RAMSEY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
We consider interscholastic sports to be an integral part of the overall educational process, which seeks to develop the alert, responsible, well-informed and well-adjusted citizen.
We believe that Varsity interscholastic sports are essentially for those students with superior athletic skills. However, this does not imply that the opportunity to participate in these sports shall be denied those students who, though less gifted, express a bona fide interest in the program.
We believe that the interscholastic program should cultivate and nourish such attributes as loyalty, unselfishness, courtesy and a high sense of true sportsmanship.
We believe that the program should accomplish the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of students.
We believe that opponents should be selected who are compatible with us in size and who share our basic philosophy.
We believe that the interscholastic program should accomplish the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of students.
We believe that the program should seek to develop stronger bodies, keener minds, greater muscular coordination, lasting habits of personal hygiene and increased athletic skill.
We believe that the coaches should establish standards of conduct and sportsmanship, which are beyond reproach in both their relationships with members of their squads and our opponents.
We believe that every student in the school, either through active participation
or spectator interest, should benefit from the interscholastic program.
We believe that every student who participates in this program is entitled to the best protective equipment available, adequate insurance coverage, proper medical care and capable, adequate coaching.
We believe that the interscholastic program being a necessary part of the educational system deserves adequate financial support from the Board of Education.
In an effort to promote sportsmanship and a positive image of Ramsey High School, we propose this code of conduct: 1. Support our teams and cheerleaders; applaud their every attempt. 2. Respect the skills and efforts of the opposing players and their cheerleaders; applaud good plays and successful cheers. 3. Leave noisemakers, banners and signs at home; they are prohibited at all events by league rules. 4. Keep frustrations and criticisms to yourself; spectators directing abusing remarks or jeers at officials, opposing players, or opposing spectators will be removed from the site of the event. 5. Stay in the bleachers; anyone entering the field or court of play will be removed from the site of the event. 6. Objects thrown onto a field of play can cause delays, distractions, and injuries; spectators who throw objects will be removed from the site of the events. 7. Respect the judgement and strategy of the coach; do not criticize players or coaches for a loss of a game. 8. Censure those whose behavior is unbecoming.
In compliance with N.J.S.I.A.A. regulations, the Board of Education has accepted an eligibility standard for participation in the District's athletic program.
To be eligible for participation in athletic competition a student must:
1. During the first semester (September 1 to January of the 10th grade or higher, or the second year of attendance at Ramsey High School or beyond, have passed 25% of the credits required of the State of New Jersey for graduation during the immediately preceding academic year.
2. For athletic competition which begins during the second semester (February 1 to June 30) during the ninth grade or higher, have passed the equivalent of 13.75 of the credits required of the State of New Jersey for graduation at the close of the preceding semester. Full year courses shall be equated as one-half of the total credits to be gained for the full year to determine credits during the immediately preceding semester.
3. The above paragraphs shall not apply to incoming students from eighth grade.
Athletic eligibility at the intercollegiate level is governed by regulations established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). All students aspiring to play at a Division 1 or 2 school must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Students must have passed a minimum of 13 core courses approved by the Clearinghouse as well as have the requisite GPA, ACT, or SAT scores.
For additional information, please see your guidance counselor, Mr. Molino, the Athletic Director, or your coach.