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Coaching Guidelines


Interscholastic athletics at Sunset Ridge School are designed to provide our students with the opportunity to develop fundamental skills, to learn the rules and strategies, and to engage in healthy competition in the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie to enhance their love of the game.



Interscholastic athletics at Sunset Ridge School are open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Athletics at SRS are designed to help develop skills, promote sportsmanship and fair play, and provide an experience that fosters physical, mental, and social-emotional growth within student-athletes.

Every year and every team is unique and has its own strengths and challenges.  As a small school, we are consistently striving to maintain a program that values growth and development in all of our student-athletes, one team at a time.

Below is some information about the athletics offered, including season dates by sport and what is needed to participate in SRS athletics.

  • As a representative of District 29, all coaches are expected to adhere to the following expectations:


    • Follow the guidelines as outlined in the mission statement and goals of the program.
    • Demonstrate professionalism toward students-athletes, parents, other coaches, and officials.
    • Knowledge of sport including rules, safety precautions, offensive and defensive strategies, and development of skills.
    • Treat all student-athletes fairly and with respect.
    • Clear communication with student-athletes and parents regarding sport specific expectations, including the NSIC (North Shore Independent Conference) rules and regulations, when applicable.
    • Lead by example, demonstrating sportsmanship at all times.
    • To promote a fun and enjoyable learning experience for all participants.  
    • Communicate participation requirements to students and parents before the start of the season.
    • Communicate all scheduling changes to students and parents in a timely manner.
    • Maintain attendance record and ensure any medical needs of student-athletes are addressed.
    • Ensure all student-athletes meet the sports participation requirements (grades, attendance, medical forms, behavior expectations).
    • Distribute and maintain an accurate list of athletic uniforms and ensure all uniforms are returned in good condition within 1 week of the end of the season. 
    • Ensure schedule is complete and communicated via the school website athletics calendar.
    • Be present for all practices and games, unless otherwise communicated.  Coaches are expected to stay until all student-athletes are picked up or accounted for. When traveling via bus, coaches must be present.
    • Reach out to yearbook teacher/coordinator to schedule team photo.
    • Responsible for setting up and breaking down equipment for practices and games.
    • Ensure the safety and well-being of student-athletes during all activities. Document and communicate any misbehavior or issues to parents and administration.
    • Promote teamwork and a supportive and inclusive environment.

Additional resources are listed on the internal staff pages.