Questions
1)  Which BJH Athletic clothes are required?
2)  Are BJH sweats required or can I wear other sweats?
3)  How much do athletic clothes cost?
4)  Do I have to dress out every day?
5)  But what if I don't feel well? Do I still have to dress out and participate?
6)  Can I bring a note from my parents if I don't feel well?
7)  Why can't I wear jewelry during athletics?
8)  I just got my ears pierced, what should I do?
9)  What sports does BJH offer?
10)  How many teams will there be for each sport?
11)  How many girls make the teams?
12)  How do you decide who makes the team?
13)  What does "No-Cut" mean?
14)  I'm in 7th grade and I don't know if I like a particular sport. Should I try out?
15)  Do all 7th graders have to play Soccer?
16)  What if I have a non-school game at the same time as a school game?
17)  What should I do if I think I should be getting more playing time?
 
Answers
1)  Q Which BJH Athletic clothes are required?
A
BJH shorts and t-shirt are required and are to be worn every day, without exception.
2)  Q Are BJH sweats required or can I wear other sweats?
A
Although we do sell BJH sweats, they are NOT required. You may purchase your own UNMARKED Royal Blue sweats.
3)  Q How much do athletic clothes cost?
A
Shirts ($15), Shorts ($15), Sweat Tops ($25), Sweat Bottoms ($20)
4)  Q Do I have to dress out every day?
A
YES! All athletes are required to be dressed in BJH shorts and shirt, white socks, and appropriate athletic shoes each day, or points will be deducted from the six weeks grade. Even if you are sick and unable to work out, you are still expected to dress out.
5)  Q But what if I don't feel well? Do I still have to dress out and participate?
A
Yes, you are still expected to dress out and participate. If you go to the nurse during the day and she gives you a note to not participate, you will be excused from participation. You are still expected to dress out.
6)  Q Can I bring a note from my parents if I don't feel well?
A
Yes. A parent note will be good for 1 day. If a sickness or injury lasts longer than 1 day, it is required that a doctor's note be brought to the coaches or a 7pt deduction of their six week grade will occur. If bringing parent notes becomes a recurring problem, the athlete can and will be removed from athletics.
7)  Q Why can't I wear jewelry during athletics?
A
Jewelry in athletics is a major safety risk. Injuries can easily occur to the athlete wearing the jewelry or to other athletes. Plus, no jewelry is allowed in competition (as per UIL rules), so, therefore, it is not allowed in practice.
8)  Q I just got my ears pierced, what should I do?
A
Three choices: 1) Take the earrings out. 2) Buy "spacers" (plastic tubes that are put in the ear to keep the holes from closing). 3) Have points taken off of your grade - daily. The absolute best thing to do - wait until the beginning of the summer to get your ears pierced.
9)  Q What sports does BJH offer?
A
We offer Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, and Track for the 7th & 8th graders. We offer Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer for the 9th graders. 9th graders running Cross Country and Track will participate at LD Bell.
10)  Q How many teams will there be for each sport?
A
The maximum number of teams we will have are as follows: 7th Grade - 2 volleyball, 2 basketball, 2 cross country, 4 soccer, 1 track. 8th Grade - 2 volleyball, 2 basketball, 2 cross country, 2 soccer, 1 track. 9th Grade - 1 volleyball, 1 basketball, 1 soccer
11)  Q How many girls make the teams?
A
These are general numbers and can fluctuate. 7th grade - Volleyball and Basketball - 24, Track - 20-25, Cross Country and Soccer - No-Cut. 8th grade - Volleyball and Basketball - 20, Track - 20-25, Cross Country and Soccer - No-Cut. 9th grade - Volleyball and basketball - 12, Soccer - No-Cut.
12)  Q How do you decide who makes the team?
A
For each sport, we have try-outs. The coaches of that particular sport evaluate all of the athletes based on athletic ability, effort, coachability, punctuality, attitude, and academic standing. The coaches then decide, along with the head coach of that sport and the athletic coordinator, which girls are most ready to play during that particular season. In many cases, players who get cut one year will go to sport camps, improve their skills, and then will make the team in the following years. So don't give up!!!
13)  Q What does "No-Cut" mean?
A
No cut simply means that ALL athletes that come to practice, work hard, keep a positive attitude, and maintain passing grades will make the team.
14)  Q I'm in 7th grade and I don't know if I like a particular sport. Should I try out?
A
YES!!!! All 7th graders should (and will) try out for all sports. You may be surprised that you have skills or really anjoy a sport which you have never played.
15)  Q Do all 7th graders have to play Soccer?
A
YES!!! Soccer is, in my opinion, the best sport in the world for improving overall athletic ability. Your conditioning as well as your coordination will improve. You will become a better overall athlete by playing soccer. Plus, soccer is a no-cut sport, and therefore we will all participate, have fun, and end the year on a positive, winning note for BJH!
16)  Q What if I have a non-school game at the same time as a school game?
A
School related activities always come first. No exceptions. Many girls try out for the few spots on our teams. If you earn a spot on a team, you are expected to be at ALL games and practices. There are many girls who were cut that would love to have that spot. If you should choose to go to a non-school game/match rather than your BJH game/match, you will be suspended for the next week's worth of games/matches, as well as lose 10 points off of your six weeks average. You will still be expected to suit out and be at the game, you simply will not play. If it happens a second time, you will be suspended for two weeks. A third time necessitates removal from the Athletic Program.
17)  Q What should I do if I think I should be getting more playing time?
A
If you feel that you should be playing more, simply speak with your coach before or after practice, or at some other time during the day. The coach will be happy to help you understand situations and let you know what needs to be done to get more playing time. AT NO TIME will an athlete's playing time be discussed with parents or other adults. We have proven track records of success here at BJH, with highly qualified and experienced coaches, and we are all here with the best interests of our athletes, as well as the entire program, in mind. I guarantee it.