Team Uniforms and School Issued Equipment
Athletic equipment becomes more costly each year. It is the responsibility of the student athlete to secure all school issued equipment items and uniforms. The expense of a uniform is significant and if the athlete forgets to lock his or her locker, the athlete will be expected to pay for the school issued athletic equipment and/or uniform.
Care and Maintenance of Uniform and Equipment
All athletes and parents are responsible for the cleaning and maintaining of all uniforms and equipment issued to them during the course of a season. Some of our most costly items may shrink, fade, or bleed color if washed in hot water. In addition, our logos, numbers, and screens may crack and peel off if temperature settings for washing and drying are too hot. Therefore, do not wash uniforms in hot water and avoid drying on hot temperature settings. Please wash uniforms in cold water and hang to dry. Be sure to read the tags on the cloth for washing and drying instructions. When in doubt, speak to the coach before laundering uniforms. If the uniform needs to be replaced, the athlete will be expected to pay for the replacement item.
Return of School Issued Uniforms and Equipment
It is the responsibility of the athlete to personally sign out and return all school issued equipment to their coach at the end of their season. All team uniforms and equipment are to be returned to the coach immediately after the last practice, contest or scheduled meeting by the coach. Athletes should never give their school issued equipment or uniform to any one else to return for them. Coaches keep accurate records of school issued inventory and if there are any items not returned at the end of the season, the athlete will be placed on an indebted list. Athletes are not permitted to keep their uniforms at the end of a season. Athletic uniforms are costly to replace in small quantity, and allowing student-athletes to keep their uniforms would be fiscally irresponsible. In addition, many of our uniforms are custom made, and cannot be matched. All parents are asked to support our inventory policies, and make every effort to see to it that their child’s uniform and protective equipment are returned to the coach immediately following the last game of the season. Please be advised that it is more beneficial to have the inventory item returned than to have the item paid for. Family cooperation is essential. Please make all attempts to locate and return all school issued athletic inventory at the end of the season. Athletes who are indebted will not be issued any other school uniform or protective equipment for another sport season until they clear their indebtedness with the coach or athletic office. If the uniform is lost, or ruined, the athlete will be held responsible. Coaches will also be instructed to withhold the presentation of athletic awards until the missing items of inventory have been returned or paid for. Seniors will not be issued diplomas and cap/gowns for graduation ceremony until all outstanding equipment/uniforms have been returned or monetarily reimbursed.