Central Catholic High School Athletic Code
Article I - StatementParticipation in athletics at Central Catholic High School is considered a
privilege with responsibilities. Each athlete who takes advantage of the
privilege must also assume the attendant responsibilities.
Athletics mean more than competition between individuals. It is, rather, a
means of learning a way of life which exemplifies the philosophy that team
work, commitment, determination, and good character can result in
achievement of individual potential.
An athlete is important to the school. He/she must realize that he/she will
be supported and respected by the school community, as long as the actions
warrant it. The athletic department will strive to work in partnership with
the athlete, in order to develop each athlete’s God-given
CCHS ATHLETES ARE ON DUTY 24 HOURS A DAY!!
Article II - Code of AthletesThe conduct of an athlete is closely observed in many areas of life, and it
is important that the athlete’s behavior be above reproach. A good athlete
must be an example to others; therefore, the obligations of the athlete
fall into four major areas.
1. Athletes are respectful towards their teammates, opponents, and
officials. They abide by all of the rules of the game.
2. Athletes are modest in victory and respectful in defeat.
3. Athletes control their tempers when things fail to go as they desire or
when being replaced by a teammate.
4. Athletes avoid profanity and illegal tactics which are signs of poor
5. Athletes are aware that participation in athletics is a privilege and
accept all responsibilities.
1. On and off campus, athletes should set an example for their classmates.
They should promote school spirit and be positive leaders in school and
2. An athlete is neat and well groomed, and should not use profanity or
3. An athlete understands that academic effort and achievement precede
4. In the classroom, athletes show respect for their teachers and fellow
5. An athlete maintains good attendance records, satisfactory academic
grades, satisfactory citizenship grades, and realizes that athletics is
only a part of his/her total education.
6. Outside the classroom and campus, athletes conduct themselves in a
manner that models good sportsmanship and Christ-like behavior.
C. Athletic Trips
1. Athletes’ should always conduct themselves as good representatives of
their family, school and team.
2. Athletes are conscious of their appearance at all times. An athlete
should always be neat and well-groomed.
3. Athletes always conduct themselves in a mature, responsible manner.
4. Athletes always respect the property and rules of a host school or
D. Physical/Spiritual Growth
1. Athletes realize that good physical condition is absolutely necessary
and are willing to abide by all training regulations.
2. Athletes must have a sound diet and sufficient amount of sleep.
3. Athletes should know alcohol, nicotine, narcotics and performance-
enhancing products detrimental to the human body. The use of these
substances can destroy the athlete, his peers, and his family.
4. An athlete must realize that he/she must grow spiritually as well as
physically in order to attain his/her full athletic potential.
Article III - Conduct of AthletesThe conduct of athletes is closely monitored and observed. Athletes must
realize that they are always representing their school and that their
conduct must be above reproach in all aspects of campus life.
A. Use and/or the Possession of Alcohol, Tobacco, or Narcotics
The use and/or possession of alcohol, tobacco, or narcotics of any kind at
any time during the season by any member of an athletic team representing
Central Catholic High School is prohibited. Any violation will result in a
parent contact and possible suspension from the team.
B. Citizenship and Sportsmanship
Any student representing Central Catholic High School must exemplify the
highest standards of moral integrity and good sportsmanship, both in and
out of school.
C. Vulgarity, Profanity, and Obscenities
The use of profane or obscene language or an act of vulgarity is not
acceptable conduct for an athlete. Any act or oral expression that reflects
a negative attitude or is given for the purpose of ridicule or defamation
of character will be immediate grounds for removal from a contest or
Article IV - EligibilityParticipation in athletics is a privilege. It is presumed that athletes who
are representing Central Catholic High School in various athletic
activities are maximizing the educational opportunities that are available
to them. Continued eligibility for participation in athletics is contingent
upon the student maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average and not
having 2 “F’s” or 3 “NI’s”.
A. Academic Eligibility
1. In order to participate in co-curricular activities an athlete must
maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for each quarter and not have
more than one “F” in any quarter. Athletes who fail this standard will be
ineligible for one quarter. The previous quarter grades determine
eligibility. Athletes will be notified on the seventh day after the
posted grade due date. Ineligibility begins on the eighth day after grades
are due. Athletes become eligible on the day grades are turned in, with
proper grade check verification presented to the Athletic Director.
2. An athlete must have a 2.0 G.P.A. and not more than 1 “F” on the report
card for the previous quarter’s grades (all subjects count toward the
determination of the requirements in order to be eligible to participate in
sports/activities for the next quarter.)
3. In the event an athlete receives below a 2.0 G.P.A. or has more than 1
“F” on the second semester card, he/she will be ineligible in the fall.
But, if the said athlete goes to summer school and raises his/her grade and
the grade is acceptable to Central Catholic, it may be counted. If, in the
re-compiling of the G.P.A., it raises it to a 2.0 or above and there is not
more than 1 “F”, the athlete is eligible for participation in the fall
quarter. The athlete shall remain ineligible until the grades are received
by the registrar of Central Catholic High School. Such an athlete (summer
school student) would be permitted to practice but not participate in games
until the eligibility is determined by the receipt of the summer school
B. Citizenship Eligibility
In order to participate in co-curricular activities an athlete must not
receive more than 1 “UN” and 2 “NI’s” or a total of three less than
satisfactory grades. The previous quarter grades determine eligibility.
Athletes will be notified the seventh day after the posted grade due date.
Ineligibility begins on the eighth day after grades are due. Athletes
become eligible on the day grades are turned in, with proper grade check
verification presented to the athletic director.
C. Awards and Block Letter Eligibility
1. Any athlete who completes the entire athletic season of a sport is
eligible to receive any awards, honors or “block” associated with that
2. All athletes who complete an entire season of a sport at the Varsity
competition level will receive a block CC.
3. All athletes who complete an entire season of a sport will receive all
eligible team awards and honors associated with being a member of the
4. Any athlete who is ineligible due to academics, citizenship, or is
removed from an athletic team for disciplinary reasons for any portion of
an athletic season will not be eligible to receive any team/individual or
D. Attendance Eligibility
1. Any athlete who is absent from school two or more periods will not be
allowed to participate in any athletic events during that day. Excessive
absences or abuse of this rule are subject to review by the Athletic
Director and may result in ineligibility for a longer period. Exceptions
will include: appearance in court, attendance at a funeral, written
verification of a doctor’s appointment.
2. Athletes shall not be permitted or encouraged to drop classes, change
teachers, or otherwise alter their schedules for the purpose of defeating
the intent of this policy.
3. No athlete entering from the 8th grade shall be affected by this policy
until his/her first grading period at Central Catholic High School.
E. Other Eligibility
1. Each student who participates in any interscholastic athletic
competition must provide evidence of having been given a recent (on or
after July 1 of the current school year) physical examination by a
physician (either through school sponsorship or family arrangement) in
order to satisfy CIF and CCHS Athletic Department regulations.
2. All athletes competing in interscholastic sports must provide evidence
that they are covered by an adequate policy of insurance. Athletes may have
to take out additional insurance in order to compete. This requirement may
be satisfied through the policies carried by the athlete’s family or by
diocesan and school approved policies.
Article V - Eligibility (cont.) F. Other Eligibility
1. Please refer to the financial eligibility requirements listed in the
Student Parent Handbook.
G. Christian Service
1. Please refer to the Christian Service eligibility listed in the Student
Caution: Any athlete who does not fulfill the requirements listed
above is duty bound to report any irregularity in eligibility to the
Athletic Director before taking part in any interscholastic contests.
Ineligible athletes taking part in such contests make the school liable to
forfeiture of contests, or even the whole league season, as well as
possible suspension from the California Interscholastic
Article VI - Equipment and UniformsCCHS athletes should be proud to wear a Raider uniform. A great deal of
money is spent to maintain and purchase proper equipment. Equipment is to
be handled properly for financial reasons and to teach athletes
A. School athletic equipment checked out by the athlete is his/her
responsibility. He/she is expected to keep the equipment clean and in its
best possible condition.
B. All equipment will be inventoried, numbered, and checked out by
C. Students are expected to turn in the same pieces of equipment checked
out to them. Equipment should be returned in the same condition as it was
received. Equipment and uniforms should be cleaned and washed before being
D. Broken equipment must be returned before a replacement will be
E. Athletes are responsible for the security of their equipment and
uniforms. Students will be financially responsible for replacing any stolen
or misplaced equipment or uniforms.
F. All equipment and uniforms must be returned within one school day of the
last contest. No awards or credits will be given until all equipment and
uniforms are returned and/or paid for.
G. Athletes must return or pay for all equipment before being eligible to
practice or participate in another sport.
H. Athletic facilities and grounds are considered equipment. Respect and
care should be shown - for all facilities. Athletes will be held
financially responsible for any damage they maliciously cause.
Article VII - Practice AttendanceAthletes make a commitment to themselves, coaches, and teammates.
Attendance at all practices is important for the overall success of the
program and each athlete’s individual potential.
A. Athletes are expected to attend all practices and contests unless they
are absent from school or they are excused by the coach.
B. Unexcused absences from practices or failure to maintain good academic
school attendance may be cause for removal from a team.
C. Coaches may adopt individual rules for practice and contest attendance,
but rules A and B above take precedence.
Article VIII - Academic CreditIt is imperative that athletes take full advantage of the academic
opportunities that are offered to them. It is the philosophy of the
Athletic Department that athletes should be given the opportunity to
receive some academic credit for their athletic commitments.
A. An athlete may earn up to ten (10) units by participating in
interscholastic athletics. Athletes may earn 2.5 units per Frosh/Soph A or
B, and/or Varsity sport.
B. Athletes electing to earn credit in this manner must successfully
complete the sport within the time line of the season and adhere to the
CCHS Athletic Code. Athletes will earn units on a credit/no credit
C. An ineligible athlete may earn academic credit provided he/she complete
9 weeks of that season with the approval of the Athletic Director and the
coach of the sport.
Article IX - Athletic AwardsA. All athletic awards are given according to the guidelines of the CCHS
Athletic Code. The coach of each sport will notify the Athletic Director of
all athletes who have fulfilled the lettering requirements. Each coach will
make his or her requirements for other team awards known to the athletes
involved in the specific sport.
B. Coaches shall not give awards to athletes who regularly miss practices
or games, who have been disciplined for non-compliance of the CCHS Athletic
Code, or any athlete who was ineligible for any portion of the season due
to academics, citizenship, or disciplinary reasons.
C. Athletes shall be limited to one block letter in a Varsity sport during
his/her high school career, with subsequent recognition by emblems of
D. Large Block CC’s will be given for boys, girls, and coed Varsity
E. All freshmen athletes who participate and complete their first sport
season shall receive 2" chenille numbers indicating their year of
F. Members of league championship teams shall receive championship patches
and emblems of sport. This shall pertain to Varsity and Frosh/Soph A and B
levels. Athletes must complete the entire season in order to be eligible
for any championship patches or emblems.
G. Scholar-athletes, League MVP’s, and All League first team recipients
will receive special patches for their achievements.
Article X - Additional RegulationsA. Athletes who quit a sport after the first two (2) weeks, or who are
dropped from a sport due to disciplinary reasons, will not be eligible to
participate in any other sport until that sport is completed.
B. Athletes dropped from a team for other than disciplinary reasons may
participate in any other sport that is offered that particular
C. A coach may, at his/her discretion, terminate or suspend an athlete who
is in violation of the CCHS Athletic Code and/or the CCHS Parent-Student
Handbook. The Athletic Director shall be notified in advance of said
D. The Athletic Director shall, at his discretion, terminate or suspend any
athlete who is in violation of the CCHS Athletic Code and/or the CCHS
E. Athletes must go and return to any contest by transportation furnished
by the school, if said transportation is furnished. Failure to do so,
without parental permission given to the coach, will warrant disciplinary
action and/or dismissal from the team.
F. In cases of Athletic Code violations where the use of non-prescribed
drugs and/or narcotics are involved, termination shall be
G. An athlete may not participate in a sport until an Athletic Gold Card
has been turned in to the Athletic Director. In order to receive an
Athletic Gold Card the athlete must turn in to the office or the Athletic
Director the following completed forms:
- Athletic Consent Form
- Athletic Code Contract
- Medical Physical Form
- Travel Form
H. All spectators are expected to represent Central Catholic High School in
a manner consistent with CCHS standards. Any spectator violating these
standards will be asked to leave. Continued violations will result in
permanent exclusion from any and all athletic events.
I. Communication Procedure:
Parents are encouraged to participate in their son/daughter’s education. We
encourage communication with the faculty and administration. In order to
resolve questions about fairness, playing time, training procedures,
personal conflicts or team related discipline, we ask parents to:
1st: Have the student/athlete meet with his position coach.
2nd: Call head coach to discuss the situation if satisfaction has not been
3rd: Meet with Athletic Director if situation has not been resolved.
4th: The parents should call the Principal if the problem has not been
J. “Hazing” or “haze like” activities are not permitted. Those practices
have in the past resulted in students being humiliated and physically
injured and/or school property being damaged or destroyed.