Team Standards P.R.I.D.E.

All policies of District 200 Athletic Code of Conduct apply to all members of the football program.  We also hold our athletes to a standard of P.R.I.D.E. (Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence)

Preparation

Attendance:  Athletes that are absent or late to practice will make up conditioning that was missed to ensure they are in proper physical condition to compete on the athletic fields during competitions.  If a player is excessively truant or absent from practice and isn’t committed to the team they run the risk of suspension or removal from the team.

Respect

Golden Rule: “Treat everyone as you want to be treated.”  At no time will bullying or hazing be permitted between teammates, coaches or anyone involved in the football program.  Anyone committing such acts will be removed from the program and may be subject to persecution.

Football players will also respect, school administrators, teachers, coaches and other personnel at all times.  Players being disrespectful towards any district 200 employees will be subject to discipline or be removed from the team.

Integrity

“Doing the right thing, because it is the right thing to do, even when no one is looking.”  Football players will conduct themselves in a way that brings PRIDE and HONOR to the football program.  This holds true in the community, school, & playing fields in Woodstock and all other communities we compete against.  Players that engage in behaviors that are deemed as inappropriate, including theft or destruction of property may be subject to discipline, suspension or removal.

Discipline

Discipline: “the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.”  Teaching our athletes the meaning of discipline and following our standards will ensure the success of the football program and individuals both now and in the future.

Excellence

We “Expect Excellence” from our student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field.  In the classroom our student athletes need to be passing 5 classes to be eligible for participation in athletics.  If a student-athlete is deemed ineligible for participation, that ineligibility lasts for one week regardless if they pull their grades back up within that time.