Athletic Student Pledge

Alleghany High School Athletic Pledge

 

I ___________________________________, have received a copy and agree to the terms of the Alleghany High School Athletic Pledge.  I understand that if I break this pledge, I will be responsible and held accountable for my actions.  I realize that being a part of the athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities is a privilege, which means there may be penalties for inappropriate behaviors and/or actions. 

            By committing myself to the high standards and expectations of Alleghany High School athletics and/or extracurricular activities, I agree to the following guidelines as a student/athlete:

1.)  I pledge to abstain from any drug, tobacco, or alcohol substance abuse on the Alleghany High School campus or off-campus that would be in conflict with the Alleghany High School student handbook, athlete’s handbook, Virginia High School League handbook, and/or could be in conflict with federal or state laws. 

2.)  I pledge that I will be held accountable for my actions and understand that by using, selling, and/or purchasing any drug, and/or alcohol products on the Alleghany High School campus or off-campus, I am subjecting myself to the following penalties and violations:

            A.)  First Offense:  Results in suspension from the Alleghany High School athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities that the student is currently involved with for 10 weeks from the date the student is found breaking his/her agreement in this pledge in possession, distribution, selling, and/or using alcohol and/or drugs. 

            B.)  Second Offense:  Results in suspension for the remainder of the school year in all athletics and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities at Alleghany High School.  Under Alleghany County Public School Board Policy JFCI, the student-athlete will participate in the Substance Abuse-Student Assistance Program.

3.)  I pledge that I will be held accountable for my actions, and understand that by using, selling, and/or purchasing tobacco products on the Alleghany High School campus or by using, selling, and/or purchasing tobacco products off-campus, I am subjecting myself to the following penalties and violations:

            A.)  First Offense:  Possession of tobacco will result in a 1 week suspension from all athletics and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities

            B.) Second Offense:  Possession of tobacco will result in a 5 week suspension from all athletics and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities.

4.) I pledge to conduct myself in a mature and responsible manner at all times on and off of the Alleghany High School campus. 

5.) I pledge to be responsible for all team apparel and equipment issued to me and agree to return such equipment at the conclusion of the season.  If lost, or unaccounted for, then I agree to pay or reimburse Alleghany High School for the full cost of the equipment.

6.) I pledge that I have been properly advised and instructed by the administration and/or  coaches on the standards, rules, and guidelines that I am to follow while a member of the Alleghany High School athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities. 

7.) I pledge that I have a completed up-to-date Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form on file from a licensed practitioner and agree to follow all guidelines and precautions associated with my completed VHSL physical on file.

8.)  I pledge that I have been trained on the risks and potential short-term and/or long-term effects of concussions by the administration, athletic trainer, and/or coaches. 

9.) I pledge that I will abide by all team rules that are outlined by my coaches. 

10.) I pledge that I have been properly advised and informed of any risks or injuries that I may be involved in while participating in Alleghany High School’s athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities.  I acknowledge that I am subjecting myself to possible injury, which may result in a partial or even permanent impairment.  Having been instructed and cautioned by the administration, athletic trainer, and/or coaches, it is still my desire to compete and participate in the Alleghany High School athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities.

            By signing below, I understand that as a student/athlete, I am voluntarily participating in the athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities at Alleghany High School.  I will represent Alleghany to the fullest capacity and will abide by the Alleghany High School student handbook, athletic handbook, team rules, and the Virginia High School League handbook. 

 

Student/Athlete Signature: ____________________________                      Date: ______________

            As a parent/guardian, I have read, been instructed by the AHS administration, athletic trainer, and/or coaches, and agree to the Alleghany High School Athletic Pledge.  I understand that my child will be participating in activities governed by Alleghany High School (AHS) and the Virginia High School League (VHSL).

             This form serves as permission for my child to participate in all athletic and/or extracurricular program(s)/activities sponsored by Alleghany High School and/or the Virginia High School League. 

            If an infraction occurs and disciplinary action is taken, the parent and/or guardian and student may set up a meeting with the coach and athletic director. 

 

Parent/Guardian Signature: ____________________________                     Date: ______________