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Athletics

 
ATHLETICS INTRO
Our philosophy is to create athletic opportunities for kids that create enjoyment and teach skills useful for an entire lifetime.

A few reminders when attending games:
 
  • For the safety of younger children not participating, children should be supervised and sit with parents.
  • The bouncing of balls in the stands and hallways is not allowed
  • Parents and students are expected to follow a code of conduct that is supportive and also respectful of other teams, referees, coaches, and players
 
HARTLAND LAKESIDE ATHLETICS PROGRAM
Hartland Lakeside sports are considered extracurricular and recreational. They are designed for all students to be able to participate in athletic opportunities with their peers. Athletes and families will be held to expectations that require commitment, responsibility, and positive behavior.

GOALS
 
  • Building self-esteem and students being part of a team where everyone supports and encourages each other
  • Learning sports skills, improving physical conditioning, developing good health habits, and avoiding injuries
  • Learning to control their emotions and developing feelings of self-worth
  • Learning cooperation in a competitive context and appropriate standards of behavior
  • Integrating student leadership skills beyond athletics into school and the surrounding communities
 
SPORTSMANSHIP AND PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Students and parents are expected to comply with the guidelines below. Spectators and students that violate these expectations may result in a player being benched and/or spectator(s) being asked to leave the game.
 
  • Students and parents are expected to be respectful during practices and/or games.
  • Coaches are in charge of making decisions and the organization and operation of the team.
  • Students are not to be oppositional and argumentative with the coach.
  • Spectators need to be respectful during games and follow proper procedures below for questions and/or concerns.
  • Boisterous behavior and shouting inappropriately at officials and coaches will not be tolerated.  
 
Please know that the coaches and athletic director’s responsibilities are to assign playing time, team strategy, play selections, and team composition.

The Proper Method To Address A Concern:

Step One:
The athlete speaks with the coach. Parents should help their child prepare to discuss his/her concerns with the coach, to empower them to take responsibility.

Step Two:
If the discussion between the athlete and the coach does not resolve the concern, the parent should schedule a conversation with the coach (with the student-athlete present). Please do not approach a coach before or after a game to address the concern. If the coach cannot be reached, the parent should contact the Athletics Director and he will arrange for the coach to contact the parent.

Step Three:
If the conversation between the parent/athlete and coach does not resolve the concern, there will be a meeting set up by the Athletics Director, who will moderate the meeting.

Step Four:
If there is no resolution, the parent must put in writing his/her concern(s) and submit it to the District Superintendent. The District Superintendent will meet with the parent(s) in an effort to resolve the concern(s).

It is our goal and expectation that students and parents enjoy the athletics activities, have fun, and encourage the efforts of all players.

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION INFORMATION 
 
2022-23 Sports Registration information will be coming soon.

Thank you for supporting our students and the HLSD athletics program.
 
RESOURCES
What is the difference between intramural and AMSAC Sports?
Intramural sports programs provide students an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and/or recreational sports activities within their schools.
Arrowhead Middle School Athletic Conference (AMSAC) program provides students an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive sports activities with the other Arrowhead feeder schools.
 
When is a sports physical needed?
A sports Physical is recommended by Hartland Lakeside district to play for all 5th – 8th grade AMSAC conference sports. A sports physical is good for 2 years. Contact District Nurse Ann Marie Meisner to see if your child is up to date.
 
Payment Information
You can paycheck, cash, or eFUNDS
Volunteer Coaching is limited, and parents are selected based on need. All volunteer coaches also must be on the district volunteer list. Contact Michele Davis for more information.
 
Where does the money go?
The fee contributes to the cost of uniforms, awards, game and practice equipment, field preparation, and coaching and instruction.
 
Is there financial support for my child?
We personally feel that every child should have the opportunity to participate in our program. If you are a parent/guardian who needs financial assistance to cover the cost of your child/children to participate, please email Michele Davis at [email protected] for more information.
 
How can I volunteer?
Parent volunteers will be needed throughout the year to make the season a success and a positive experience for all athletes. This may include coaching, concessions, supervision, scoreboard, gamebook, tournaments, refs, field prep., uniform organization, etc.
 
The success of our program is due to the support of our many volunteers. We appreciate the donation of our volunteer’s time and commitment. Please note that we will try to accommodate volunteer requests to the best of our ability, but there may be limited roles.
 
What should I bring?
Most practices and games are in the mornings, and outdoors, It is recommended students have the following things available.
 
1. Athletic Clothing: Students are now athletes and should dress like them. Jeans are never proper attire for sports. It is best to dress to the weather, and dress warm, because layers can always be taken off. Knit hats are good to keep the head warm for all sports during cold mornings. Some sports have specific things kids need to wear for their own safety.
Soccer – Shin Guards (outdoor soccer shoes optional)
Flag football – Mouth Guard

2. Change of clothes: Students will be allowed time to get ready for their school day. Include an extra pair of dry socks, and even a change of shoes.

3. A duffle bag: To hold all of the stuff

4. Plastic bags: To put wet stuff in when practices and games are over

5. Medications: Have a plan with the school nurse. Inhalers and Epi-pens should be easy for coaches to access.

6. Water bottle and snack: To have after practice and games. Please follow the district food policy!
 
Where can I check for cancellations?
We will attempt to reschedule canceled games, however, this may not always be possible due to the tight schedule. Coaches and/or administration will determine cancellations and communicate through TeamSnap, and/or the District’s messaging system.
 
All games and practices will be canceled coinciding with district school cancelations. For example, no games would occur on a snow day.
 
What are Assessments?
Assessments for AMSAC Sports
 
Assessments will be used at grade levels that require more than 1 team. This will be determined by the number of kids that register. Team size will be no fewer than 8, and not more than 15. It is possible some teams will be multi-grade level.
 
The Athletic Coordinator along with selected coaches will facilitate basketball assessments. Assessments are for students only, to ensure the comfort of all students in the process. Basketball assessments are a tool Hartland Lakeside uses to help place kids on teams as equal as possible in grades 5 – 7. It uses the assessments to separate teams by A, B skill level for 8th graders. Please note other factors may also be involved in a child’s team placement. As a basketball community we need to support the variety of skill levels, and find meaningful roles for all kids on the court. This is never for us to compare the kids to each other, to place our children on pedestals, or to amplify what they do not know. We will use what they do know to make strong teams by building positive relationships, building self-esteem, and ensuring they receive quality instruction.
 
Parents are welcome to contact the athletic director with questions prior to assessments.
Quotes

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” Mike Singletary

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” Vince Lombardi