Thing You Need to Know as a Parent of a Sophomore/Junior/Senior Student Athlete

  1. Join the Lakewood Athletic Boosters
  2. Parents are required to fill out student participation forms that are available online under the “Athletic Participation Forms” tab.
  3. Students may not participate until all these forms are completed and turned into the Athletic Department. Pay to Participate offsets the cost of coaching salaries. The fee is $75.00 per sport.
  4. Students will receive a sticker to receive free entrance into home games once their pay to participate has been received.
  5. Some teams organize fundraisers during the school year to purchase special items for their team. The coach will contact you if they decide to organize a fundraiser.
  6. Some sports teams require the students to purchase special gear i.e.. shoes specific to the sport, under garments etc..
  7. Uniforms are supplied by the Athletic Department with the help of the Athletic Boosters.
  8. Ticket revenue from home games help support the Athletic Department in regards to paying officials and game workers.
  9. The major focus for high school athletics are for students to #1 have fun, develop skills to prepare them for college competition and contribute to the overall scholastic experience.
  10. Learning commitment is an important part of joining a team. It is important that you or your child inform the coach if your child has to miss practice.
  11. It is recommended that your child take the SAT/ACT. Also maintain above a 3.00 grade point average.
  12. If your child has intentions of pursuing a college athletic scholarship attendance to summer camps for the specific sport they are interested in.
  13. There is a Transportation Waiver Form that must be turned in if you plan on transporting your child instead of them riding the school bus. The form is also available online under the “forms” tab.