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Welcome Parents and Student Athletes Winter 2016 -17 Information Night
Athletic Department Contacts Stephen Nibbs (Athletic Director) – Email: stephen. nibbs@fcps. org – Office Phone: 240 -236 -8233 Brian Mc. Graw (Assistant Athletic Director) – Email: brian. mcgraw@fcps. org – Phone: 240 -236 -8295 Jennifer Clements (AP in Charge of Athletics) – Email: Jennifer. clements@fcps. org – Phone: 240 -236 -8212
Athletic Department Information Outlets Schedule Information: – www. frederickcountycmc. org If interested you sign up to be notified about any changes to your athlete’s sports schedule. Click on “Notify Me” on the above website TJHS Athletics Website: – www. tjathletics. org TJ Athletics Twitter Page: @GTJHSAthletics Remind 101 – Enter this number (81010) – Text @gtjhs TJ Athletic Spirit Wear – – www. tjathletics. org Click on “Athletic Gear Online Store” School Store Located in Cafeteria Sold Directly at sporting events
Sports Packet/Physical Forms Can be obtained ONLINE: – http: //www. fcps. org/athletics/ ONLINE Forms MUST BE FILLED COMPLETELY and PHYSICAL Sheets MUST COMPLETED brought to first try out date. NOT COMPLETED- NO TRYOUT
Physicals Each athlete needs a SPORTS physical completed before their FIRST sport tryout. The sports physical needs to be completed BEFORE they can practice. The physical is good for the entire school year. ALL Physicals expire April 1 st. Physicals for the NEXT school year need to be performed after April 1 st.
Participation Fees Each athlete is required to pay a $93. 00 participation fee for EACH sport they play. If you need assistance, with payments you need to directly contact Coach Nibbs – Stephen. Nibbs@fcps. org OR – 240 -236 -8233 We accept money orders, certified checks or you can pay online. (Only full payments will be accepted online) http: //www. fcps. org/athletics/athletic-fees. cfm (Main Athletic Page of FCPS. org) ALL Checks need to be written out to GTJHS. (Apparel, Fees, Fundraisers) – Make sure separate checks for FEE and apparel. WINTER FEES NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 nd, 2016 (Paid in Full, Waivers etc)- NO EXCEPTIONS
Insurance All Athletes must be insured before they are allowed to tryout! School Insurance is Available: – You can register at www. studentinsurance-kk. com
2016 -17 WINTER Try Out Dates Winter- November 15 th – Check the Athletic Page for specific sports times. – We will also send them out via FOF, Twitter, Remind 101
Student Eligibility Student Athletes must maintain a: – (2. 0 GPA and NO F’s) to play a sport! They can become eligible at the beginning of each term and/or midterm. If they become ineligible at the START OF TERM they can become eligible at MIDTERM Eligibility for Fall Sports is Determined by 4 th Term Grades! All incoming Freshman are eligible Term 1 of school year.
Ineligible Players can/ can not: q Practice q Can Not dress. q Can Not sit with team. q Can Not Travel with team. q Can Not scrimmage with team. q Can Not attend any team functions.
Attendance Policy Student participation in athletics (extra-curricular activities) when they are not in school for a full day Students who have an unexcused lateness or absence from school will not be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities that day. Students who have an excused lateness (Note from Parent or Doctor’s Note) and arrive before the end of first block or leave after the start of fourth block (miss less than 80 minutes) will be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities that day. (Students will receive a brightly colored form from attendance that will be signed by Belinda James)- They need to give this to their coach! In order to participate in extra-curricular activities, students who miss more than 80 minutes that day must: o Submit a note for a professional or legal appointment (doctor, court, etc. ) explaining their lateness or early dismissal AND o Receive approval from an administrator (Students will receive a brightly colored form from attendance that will be signed by an Administrator)- They need to give this to their coach!
Athletic Discipline Any discipline through athletic participation will come through the coaches of your sport. This policy should be clearly defined in their player’s contracts. FCPS Drug and Alcohol Policy Anything off campus is up to the parents to monitor. All on or off Campus/School Events are governed according to FCPS Regulation 400 -8.
Season Tickets/Admission Gated Events (Regular Season Per Game Cost) $5. 00 - Adults $2. 00 - Students (7 years and older) (Adults 60 years and older- Free)- We have Special passes available if interested. $1. 00 - In Season Athlete w/ GTJHS School ID and Sports Pass - Passes will be given out by coaching staff - Passes must be signed
GTJHS Season Passes You Can Purchase the Following Season Passes Click on Season Pass Link on www. tjathletics. org Winter: • Season Pass (Family of 4)- $100. 00 • Individual Pass- $50. 00 • Student Pass (TJ Student)- $30. 00 Spring (Lacrosse Only): • Season Pass (Family of 4)- $30. 00 • Individual Pass- $15. 00 Athlete Passes: • Will be distributed if you make the team. • Student Athletes will be allowed to enter other TJ WINTER gated events for $1. 00 (With School ID)
Season Tickets/Admission Gated Events (Playoffs Per Game Cost) $6. 00 - All Patrons (All Adults, Students- 7 or older) -MPSSAA State Passes Accepted- NO GTJHS Passes, Athlete passes or School ID’s will be accepted
PATRIOT PRIDE Before our athletic teams take the field or court, the Patriots Boosters has been hard at work raising money and generating enthusiasm for our sports program. Our organization is comprised of parents, coaches and loyal sponsors. We strive to assist our coaches by helping finance upgrades in facilities and equipment. We invite all interested parents to join us and get involved by volunteering to help at anyone of our fundraising events – we can’t do it without you! Contact one of the board members or join us for our monthly meeting, generally held every third Monday of the month, at 7 pm, in the front office conference room at GTJHS. For further information on the Patriots Boosters, please go to our website www. tjhsboosters. org
TJ Patriot Boosters Supporting all our student athletes Tjathletics. org
TJ Patriot Boosters Support & promote athletic groups at GTJHS by uniting students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff & community Provide moral & financial support Assure ongoing improvement of GTJHS athletic programs $20 per family membership for academic year Everyone benefits
GTJHS Athletic Enhancements What FCPS Funded? • Indoor & Outdoor Scoreboards (2013) • Practice Field Renovation (2012) • Maintenance & repair of stadium lights (lights are 45 years old) • Resurface track (2011) • Replace gym floor (after 2011 flood) What Boosters Funded? • Fencing (2014) • Senior Scholarships (2010 -present ) • Summer Conditioning (2012 -present) • Softball Pitching Machine (2013) • End zone Camera (2013) • Cheer Mats (2013) • Gator (2012) • Basketball Shoot Away (2012) • Football Helmets (50%) 2012, 2013 • and more! See complete list at tjathletics. org
How Boosters Earns Funds? Concessions!!! • Outdoor (Fall and Winter) and Indoor (Winter) Stands • Satellite Stations for Field Hockey, Baseball Teams must participate to earn funds! • Added opportunities for teams to earn when GTJHS hosts county and regional championships
How can TJ families help? The TJ Community NEEDS YOU! Volunteer for concessions for your student’s team(s) Ask local businesses to become a sponsor (buy a banner) Become a Team Liaison to the Boosters Be a Boosters member every year for just $20. Form available online and in your packet. Sign up tonight! Attend the Boosters Meetings: 3 rd Monday of every month – see tjathletics. org for details and any changes
Patriot Pride We have a long and proud standing tradition of creating a positive atmosphere in which all athletes, coaches, and fans can be proud of at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. We all share responsibility in our pursuit towards this level of excellence. As we depart this evening, know that these traditions are deeply linked to the RED, WHITE and BLUE so wear these colors with PRIDE! Please remember that every time we wear a uniform, a piece of apparel or anything that bears the name Governor Thomas Johnson Patriots, you represent your fellow students, staff, coaches and the Governor Thomas Johnson High School community both Past and Present. https: //youtu. be/Oj. Pe. Zm. Z-v. Po