and Multi-Activity Participation in the Same Season
Mount Vernon to have a successful extra-curricular program, it is encouraged
that our students participate in as many activities as possible. Therefore,
whenever possible, students will be allowed to participate in more than one
sport or activity during the season. For this to happen, a spirit of
cooperation and shared goals must exist among members of the faculty, coaching
staff, and students. Knowing that this can be a very sensitive area, the
following guidelines will be in place:
1. Students who wish to
participate in more than one activity during a season may apply to do so
through the Athletic Department office.
2. The Athletic Department
will work with coaches to designate his/her primary and secondary activity.
3. Region and state level
competition takes precedence over non-region competition and/or practice.
4. Primary sport/activity
practice always takes precedence over secondary sport/activity practice unless
prior approval has been granted by the primary sport/activity coach or director.
5. The athletic director
will resolve any and all conflicts regarding the sport or activity which the
student-athlete participates in.
this opportunity can greatly enhance our school programs, as well as the high
school experience for our students. Coaches should always use good judgment and
have a shared vision for school success. At all times the interest of the
student should be at the forefront with regards to student participation.
It should also be understood that students who are finishing one athletic
season while tryouts are in progress for another season will be given special
consideration and an opportunity for a delayed tryout.