Student/athletes are expected to understand that joining a team at any level includes a commitment to the other members of that team and the coach to be present for every practice and competition and to be prepared physically and emotionally to give maximum effort at each practice and competition. Any student/athlete who is not willing to commit at this level should not participate in that sport. Northern Valley school calendars are posted at www2.nvnet.org. Families of student/athletes are expected to arrange vacation plans around their child’s athletic seasons. If a student/athlete violates this rule they will have to suffer reasonable consequences set by their coach and team for unexcused absences.