The Student listed below would like to participate in our Athletic Program. Since we are governed by the rules of the MIAA of which we, South Shore Vocational High School is a member, the following four regulations must be met. First a student/athlete needs a doctor’s physical to be current i.e. no more than one-year-old. Second, the student must be academically eligible. Third, the student cannot be 19 years of age prior to Sept 1, 2016. Lastly the student and parent need to be educated in Concussion awareness.
Parents must agree by checking the box below that you read and understand the responsibilities of participating in our athletic program with regards to Equipment, Transportation, Practice, Homework Center, and Concussions.
Parents please read and agree to the Consent Form
Equipment: Student is responsible to return any equipment that has been issued in a clean and maintained condition. School disciplinary action will be taken with any student who does not have uniforms and equipment cleaned and checked off as returned. It is the responsibility of the athlete to see that his/her coach receives the issued items directly. They cannot be left in a locker to be considered returned. Players or parents will be billed for any lost, missing, broken or unreturned equipment. Students must supply their own locks for use on our lockers. Assigned lockers will be issued for student use.
IT IS THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THEIR LOCKERS LOCKED.
Practice: Student and parents should be aware that students must attend all practices unless specifically excused by the coach. Teams practice at-least 5 days per week. Occasional weekend practices are part of a varsity program. Students must make arrangements to attend these sessions as well. Hockey practice is scheduled before school. Weekend games are part of the commitment for some sports. Injured players must attend practice to watch or must be attending treatments to get better. Long- term injured players must take on a new capacity and be involved with the team to still be considered part of the team.
Transportation: Late bus runs will be provided after practices for student athletes when practice ends before 6:00PM. Any practice ending after 6:00PM requires students arranging their own rides home. There will be no late buses after 6:00PM. Students will also need to make transportation arrangements home from the school if their bus is a rental bus. Players will be informed as soon as info is available.
Mandatory Homework Center: All Freshman and Sophomore Athletes will be required to attend the homework center once per cycle during the first marking period. Once the first grades come out only those students needing to improve grades will be required to attend regularly. All athletes must communicate with the homework monitor throughout their sport.
Concussion Regulations: Parents are advised that they play a very important role for players with head injuries. First, you must educate yourself to the signs of a concussion. Second, you need to know the protocol for return to play. Lastly you need to know the potential seriousness of a head injury if the student/athlete is not cared for properly. The new regulations require that we have a protocol for concussion injuries, that we advise you what it is (see included sheets) and that we give you information about how to take a course that would certify you to help you recognize a concussion.
Parents as well as players must turn in a concussion certification from one of these websites.
Parents' Fact Sheet
ImPact Testing: South Shore Vocational Technical High School tests our high school athletes playing contact sports with baseline ImPact testing. This is a sophisticated computerized research tool developed to help physicians and sports related personnel evaluate recovery following a concussion. This neurocognitive test measures and evaluates multiple aspects of brain functioning such as attention span, working memory, sustained attention time and reaction time. Currently, it is the on objective means to measure brain function following a concussion.
Testing is mandatory. We now have documented medical research that describes serious potential health risks of placing an athlete back on the playing field before the brain has fully recovered from concussion. There is no charge for this testing.
The baseline ImPact test will be conducted at the high school in a computer lab at the time that is mutually agreed upon by administration and coaches. If the athlete sustains a concussion, repeat testing will take place at your physician request. These test results can be shared with your child's primary care physician, neurologist or treating physician at your request.
By clicking the box below you give permission for your student to have a baseline ImPact test.