Old Colony Athletics - Update

Walter J Markham Winning Athletic Dept. 2017-2018, 2019-2020

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Message from Matt Trahan - Director of Athletics


Good Morning,


We are off to a great start! Our student-athletes and coaches have been working very hard. Next week sporting events will begin to take place and we look forward to the success of our Cougar teams! We ask all involved with sports: parents, student-athletes, and coaches to communicate effectively and respectfully at all times. It is vital for us to run a successful program, and a culture of respect, determination, and caring.


Together we work to promote a campus climate that is respectful, civil, supportive, and safe. These core values allow us to provide a superior learning environment where we can all pursue our dreams and reach our highest potential. Best wishes for a successful year.


Matt Trahan

Director of Athletics

Head Coach Contact Information

* In the event you have a question or concern, please email the head coach. Thank you.*



Old Colony Athletics

Head Coach Contact Information



Volleyball:

Head Coach Lauren McGowan

lmcgowan9510@gmail.com



Boys Soccer:

Head Coach Alex Soares

asoares@oldcolony.info



Girls Soccer:

Head Coach TomLee Martins

tomlee1423@gmail.com



Cross Country:

Head Coach Marcie Gamelin

mgamelin@oldcolony.info



Golf:

Head Coach Kathy Peterson

kpeterson@oldcolony.info



Cheerleading:

Head Coach Riley Taveira

cfasrylie@hotmail.com



Football:

Head Coach Brandon Mendez

bmendez@oldcolony.info

Athletic Department Reminders!

Please observe the following as we do our best to keep our student-athletes, coaches, and fans safe in an enjoyable environment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Participation

Participation in athletics is a privilege and not to be taken lightly. Our program is not recreational, and we strive to provide your son/daughter with a quality experience through athletics.

Athletes are expected to attend every practice and contest unless excused by their coach. If an athlete is in school attendance, he or she is expected at practice. There are no unexcused absences from practices or games. Excused absences are permitted for extra help (lateness only), death in the family, family illness, family emergencies, medical reasons, and religious observances. Timely communication between the coach, parent, and/or athlete in this situation is essential.

As discussed in the philosophy portion of this handbook, membership on a junior varsity or varsity team requires a considerable time commitment. The school district is responsible for monitoring the wellness and safety of each of our student-athletes. Any anticipated conflicts with regard to school commitment and program expectations must be brought to the attention of the coaching staff prior to tryouts.

An athlete’s first commitment must be to the school program. Coaches are not expected to excuse athletes from school practices and/or contests/ other commitments.

Family Vacations

When parents and student-athletes choose to take their family vacation during a sports season, it must be understood that the time missed by the student-athlete can affect team chemistry, personal conditioning, and performance level of the individual and the overall success of the team. Each and every individual on the team has a role, not just in the game, but in the practice climate as well, regardless of how much playing time the athlete is experiencing. Commitment during the vacation periods involves self-sacrifice, not only on the part of the coach and athlete but the family as well. Attendance is mandatory during vacation periods. The modified program will not schedule as many practices as the high school level. Contact the coach prior to the season in order to fulfill team commitments and expectations.


(Repeated unexcused absentees will be removed from athletic teams.)

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Spectator Seating

Patrons and fans attending Old Colony lacrosse, baseball, and softball games, as well as other contests in the stadium, will not be permitted to stand inside the restraining ropes, behind or near the team areas. At no time should patrons or fans interact with team members or coaches. All patrons will be required to enter the stadium and be seated in the stands.

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Fan & Parent Behavior

Booing, taunting or deriding an opposing player or fan or a game official is unacceptable on any field or in any gym. Cheers, chants, or signs or gestures that are obscene, mocking or derogatory are not reflective of the spirit for which we are famous and should never be heard nor seen from a Old Colony cheering section. Serious offenses can lead to dismissal from future attendance, disciplinary probation and expulsion.

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Authorized Vehicles

Please be advised that at no time should vehicles be driven down to the athletic complex. If the access gate is open it is for good reason. We take player and fan safety very seriously. In the event, a player, patron, or fan is in need of a ride due to injury, illness or disability, please contact the Old Colony athletic department in advance and a ride will be provided
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No Dogs Allowed

With the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed on school district grounds or sports fields at any time throughout the calendar year. The presence of pets is simply not appropriate at any time. The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans is paramount!
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Chemical Health Violations

A student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use, consume, possess, buy/sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product; marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance. This policy includes products such as "NA or near beer". It is not a violation for a student to have a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the student's own use by his/her doctor. The Chemical Health Rule has been extended to be inclusive of the period from the first allowable day of fall practice, through the end of the academic year or final athletic competition of the year, whichever is later. (Broadening this window from "in season" to the entire academic year reflects that the chemical health of our students is not simply a seasonal concern.) This rule represents only a minimum standard upon which schools may develop more stringent requirements. This MIAA statewide minimum standard is not intended to render "guilty by association", e.g. many student-athletes might be present at a party where only a few violate this standard. If a student in violation of this rule is unable to participate in interscholastic sports due to injury, academics, or otherwise, the penalty will not take effect until that student can participate again. Minimum Penalties: First Violation: When the Principal confirms, following an opportunity for the student to be heard, that a violation occurred, the student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contest totaling 25% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. For the student, these penalties will be determined by the season the violation occurs. No exception is permitted for a student who becomes a participant in a treatment program. It is recommended that the student be allowed to remain at practice for the purpose of rehabilitation. All decimal parts of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating the 25% of the season. Second and subsequent violations: When the Principal confirms, following an opportunity for the student to be heard, that a violation occurred, the student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contest totaling 60% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. For the student, these penalties will be determined by the season the violation occurs. All decimal parts of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating the 60% of the season. If the second or subsequent violation the student of his/her own volition becomes a participant in an approved chemical dependency program or treatment program, the student may be certified for reinstatement in MIAA activities after a minimum of 40% of events. The director or a counselor of a chemical dependency treatment center must issue such certification. All decimal parts of an event will be truncated i.e. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating the 40% of the season. Penalties shall be cumulative each academic year. If the penalty period is not completed during the season of violation, the penalty shall carry over to the student's next season of

Final Thoughts

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Matthew J. Trahan - Director of Athletics

Matthew Trahan CMAA

Director of Athletics

Old Colony RVTHS


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OLD COLONY - ATHLETIC TRAINER

John Furtado, MS, PT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, PES

Old Colony has a part-time, licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC) to evaluate, treat and rehab injuries as they occur.

All injuries must be reported to a coach and/or athletic trainer as soon as possible.

Training room rules and regulations must be respected.

Contact e-mail: jfurtado@oldcolony.info