Athletics Participation Guide

Participating in Interscholastic athletics, at Greenon Local Schools, is a privilege, not a right. Participation in athletics requires the student athlete and parent/guardian to read, understand and follow the rules, policies, and guidelines set forth by Greenon Local Schools and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA).

The following guide gives the student athlete and their parents/guardians the information needed to participate in Greenon athletics.

Grade Requirements

Athletes at Greenon are first of all—students. Athletes are required to maintain the following OHSAA mandated grade standards:

  • - Eligibility is determined by the immediately proceeding nine week grading period (does not include summer school).
  • - Athletes must have a minimum of a 1.5 grade point average.
  • - Athletes must be passing a minimum of five (5) one-credit courses, or the equivalent.
  • - Physical Education DOES NOT count towards the five credit requirement.
  • - Eligibility for fall sports is determined by the fourth quarter grades of the preceding school year.
  • - Classes made up in summer school DO NOT count towards fall eligibility.
  • - Students that are home schooled or are taking post secondary classes are required to submit grades to the Athletic Department, at the end of each Greenon grading period, to maintain eligibility.

Participation Fee

Athletes are required to pay a participation fee to play sports at Greenon. Fees are to be paid to the bookkeeper in the Guidance Office at the High School.

  • - Middle School Fee - $50.00 per sport.
  • - High School Fee - $100.00 per sport.
  • - Family Cap - $225.00

Risks of Participation in Athletics

There are many physical and social benefits to participating in sports. However, the student athlete and parent/guardian need to understand there are inherent risks in athletic participation. The risks include, but are not limited to, sprains, fractures, and ligament and/or cartilage damage which could result in a temporary or permanent, partial or complete impairment in the use of limbs, brain damage, paralysis, or even death. Risks may also include exposure to blood borne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis.

Annual Physical Requirement

An annual physical is required to participate in sports at Greenon Local Schools. Physicals are good for one year from the date the doctor signed the physical. A copy of the physical must be on file in the athletic office before a student athlete can participate in athletics, including practices.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is required for participation in interscholastic athletics. If an athlete is currently not covered by medical insurance, it can be purchased through the school.

Required Reading

There are a number of publications that the school, OHSAA, and the State of Ohio require that athletes and parent/guardians read. The Student Athlete Participation Contract lists and outlines all of the required documents. To streamline the process of reading and signing each of the required documents the Student Athlete Participation Contract was developed.

Athletes and parent/guardians now are only required to sign the contract, stating that they have read and understand the various documents, rather than signing and returning the numerous forms required by various groups. Copies of each of the documents covered in the contract can be found under the Forms section on the Athletics page of the school website.

The documents that are included in the contract are:

Forms to Give Your Coach

The athlete should give the following forms to the coach prior to the first practice.

  • - Completed physical, unless there is a current one on file in the Athletic Department.
  • - Signed Student Athlete Participation Contract.
  • - Emergency Medical Form. These are only required for fall sports. For all other seasons the Athletic Department will make a copy of the school emergency medical form for the coach.
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