A. Transportation to and from Contests
B. Directions to Away Contests
C. Postponed Contests
D. Admission to Games
E. College/Career Guidance
F. NCAA Clearinghouse
G. Athletic Facilities
H. Athletic Trainer and Training Room
Exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing to the Athletic Director, by a student's parent prior to the contest. Reasonable requests will be honored.
A coach may allow students to ride home from a contest with their parents provided personal contact at the game site is made between the parent and coach. In most instances, students will not be allowed to ride to and from contests with other students. Non-team members may occasionally be allowed to ride team transportation if room exists, the coach in charge has given approval, and prior written parent permission has been given to the Athletic Director. The athletic department does not provide transportation at any level to or from practices or contests within the City of Newton.
Decisions on postponements are made as late in the day as is practical for proper notification of all interested parties. On school days, the most common time is about 1:30 p.m. for afternoon contests. If there are any questions as to the status of a contest, calls are welcomed to the athletic office, but please wait until after 2 p.m. On non-school days and for evening contests, postponements are made approximately two to three hours prior to the contest. Please delay calls in these instances until two hours before the scheduled contest. Normally, people may call for game status information until the scheduled time of the contest. (www.highschoolsports.net will allow you to sign up for e-mail service and all schedule changes/postponements will be e-mailed to you directly).
Because of scheduling conflicts it is sometimes necessary to cancel rather than postpone sub-varsity contests. Because of league standings and/or tournament qualification regulations, cancellations of varsity contests are extremely rare.
They may be able to answer questions, contact schools and/or coaches, send video tapes, if available, and write letters of recommendation. The least they will be able to do is guide students to more knowledgeable resources who can help with decisions. If a student's goal is to compete athletically at the collegiate level it is very important to be aware of the ever-changing National Collegiate Athletic Association regulations. Copies of the latest NCAA regulations are available in the athletic office. The counseling department also has a wealth of information and experience on this topic. Please be familiar with these regulations and seek assistance if needed.
A prospective collegiate athlete needs to apply and receive a final certification by the Clearinghouse in order to participate in college athletics at the Division I or II levels. A student athlete does not need to apply if he or she will attend a junior college, NAIA or NCAA Division III institution.
Students may pick up Clearinghouse forms in the athletic office, Guidance Office or on line at www.act.org/ncaa/. This website also links to the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Care of Facilities: Students are expected to treat all facilities, both home and away, with proper care. Newton North High School has some of the best facilities in the state and only proper care and respect will keep them this way. Vandalism is cause for dismissal from a team and further disciplinary action by the school administration.
Building and Facility Access: At the conclusion of each school day, student-athletes should bring all items that they need until the next school day to the locker room area. For safety reasons students are not allowed access to other areas of the building after practice, games, or on non-school days. No student will be allowed access to any of our inside facilities without proper supervision by a school staff member.
Athletic Shoes: At no time should shoes with cleats soles be worn inside the building. Serious injury can occur from slipping on cement or tiled surfaces.
Weight Room: The Newton North High School weight room is run by the department of athletics. When opened and supervised, it is available for all students unless it has been reserved as an in-season site for a practice session. Students/athletes are not allowed in the weight room without proper supervision by a member of the staff.
At certain times, the trainer, student-staff and facility are extremely busy. Access to the training room and its services is limited to athletes who are there for care only. The facility should not be used as a student lounge. Training services will be granted on a first come, first served basis on practice days. On game days, students will be treated in an order that will allow bus and/or game commitments to be met. The training program exists to help athletes receive the best possible care. Please feel free to take advantage of it.
In the event of an athletic injury, the trainer and/or physician is in immediate control. At away contests, if the trainer or a physician is not present, the host school medical personnel are in control. If no medical personnel are present, members of the coaching staff are instructed to “take charge” of the situation and, if warranted, call for emergency care. After an injury, an “injury report” must be filled out by the student and coach, and a student may not return to competition without clearance by the trainer. Clearance may also include written permission from the doctor.