Athletic Training Rules
- No use of tobacco products.
- An athlete knowingly possessing, using, transferring, or being under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind, or any facsimile, regardless of content, on or off campus, will receive severe consequences, to include expulsion from the team.
- Any action by an athlete that causes embarrassment to the team, athletic department or the school may result in disciplinary consequences.
- If a student is charged with a criminal offense, the Principal may suspend the student from interscholastic athletics until the charge is adjudicated, at which time the Principal may then determine whether to reinstate the student. Students arrested for a felony, or for what would be a felony if the student were an adult, may lose eligibility to participate in athletics. Athletes are required to self-report such arrests to their Principal and Athletic Director or Coach within 48 hours of the arrest. The Principal will review information about the arrest to determine, after conferring with the Director of School Management, whether the student should be suspended from all extracurricular activities, and possibly suspended from school or reassigned to an alternative placement. Failure to self-report may result in suspension from all extracurricular activities for a minimum of one calendar year and suspension from school or reassignment to an alternative placement.
- Middle school students who are caught with drugs will be suspended six weeks from participation in all interscholastic athletics and must complete the six weeks SAFE drug education program with a parent or guardian in order to participate in interscholastic athletics in the future.
- A student s conviction in adult court or judgment of delinquency in a juvenile court for any act that would have been felonious in adult court will mandate loss of eligibility to participate in any student activity for the duration of the years enrolled in a Manatee County public school from the time of conviction. After one calendar year following conviction, the student may request a review of his/her eligibility by the principal.
- A student s conviction in adult court or judgment of delinquency in a juvenile court for the following misdemeanors will mandate loss of eligibility to participate in any interscholastic athletics activities for six months from the time of conviction: assault or battery, possession of concealed weapon, lewdness or indecent exposure, theft, drug possession/sale. After three calendar months following conviction, the student may request a review of his/her eligibility by the principal.
- It is expected that the student athlete will self-report arrests/convictions to his/her coach.
- In matters pertaining to personal conduct in which interscholastic athletic competition is not involved, the principal of the member school which the student attends shall be the judge as to whether the student may play on the school s team.