The First Day of Winter Sports Tryout Times Announced!!

Girls Basketball will meet in the main gymnasium from 3:15-5:45 pm for their first day of practice.

Boys Basketball (Varsity and JV) will meet in the main gymnasium from 6:00-8:00 pm for their first day of tryouts.

The Freshmen Boys Basketball team will meet in the auxiliary gymnasium from 3:00-5:00 pm for their first day of tryouts.

The Wrestling Team will meet in the wrestling room from 3:00-5:30 pm for their first day of tryouts.

The Swim Team will meet at the Kennett YMCA from 5:30-7:00 am for their first day of tryouts.

The Winter Track team will meet at the Track/Stadium from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for their first day of practice.

The Cheerleading Team will meet in the auxiliary gymnasium from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for their first day of tryouts.

The times and dates for the remainder of the tryouts will be given to the student-athletes at their first practice day.

A reminder that you must have a completed sports physical and participation fee form submitted to Ms. Graves in the main office prior to participating.

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Boys Soccer Wins Their First Round Playoff Game. Second Round Thursday night.

ROYERSFORD –Austin Eveland scored off a rebound with 2:00 left in overtime to propel (21) Kennett to a 2-1 victory over (12) Spring-Ford in the opening round of the District 1-AAAA playoffs Tuesday night.
Eveland found the back of the net after retrieving freshman Daniel Kunzig’s hard drive to send the Blue Demons (11-6-2) into a second-round matchup Thursday night at 7:00 pm at No. 5 North Penn.
Kunzig also set up Nicholas Brison for a tide-turning strike just 30 seconds before halftime to forge a 1-1 standoff, erasing Nate Alban’s goal off a Ronnie Minges cross in the 25th minute for the host Rams (12-6-2).
Kennett, which shared the Ches-Mont American title with Unionville, also got solid work from its defense and keeper Moises Almanza Romero (seven saves).
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Winter Sports Information (Physicals and Participation Fees)

ATTENTION ALL WINTER ATHLETES. The first day of winter sports tryouts/practices is Friday, November 18th. All winter coaches have had or will be having individual informational meetings for their respective sports. However, please be reminded that in order for any student to tryout/practice for any winter sport at KHS, there are 2 main pieces of information that are needed to be completed and on hand in the KHS Athletic Office BEFORE November 18th: the PIAA CIPPE FORM (multiple pages, i.e., Physical Form) and the KCSD PARTICIPATION FEE & FORM. Please click the following 2 links for more specific information for each piece of information that is required.

PIAA CIPPE & Physcial Information Link: https://sports.kcsd.org/athletic-eligibility/physical-info-forms/2016-17-winter-sports-physical-form-information/

KCSD Athletic Participation Fee Link: https://sports.kcsd.org/news/2012/07/30/2016-17-kcsd-athletics-fees/

If you have any questions, please contact the KHS Athletic Office at 610-444-6632 or ngraves@kcsd.org or sharvey@kcsd.org.

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Field Hockey Finishes Season in District 1 Playoffs

Congratulations to the members of the field hockey team as they have qualified for District Playoffs. The team lost their playoff game by a score of 0-3 at (#5 seed) Upper Perkiomen.  It was a successful season for the team as they should be proud of their accomplishments.   

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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS AT ATHLETIC EVENTS

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS

  1. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

The member schools encourage the attendance of students, parents and interested members of the community at all athletic events. We further encourage their active support of these programs by participating in those activities which lend themselves to stimulating student achievement, good sportsmanship, and school spirit. These activities should be positive in nature and within the guidelines of the PIAA Code of Conduct. It is not our intent to reduce the involvement of spectators or the enjoyment of those who participate. Rather, it is our goal to create an atmosphere which is conducive to healthy athletic competition, is safe for those involved, and which provides the ideals of sportsmanship and sound educational practices.

SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT (Violators of this Code are subject to eviction from the site.)

  1. Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
  2. Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
  3. Wholesome cheering is encouraged.
  4. Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior are not acceptable.
  5. Faculty supervised pep bands are permitted during dead ball time. However, spectator noise makers or sound devices are prohibited.
  6. Spectators shall observe and obey the rules and regulations of the school concerning smoking, food and soft drink consumption, and use of lavatory facilities and parking of cars.
  7. Pennsylvania State law prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind on school property; the law further prohibits any person under the influence of alcohol to be on school property.
  8. Spectators shall respect and obey all school officials, supervisors, and police at all athletic contests.
  9. Bookbags/backpacks are not permitted into the stadium/gymnasium. Drinks are also not permitted to be brought into the stadium/gymnasium.
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Parent-Coach Communication Plan

Kennett Consolidated School District
Athletic Department

Parent-Coach Communication Plan

As a parent of a student athlete at KCSD, you must remember that participation on an athletic team is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, you have the right to know the expectations placed upon you and the student athlete. Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult jobs. Clear communication between parents and coaches is essential in maximizing the learning that takes place and the effectiveness our programs.

As a parent, you should expect the following from the coaching staff:

  1. Explanation of coach’s philosophy
  2. Expectations for your child, players and the team
  3. Time and locations of all practices and contests
  4. Requirements for practices and games (e.g. proper uniform and equipment)
  5. Out of season conditioning programs and opportunities
  6. Discipline policy – Actions which would cause disciplinary measures and consequences
  7. Coaches should be approachable about parental concerns

Coach’s expectations of parents:

  1. Parents should express concerns directly to the coach
  2. Notification of any type of schedule conflicts (e.g. religious holidays, travel team commitments, etc.)

Many student athletes experience some of their most memorable moments of their high school career though participation in athletic programs. However, all teams face adversity and times when things do not go the way the athlete or parent wishes. At these times, open discussion is encouraged with the coach.

Parental concerns which should be discussed with the coaches:

  1. Treatment of your child both physically and emotionally
  2. Ways in which your child could improve
  3. Behavioral concerns

All parents wish that their children will have maximum playing time. It can be difficult for parents to understand why their child is not playing as much as they wish. It is the KCSD expectation that the coach, as a professional, makes the correct judgments based on what the coach feels is best for the athletes, the team and the program. Factors such as coaching strategies, schemes and concerns about other students should be left to the discretion of the coach.

There may be situations that require a conference between the parents and coach. These are to be encouraged so that both sides understand the others’ concerns and ideas. The discussion should be handled confidentially and in a professional manner. The following guidelines should be followed to help resolve any issues or concerns.

If there is a concern to discuss with a coach, please follow this procedure:

  1. Encourage your son or daughter to speak directly to the coach. An athlete should not fear retribution from a coach. This should be a positive exchange on how the athlete can improve.
  2. Call to schedule an appointment with the coach.
  3. If the coach cannot be reached, call the Athletic Director’s Office. They will assist in arranging a meeting.
  4. Do not approach a coach before or after a practice or contest unless an appointment has been scheduled. This can be a very emotional time for the athlete, parent and coach.
  5. If a meeting with a coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution, call the Athletic Director’s Office to schedule an appointment to discuss the problem.

KCSD’s Expectations of the parent/guardian:

  1. Support your son’s or daughter’s efforts toward success.
  2. Be positive in your approach to your student athlete’s role on the team.
  3. Understand the rules and regulations that the student athlete must follow for the coach, as well as for KCSD.
  4. Communicate any concerns following the protocol outlined in this plan.
  5. Parents should treat coaches with courtesy and respect and insist that their son or daughter do the same.

We trust that your son’s or daughter’s participation in the KCSD athletic programs will be a positive experience and help prepare them for successful future. Many of the character traits needed to excel in life can be reinforced on the practice and playing field. We hope the information provided in this pamphlet will help the KCSD athletic program deliver a rewarding experience to both you and your child.

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