The mission of the Sallie B. Howard Athletic Department is to aid in the academic, emotional and physical development of our student athletes through teamwork, sportsmanship, character-building and athletic competition. The SBH Athletic program is curated with the whole child in mind. This program seeks to instill self-confidence and self-discipline in student-athletes and encourage them to become positive contributors to our school community.
Sallie B. Howard Coaches are an intricate component of the Athletics program. They serve as both teachers and active program participants. They have the responsibility to model behaviors and characteristics that best motivate and inspire the student-athletes.
In order to be an effective Coach and role model, Sallie B. Howard Coaches must be knowledgeable in their sport, capable of preparing detailed and well managed practices, able to motivate athetes, make adjustments during competition, and work effectiviely under the authority of the Athletic Director and School Leadership.
Coaches are required to be NFHS Coaching Education certified.
Parents of student-athletes are expected to:
***Parents are required to join REMIND App to receive communications from the Athletic Staff. This communication can include: practice times, game announcements, and departure and arrival times for away competitions. Parents are required to keep contact information updated with the Athletic Staff.
***Parents are asked to show respect to the Coaching staff by picking up student-athletes on time.
***All injuries should be treated with caution and handled with care. Parents will be contacted in the event of all injuries and consulted with on any treatment decisions.
***If an athlete misses practice or games due to the request of a physician, the athlete should return to play when released with a note of clearance to play.
Sallie B. Howard Athletics reserves the right to remove any student-athlete whose behavior is inappropriate and reflects negatively on the team and the overall school.
Student athletes are representatives of the school and the community. Therefore, they must:
Athletes who fail to comply with these expectations may face disciplinary actions, including but not limited to dismissal from the team.
Each student-athlete must assume the resposibilities associated with their role in Sallie B. Howard Athletics. The athlete has an ethical obligation to his/her team. This obligation includes regular attendance at practice and athletic contests. It is possible, of course, that emergency situations may arise (illness, death in family, etc.) that render it impossible for an athlete to attend a practice session or an athletic contest. Absences should be few and far between and arranged with the coach as soon as possible.
***Three or more unexcused absences can result in loss of play and/or dismissal from the team.
The number of students permitted on some teams may be limited due to allowable roster sizes. For these teams, a tryout will be conducted. At the tryout, all athletes will be afforded an opportunity to showcase their talents and earn a spot on the roster. Team selection will be at the sole discretion of the coach. Coaches will communicate clear and consistent criteria for the tryout period. Criteria may include, but are not limited to, the following: