TSD Playing Time Guidelines
In Ranger Athletics, sports are divided into three separate categories according to their nature.
Those categories are listed below:
3rd through 6th grade sports are considered developmental. Each participating athlete will receive an equal amount of playing time (with the exception of policy violations - handbook, behavior matrix, team rules) during practices and games.
7th/8th grade sports are considered developmental. Coaches allow each athlete an opportunity to play (with the exception of policy violations - handbook, behavior matrix, team rules) in each game as young athletes need the opportunity to develop.
For any tournaments, coaches do not set a time limit on the amount of playing time an athlete will receive.
Junior Varsity level sports are competitive and developmental. Coaches will do their best to make sure each athlete receives some playing time; however, the amount of time is completely at their discretion and/or those who meet or exceed coach’s expectations (commitment, dedication, loyalty, sportsmanship, etc.).
Varsity level sports are competitive. Teams have the opportunity to win district, area, regional, state, and/or national title. Playing time is awarded to students with a higher skill level and/or those who meet or exceed coach’s expectations (commitment, dedication, loyalty, sportsmanship, etc.). There are times when athletes may not get playing time.
(Unexcused absences and/or any kind of team rule violation will result in a loss of participation time)