Athletic Handbook for Student-Athletes and Parents
This handbook has been developed with the intent of helping to make interscholastic athletics at Horace Mann as simple, effective, and as enjoyable as possible. It is hoped that by assembling all the material that relates to the administration of athletic programs in one central volume, parents and student athletes will have a better understanding of these practices, policies, and procedures with a more convenient reference to them.
This handbook is intended to clearly state and define methods for accomplishing specific tasks, to outline basic goals, and to recommend guidelines for the maintenance of high standards in the overall athletic program. It is also intended to be a practical tool that answers more questions than it creates and which parents and student athletes find to be a usable resource and not just another item to be filed away.
This handbook is designed to supplement and not replace direct communication among all members of the athletic community. The Athletic Director will always be available to provide whatever assistance is required in pursuit of common goals.
- Welcome to Horace Mann Athletics
- Philosophy of Interscholastic Athletics
- Modified Program Philosophy
- Junior Varsity Program Philosophy
- Varsity Program Philosophy
- Getting Ready to Play
- Athletic Department Policies and Procedures
- Athletic Awards
- Coach/Parent Relationship
- Guide for the Prospective College Bound Athlete