Guidelines

The mission of the Georgia-Cumberland Academy Sports Program (GCASP) is to provide a Christ-centered environment in which students can experience positive results using athletic talent for God's glory through the avenue of sports, as well as, developing the body, mind, and soul.

Georgia-Cumberland Academy Sports Program Guidelines

Coaches may have additional guidelines that apply to their specific sport.

Team members…

  • are expected to follow school policies and other classroom guidelines.
  • are expected to attend all practices and team activities on-time.
  • will abide by all guidelines given by coaches concerning dress and conduct while attending team activities.
  • may be suspended if on Academic Probation or Citizenship Probation.
  • will not be eligible/lose team status* by being put on Critical Academic Probation or on Academic Probation any 2 grading periods.
  • must make a vow of total abstinence concerning illegal substances, including alcohol, drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
  • who are confronted concerning attitude issues or insubordination may be asked to meet with the GCASP Committee.
  • must pay for uniform rental and team fees as outlined by the Athletic Director.
  • no player for any team is guaranteed a spot on the team just because they were on the team before. the best team will be picked every year by tryouts

*Team eligibility/status - All students are eligible for participation in the GCA Sports Program, previous year grades have no effect on elligibility. A student that secures membership on a team will be dismissed from the team if he/she is put on Critical Academic Probation during the season or on Academic Probation any 2 grading periods. Team fees will not be reimbursed.

"People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about."
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

A team can only achieve its full potential when the collective whole becomes greater than the sum of its individual parts. The participants in the GCASP are expected to consider the team's needs and the team's goals ahead of individual needs and goals.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
—Theodore Roosevelt

The coaches are expected to run practices efficiently for maximum development. With that goal in mind, team members will:

  • Hustle immediately to the coach when called
  • Give eye contact to the coach during instruction
  • Exhibit "relentless energy" during practice
  • Assist in collecting equipment used in practice
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
—General George S. Patton

Playing-time is not a right or a guarantee. The coaches' objectives are to field a team that can work together and get them working together as a unit. As a member of this team, each member was chosen because it was the coaches’ opinion that they would be able to contribute to the program's success. It is not acceptable to:

  • Make comments about lack of playing-time
  • Ask about playing-time during competition
  • Show disgust or lack of team support
"One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than fifty others preaching it."
—Knute Rockne

An atmosphere of true sportsmanship will be exhibited for all practices and team activities. Team members will be expected to treat others as they would like to be treated. Unacceptable behavior is, but not limited to:

  • Taunting
  • Responding to any unsportsmanlike behavior
  • Distracting others
  • Derogatory comments
  • Swearing
"It is not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice."
—Eric Lindros

Success is often defined in: Did I win? This is the wrong question. The real question is: Did I make my best effort? That's what really matters. The rest of it just gets in the way. Everyone has the will to win. The real issue is: Who has the will to prepare to win? Winning games and great performances will be a welcome byproduct of doing many other things right.

Success: Being prepared to give your maximum effort and accepting and learning from your mistakes.

Failure: Not being able to give maximum effort or blaming others for your mistakes.

"Much can be accomplished by teamwork when no one is concerned about who gets credit."
—John Wooden

All practices, games, and performances are mandatory. Team members not able to participate for any reason need to give notice to a coach as soon as possible.

"Be there or be square."
—Anonymous

I have read the guidelines for participation in the GCASP and I agree to abide by these guidelines for the upcoming sports season. I understand that I will be required to pay a team member fee to help defray team costs.

Signed: _____________________________________ Date: ____/____/_______

Parent/guardian: ______________________________ Date: ____/____/_______

Team member fees help defray the cost of transportation, uniforms, and other associated cost.
Team fees are due shortly after the team is chosen!!
$175 - Volleyball, Soccer $285 - Basketball, Acroflyers
Teem fees are subject to change.