Oak Ridge Athletics Welcome: Janet Rasmussen (Athletic Director) Oak Ridge High School:
Established in 1956
6A Football 7A Basketball, Softball, Volleyball 3A Cross Country 2A Golf, Swimming
Orlando Metro Conference 19 schools
OR is in the East Division (10 schools East of I-4)
28 Athletic Teams -Boys/Girls/Freshman/JV/Varsity
Mission statement Oak Ridge strives to offer as many sports as possible to both male and female students. All Athletic programs will stress academic success, physical fitness, character development, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Our student athletes represent our school and community and are expected to be student leaders with positive behavior.
Philosophy The Athletic Department strives to achieve the same standards of excellence in its athletic program as exists within the school’s academic programs. The Athletic Department recognizes a commitment to serve the school, student-athletes, alumni, and friends. Further, it embraces the concept that the student-athlete is first and foremost a student possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests, and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body.
Philosophy con’t Oak Ridge is committed to the Orange County School District and its interscholastic athletic policies and procedures. It acknowledges and upholds the concept of institutional control, requiring appropriate participation in the development and review of athletic policies by the principal, athletic staff and county athletic director.
Athletic Department Janet Rasmussen Athletic Director Shelton Lewis Administrator Linda Hernandez Asst. Athletic Dir Zach Tullis Business Manager Stephanie Lennon Head Athletic Trainer James Masters Asst. Athletic Trainer Evan Emeran Bookeeper/purchase orders Wanda Anderson Bookeeper/transportation Dr. Leigh Ann Bradshaw Principal
Fall Sports Steve Pearson Leonie Chandersingh B /G Bowling Leah Williams Cheerleading Adolph Morris/ Carol Mayes B/G Cross Country Elijah Williams Football Colleen Bennett Girls Volleyball Tia Miceli Swimming Mike Carbenia Brian Fronczek Golf
Winter Sports Alex Jackson Boys Basketball Mike Carbenia Girls Basketball Kenny Coutain Boys Soccer William Rodriguez Girls Soccer Nikki Nash Girls Weightlifting TBA Wrestling
Spring sports Robbie Meleney Fred Johnson Baseball Mark Noel Tennis Gena Austin-Gibson Softball Dustin Adkins Flag Football Matt Colman Boys Weight Lifting Alex Jackson Boys Volleyball Elijah Williams Boys/Girls Track
Athletic Dept. Policies All ORHS athletic dept. personnel are expected to follow the policies and regulations contained in the handbook (www.orhsathletics.pbworks.com). They are intended to supplement FHSAA by-laws and regulations, OCPS requirements, as well as other documents pertaining to athletic activities at OR.
Head Coach General Responsibilities Adheres to ORHS athletic department policy Adheres to FHSAA and NFHS (bookmark FHSAA)
Sportsmanship Promote sportsmanship at every opportunity Starts with the coaching staff Interscholastic athletics are integral part of our school Athletic program is a model for school Review National Code of Ethics for High School Coaches: http://www.nfhs.org
Coaching clearance All Assistant coaches must be cleared before allowed on field or court
Online rules presentation Due at the beginning of each season on C2C http://www.c2cschools.com/ Please check FHSAA/C2C for deadlines
Schedules C2C AD needs current copy at all times If changes are made, notify AD, front office, parents and team Check FHSAA calendar or handbook for sport begin/end dates Check OCPS calendar or handbook for breaks, testing (no games during FCAT)
Roster Input all names in C2C Email copy to AD Prepare State Entry List (SEL) well in advance
Reporting Scores It is your responsibility to update C2C Fines for scores not inputted by midnight
Meetings Conduct preseason parent meetings Distribute expectations, code of conduct; awarding of varsity letters protocol; copy to AD Turn in all signed code of conducts and expectations to AD Attend all district/metro meetings 1st metro coaches meeting August 24th
Inventory Counts of all equipment and uniforms need to be performed before and after season (copy to AD 3 days after season ends)
Uniforms Students are not allowed to take any school purchased uniforms / warm-ups home Utilize team managers to help with laundry Ensure no student athlete with obligation to ORHS participates in athletics
Eligibility Check on C2C GPA (Cumulative Unweighted; must be 2.0 or higher). Grades are uploaded each semester, not 9 weeks
Eligibility Con’t Attendance: The student athlete must live in the Oak Ridge attendance zone set forth by OCPS or have a County transfer with athletic appeals approved Opportunity Scholarship – check on summer participation
Eligibility con’t All Physical paperwork must be approved by Athletic Trainer – check C2C Abide all recommendations by Athletic Trainer as far as when student athlete returns from injury
Physicals Pine Castle Chiropractics; Walker Middle School All physical paperwork turned into Athletic Trainer by student athlete in person Complete injury report for away games; copy to AT Student managers must turn in emergency cards
Advertise Sell, sell, sell Announcements, flyers; tables at open houses Get the word out!
Academic Tracking Paper-based; weekly Turn these in to the AD each week Forms on ORHS athletics handbook website Focus on academic progress; NCAA eligibility Study hall
Student Athletes’ Records Keep AD informed of college interest; share with media Record of all wins/losses/stats turned into AD within 10 days following season end
Orlando Sentinel Report scores: 407-420-5474 or email@example.com Schedules: firstname.lastname@example.org Varsity roll call: email@example.com College signings: firstname.lastname@example.org Stories: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Channel 9 – Joe Kepner; email@example.com
Ejections, suspensions 24 hour rule Report all game ejections to AD that night
Officials Respect Greet them upon arrival Communicate any issues with AD
21st Century Drop off / Pick up; provide rosters to 21st century Monitor athletes at all times
Fundraising Please see AD to fill out forms and get approval Know what funds will be used for Car washes not allowed Participate in athletic dept fundraisers 2 banners per team Sponsorship letter in handbook
Pioneer Pride Exemplify in all facilities No chairs in gym Pick up trash Put away equipment properly Don’t leave items outside Keep locker rooms clean Report all safety hazards ASAP to AD
No Profanity Music in the weight room Conducting practice and games
Sharing Athletes Please encourage your athletes to join other sports in your offseason Encourage partnership (i.e. boys weightlifting/track/spring football)
Certification/Endorsement Why not? You get paid more money for same job CPR; First Aid; Sport Skills; Approach to Athletics All non faculty coaches must obtain coaching certificate (3 or 5 year) All information in online handbook
Bus Transportation Activity bus – get with Beth Hoover County – 10 days in advance; schedule to Wanda Anderson Inform AD of travel arrangements; delays; changes Private vehicle transportation (prior approval necessary; info in handbook online
Purchase Orders Signed by AD first Work with selected vendors Turn into Evan Emeran – Book keeper
End of year banquets AD will help with scheduling, recommendations Keep it reasonable Please complete within one month of end of season Recognize scholar athletes
Teamwork Volunteer at other OR athletic events All head coaches work home football games All head coaches share ticket taking duties Communicate with other coaches regarding practice schedules
Scheduling Evaluations AD will conduct head coaches Head coach will do assts Forms are provided by AD
Community service Student athletes benefit from participating in activities helping others Plenty of activities which don’t take away from student athletes’ limited resources Working with younger students Homeless shelters Playground donation
Last but not least… Delegate to your assistants Have fun! I appreciate all of your hard work and so do the student athletes Go Pioneers!