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Playing Time Guidelines

TSD Playing Time Guidelines 

 

 

 

In Ranger Athletics, sports are divided into three separate categories according to their nature.  

 

Those categories are listed below:

 

Developmental

 

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.  

 

Competitive/Developmental

 

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.).

 

Competitive

 

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)