The Gilmour Academy Department of Athletics has developed safety guidelines for all students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities and events.
Each sport is unique in its characteristics, skills, and rules of participation. All athletes, parents, and coaches must understand the specific characteristics of each sport in order to maximize the safety of participation and completion.
Specific areas of emphasis include:
1. Preparation for practice and events
2. Locker room and building activities
3. Pre- and post-practice and event activities
4. Hazards specific to each sport
5. Management of emergency situations
These issues will be discussed for each sport by the coaching staff at the initial preseason player/parent meeting and will be periodically reviewed during the season.
Additionally, injuries can and do occur during athletic activities. The severity of any injury is unknown until it occurs and is assessed by trained personnel. We understand that the possibility of sustaining an injury ranging from minor to catastrophic exists while participating in any athletic program. Click here to downloand the cautionary statement form and return to the Athletic Department prior to participation.
Track & Field