Wakefield Track and Field

60 Farm Street

Wakefield MA  01880

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Rules & Policies

Practice: 

  • Practice will begin promptly at 2:30. DO NOT BE LATE!

  • If you do not plan on attending practice regularly, do not try out for the team.

  • If you do not intend on competing in meets, you will not be allowed at practice.

  • Those who do not complete required practices will not run in the meets.

  • If you are injured; YOU MUST LET A COACH KNOW AND SEE THE TRAINER!!!!!!!!

 

The practices are intense and require hard work while there. You are expected to give 100% effort for 100% of each practice.

 

Meets: 

Upon arriving at an away meet or prior to a home meet, team captains will take the entire team and immediately begin the warm up routine. Everyone will participate in the warm up! 
All athletes are also expected to participate in a cool down following their event.  If we are home, all athletes will help set up the track and put everything away at the end of the meet.  All athletes are expected to stay at the track meet for the duration of the meet. 
 

DRUGS, ALCOHOL & TOBACCO USE:

 

Athletes who have been determined to be using or selling the above, whether in the school or in the community, will be penalized under the MIAA’s Chemical and Health Rule.  This rule states the following:

 

From the earliest fall practice date, to the conclusion of the academic year of final athletic event (whichever is latest), a student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use, consume, possess, buy/sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product, marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance.

 

  • First offense:  Lose eligibility for 25% of the season.

  • Second and subsequent offenses:  Lose eligibility for 60% of the Season.

 

SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS

Any player who is suspended from school will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Miss that week’s meet.

  • Second offense:  Miss two meets & meet with coaches and captains.

  • Third offense:  Dismissed from team for the season with administration’s approval.

 

SCHOOL DETENTIONS

Any athlete, who is required to serve a school detention, will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Verbal warning.

  • Second offense:  Verbal warning and meet with your event coach.

  • Third offense:  Verbal warning, pick up the field & meet with coaching staff and captains.

  • Fourth offense:  Miss that week’s meet

  • Fifth and subsequent offenses:  Dismissed from team with administration’s approval.

 

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Any athlete, who is absent from practice without the approval or the consent of a coach will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Verbal warning

  • Second offense:  Verbal warning, meet with your coach and pick up field.

  • Third offense:  Miss that week’s meet and meet with staff and captains.

  • Fourth offense:  Dismissed from team with administration’s approval.

  • IF YOU VOLUNTARY MISS A MEET OR PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR SKIP DAY, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISMISSED FROM THE TEAM!!!!

 

TARDINESS

Any athlete, who is tardy for practice, meeting, meet or any other team organized event and has not notified the coaching staff, athletic department or have a written note; will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Verbal warning.

  • Second offense:  Pick up the field that day.

  • Third offense:  Pick up equipment for the week.

  • Fourth and subsequent offenses:  Miss that week’s meet.

 

VERBAL CONFRONTATION WITH A COACH

Any player who verbally confronts any member of the coaching staff will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Athlete will be asked to leave practice and meet with coaching staff.

  • Second offense:  Athlete will be asked to leave practice, miss that week’s meet and meet with the coaching staff.

  • Third offense:  Dismissed from team with administration’s approval.

 

VERBAL CONFRONTATION OR HAZING OF A MEMBER OF THE PROGRAM

Any athlete who verbally confronts another athlete will be disciplined as follows:

  • First offense:  Verbal warning and peer-mediation with captains and coach.

  • Second offense:  Athlete will be asked to leave practice, miss that week’s meet and meet with coach.

  • Third offense:  Dismissed from team with administration’s approval.

 

HAZING

Any athlete, who hazes another athlete, will be disciplined under the rules and regulations of the student handbook page 40, which states: 

  • Since any form of hazing as a requirement for entry into any group, team or activity is a criminal offense, anyone associated with Wakefield High School, or the members of any organization utilizing the school facilities who engage in acts of hazing will be ineligible for a period of 24 calendar months from the date of that determination to participate in any extra-curricular activities of the school or use the school facilities.

  • Initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or any other person is prohibited.

  • Conduct including whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, beverage, drug, or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or involuntary physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of a student or which subjects the student or other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep, rest, or extended isolation is prohibited.

  • Any person who knows that another person is a victim of hazing is required by law to report this knowledge to the administration or the police immediately. Failure to report any incident of hazing subjects the person failing to report such incidents to a fine of $500.00

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