Athletic Department

Policies for Parents & Athletes


Philosophy

The philosophy of the Department of Athletics of Archbishop Moeller High School is that it considers athletics to be an integral part of the school's educational program and provides experiences that will help our students grow physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.  We believe that by promoting sportsmanship, the athletic program helps to instill pride and reinforces a sound value structure for our students.  Archbishop Moeller High School is committed to providing the best athletic program possible.

Participation

1.     Any student attending Moeller who qualifies under state association, league, and school rules and meets the standards of the Athletic Department will be given the opportunity to participate in the athletic programs of Moeller High School.

2.     The Athletic Department encourages its coaches to keep as many participants as possible.  The following are some of the factors considered when determining the size of any team.  The final decision on all team selections is the responsibility of the head coach.

    • Size of coaching staff
    • Practice facilities availability
    • Equipment
    • Transportation
    • Uniforms
    • Locker Room accommodations
    • Skills to be taught and acquired
    It is not recommended that any athlete participate in more than one sport in any one season.  However, he may participate providing he is able to meet the requirements of both sports to the satisfaction of the head coaches of both programs.
    The head coach of any program is responsible for supervising all decisions regarding selection of team personnel for all teams in his program.
    An athlete who decides to quit a sport during its season or who is dismissed from a team may not participate in the conditioning, practice, or contest of another sport until his team’s season has ended or a release is given by his team’s varsity head coach.


Required forms  (Eligibility forms and fees are to be turned in to Athletic Office.  Do not give to coaches.  All eligibility forms can be found on www.LetsGoBigMoe.com.  Go to the Forms Tab, click on Participation Forms.  All paperwork is due in the Athletic Office by August 1, 2014.)

  • OHSAA Pre-participation Physical Examination Form (6 pages)
  • OHSAA Concussion Form
  • Student Health & Medical Form
  • Moeller Emergency Medical Form
  • Policies Concerning Alcohol-Tobacco
  • Release of Claim
  • Beacon - HIPPA Release Form

Academic eligibility

1.     The eligibility of athletes of Archbishop Moeller High School is determined by the standards and requirements as set forth in the "Constitution and Rules" of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

2.     Students must pass five full one-credit courses or their equivalent in an academic quarter  to be academically eligible for the next academic quarter.

3.     Athletic eligibility is determined at the end of each academic quarter by the athletic administration, and they shall inform  the student, parents, and the head coach of any ineligibility.

4.     Students who are ineligible will be notified and prohibited from further participation unless the coach, principal, athletic director, and parents agree that continued participation for practice is in the best interest of the student-athlete.


Sports offered by season  (Approximate number of athletes listed in parentheses.)

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Cross Country (35)

Basketball (50)

Baseball (65)

Rugby (75)

Football (200)

Bowling (16)

Lacrosse (65)

 

Golf (24)

Ice Hockey (80)

Tennis (30)

 

Soccer (60)

Swimming/Diving (24)

Track (100)

 

 

Wrestling (70)

Volleyball (30)

 



Transportation/student driving (Transportation Release forms can be found on www.LetsGoBigMoe.com under forms)

1.     Archbishop Moeller High School does permit athletes to drive to practices and games if it is the most efficient form of transportation to that event for that team.

2.     In order for a student to drive, to carry passengers in his car, or to ride with another student, parent or coach, a parent permission slip must be given to the coach of that team, and it will be kept on file in the Athletic Department.

3.     Any athlete who rides a bus or van to an athletic event is expected to  ride the same transportation back to school.  An athlete may be released to ride in a student or adult driven car if the parents have requested such release and additionally given permission on the Driving Permission Form at the discretion of the coach.

 

Medical insurance

1.     It is strongly recommended that families of Moeller athletes carry a primary health insurance policy to cover injuries that may occur while participating in athletics at Moeller High School.  Moeller does not provide primary insurance coverage.  Moeller High School carries an "excess insurance" on a yearly basis that is a supplement to an athlete's family medical coverage.  This insurance program fulfills the state requirement for insurance coverage.

2.     For the supplemental insurance to take effect, the insured athlete must be treated within 30 days of his injury by a physician, and parents must first file a claim with their own insurance program and file a supplemental claim within 90 days of the injury with our supplemental insurance carrier.

3.     Moeller’s supplemental insurance is comprehensive, but there are policy limits in some areas, particularly physical therapy.  Please refer to the Policy Description Sheet that can be obtained from the Athletic Department.

    The athletic administration will assist in the filing of claim forms, but the ultimate responsibility of filing and receiving payments of claims rest with the parents. (Claim forms can be obtained in the Athletic Department.)


Medical attention & physical exams

1.     Physical examinations are required of all athletes before they can participate in any official practices or games.

2      An athlete needs to take only one physical per calendar year.

3.     All athletes prior to the season must turn in the required physical forms, to be kept on file in the Athletic Department.

    A trainer will be provided for all home contact sporting events, depending on availability.  The home team is generally responsible for providing a trainer.  Moeller student trainers will supplement the medical staff when available.  If a trainer or physician is not available, first aid will be provided by the coaches who have taken a state-mandated athletic first-aid training course.

5.     All injuries incurred by an athlete must be reported immediately to the coaching staff.

6.     Any athlete who is seen by a physician must secure a written medical release from the physician before he can again participate in either practice or contests.

 

NCAA Eligibility Facts

Any student-athlete interested in participating in college athletics should see his guidance counselor during his junior year to determine his core GPA status and to begin NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.  Any questions concerning NCAA Clearinghouse requirements, please contact Greg Derus, 791-1680, ext. 1212.

Off-Campus Running

If off-campus running is a necessary part of a team’s training program, the coach must insure that the Athletic Department Policy concerning off-campus running is completely adhered to and explained to the athlete and that the proper parental permission form is signed.  In addition, off-campus running must never occur during conditions that would pose a danger to our athletes, such as darkness, thunder storms, rain, or snow that would hinder the athletes from running off road, or any temperature condition that would post unsafe conditions for our athletes.

 

Conduct of the Student-Athlete & Parent Sportsmanship

1.     The conduct of the Moeller student-athlete is governed by:

        a.     Rules or policies of Ohio High School Athletic Association and Greater Catholic League,

        b.     Rules and policies of Archbishop Moeller High School,

        c.     Training rules established by the coaching staff of each program, and

        d.     Rules of good sportsmanship.

2.     Athletes must abide by the school’s dress code at all items while representing Archbishop Moeller High School, unless exceptions are granted by the varsity head coach of the program with the approval of the athletic administration.

3.     Offensive or foul language is not acceptable and will not be tolerated, as it is contrary to the mission and philosophy of Archbishop Moeller High School.

4.     Athletes must abide by the Archbishop Moeller High School Co-curricular Policy on “Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs” and must participate in their team’s preseason meeting concerning this policy.

5.     The athletic administration reserves the right to withdraw any athlete from the athletic program if he fails to fulfill his obligations and responsibilities to Archbishop Moeller High School, the Athletic Department, or to his team, or whose conduct is judged to reflect discredit upon themselves, their team, or Archbishop Moeller High School.

6.     Any student-athlete under a suspension imposed by Archbishop Moeller High School or the Athletic Department may not participate or practice during the time of suspension.

7.     Being a spectator at an Archbishop Moeller High School sporting event is a "privilege."  Spectators are expected to contribute positively to the educational experiences of our athletes.  Spectators will be held accountable for their behavior.  Archbishop Moeller High School reserves the right to remove spectators from sporting events who are not behaving within the spirit and philosophies of Archbishop Moeller High School.

8.     OHSSA ejection policy — Any student ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct or flagrant foul shall be ineligible for contests for the next football game or a minimum of two contests in any other sport.  If the ejection occurs in the last contest of the season, the student shall be ineligible for the same period of time as stated above in the next sport in which the student participates.  A student under suspension may not sit on the team bench, enter the locker room, or be affiliated with the team in any way traveling to, during, or traveling after the contest(s).  A student who is ejected a second time shall be suspended for the remainder of the season in that sport.


Awards

1.     The Athletic Department will present the following awards to the athletes who meet the standards established for their program:

    • Freshmen Sports:  5"  Freshmen patch award and a Moeller certificate of participation.
    • Reserve Sports:   5"  (M) monogram and a Moeller certificate of participation.
    • Varsity Sports:  7"  (M) monogram and a Moeller certificate of participation.
    • Senior Awards
    • Three Sport Athletes:  Any senior who participates in three sports during the school year will receive a special trophy from the Athletic Department for his special accomplishment.  All underclassmen will receive a special three-sport patch.
    • Special Awards:  Each sport will have special awards at the varsity level that are given to participants for special recognition.
    • Championship Awards:  League, City, State, and National Championships will be recognized by a special “t-shirt” award on the varsity level.  State and National Championships won by the varsity will additionally receive a special award by the Athletic Department.
2.     All awards will be in accordance with the Ohio High School Athletic Association Rules and Regulations.

3.     An athlete must be in good standing with the team at the end of the season to be eligible for any awards.


Attendance eligibility

An athlete selected as a member of a Moeller athletic team is expected to attend every practice and game of his team.  We believe that attendance in participation and practice is an essential part of the growth of the student-athlete and his development and responsibility as a team member.

  • Illness:  An athlete may not participate in a practice or game on any day that he misses school due to illness.  For an athlete to be eligible on any specific school day, he must be in school by 12:00 noon on that day.  An athlete who leaves school at any time during the day due to illness may not return to school that day for practice or a game.  Illness on Friday does not affect eligibility for weekend contests.
  •  Absences:  If an athlete must miss a practice or game for any reason other than immediate illness, he must notify the coach as far in advance as possible.  If a player fails to notify a coach of any absence, it will be considered an unexcused absence, and the athlete is liable for disciplinary action.
      • Excused absence:  These are absences due to illness or those that the coach has approved in advanced.  Approval for any excused absence is at the discretion of the head coach.
      • Unexcused absence:  These are absences where the coach is not notified in advance or where the reason for the absence is not deemed appropriate by the head coach.  An unexcused absence may be grounds for dismissal from the team.
      • Conflicts:  When a conflict occurs between two school events, the moderators/coaches should make every attempt to resolve the conflict.  When an athlete misses a practice or game due to a school conflict and the coach is notified in advance, the absence will be considered an excused absence.
      • Consequences of absences:  The consequences for any absences, excused or unexcused, are those determined appropriate by the head coach of the program.  Multiple absences of any kind may be grounds for dismissal from the team.
  • Pre-season conditioning:  Pre-season conditioning programs may not be mandatory for any athlete.  However, if an athlete chooses to participate in a conditioning program, he may be held to participation requirements in order to avoid injury and to insure the effectiveness and integrity of the conditioning program.  These requirements are determined by the head coach of the sport offering the conditioning program.


Fees, Cloth Charges, Lost Equipment

1.  Administrative fees: There is a participation fee that is established for each sport.  This fee helps to cover the expenses of operating the program including equipment, insurance, awards, as well as other operating costs.  These fees are established by the athletic administration and may vary for each sport.

2.  Athletic Fees: Team fees are separate from the Pay-to-Play fees.  All Moeller Athletes will be charged $200 to your tuition account (FACTS) for the first sport, $150 for the second spor.  There will not be a charge if your son plays a third sport.  The team fees are the consumption fees that are charged by the individual sport.  This is the fee for the items your son will use during the season and should be paid directly to the coach.  The Pay-to-Play fees do not apply to Lacrosse, Ice Hockey and Rugby, as they are club sports.

3.  Team Fees: Some of the programs in the Moeller Athletic Department sell items of clothing and equipment to the players that they are permitted to keep at season's end.  These are general items that are unable to be reused by players in succeeding years.  The prices for these items are established by the athletic administration of Archbishop Moeller High School and reflect only a minimal mark-up to the players.

4.  Miscellaneous charges:  A sport may impose a fee for special reasons, such as but not limited to travel expenses, facilities rental, fund-raising projects.  The athletic administration of Moeller High School must approve these fees.

5.  A list of administrative fees and cloth charges will be handed out to each candidate at the beginning of official team practice.

6.  All fees must be paid by the date established for each sports program for the athlete to continue to participate with that program.

7.  If any athlete has difficulty meeting his financial obligations to the Athletic Department, he, or his parents, should contact the athletic administration to work out a solution.

8.  Each athlete is responsible for all uniforms and equipment issued to him.  Damaged equipment should be taken to the coach immediately for repair to insure safety.  All uniforms should be washed after each wearing.

9.  Each athlete will be issued a locker in the locker room to secure his uniform and equipment.  It is the athlete’s responsibility to make sure his equipment is safe and secured at all times.  Athletes are financially responsible for uniforms or equipment lost or stolen.

10.  Any athlete who decides to leave a team before the end of the season or who is dismissed from the team before the end of the season is not entitled to receive a refund of any fees.  An athlete who is injured and not able to remain with the team may have his administrative fee pro-rated by the athletic administration, if requested.

11.  Any moneys owed to the Athletic Department at the end of the school year, for any reason, will be added to the student's tuition bill.  In addition, the student will not be permitted to participate in any athletic program at Moeller until these financial obligations are met.

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Cross Country (35)

Basketball (50)

Baseball (65)

Rugby (75)

Football (200)

Bowling (16)

Lacrosse (65)

 

Golf (24)

Ice Hockey (80)

Tennis (30)

 

Soccer (60)

Swimming/Diving (24)

Track (100)

 

 

Wrestling (70)

Volleyball (30)

 

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