Jaguars Athletic Philosophy
Athletics plays an important part in the life of Central City Value High School. Young people learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are integral parts of the athletic program. Athletic participation also plays an important part in helping students develop a healthy self-concept, as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition also improves school spirit and helps students develop pride in Central City. Most importantly, it is a privilege to participate in athletics at Central City.
The opportunity for participation in a wide variety of student-selected activities is a vital part of a student’s educational experiences. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to other students, to the community, and to the athletes themselves. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to achieve maximum benefit from their education.
The major objective of the athletic program is to provide wholesome opportunities for students to develop positive leadership habits and attitudes of social and group interaction.
Coaching leadership is of the highest quality at Central City and provides athletes with the examples of exemplary behavior. Measurement of leadership success is not in terms of the tangible evidence of victories and defeats. Character, courage, commitment, and integrity are the major objectives of the Central City Athletic Program.
The athletic program at Central City is supplemental to the academic program which strives to provide experiences that will help to develop the students physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Participation in athletics at Central City seeks to instill the following Five Values:
- Academic Excellence
- Realizing Potential
- Individual Respect
- Community Values
- Service to Others
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the Central City Athletic Department determine the levels of competition and regulations. Central City proudly supports the CIF’s Sportsmanship Program: “Character Counts – Pursuing Victory with Honor”. Central City Student/Athletes and coaches are expected to abide by the six pillars of character: Caring, Good Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness.
Sports Offered at Central City Value:
Athlete Code Of Conduct
Student/Athletes occupy a position of leadership and influence in the school and in the community. All Student/Athletes must abide by rules and regulations. Student/Athletes and parents are required to read and sign the “Athletic Code of Conduct” before the start of every season. Any infraction of these principles may result in disciplinary action.
Read and complete the form below:
Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heat Illness Forms
Student/Athletes and parents are required to read and sign informational documents regarding signs/symptoms of Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heat Illness, and emergency procedures for practices and games.
Read and complete the forms below:
Student/athletes are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate.
Fall Eligibility Check: GPA on October 2022 progress report.
Winter Eligibility Check: GPA on October 2022 progress report and on First Report Card
Spring Eligibility Check: GPA on First Report Card 2022 and March 2023 Progress Report
Each Student/Athlete meet with a doctor, have a physical, and submit a Blue Card to the AD, indicating that they are physically fit to participate in athletics at Central City. This is required once per year. Student/Athletes may not tryout for a team without the Blue Card on file with the Athletic Director.
A Student/Athlete is deemed ineligible to practice or play if he/she has an under a 2.0 GPA during the season of play. Grade checks are weekly. A Student/Athlete having under a 2.0 GPA is not eligible to practice and play for one week.
A Student/Athlete who has an “F” in any subject has one week to improve this grade. If the following week, a Student/Athlete continues to have an “F”, he/she is ineligible to practice or play for that week and continues to be ineligible until the “F” grade is improved.
Game Day Attendance
Student/athletes arriving late to school on game day are not permitted to leave school early, travel with the team, be in uniform, or play in the game.
Student/athletes must be in attendance at school for two hours (excluding lunch and nutrition) in order to be eligible to play on game days. In case of death in families, court orders, or other extreme emergencies, exceptions will be made by Principal Arroyo.
Student/athletes must complete the Early Dismissal Form indicating responsibility for all missing work in the classes, and give to the coach prior to the game.
Central City provides uniforms for all athletic teams. Student/Athletes will cover any additional items. These may include sweatshirts, shoes, tee shirts, bags, team jackets etc. The Athletic Director collects funds in advance and places all orders for Spirit Wear.
As one of Central City’s Five Values, each athletic team is responsible to perform community service as part of their team commitment during the season.