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/
With the 1-0 win over Great Valley, the boys soccer team has clinched a share of the 2016 Ches-Mont American Division Championship. Congratulations to the coaches and the members of the team on this tremendous accomplishment.
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.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS
- 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.)
- Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
- Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
- Wholesome cheering is encouraged.
- Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior are not acceptable.
- Faculty supervised pep bands are permitted during dead ball time. However, spectator noise makers or sound devices are prohibited.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spectators shall respect and obey all school officials, supervisors, and police at all athletic contests.
- Bookbags/backpacks are not permitted into the stadium/gymnasium. Drinks are also not permitted to be brought into the stadium/gymnasium.
Kennett Consolidated School District
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:
- Explanation of coach’s philosophy
- Expectations for your child, players and the team
- Time and locations of all practices and contests
- Requirements for practices and games (e.g. proper uniform and equipment)
- Out of season conditioning programs and opportunities
- Discipline policy – Actions which would cause disciplinary measures and consequences
- Coaches should be approachable about parental concerns
Coach’s expectations of parents:
- Parents should express concerns directly to the coach
- 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:
- Treatment of your child both physically and emotionally
- Ways in which your child could improve
- 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:
- 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.
- Call to schedule an appointment with the coach.
- If the coach cannot be reached, call the Athletic Director’s Office. They will assist in arranging a meeting.
- 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.
- 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:
- Support your son’s or daughter’s efforts toward success.
- Be positive in your approach to your student athlete’s role on the team.
- Understand the rules and regulations that the student athlete must follow for the coach, as well as for KCSD.
- Communicate any concerns following the protocol outlined in this plan.
- 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.
This link is a must read for all potential college bound student-athletes.
Congratulations to seniors Frank Perigo, Jessica Hussey, Miranda Hill, and Connor McGlone as they all were named to the post season all-star games for both football and basketball. Frank Perigo played in the Valor Bowl all-star football game. Miranda Hill and Jess Hussey played in the Valor Bowl all-star basketball game. Connor McGlone played in the Valor Bowl all-star basketball game as well. Congratulations to these four student-athletes for being selected to play in these prestigious contests.
USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award Honorable Mentions
The American Junior Golf Association and the United States Golf Association are pleased to announce the Honorable Mentions for the 2016 USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award. These junior golfers have worked hard to give back to their communities and deserve recognition for their efforts.
The USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award was created to recognize one male and one female junior golfer who demonstrate leadership, character and community service through their involvement with the Leadership Links program – part of a larger joint initiative founded by the USGA and AJGA in 2005 to further develop junior golfers through volunteerism.
Leading up to the announcement of the 2016 USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award recipients on May 23, the list of award finalists will be published on Thursday, May 12, and will highlight the work of the final group of juniors who are being considered for the USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award.
JonErik Alford, Roswell, Ga., Class of 2017
Eric Berggren, Windermere, Fla., Class of 2019
Evan Brown, Chadds Ford, Pa., Class of 2017
Michael Childress, Salisbury, N.C., Class of 2018
Benjamin Esposito, Pittsboro, N.C., Class of 2016
Christian Fanfelle, San Antonio, Texas, Class of 2018
Derek Hitchner, Minneapolis, Minn., Class of 2018
Will Lewis, Raleigh, N.C., Class of 2018
Alex Markham, Dacula, Ga., Class of 2017
Tobin Niblett, Austin, Texas, Class of 2016
Benjamin Pirro, Lake Mary, Fla., Class of 2017
Reece Sanders, Deephaven, Minn., Class of 2017
Blake Wagoner, Cornelius, N.C., Class of 2016
Mason Weese, Fairmont, W.Va., Class of 2017
About Leadership Links
Since 2009, the Leadership Links program has helped more than 1,000 junior golfers make a difference in their communities by generating more than $1 million in charitable contributions to hundreds of charities and the AJGA’s Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant.
Leadership Links is a program that allows the AJGA to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable-giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the ACE Grant.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit usga.org.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.