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1 MAYNARD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT Student-Athlete Handbook 2015-2016 Dr. Robert Gerardi, Superintendent of Schools Mr. Charles Caragianes, MHS Principal Mr. Jeff Mela, FMS Principal Mr. Kevin Caruso, Director of Athletics/Assistant Principal
2 Welcome: The following information defines the interscholastic athletic policies and procedures for all students participating in our Athletic Programs. The Athletic Department hopes this provides parents and students with a better understanding of our philosophy, goals and policies. Participation on an athletic team can be a rewarding educational experience. It is important that students realize the time demands, responsibility, dedication and sacrifices required when making this commitment. Please refer to the following information when a question about your son or daughters‘athletic experience arises. We urge you to support Maynard athletics by: Attending games both home and away. Lending positive support to our teams and coaches. Encouraging all players without regard to their role on the team. Helping other spectators and parents to maintain an appropriate sportsmanlike attitude. Showing respect for the authority of the game officials. Governing Bodies: Maynard High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), whose purpose is to organize, regulate and promote interscholastic athletics for secondary schools in Massachusetts. As an MIAA school, Maynard High School abides by the minimum standards set forth by this organization. Please note that these are minimal standards and members may enforce stricter standards, which Maynard High School does in many instances. On the local level, Maynard High School is a member of the Midland Wachusett League. We also compete against teams from other leagues, and these are referred to as non-league opponents. Maynard Athletics Mission Statement Maynard High School athletics teach student-athletes valuable life-lessons. Student athletes are expected to honorably represent their school and community while competing in athletic competitions. At the varsity level, athletes develop a synergy between having fun, working hard and winning. At the sub-varsity levels, athletes foster a love of the game and develop the necessary skills to be successful at the next level.
3 Maynard Athletics Vision Statement Maynard High School athletics will be a leader in the Mid-Wach league due to our sportsmanship and dedication to our drive for excellence on and off the field. Maynard High School athletics will increase student involvement and athletic opportunities for students while creating a seamless athletic program that ranges from youth programs to varsity sports. Maynard High School athletics will embody hard-work, discipline, accountability, and sacrifice.