Yellow days- District has cancelled school events and transportation, but skiing still allowed to practice/travel/compete- PARTICIPATION IS OPTIONAL
Red days- No activities or travel
Nordic ski team adheres to stricter consequences than traditional PSD policy.
1st infraction- banned from traveling on team bus and staying at hotels with the team (in addition to the standard 30% PSD rule)
2nd infraction- cut from the team
No practices on Sunday
Coaches won’t return or send any calls, texts, emails on Sunday
If urgent or special circumstances, please copy PHS Athletic Director Carey Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communication: Please observe the following parameters when you express your desire to meet with a coach or the coaching staff:
Wait 24 hours before proceeding. Many times, this "cooling off" period give your time to reflect and often takes the emotion out of the response. This is good in many ways. Maybe the issue is not as pressing at your thought when you were "in the moment." Perhaps your son or daughter solved the issue on their own. Finally, if you do proceed to meet with the coach or coaching staff it is much more likely to be a productive meeting. In the end, we all want what is best for your child.
NEVER confront a coach immediately following a competition or practice. This is embarrassing for your child, and almost never is a positive experience for anyone involved.
Review the section in this handbook regarding our mission, the role of education-based athletics, our values and what topics are appropriate to discuss. It is vital that we are aiming for the same target.
Call or email your student-athleteʼs coach during office hours to request a time to meet.
In almost every scenario it is best to bring your child with you to the meeting.
Never rely totally on what you have heard or have been told. There may be more to the story, or your child may have taken what was said the wrong way.
Stick to subjects that are appropriate to discuss. These subjects include: A). Areas to improve to increase playing time, move to a higher level, etc. B). Discussion of actual or perceived mistreatment. C). Clarification of role.
Avoid subjects that are not appropriate to discuss. These subjects include: A). Playing time/squad selection ‒ these are determined at the coach's discretion. B). Other students ‒ if another student or students are discussed, it is only appropriate that their parents are involved. C.) Hearsay or rumors.
Follow the communication process beginning with the lowest level. Most issues are solved by simply having your child meet with the coach. The only exceptions to following the prescribed communication process is to report unlawful activity or physical abuse. In these circumstances, the parent(s) should immediately contact an administrator.
If an issue cannot be resolved informally, put all concerns or allegations in writing and include as much detail as possible prior to contacting the appropriate party.