At times throughout the year the athletic department reflects on all of our policies and how we can best serve our student-athletes. Two changes have been made to the Jackson-Milton Athletic Handbook and will go into affect immediately (2.28.19.) These are not new rules or policies but rather clarifications on a local and OHSAA rule.
ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL FOR GAMES AND PRACTICES:
A student must be in school at least one-half of the school day in order to participate in practice or games after school. If a game or contest is to be played on Saturday or during a holiday break, the student/athlete must be present at least one-half of the last school day that week in order to participate. Vacations are not considered an excused absence.
An athlete should always consult with his/her coach before missing practice; good communication avoids problems and disagreements.
AAU, JO Volleyball, Soccer Summer Baseball and Softball, Non-Interscholastic Competition
According to OHSAA regulations, student-athletes are not permitted to attend a tryout, attend a practice or game for any other non-interscholastic team until their season is over. The two ways that a season is considered officially over would be elimination from OHSAA state tournament or release by the head coach. All non-interscholastic teams must follow a 50% rule that limits the number of players from the same school on their team. An athlete should always consult with his/her coach; good communication avoids problems and disagreements.
Any questions please feel free to ask!