physical Examination
A yearly physical examination is required. The physical form or a physician's approval must be completed by a physician and submitted to the coach or athletic director prior to participation. The physical covers all sports for the entire school year provided the examination occurred within one year of the beginning date of the respective athletic season. Students are encouraged to obtain a physical prior to the beginning of the school year in June, July or August. The form will be kept on file in the nurse's office.
G. Risk of Participation
Athletes and parents must realize the risk of serious injury which may be a result of athletic participation. In order to participate in interscholastic sports, students and parents/legal guardians are required to sign the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's Assumption of Risk form at the bottom of this form.
H. Community Service
Starting in the fall of 2008 all Narragansett High School athletic teams will be required to perform some type of community service. The coaches and athletes of each athletic team will be given a list of options for community service. Teams may elect to pick from the list or they may develop their own community service project with the permission of the athletic director and principal. Community service projects are required so that athletes can give back to the school/community and also for team building. Coaches will be required to submit names of athletes to the athletic director and principal who fail to comply with our community service component. Failure to comply may prevent eligibility to participate on future Narragansett athletic teams.