The Lincoln Park High School Athletic Philosophy: To provide students the opportunity to use and develop their athletic talent while participating in competitive contests under the direction of qualified and dedicated coaches. The coaches will instill in student-athletes the attitudes of sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and dedication. The student-athlete will be afforded the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop as a student first and as an athlete second; to integrate into their lives a sense of priority, commitment, and dedication that will prepare them for future challenges.
· PHYSICALS – NO STUDENT ATHLETE IS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS, PRACTICE, OR A GAME WITHOUT A CURRENT/VALID PHYSICAL. PHYSICALS ARE VALID FOR 13 MONTHS.
· Grade Checks – Weekly grade checks will be done on Friday afternoon. No student athlete that is failing a class is allowed to put on an LP uniform and play in a game. Additionally, student athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA. A student with a failing grade at the time of the eligibility report (Friday afternoon) is ineligible for the following week—no questions asked.
· Attendance-Students are expected to attend all team functions. Playing time is 100% at the discretion of the coaching staff. Playing time is not an expectation. Student athletes are expected to be at practice, film sessions, meetings, service projects, etc. But this does not guarantee playing time. Missed practice time for any reason can and will result in a loss of playing time.