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Parent FAQ's

IN WHAT SPORTS DOES OUR SCHOOL COMPETE?
We have school teams for the following athletics and activities: All Jubilee ATX teams compete in the Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League (TCSAAL)
 
ARE SCHOOL TEAMS ONLY OPEN TO 6TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS?
Yes. JWB currently only offers official school athletics to middle school students. We STRONGLY encourage ALL 6th-8th grade students to tryout for ALL sports of interest. Student-athletes in grades 4-5 can also tryout for the middle school teams with permission from the campus AD and each respective coach.

We are in the process of creating K-5 intramural leagues and are always seeking credible community leaders to help coach. This will take some time to come to fruition as we work to build a custom league from scratch. In the mean time, we have other great options for K-5 student-athletes.
 
WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR K-5?
Elementary school students are encouraged to participate in club sports of interest to complement their daily Athletic Conditioning segment with our coaches. JWB is proud to have a preferred partner for most of the sports offered by the school at the middle school level. These partners were selected based on their affordability, proximity (many practice and play games right here on campus), and strong commitment to our schools success (i.e. providing consultants for our school teams). Almost all of these partners also regularly host free or discounted camps and clinics for Jubilee students.
 
DOES IT COST MONEY TO COMPETE FOR THE SCHOOL?
No. There is no direct cost to compete for school teams. Further, the athletics department covers all uniform, league, referee, field utilization, and tournament fees for our teams. 

However, families will likely incur expenses for equipment above and beyond the standard uniform kits. For example, football cleats and receiver gloves,  soccer cleats and shinguards, volleyball kneepads, etc. Athletes competing  in club sports will have to cover those registration costs, but most our partners offer discounts and flexible payment plans.

Families will also be charged a uniform replacement fee if school-issued equipment is not returned (washed and folded) within 3 days of final matches for each particular sport. Families will also be charged a volunteer opt-out fee if they do not fulfill the required responsibilities to support our student-athletes each season (i.e. scorebook, line judges, concessions, and admissions).
 
CAN MY CHILD COMPETE IN MULTIPLE SPORTS?
Yes. We HIGHLY encourage student-athletes to compete in as many sports as they'd like assuming they are prioritizing academics and maintaining a healthy balance (family time, social time, rest and relaxation). Many of our most talented athletes are stars in multiple sports and some even represent club teams outside of school. 

​TCSAAL does a nice job creating their academic calendar to avoid overlaps for the most part (cross country being an exception). While there is little to no down time between sports seasons (football rolls right into basketball which rolls right into track which rolls right into soccer for example), it's very common for JWB students to represent several school teams.
 
DO THE SPORTS OVERLAP? WHEN DOES EACH BEGIN AND END?
Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the school's athletics calendar as communicated via the TeamSnap mobile application account created for every team. This will be your primary source of information, including rosters and match / practice schedules. It's also a tool that will empower you to coordinate carpools and otherwise communicate with other families on the team.
 
WHEN AND WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
All practices will take place from 3:30-5:00pm in the middle school gymnasium, practice turf, our outdoor field. Cross Country and general conditioning for other sports may take place in the neighborhoods surrounding campus per the expectations those respective coaches will set at parent orientation. Players are expected to be suited up in appropriate gear and READY TO BEGIN (not getting dressed) promptly at 3:45pm. Parents are expected to be on campus promptly at 5:00pm for student pickup, as coaches and consultants will be relieved of their duties at that time and often have to depart to other commitments.

It's important to note that parents and siblings are NOT permitted on campus during practices. After school care must arranged for siblings, as coaches will be giving their full attention to rostered student-athletes. 
 
WHEN AND WHERE ARE GAMES?
Roughly 50% of games for each sport will be played at JWB facilities (i.e. "home" games). Students will be expected to travel to opponent campuses for "away" games for the remainder of the schedule. Games take place after business hours (5-8pm) and will vary by sport. All game times will be posted to TeamSnap once published. 

Parents are responsible for coordinating rides for their children these activities and having students ready to play NO LATER THAN 30 MINUTES prior to posted game times. Track and Cross Country will have all events "away" due to the nature of those sports. Generally speaking their are 1-2 games per week for each sport. It's important to note that practice will NOT take place on game days. It's also worth noting that JWB teams typically get a few more "home games" than our competition since we agree to serve as a host site for most sports.
 
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO TRYOUT FOR A TEAM?
Every student is required to complete a sports physical prior to trying out. Parents are also required to complete the concussion form before athletes can compete. Completing this process WILL cover students for ALL sports for an entire school year. It is NOT required to repeat physicals or submit concussion documents for every sport. Parents are expected to cover any medical expenses associated with their child's physical. We hope to make an affordable physician available on campus on a few dates to make this process convenient as possible for our families.
 
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR MY CHILD TO REMAIN ELIGIBLE?
Athletes need to maintain a "C" average (>70%) in ALL classes to remain eligible. Additional academic requirements will be posted for the upcoming school year once finalized. Failing to meet all expectations articulated in the Student Handbook will also be grounds for athletic suspension or removal. Athletes can also become ineligible for competition due to disciplinary or conduct issues documented by faculty, coaches, or the Athletic Director.
 
DO SCHOOL TEAMS COMPETE IN POSTSEASON PLAY / TOURNAMENTS?
Yes. Most sports conclude with regional and state-wide tournaments if our teams earn an invitation following the regular season. Tentative dates for these events are listed on the athletics calendar. The cost of competing in these events (other than travel, etc.) are covered by the league fees paid by our athletics department.
 
DOES THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PROVIDE AWARDS?
Yes. We typically do a team event such as a "parent vs. players" battle at the conclusion of each respective season. Pizza and drinks are usually provided as our way of thanking athletes. 

We also plan 1-2 seasonal Sports Banquets each ever, at which student athletes are provided a meal. Awards such as MVP and Most Improved are distributed by our coaching staff in recognition of exemplary performance.
 
WHO COACHES THE SCHOOL TEAMS?
JWB teams are coached by a combination of our athletics or educational staff in addition to a handful of highly credible community coaches. We are proud that our student-athletes aren't being coached by non-experts that were "volun-told" to coach a sport they've never played at a high level. You'll find the exact opposite with our Jubilee teams thanks to a great group of leaders eager to develop your children into leaders both on AND off the field.
 
HOW CAN I HELP THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM OR MY CHILD'S COACH?
Get involved with the booster club, which empowers selfless parents and community members to help. If you or someone you know is interested in funding uniforms, providing equipment, ensuring safe travel for our athletes, funding additional development opportunities, or any other creative ideas to improve our program, our Athletic Director would love to hear from you! 

Even modest contributions of a few dollars here or there would go a long way. Aside from monetary assistance, perhaps the most scarce resource is time. Our coaches do a TON for these children and are grateful for ANYTHING parents can do to empower staff to spend as much time as possible actually COACHING. This can include taking stats or managing the scoreboard during basketball games, setting up / tearing down equipment for volleyball / football games, or filling water bottles for the soccer games. 

​If you have even 10 minutes to spare each week during the season, we will find a way for your contribute. Please email Coach Nick Marquez if you are interested in helping in any way.
 
WHAT DOES ZERO TOLERANCE MEAN FOR PARENTS?
JWB parents should only provide encouragement and support to both our athletes and our opponents. Other than that, our athletics department will maintain a strict Zero Tolerance policy for anyone in attendance at all official home and away activities and practices. Parents are strictly prohibited from providing coaching or tactical instruction (even to their own child), communicating with referees, or directing unsupportive language at opposing players or parents. Athletes, families members, or friends failing to meet our expectation of demonstrating unrivaled sportsmanship will be removed and potentially disallowed to attend future JWB athletics activities.