All MICS players MUST
have an approved NCHSAA SPORTS PHYSICALS
(to be completed by a physician) and a MINOR LIABILITY WAIVER
in order to be eligible to try out for a Fall, Winter or Spring sport prior to the first day of tryouts, no exceptions. If a player has played a previous sport, the player must have an UPDATED
NCHSAA sports physical and minor liability waiver prior to the first day of tryouts.
Physicals and waivers are good for one full year (395 days). For example, if your player has had a physical completed on August 30, 2017, it is good until September 30, 2018. (Boy Scouts, Little League, or Well Check Exams are not accepted in place of an NCHSAA sports physical).
The purpose of an academic eligibility policy is to ensure that our student-athletes are reminded of the importance of balancing athletics and academics.
Middle and Upper School Academic Policy (NCHSAA)
A student must have passed a minimum load of work during the preceding semester to be eligible at any time during the present semester. The semester is normally considered half of the academic year. All students must also meet local promotion standards, set by the LEA and/or the local school.
- A minimum load is defined as five courses in the traditional school schedule, so students must pass 5 of 6 courses.
- Any student, including seniors, must pass that minimum load, even if they need fewer for graduation.
School assigned consequences for disciplinary infractions must be served as assigned, even if this causes a student to miss an athletic event.
Athletes who are suspended from school for 3 days of accrued suspensions are ineligible for the remainder of the school year. Athletes who are suspended for aggressive or violent incidents will be immediately removed from participation for the remainder of the school year.
Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their players to and from away games unless there is a bus available to transport the players as a team to the away venue.
A valid Volunteer Driver Pledge Card, a clear background check, and a copy of a driver's license and valid insurance card are needed in order to drive student – athletes to games.
Players are permitted to ride home with their parents provided the coach is informed by the player and/or parent. Parents must give permission for their child to ride with other parents. MICS will not be liable for violation of this rule.
If you are traveling and come back to school late, it is your responsibility to see that all of your athletes have been picked up or have transportation home.