Blessed Trinity offers a well-planned and directed athletic program for students in Grades 5 – 8. The athletic and extracurricular programs of Blessed Trinity Catholic School should be a venue for teaching Gospel values and making them come alive in the student’s life. School teams create school spirit and students are encouraged to play and/or support the teams.
Any student participating in a sports activity is expected to:
- Exhibit Christ-like character at all times…be a good winner and accept losses with humility.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is a demonstration of generosity and genuine concern for others. It is a sincere understanding and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity.
- Maintain a 2.0/grade C average at all times.
- Do their personal best in academics and behavior.
- Give fully of himself / herself during the practice and games.
- Be accepting of his/her mistakes.
- Strive to win without placing undue pressure on self or teammates.
- Recognize and respect strengths and weaknesses of teammates.
- Accept the guidance of coaches.
- Respect the decisions of officials and umpires.
- Refrain from offensive language and actions.
Parents should understand that they are ambassadors for the school and also display good sportsmanship at all times. Additionally parents should be encouraged to:
- Set a good example by displaying good sportsmanship;
- Teach their child to play by the rules;
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports;
- Demand a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
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Athletic Participation Policy
Concussions and Heat-Related Illnesses
Eligibility for Activities/Athletics (Grade 5-8)
Eligibility is determined by students who exhibit appropriate Christ-like character traits.
- Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to be eligible to try-out for all athletic teams. At the time of try-outs, a list of all students who trying out, but are ineligible due to a low grade point average, will be generated by the athletic director. If a child makes the team, he or she must meet eligibility criteria on the next report card to participate with the team.
- Students receiving two or more D’s or one or more F’s or have a cumulative average of below a 2.0 are not eligible to participate in the athletic program. Weekly grade reports will be run by school personnel to determine re-eligibility.
- Any student receiving negative conduct / behavior comments on his/her report card will be ineligible until the assigning teacher states otherwise.
- If a student receives a Level 3 infraction from the discipline code, the student may be ineligible the following week. Each day of suspension equals one week of ineligibility.
- Students who lose their eligibility twice during a single season will be removed from their respective team for the remainder of the season.
- If a player on a sports team or a participant on a special activity is disrespectful to a coach or advisor or supervisor or does something to tarnish Blessed Trinity Catholic School’s excellent reputation, the student will be referred to the Athletic Director and/or Administration. Such action may result in removal from the team or activity.
- If a student chooses to quit a team with no legitimate reason, then he/she needs to meet with the athletic director to determine future eligibility.
- If a student/athlete/cheerleader is absent on school day, that student will not be allowed to participate in any after school activities that day, i.e. school dances, athletic events/games, or other activities.