Welcome to the Macon Road Athletics Page
Physicals: Athletes must have a current physical on file with the athletic office in order to participate in sports at Macon Road. Physicals are good for one year.
Eligibility: All athletes must be passing all subjects and maintain a C average overall. For example, an athlete can have all A’s, but if he has one F he will not be eligible to play. Also, if a student is passing all classes but has 3 C’s and 3 D’s, he will not be eligible to play because he is not maintaining a C average overall. These are the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools’ (TACS) eligibility policies. All grade averages are cumulative from the first day of each semester.
If a student is off for grades, he will still be required to attend practices and home games unless instructed differently by his coach. Ineligible players are not allowed to attend away games (even if the away games are local). Sometimes when an athlete is off for grades, he is required by the coach to sit in the bleachers during practice time and study. If an athlete is ineligible due to grades, he is still required to wear “game day” dress to school on game days since he is still part of the team. If the coach does not deem it necessary for an ineligible athlete to attend the game competition with the team, the athlete will not be allowed to attend the athletic function.
Practices and Game Season: The teams will practice after school about 2 to 3 days a week. Some practices may be right after school or may begin around 5:00/5:30 p.m. The game season will begin around mid November and ends around the beginning of February.
Concession Stand: As you know, the concession stand is a service we try and provide for our fans and visitors. We encourage parents of athletes to volunteer twice a season to help with the concession stand.
Try-outs and Playing Time: Please realize that the players exemplifying the best skills, attitude, and work ethic will be chosen for the team. Players chosen for the team will be given as much playing time as possible; however, these are competitive sports and there is no guarantee to the amount of playing time each athlete will receive.
Note to Parents: If an athlete chooses to ride with another person to an athletic event without his parents’ knowledge when the school provides transportation to an athletic event in the Memphis area, the school will not be held accountable or liable for the athlete’s decision. It is normally required or recommended that all athletes ride school transportation to athletic events when provided.
Athletic Handbook: Athletes are expected to abide by the policies in the Athletic Section of the Student Handbook. Once you have committed to the team, you are expected to complete the season. Students who do not attend practice for any length of time for any excuse other than a medical excuse when present at school will be dismissed from the team. Athletes who do not compete in the final games of the season will be considered dismissed from the team.