Summer Athletic Camps
It is time to sign up for your athletic summer camps. Please fill out the attached forms
and return them to Mrs. Boden in the Athletics office before the end of school. Credit card payments can be made at the Trojan Webstore.
|Summer camp sites:
||Varsity baseball field
||Racquetball courts in front of tennis courts
||Varsity softball field behind tennis courts
|Boys/girls water polo
Dear Uni Parents,
A parent’s “Coaching Job” is the toughest one of all and takes a lot of effort. Sometimes in your desire to help your child, best intentions can end up being counterproductive. Applying the Rules for Parents will go a long way towards fostering an environment your child can use to enjoy and excel in their sport.Positive Sports Parenting
1. Make sure your child knows win or lose, that you love them, you appreciate their efforts and you are not disappointed in them.
2. Try your best to be completely honest about your child’s athletic capability, competitive attitude, sportsmanship and actual skill level.
3. Be helpful but don’t “coach” on the way to the track, diamond or court…on the way home…at breakfast…and so on.
4. Teach them to enjoy the thrills of competition, trying, working, improving their skills and attitudes…taking the physical bumps and coming back for more.
5. Try not to relive your athletic life through your child in a way that creates pressure. Remember, you fumbled too; you lost as well as won; you were frightened; you backed off at times; and you were not always heroic. Don’t pressure them because of your pride.
6. Don’t compete with the coach. The young athlete often comes home and chatters on about “coach says this, coach says that.” This is often hard to take, especially for a father or mother who has had some sports experience.
7. Don’t compare the skill, courage or attitudes of your child with that of other members of the squad or team, at least not in front of them.
8. You should get to know the coach, so that you can be assured that his or her philosophy, attitudes, ethics and knowledge are a good influence on your child.
9. Always remember that children tend to exaggerate both when praised and when criticized. Temper your reactions to their tales of woe or heroics they bring home.
10. Make a point of understanding courage, and the fact that it is relative. Explain to your youngster that courage does not mean an absence of fear but means doing something in spite of fear or discomfort.
11. Never approach a coach on game day to talk about your child, before, during or after a contest.
Tell me about summer sports camps.
Summer is a good time to try out a sport, develop athletic skills and do the specific conditioning exercises needed for optimum performance as you prepare for the team tryouts. Summer Camps are offered by most sports. A brochure is available that offers prices, dates, and times for all summer camps offered. At 8th
grade family night, coaches will be available after this meeting to answer your questions about summer camp
To participate, each student will need an athletic clearance which includes a signed consent form and a health physical before the summer camp begins. The athletic clearance is valid for one year.
What are the benefits of participating in high school athletics?
As a member of an athletic team sport, your child will develop skills in teamwork, discipline, compassion and handling adversity. The lessons learned can then be applied to school, jobs and family life. If your only interest is for your son or daughter to start or play in every game, you may end up being disappointed. Our coaching staff is dedicated to helping your sons and daughters develop to their full potential and encouraging them to feel better about themselves because of their involvement in our programs. We hope you will feel the same way.Is there a no cut sport that my student can join?
Yes, Football, Cross Country, B/G Lacrosse, Wrestling and Girls Water polo are currently no-cut sports. Commitment, dedication and teamwork, and athletic ability are needed for participation. Tell us your interests by completing the Athletic Team Interest form in your registration packet, or contact the coach.
For tryout sports, each sport provides opportunities for freshmen to try out for the team. Tryouts are held in August for fall sports, September for winter sports and January for spring sports. Tryouts are also held prior the season for each sport for students newly registered after school has begun and for athletes who were in other sports. In general, there are no make-ups for tryouts. The approximate numbers of freshmen who are on each sport are varies from sport to sport. Contact the coach and watch for announcements so that you do not miss tryout day. My student is interested in team sports. What do I do next?
Complete the Athletics Interest form. This form is in your registration/interest packet provided by your middle school. Turn this form in to the counselors during the registration day at your middle school. We will forward this information to the coaches, who will contact you about the team; summer sports camps, tryouts, etc. You can also express interest by signing up for the sport you are interested in at the 8th
grade Family Night in April.My student wants to be on the 2 different sports team. Is this possible?
Yes, many of our students two and even three sport athletes. The sports teams, however, cannot be during the same season. What is the Athletic Clearance and how long is it valid for?
To participate in tryouts, practice and games the athletic department must have a signed Consent and Physical Exam form, and proof of insurance on file. This is a 2-sided form is available on our web site in the athletics link. You can also pick up the form either at the athletics office or the front office. Turn in the completed form to our athletic office during the school year or to the coach prior to summer practice.
The Athletic Clearance is valid for one school year beginning on May 16th
2014 to May 15th
2015 and covers all the sports teams offered at UNI and summer camp of 2014. If you are cleared for summer practice, you do not need a new form for the start of the school year. My student has a doctor’s appointment to get her health physical, but it is 3 days after camp or practice starts. Can my student still participate?
No, students cannot participate until we have a completed athletic clearance/physical form on file.If my family will be on vacation and my son will miss a few days of the summer camp, can he still be a member of the team?
YesWhat is the cost of participating in the athletics program?
As you are aware, schools throughout California have been severely impacted by a recent legal settlement that prohibits districts from charging fees to enroll in public school programs such as athletics during the school year. While some districts have opted to severely restrict their athletic programs, the Irvine Unified School District is seeking to preserve the valuable opportunity by asking for donations from participating families.
Athletic Team Sports are not paid for through general school funds. In fact, these programs are fully dependent on financial contributions from our participating families. Please know that a donation is not required to enroll, and families that choose to contribute may do so at any amount. However, your donations will help sustain these valuable programs. Conversely insufficient funding may result in modification and/or downsizing of our program. Our goal is to continue to offer a quality athletics program, and your donation will help support this goal.
UNI’s athletic program presents an incredible opportunity for our students. As such, we’re hoping our new funding model is enough to support a quality athletics program in 2014-2015 and for many years to come.