About ECA Athletics


The ECA sports program consists of competitive varsity/junior varsity boys and girls basketball, football, girls volleyball, boys baseball, girls fast pitch softball, varsity track, and cheerleading. Students enrolled in the 7th – 12th grades are eligible to participate based upon meeting the required academic and physical standards. Physical Education will feature sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, and softball.

Participation in Athletics is a privilege that is earned; it is not a right.

In order to participate on an ECA Varsity/Junior Varsity Sports Team or the Cheerleading Squad the following procedures must be meet by the student:

Academics

All student-athletes must meet the following minimum requirements at each grade level to be eligible for interscholastic athletics. Seventh grade students must have passed the sixth grade the previous academic year, and have been promoted to the seventh grade. Eighth grade students must have passed the seventh grade the previous academic year, and have been promoted to the eighth grade. Ninth grade students must have passed the eighth grade the previous academic year, and have been promoted to the ninth grade. Seventh and eighth grade students must pass six (6) subjects the first semester to be eligible for the second semester. Ninth through twelfth grade students must have passed seven (7) new Carnegie units during the previous academic year to be eligible for the first semester. Note: A minimum of four (4) core curriculum credits must be included in this requirement. Ninth through twelfth grade students may earn and/or retain second semester eligibility by passing 3.0 new Carnegie units during the first semester of the current year. Note: A minimum of (1.5) core curricular credits must be included in this requirement.

  • Core curricular subjects include English, History, Math, and Science.
  • A student-athlete repeating any grade will be ineligible regardless of the reason for repeating.

Leadership

Participation in ECA athletic programs is voluntary. Student athletes are, by definition, leaders within the ECA student body. Not only do they stand before the ECA student body; they also represent ECA before other schools and the public. Being highly visible, their conduct and influence have a great impact on those around them. Therefore, they are held to a higher standard of conduct. Each participant is expected to possess and maintain unquestionable character and moral integrity. INVOLVEMENT IN ANY ACT THAT HARMS THE REPUTATION OF ECA WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM.

Guidelines

The Coach, within each sport or the Senior Cheerleader Sponsor may establish specific guidelines, which are to be followed within their areas of responsibility. The guidelines must be consistent with ECA policies, the Student Handbook, and approved by the ECA Administration. Before trying out for any sport or cheerleading, students must be registered for the upcoming year and all paperwork and registration fees turned in. New students must have received notification of acceptance and all paperwork and registration fees taken care of. Students will not be permitted to attend any practices until these matters are taken care of. For more information on athletic guidelines please read the ECA Athletic Handbook.