Participating in High School Sports
The district is using Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) event and practice protocols to inform our mitigation plan.
For the Athlete: Required Forms and Eligibility
Prior to the first day of practice students will need a current Physical Exam form completed by doctor, student and parent/guardian and uploaded into Arbiter Athlete. Health exams are good for 18 months so please keep a copy on file as well. All other required documents must be completed in Arbiter Athlete to incluce: Concussion fact sheet and parent acknowledgement form, Sudden cardiac arrest form, Play for Keeps Acknowledgement Form. Students must meet the eligibility standards of the Yukon Koyukuk School District and the Alaska School Activities Association to participate in activities. More information about eligibility, conditions of participation and letter award criteria can be found in the YKSD Student Handbook, page 19. ASAA eligibility rules can found on the ASAA website
- Every student athlete in the state of Alaska, as well as their parent is required to create an account in abiter athlete, here it the link Arbiter Athlete.
- Players must have a signed YKSD Covid Waiver on file and review Covid Parent Fact Sheet
- The tobacco, alcohol, and controlled substances policy of the ASAA requires students and parents to watch a video and sign an acknowledgement form. Get more information and watch the "Play for Keeps" video
- Review Concussion information for parents and Heads Up Concussion
For the Coach: Mandatory Coaching Videos & Trainings
The ASAA Coaches’ Education Program requires that all high school level coaches who have direct supervision of students be certified prior to the first competition. Coaches who actually supervise students may include head coaches and assistant coaches at all levels, as well as volunteer coaches and coaches of outsourced school programs. New coaches in the state of Alaska are required to show proof of taking and passing the NFHS courses or an equivalent certification program. For any returning coach please complete the follwoing courses below. If coaching an ASAA Sport (ie. Wresteling, Running or Basketball). Trainings for coach can be paid by the school or PCard, adminstrator can code. Link to videos below http://asaa.org/coaches/coaches-education/
- NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching $60 (It is good for lifetime)
- Alaska/ASAA State Component $25 (as a stand alone course)
- First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches $45 (Good for 3 yrs)
- Alaska state law requires anyone doing any type of coaching with high school students to complete the "Concussion Training". The training is free and can be accessed on the ASAA site here: http://asaa.org/coaches/
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The training is free and can be accessed on the ASAA site here: http://asaa.org/coaches/coaches-education/
- Coaches must have players complete the daily Sign in. School Principal will attend practice and train participants on mitigation protocols. Once trained, participants will be held responsible for following the mitigation efforts. Blatant disregard for these efforts will result in a 3 day suspension of practice with, or for the team.
The ASAA Executive Director may grant a one season extension of this certification requirement upon receiving an individual member schools’ and district request. No coach may be granted more than one extension. Refer to Article 10 – ASAA Bylaws. Coaches Certification Extension Request: ASAA may grant a one time extension of the certification requirement upon receiving such a request from the school administration. Please use the following form to request an extension.
Extension of Coaches Certification Requirement
For the School Adminstrator regarding Travel
At this time, all schools must follow local Task Force travel guidelines. It is the responsibility of the School Principal to keep updated on the task force mandates as well as submit any necessary travel forms and purchase orders for the district.