Establishing criteria for making a particular team—"varsity vs. junior varsity", "A" vs. "B", and/or the number of student-athletes on a given team—are the responsibility of the athletic director and the respective head coach, taking into consideration the school’s philosophy regarding athletics.
Teams may be adjusted to fit the needs of the student-athletes as required and at the discretion of the athletic director and the respective coaches.
Student-athletes may not play two different sports at GFS during the same season. GFS Athletics also adheres to all pertinent league rules regarding eligibility of student-athletes.
Membership on any team is a commitment from the opening day of practice through the last regular season game or match or any post season play such as the Friends Schools League playoffs or state tournaments. All student-athletes are expected to attend all games and practices. It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to organize his or her time and priorities so that commitments to both academics and athletics are fulfilled. It is also the responsibility of the student-athlete to notify classroom teachers of absences or early dismissals from class at least one day prior to the occurrence when the absence or dismissal is caused by an athletic contest. The student-athlete is responsible to make up work resulting from such a dismissal. All student-athletes are expected to be at school on time the day following an athletic contest. In order for a student-athlete to be able to participate in a practice or a game, the student-athlete should be in school for the entire day. The appropriate principal, in consultation with the Athletic Directors, must approve exceptions to these policies.
Any team member who is injured but able to attend school is expected to be at all practices and games unless personally excused by the head coach, for physical limitations do not preclude a student-athlete from being able to assist the team in some way. If a student-athlete absolutely must miss a practice session or a game, the coach must be notified at least a day in advance. The coach and Athletic Director will make the final decision as to whether a student-athlete is excused. With any unexcused absence or with excessive excused absences from practices or games, the student-athlete’s membership on the team and receipt of an athletic credit will be subject to review.