Athletic Code of Conduct – Fall 2021
- Changing all of the time – This will be a fluid situation.
- No restrictions on outdoor activities
- Indoor activities will require a face covering
- Be prepared each day for in and out of buildings
- No roster limitations due to COVID-19
- No spectator limitations for outdoor events
- No current testing – this could change
- No vaccination requirements for “higher” risk sports
- All subject to change
- We will continue to watch for updates
- We will continue to speak with our medical director and WCPH
- A positive case within the team, contact trace, being told non-vaccinated will most likely be quarantined.
- Vaccinated students and staff will not be quarantined if symptom-free, recommended to test 3-5 days later.
As of August 23, 2021
- Two students per seat and masked – Federal mandate
- Full rosters
- Full complement of games and no in-state/out of state restrictions
- Foothills Council Championships
- Section 2 Championships
- NYSPHSAA Championships
- No more Blue Cards
- Parents responsible to create account
- Upload Physicals
- Sign off on medical updates
- Sign off on Athletic Code of Conduct
- Register of Sport Tryout
All contests and scrimmages will need to be listed on SG
Access on the APP Store
Free – Subscribe to Queensbury and select the sport(s)
APP – sometimes does not indicate scrimmage
Can send alerts to postponements and cancelations
Schedules can be accessed through the Athletic Website, Schedule Galaxy website, Schedule Galaxy APP
Athletic Office will make all of the final changes on the site.
What is the Athletic Code of Conduct?
- Involvement in interscholastic athletics
- A privilege that requires self-discipline and commitment
- Athletic Code of Conduct
- Cornerstone of QUFSD athletic program
- Sets conditions for involvement
- Health, safety, welfare of athletes the first priority
- In effect year-round
The Spartan Philosophy
Academics + Academics = Better Citizens
- Educational experiences
- Participation in the athletic program can be modified at any time if academics are not your number one priority
- Need for strong communication between student-athlete, teacher, coach, guidance, and administration.
- An eligibility list will be generated every 5 weeks
- Students who are not passing two or more subjects will be placed on academic probation
- Students will need to obtain signatures from their teachers, indicating they are working towards passing.
- Sheets are submitted on Friday for the following Monday – Sunday.
- No sheet, no play the following week
- Once are you are passing your class, you are off the list.
- New lists every 5 weeks
- Student-athletes represent QHS and entire Queensbury community
- In general, student-athletes are expected to:
- Be truthful
- Be forthcoming with all information
- Not be deceptive or untruthful
- Be cooperative
- Follow school rules and civil law
- Presence at parties with alcohol/drugs
- Underage use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs
- Follow self-referral procedures
Athletic Code of Conduct Analogy
The Queensbury Athletic Code of Conduct is the minimum set of standards for participation. When comparing it to your academics it is a 65%. We want Honor Roll Athletes, not minimalists. Don’t be a 65%, Be A 95% or higher!
Athletic Training Room Rules
THESE ARE RULES YOU MUST ABIDE BY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE TREATMENT AND BE ALLOWED IN THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM.
- No cleats, candy, gum, food or drinks.
- No socializing or “hanging out.”
- You must sign in each time you come in for treatment.
- The only reasons an athlete should be in the athletic training room are:
1) to receive treatment for an injury, or
2) to turn in paperwork.
- No PROFANITY or other inappropriate language is allowed.
- IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE PROFANITY, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!!!
- Come to treatment every day until released by the athletic trainer.
- If you do not come to treatment you will not be taped.
- If you do not come to treatment you will not be excused from practice.
- Inform the head athletic trainer and nurse of your injury as soon as possible after it occurs.
- If you seek medical attention for an injury you must bring a written doctor’s release before you will be allowed to return to participation.
- Be on time or you will not receive treatment.
- Be courteous and respectful to the athletic training student aides who help you.
- Be respectful to each other.
- Be respectful to ALL coaches and athletic trainers (that may take care of you at other schools)
Messages regarding the evidence for return to sport (RTS)
- Time to RTP varies independent of the type and severity of injury, reflecting the challenge in accurately predicting injury prognosis and RTP timelines.
- RTP decisions should always use information gathered from a battery of tests mimicking the reactive elements and the decision-making steps athletes use in real sport situations.
- Workload may be linked to reinjury, so should be taken into consideration when making RTP decisions.
- Psychological factors should be taken into account during rehabilitation and at the time the athlete is making the transition back to sport.
Return to play following injuries
- Premise! The recovery of the athlete outweighs any potential contribution the athlete might make to the team.
- Normal range of motion (ROM). Compare if you can to your uninjured side.
- Decrease in acute pain to near zero
- Decrease in swelling to near zero
- Strength of the affected part at 80 – 100% of the opposing body part
- 80 – 100% return of balance and coordination
- The ability to run without a limp (lower body injury) or able to throw with proper mechanics (upper body injuries)
Examples of how each MAY be evaluated
- Walk with no limp.
- Jog with no limp.
- Sprint with no limp.
- Figure 8 jog and run with no limp.
- Quick cut “zig-zag” running with no limp.
- Double leg hop.
- Single leg hop.
- Non-contact sport specific drills.
- Contact sport-specific drills, and
- Return to competition.
What is a concussion?
- Mild traumatic brain injury
- A disruption in normal brain function due to a blow or jolt to the head
- CT or MRI is almost always normal
- Invisible injury
Principles of Concussion Management
- Avoid re-injury until recovered
- Avoid over-exertion during recovery
- Early education and reassurance improves outcomes
- Return to school gradually with accommodations as needed
- Return to play must follow a medically supervised process
- Any athlete who suffers a concussion should undergo medical evaluation within 24 hours
- Anyone with LOC should be evaluated that day
- If confused or not fully conscious, transport by EMS with immobilization
- Follow athlete until asymptomatic
- First medical clearance is to begin RTP progression
- If no return of symptoms with exertion, then final clearance for game play
- Identify occult cognitive impairment
- Attention to several domains
- Attention and memory
- Cognitive processing speed
- Reaction time
Our goal is to collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions….whenever possible!
Sue Vogel, Athletics Secretary
Richard Keys, Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics