- CCS Sportsmanship Policy
- Pursuing Victory with Honor - Parent Expectations
- Athletic Clearance
- CONCUSSION INFORMATION
- COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS DATA REPORTING
The Board recognizes that individual school administrators retain primary responsibility for the conduct of all inter-scholastic athletic activities in which Section schools participate. Such responsibility includes the behavior of all participants: players, coaches, representative student groups and spectators.
The Board recognizes that each League within the Section, through the several League Boards of Managers, has undertaken leadership in the matter of upgrading the atmosphere in which all interscholastic athletic contests are conducted. The Board is appreciative and supportive of such leadership and programs initiated at the League level.
The member-schools of the CIF/Central Coast Section are committed to providing a sportsmanlike environment for students, coaches and spectators. To that end, the CIF/Central Coast Section has adopted the following sportsmanship and crowd control recommendations.
Each member-school is requested to commit itself to implementing these recommendations and completing the sportsmanship contract.
A person who can take a loss or defeat without complaint or victory without gloating, and who treats his/her opponents with fairness, courtesy and respect.
- The Principal and Athletic Director, or his/her designee, of each school shall complete and sign the current CCS Sportsmanship Contract and submit to the CCS office so that it is received by the CCS no later than September 15 of each school year.
- If the sportsmanship Contract for the current school year is received by the CCS after the September 15 deadline, but not later than October 15 of that same year, it must be accompanied with a check made out to the CIF/Central Coast Section for a $250 late fee.
- If either the Sportsmanship Contract or the late fee is not submitted on or before October 15, then the school shall forfeit all athletic contests played prior to or on October 15 in that school year in all sports and shall be unable to participate in any further contests until such time as the Contract and the check for $250 are received by the CCS office.
- The following are expected to be role models demonstrating sportsmanship at all times:
- Principal / Administrative staff; Faculty members;
- Athletic Directors; Booster club members; and
- Coaches, players and cheerleaders
- Band members and Band Directors.
- Coaches, players and spectators will respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
- No coach, player or spectator shall enter the playing area, or delay the normal continuation of play, of any contest to question an official’s decision without first employing the appropriate procedure for such action, as outlined in the pertinent National Federation Rule Book. If such procedure is not followed, the offender shall be considered to have exhibited “Unsportsmanlike Conduct,” and will therefore be subject to the appropriate portions of the aforesaid-mentioned Rule Book that address such conduct, which may include possible ejection from the contest and contest site.
- The conduct of coaches, players and cheerleaders generally sets the tone for CIF/CCS school contests. They will be expected to maintain the highest level of decorum at all CIF/CCS school contests.
- Players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which shall bring credit to themselves, their schools, communities, coaches and families. They shall refrain from all conduct which tends to degrade, bait, intimidate and/or otherwise discredit their opponent, officials and/or inter-scholastic athletics.
- Coaches are expected to maintain decorum consistent with the educational values of interscholastic athletics. By personal example, coaches are expected to demonstrate their awareness of these values by showing restraint and composure in the emotional climate of an athletic contest and to insist that players in their charge conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner.
- Responsible member-school personnel are expected to instruct and supervise the conduct of student spirit-leaders, rooting sections, bands and other student groups in order to achieve an atmosphere consistent with good sportsmanship. School administrators are expected to control, or cause to be controlled, spectators in such a manner that all athletic contests are conducted in an atmosphere which is consistent with the educational values of inter-scholastic athletics.
- As an organization of educationally-based athletic programs and, therefore, an extension of the classroom, The following behavior is unacceptable at all CIF/CCS high school contests:
- Berating an opponent’s school or mascot;
- Berating opposing players;
- Obscene cheers or gestures;
- Negative signs;
- Artificial noise-makers;
- Complaining about officials’ calls (either verbally or by gestures);
- “Body-painting”thateitherwouldorwouldnotnecessitatetheremoval,orpartial removal, of what a reasonable person would consider to be normal clothing (this prohibition does not include “face-painting”).
- Removal, or partial removal, of what a reasonable person would consider to be normal clothing: The changing of clothes that exposes undergarments or bare skin, not appropriate to the sport, in the view of spectators and general public before, during, or after the contest is not acceptable. Exception: Any removal of clothing due to an injury incurred during the contest.
- In addition to any penalties that may be required by the governing rules of the sport, the following sanctions may be imposed:
- Violating person/school to submit a letter of apology to their opponent and their league and/or the CCS
- Requirement to submit an action plan to their league and/or the CCS on how the violation can be avoided in the future
- Sport teams and/or schools may be subject to the CCS Infractions Policy as determined by the League Commissioner and/or the CCS Commissioner.
- At any CCS Playoff Event, Charging the “Field of Play” by spectators, or other unauthorized persons, during or after the contest is an unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. This unsportsmanlike act carries the following possible penalties because we insist that:
- safety of the competitors, fans and personnel conducting the event is a priority at all our events;
- respect for the game and the championship playoffs is part of our pursuing victory with honor sportsmanship program and the behavior of all involved at our events should reflect that respect;
- the focus of our events should be primarily on the participants in the competition and not on the crowd.out of respect for the competitors and their efforts.
- Therefore. The following sanctions may be imposed for such a violation:
- Only do award presentation for non violating team and other team can make arrangements with the CCS office
- Violating team apology letters to other school and CCS
- Formulate plan of how to communicate to their fans and students the inappropriateness of this and share with league and CCS
- Loss of home field advantage for that sport
- Loss of home field advantage for all sports
- Specific sport team put on probation
- All sports teams put on probation
- Specific sport team not allowed to participate in CCS Playoffs
- All sports teams not allowed to participate in CCS Playoffs.
- In order that all persons may experience maximum enjoyment at CCS athletic events, and to enhance and encourage good public order, it is the policy of the CCS that all persons wishing to audibly cheer or support a particular team be seated in an area designated for, or most closely identified with, the team in question. Seating of persons audibly cheering for a particular team in the cheering section, or areas most closely identified with the opposing team, is to be avoided whenever possible, and such persons shall be directed by staff to the appropriate seating location for their team.
- The following action plans are recommended for implementation at all CIF/CCS school contests:
- A script should be provided to the announcer, including a welcoming statement; sportsmanship expectations; acknowledgment & introduction of game officials; introduction of players; sportsmanship recognition (when appropriate).
- Inclusion of the “CIF Six Pillars of Character” and/or the “CIF16 Operating Principles” of Pursuing Victory with Honor in the game programs.
- Each participating school’s administration is expected to emphasize sportsmanlike behavior at all CIF/CCS school contests:
- This shall be directed to coaches, players, cheerleaders and spectators on the day(s) prior to the contest.
- Rallies, team meetings, faculty meetings and spirit club meetings, school bulletins and P.A. announcements are all appropriate venues.
- Contact the principal or administrator-in-charge of the opponent’s school at least one (1) day prior to contests, as appropriate, to promote practical applications of sportsmanship, and to ensure the proper environment for the contest.
- It is the responsibility of the administration of each participating school to designate an administrative representative who will:
- Check in with the site manager 30 minutes prior to the game time and establish where he/she will be throughout the contest;
- Enforce the highest standards of sportsmanship within his/her own student body;
- Contact the administrative representative of the opponent’s school to report any violations of sportsmanship by either school’s supporters.
- Flagrant instances of unsportsmanlike behavior on the part of players, coaches and/or fans should be reported by the school principal(s) to the Board of Managers, through the Section Commissioner, together with a description of action taken by member-schools.
It is important to reflect on the character we expect from our students and children in all areas of academia and athletics. Two vital aspects are involved in supporting Fremont High School’s academic and athletic community: parental support and character development. We trust that together we will forge a strong union to support our students and children.
The role of the parent in the education of a student is critical. The support shown in the home is often manifested in the ability of the student to accept the opportunities presented at school and in life.
There is an ethical value system - established in the home, nurtured in the school - that young people are developing. Their involvement in classroom and other activities contributes to that development. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship are ethical values taught through activities and athletics. These are the principles of good sportsmanship and character. With them, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations and graceful acceptance of the results.
As a parent of a co-curricular student at our school, we encourage you to:
- Realize that co-curricular activities and sports are part of the educational experience, and the benefits of involvement go beyond a single performance or the final score of a game;
- Encourage our students to perform their best, just as we would urge them on with their class work;
- Participate in positive cheers that encourage our co-curricular students; and discouraging any cheers that would redirect that focus - including those that taunt and intimidate opponents, their fans and officials;
- Learn, understand, and respect the rules of the game, the officials who administer them and their decisions;
- Respect the task of our coaches face as teachers; and support them as they strive to educate our youth;
- Respect opponents as co-curricular students, and acknowledge them for striving to do their best; and
- Develop a sense of dignity and civility under all circumstances.
You can have a major influence on your child's attitude about academics and athletics. The leadership role you take will help influence your child, and our community, for years to come.
We look forward to serving you in the year ahead, and appreciate your continued support.
FHS Administrative Team
2019-20 Athletic Start Dates
- Fall: August 9
- Winter: November 4
- Spring: February 3
In order to be cleared for each sport, you MUST complete the following 2 steps.
*All physical forms must be completed by a parent and doctor prior to the start date of your sport. The state of CA only accepts physicals that are signed, stamped and dated from a MD, DO, or PA. NP and RN signed physicals are not currently allowed.
Parents and their athletes will need to visit the site, create an account, and register for each sport they plan to play.
The Annual Sports Physical Exam will be on August 7th at 3:00pm in the Trainers Room under the home bleachers for the cost of $20.
After August 7th, physicals will no longer be available on campus. Physicals are available with your doctor or through Wellness Mart.
FHS takes concussions very seriously and abides by all CIF guidelines. Please follow this link https://www.cifstate.org/sports-medicine/concussions/index to access more info and the documents we use to help recognize potential concussions and doctor referral paperwork as well as examples of both Return to Learn and Return to Play protocols. Please also fill out the Concussion Baseline Testing Instructions and Agreement - FHS Form as well.
Each athlete will be given the concussion baseline test at concussionvitalsigns.com. This will serve as a bench mark for each athlete in the event that they sustain a concussion. In that case it can be made available to the athlete and their family to share with their physician.
Please feel free to contact the athletic trainer at (408) 522-2478 if you have any further questions regarding student-athlete concussions or injuries.
- Fremont High School Athletic Department Staff
- Purpose and Philosophy
- Fremont High School Athlete
- Crowd Expectations
- Academic Eligibility
- Physical Eligibility
- Parent Involvement Guidelines
- Ten Commandments of Parental Behavior
Welcome and congratulations on being a part of the Fremont High School athletic program. We are a school with a long and proud athletic tradition and we welcome and encourage you to learn and build on that tradition. Athletics is an integral part of what we do as a high school and it is important that athletics is always kept in the proper perspective to the mission and philosophy of Fremont High School. Both on and off the playing fields, our teams and coaches will always represent our school in the highest fashion. As I welcome you to this family, I would like to communicate some philosophies and expectations for all our student-athletes and families.
The interscholastic athletic programs of the Fremont Union High School District are an important part of the comprehensive educational program provided by the District. The athletic programs provide opportunities for students to grow physically, mentally and emotionally and promote the personal development of good citizenship and sportsmanship while meeting the district’s mission of educating capable, caring, contributing citizens for life.
Competitive co-curricular activities mean more than competition between individuals representing different schools. It is, rather, a means of learning a way of life which exemplifies the philosophy that hard work, drive, and determination bring eventual success. Good sportsmanship, both as a winner and a loser, and the concept of self- discipline and self-esteem are inherent parts of any student’s participation.
Co-curricular activities are a part of the total education program and as such contribute to the development of desirable learning habits and outcomes in knowledge, skills, and emotional patterns.
Co-curricular activities are an integral part of school life. When carefully planned and operated, they:
- Extend and reinforce the instructional program.
- Give students practice in democratic self-government.
- Build student morale and promote positive support for the school.
- Provide wholesome social and recreational activities.
- Contribute to the enhancement of all segments of a multi-cultural student body. Promote cooperation and team work.
- Develop self-discipline and self-esteem.
Privilege to Compete
It is important to remind all student-athletes that it is a privilege to compete in athletics here at Fremont High School, not your right. You are a student first and an athlete second. Your first responsibility is the classroom and the commitment to be successful there. If you take care of your academic responsibilities and adhere to discipline guidelines, you will get the opportunity
Expectations Away from the Playing Field
Our expectations away from the playing field are that you are outstanding representatives of our school and our programs. As student-athletes, you are high profile in the community and you should understand that responsibility. It is important that you positively represent our school and our programs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Proper behavior is expected at all home and away athletic contests. Athletes and spectators should always display an attitude of good sportsmanship toward opposing players, coaches, fans and officials. Sportsmanship means treating opponents with fairness, courtesy and respect. Students whose behavior is inappropriate will be referred to the Deans. In accordance with CIF/CCS and league sportsmanship policies, the following behavior is considered unacceptable at all high school contests.
1. Insulting your opponents’ school or mascot.
2. Insulting opposing players.
3. Making unsportsmanlike, derogatory or obscene cheers or gestures.
4. Signs meant to be derogatory toward one’s opponent.
5. Using artificial noise makers.
6. Insulting officials verbally or through gestures.
7. Proceeding onto the playing court or field before, during or after the contest.
8. Acting disrespectful during the national anthem or during opposing team introductions.
9. Visiting an opposing team’s campus before or after a contest with the intent to perform a prank or commit vandalism.
All student athletes are students first and athletes second. There are strict rules for our school district on academic eligibility for athletes that must be followed and kept track of and enforced by coaches and ADs so that games do not have to be forfeited. Below are the requirements:
- Athletes must pass 5 classes and maintain a 2.0 GPA to stay eligible for competition.
- ADs will determine the eligibility of athletes on your roster at the beginning of each season and whenever new grade reports are released.
- Each season has 2-3 grading periods between 5-7 weeks. If a player becomes ineligible, they are ineligible for the entire grading period.
- An athlete is put on probation when passing 5 classes but not maintaining a 2.0 GPA, or when they have a 2.0 GPA but are not passing 5 classes.
- Athletes on academic probation CAN PLAY but, athletes CANNOT play in games if they are on probation for 2 consecutive grading periods because they then become ineligible.
Incoming freshmen enter school on academic probation.
Seniors have an exception – seniors may pass 4 classes and get a 2.0 to be eligible.
All student athletes must submit the proper paperwork to be physically eligible to PLAY OR PRACTICE. Athletes CANNOT practice until the following are completed (all downloadable on school website):
- “Pre-participation screening” form (also known as physical – make sure each is signed by doctor AND parent)
- Parent Waiver form
- Code of Conduct
- Steroid form
- Concussion form and baseline testing
- Athlete Insurance information (Athletes may purchase school insurance through the Main Office if they do not have their own insurance.) IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to make a copy of each athlete’s insurance form and keep that copy with you at all times.
Responsibility: Whether teams win or lose, it is important that athletes learn responsibility. Athletes are expected to be at all practices and games unless they have cleared an absence first with a coach. Students are expected to practice time management by working on projects, making up tests, etc., on their own time and are expected to fulfill their athletic commitments.
Transfer students: COACHES need to identify these new students ASAP! Send the new student immediately to an Athletic Director. The ADs will decide what the appropriate paperwork is and get the process started. CCS paperwork takes a long time to process! Paperwork will be slow. Be proactive in identifying your athletes. Again, failure to do so can result in forfeiture of contests.
Parents can play a very important role in our athletic program. They can do many off the field tasks that will enhance your program. It is the hope of the Athletic Director that each sport will have a Team Parent to assist with these activities. However, there are guidelines on their role. Please make sure to follow the expectations set up by High School to ensure the best athletic program for your team.
Parent Limits: Be very careful to avoid showing favoritism towards specific parents. It is critical that you are equal with all parents. Parents have the right to ask a question about practice schedules, how playing time is decided and what could their child do to improve. If you have parents who are exceeding their roles, please contact the Athletic Director for assistance.
Parent Complaints: Please inform the Athletic Director of any parent complaints (the ADs will do the same for you). Coaches are expected to handle complaints in a mature fashion and listen to what the person has to say. However, do not feel that you are alone in this. If you ever feel the situation warrants intervention from an AD or Site Administrator, please contact an AD immediately.
Communication with Parents: Every year, there are misunderstandings between parents and coaches concerning a variety of issues. In order to minimize these problems, it is recommended that you send home a letter each season to all the parents of the participants on your team. This letter should contain the following information:
- Your contact information (such as your email address and/or home/business phone number).
- Practice schedules – days and times, as well as where those practices are to be held.
- Game Schedules and the school’s athletics/team web site so they can go to it if a game has been cancelled.
- Criteria for being selected to play on your team.
- Team Rules and consequences for violating those rules.
- Eligibility requirements as set forth by CIF, our league, and FUHSD.
- Physical exam, Insurance and drug policy requirements.
1. Talk about the other kids on the team and the other team in the same manner you want other parents to talk about your child.
2. It’s nice to give the coach a pat on the back when he or she wins. It is even nicer when you give the coach a pat on the back after a loss.
3. Don’t hesitate to give the referee, umpire or official a pat on the back.
4. Remind your children that it’s effort that counts.
5. Avoid the PGA – the post game analysis.
6. Smile….enjoy the game!
7. If you are not a good sport at the games, neither will your kids.
8. Take time to learn the rules of the game.
9. If you must make noise at games, shout only praise and encouragement.
10. Above all, be there for your children…support them, praise them, regardless of the score.
Ticket prices, unless otherwise noted, are as follows:
- Football admission: $8
- Students, Seniors and children 6-12: $5
- Students with FHS ASB, children 5 and under: Free
All Other Athletic Events
- General Admission: $6
- Students, Seniors, and Children 6-12: $3
- Students with FHS ASB, Children 5 and under: Free