Athletic Policies & Philosophy
ATHLETIC CODES OF CONDUCT: Athletics at Malden Catholic is an extension of our educational mission. We expect our student-athletes to play hard, but fair and clean; to learn self-discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, persistence, and responsibility. We expect our coaches to be teachers of life’s lessons and role models ready to demonstrate how to win with grace and to accept defeat with class. We expect our fans to offer positive support for the action on the field and to be respectful to all participants, officials, and one another. We expect parents to follow the channels of communication outlined in our cut-policy. We join the MIAA in discouraging unacceptable behaviors at athletic events. These include the following: yelling or negative chanting or gestures toward an opponent; booing or heckling an official’s decision; displays of temper with an official’s call; taunting or trash talk; blaming loss of game on officials, coaches, or participants; loud fan-coaching from the sidelines; using profanity, displays of anger, or negative cheers that draw attention away from the game. We want fans to know that attendance at high school games is a privilege and not license to assault others verbally or to be obnoxious; and the improper behavior of others is not an invitation for us to act improperly too. All fans should promptly and politely follow direction from our game supervisor or from any MC faculty member or staff. Seniors participating in spring sports are subject to school regulations through the end of the season and tournaments. Transcripts will be withheld for discipline issues.
ELIGIBILITY: A student who fails two subjects in a marking period may not participate in any extracurricular activity in the next Quarter of that academic year until he is declared eligible by the Principal. He is ineligible pending a review of his grades at interim evaluation and may become eligible at that time. The student must initiate the review of his marks by contacting the Principal. A student who fails three or more subjects in a marking period is ineligible for the entire next quarter. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, of which Malden Catholic is a member school, declares a student who transfers from our school to another ineligible for one year in any sport in which that student has played at a varsity level. Participation in varsity athletics at Malden Catholic is a privilege, not a right. Varsity athletes join a long, proud athletic tradition when they put on the Blue and Gold. Considerable time, expense, and trust are invested in the varsity athlete. Therefore, each varsity athlete must recognize his responsibility to his team, his athletic program, and his school. Malden Catholic supports the MIAA Transfer Rule.