E. Student Assault and/or Battery on School Staff (Policy 9270)
In addition to a substantial suspension from school, a student violating Policy 9270 will be ineligible for participation in
extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the current semester and for the next consecutive semester. Applicable
parts of Policy 9270 are in the Secondary Student Handbook.
F. Years of Participation
Students may participate in interscholastic athletic contests for a maximum of three seasons in any one sport in grades 10,
11, and 12. Students who participate on an interscholastic team in grade 9 will have maximum athletic eligibility of four
seasons in that one sport. (MPSSAA Handbook)
G. Amateur Status
Students must maintain amateur status. (MPSSAA Handbook)
Section III - Coach/Parents/Participants
A. Coaches have the authority over who becomes a member of the team, which students play, and who is removed from
the team. Coaching strategy is determined by the coaching staff. Accepting a position on a team includes acceptance of
these procedures by both the student and the parent/guardian. Thus, these issues are not open to parent/coach discussion.
B. Coach, athlete, parent meetings are encouraged to resolve any other issues creating concern or dissatisfaction. Such
meetings must be arranged at a mutually acceptable time and place.
C. Any discussion between a coach and a parent should be conducted in a calm, non-threatening manner, or the discussion
should be immediately terminated to be continued only by appointment with the Athletics and Activities Manager.
D. Coaches will fulfill all the duties and responsibilities mandated by their contract and listed in the Handbook for
Interscholastic Sports Policies and Procedures.
E. Parents and athletes should note that some athletic events may end after 11:00PM.
Section IV – Photo Release
I hereby grant permission to HCPSS to use my student’s photograph on the school’s website, the boosters’ website, or in other
HCPSS printed publications.
Permission Not Granted
Section V – Insurance
Students must have health insurance in effect in order to participate on the first day of practice for any interscholastic sport. The
Department of Education does not provide health/accident insurance for participants in the Interscholastic Sports Program.
Consequently, the Department of Education is not liable for any medical expenses incurred while participating in the
Interscholastic Sports Program. Inexpensive health/accident insurance can be purchased through the Department of Education.
For insurance information, please contact your school’s Athletics and Activities Manager.
PLEASE PRINT - My child has my permission to participate in the sport mentioned below.
Student: _________________________________________________ *Insurance Co.: _____________________________
Date of Birth: _____________________________ Age: ____________
*Policy Number: _____________________
Grade: __________ Sport: _____________________________
Var. JV Freshman (circle one)
My signature below indicates that I have read the above information and confirms that I am a bona fide resident of Howard
County and reside at the address below. I am aware of the policies and rules governing eligibility and participation for athletic
participation. I am also aware of the consequences for violating these policies.
(Parent/Guardian Signature) (Date)
(City, State, Zip)
(City, State, Zip)
____________________________ ________________________________ _____________________________
(Home Phone Number)
(Mother’s Work Phone Number)
(Father’s Work Phone Number)
*This form cannot be accepted without above information.