Athlete Code of Conduct
Del Mar High School believes that a student should consider participation in athletics as both a privilege and a responsibility. The privilege is the opportunity to take part in the athletic program provided by the school, and this privilege may be revoked when the student fails or refuses to comply with the rules. The responsibility is found in representing the school, which involves maintaining
academic eligibility, high standards of citizenship at all times, sportsmanship and playing the game to the best of his/her ability. Respect for and compliance with the school’s Student Athlete Code of Conduct is expected of every student who participates.
Academic Eligibility / Attendance
In accordance with BVAL and CCS rules and regulations, student athletes must meet the following minimum requirements:
Quitting A Sport: A player who quits a sport after making the team will not be eligible for another team until the previous season has ended, including postseason.
Competing on an Outside Team: A student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an “outside” team in the same sport during the student’s high school season.
Grievance Procedure: The grievance process is intended to be a process whereby concerns of alleged unfair treatment of athletes can be addressed in a timely manner. We believe that a quick and honest discussion between all parties will result in the positive resolution of concerns and an improvement of the atmosphere for both athletes and coaches. The list below of legitimate and non-legitimate grievances is intended to be a guideline, not an all inclusive list.
Disciplinary Actions: The following actions will be applicable through the entire school year. Ex: A student/athlete who is suspended from a fall sport for his/her first offense will be dismissed from a winter/spring sport for his/her second offense. Student/athletes involved in non-school related, off-campus offenses or other illegal activity will face disciplinary actions at the discretion of the coach and school administration. At any time administration can choose to remove athletes from sports participation due to disciplinary action.
Social Media Policy: Student/athletes are responsible for good behavior on the Internet just as they are in a school building or on the athletic field of competition. If a student/athlete’s use of the Internet creates a disruption to the school, the Athletic Department and/or the team, even if it is a first offense, the student/athlete will be held responsible and will face consequences as determined by the coaching staff/administration including but not limited to:
Violation of Alcohol/Drug/Tobacco Policy: Any student/athlete caught in violation of school alcohol/drug/tobacco policy will face the following disciplinary actions:
Assault/Fighting: Any student/athlete involved in an assault/fight either on campus or off will face the following disciplinary actions:
Suspension: Any student/athlete who is suspended from school for defiance of authority or any action not mentioned above will face the following disciplinary actions:
Referral: Referrals to and disciplinary actions taken by the deans will be communicated by the deans to coaches. Student/athletes may face disciplinary actions at the discretion of the coach, including suspension from competition.
Participation Donations: In order to meet the rising costs of transportation, officials, and league dues, a $50 Participation Donation will be requested from student/athletes for each sport played.