Weston High School Athletic Handbook

Anthony Parker - Principal
Kelly Flynn - Assistant Principal
Michael McGrath - Athletic Director
Colleen Lanata - Athletics Assistant 
Andrew Rizza - Athletic Trainer
 
Information:
Athletic Department - 781-786-5840
Website - www.westonschools.org
Twitter - @WestonAthletic
 

Welcome!

Participation on an athletic team can be a rewarding and meaningful educational experience that enhances a child’s secondary education.  It is important that students realize the time demands, responsibility, dedication and sacrifices required when making this kind of commitment. The following information defines the interscholastic policies and procedures for all students participating in our High School athletic programs.  The Athletic Department hopes this document provides parents and students with a better understanding of our philosophy, goals and policies. Please refer to the following information when a question about your child’s athletic experience arises

 

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WHS Athletic Team Information

I)      Standards for Participation

II)      Program Goals

III)     Athletic Offerings

IV)    Levels of Play

V)    Team Tryouts/Selection

VI)    Commitment

VII)   Game/Practice Sessions

VIII)   Absence Policy

IX)    Team Captains

X)     WHS Criteria for Athletic Honors and Awards

 

Policies

Conflict Resolution

Vacation Policy Governing Athletes

Sportsmanship Policy

School Athletic Equipment Policy

Athletic Training Room Policies

Transportation Policy

Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Rules

Massachusetts Hazing Laws

Athletic Code of Conduct

 

 

  

We urge you to support WHS Athletics by:
Attending sporting events.
Lending positive support to our teams and coaches.
Encouraging all players without regard to their role on the team.
Helping other spectators and parents to maintain an appropriate sportsmanlike attitude.
Showing respect for the authority of the game officials.
Enjoying the Weston High School athletic experience
 
GO CATS!
Philosophy of Athletics at Weston High School: 
At Weston High School, we consider athletics an integral part of the educational experience. Athletics provides opportunities that will help students develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. We view the competition of athletics as a healthy educational and physiological activity because it challenges each student to excel, to discover his or her physical limits, and to work cooperatively with team members. While winning is a natural goal in the pursuit of excellence, the principles of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of competition take precedence at all times and enhance the educational value of contests.
Governing Bodies: 
Weston High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), whose purpose is to organize, regulate and promote interscholastic athletics for secondary schools in Massachusetts. As an MIAA school, WHS abides by the minimum standards set forth by this organization.  Please note that these are minimal standards and members schools may enforce stricter standards, which Weston High School does in many insistences. Locally, WHS belongs to the Dual County League (DCL), which is comprised of ten area schools. Those schools are Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Boston Latin, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln-Sudbury, Newton South, Waltham, Wayland and Westford Academy.  We also compete against teams from other leagues, and these are referred to as “non-league” opponents.

 

Updated 9/17/14

 

 
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