Letter to Parents
It has come to my attention that we need to be reminded of our role as spectators at sporting events. I hope that this reminder will help us to remember that we are all here for the kids and that acting out, or calling out other kids/parents is not what basketball, and more importantly life, is about. Here is what is stated in the UIL Parent Info Handbook (what Coach Hardy reads before every game) and what is on our website for the program:
“One of the missions of extracurricular school activities is to serve as an extension of the classroom. There are strong lessons to be learned in athletics. One of those lessons is to set and maintain high standards of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in our schools and our society. It is up to us to provide the direction and constant vigilance under which good sportsmanship can prosper and have a positive impact on our children, the leaders of tomorrow, and ourselves. We feel the need to stress the type of exemplary behavior that should be exhibited by all players and spectators at our events.
The value of the lessons learned by exhibiting good sportsmanship will last a lifetime. If we ever lose sight of that, then athletics, or any co-curricular activity, is not worth sponsoring. The positive actions of a coach, athlete or spectator at an event can influence how any school is perceived in each of our communities and the communities of those schools that meet on the field of play.
We are asking for your support in this effort by emphasizing to your son or daughter what is expected of them at an athletic event as a competitor or spectator. After all, such events are an extension of the school day, and we should expect the same type of respectful behavior exhibited in the athletic arena as we do in the classroom. We urge you to ask your children to demonstrate self-control and self-discipline and at the same time, enjoy the games.
Finally, we ask you to set a good example when in the stands at an event. It is only through these efforts that we can clearly communicate what is acceptable behavior. We hope that your positive example will help set the tone for those around you so we may all enjoy the games our athletic teams are involved in.
THE DEFINITION OF SPORTSMANSHIP:
Sportsmanship is character displayed through athletic competition. People of character live by the “Six Pillars of Character,” universal values that can be used to define a good person: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. This code applies to the parents of all student-athletes involved in interscholastic sports.”
Remember, it all starts with us!
Tiger Basketball Coaching Staff
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Future College Athletes
New NCAA D1 Requirements for Athletes Graduating in 2016 or Later
The academic requirements for student athletes graduating in 2016 or later are going to be much higher than the current academic markers. If current high school athletes were required to meet the new academic standards, over 15% of incoming freshman would not be eligible (40% of basketball players and 35% of football players). This means if you are following the same courses as the athletes ahead of you, there is a chance you will not be eligible. Here is a summary of all of the new requirements.
§ The new minimum GPA goes up from 2.0 to 2.3
§ The GPA requirements on the sliding scale have gone up roughly .5. See the sliding scale for 2016 graduates at the bottom of this page.
§ You must complete 10 of your 16 core course before your senior year of high school
§ You will not be allowed to retake any of your 10 core courses before your senior year for a higher score.
NCAA DII Eligibility Requirements
The requirements to play NCAA D2 sports and receive a scholarship are lower than the DI level. All eligible DI athletes are eligible at the DII level. If you don’t meet the DI requirements but meet the requirements below, you can compete at the NCAA DII level.
2. You must complete 16 core courses and receive a minimum GPA of 2.0. The core course requirements are as follows 3 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 or higher), 2 years of Natural or Physical Science, 2 years of Social Science, 2 extra years of English, Math or Science and 4 years of Religion, Philosophy, Foreign Language or additional years of any of the categories above.
3. You must take the SAT or ACT. You need to score a minimum of 820 on the SAT (Math and Reading only) or an ACT sum score of 68.
NCAA DIII Eligibility Requirements
If you are going to compete at the NCAA DIII level you do not need to register with the NCAA. The NCAA has no academic requirements for DIII athletes. Each university sets their own academic standards for student athletes and financial aid. It is best to contact the coaches at the DIII universities you are interested and get the standards from them.
NAIA Eligibility Requirements
The academic standards for the NAIA are the lowest of all division levels except Junior Colleges. In order to be eligible athletes must graduate from high school and meet 2 of the following 3 requirements:
2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0
3. Score 860 on the SAT or 16 on the ACT
We > Me
Click on the link to read the article We > Me. This article talks about what the Klein Collins basketball coaches preach to our players everyday.