DUBLIN LADY IRISH SOFTBALL POLICIES
□ Always be at practice
□ Be on time arriving and departing (parents are asked to be prompt when picking up a player from practice
or a game)
□ No cell phones are to be used or seen during practice or game time
□ Do not argue with officials
□ Displays of temper will not be tolerated
□ No profanity
□ No tobacco
□ No jewelry is to be worn at practice or games
□ Cleats and gloves will always be required at practice and games
□ Nothing that draws attention to yourself
Failure to abide by the rules will result in disciplinary action
Appropriate to the styles and time. Batting helmet must be able to fit on head correctly and safely. No
extremely wild hair styles will be allowed and hair should not be colored in a way to draw any undue attention.
(C) DRESS CODE:
Wear comfortable clothing that is appropriated for the weather.
Always wear cleats & bring your glove.
(2) Game: Uniform
Note: Cleats will not be worn on bus; therefore, an extra pair of shoes should be with player on game days.
(D) BUS BEHAVIOR
On the way to the games no loud talking or noises.
Cell phones will not be used unless permission is given by coaching staff.
No hanging out of the windows.
No eating or drinking on the bus, unless pre-approved by coaching staff.
No shouting out of the bus windows.
The bus will be cleaned by the players after each trip.
Everyone will ride back on the bus unless Coach Jessup has been notified in writing by your parents or
your parents verbally tell the coach.
There may be times that Coach Jessup asks everyone to ride the bus.
(E) EATING OUT:
There will be times that as a team we may stop and eat out. You will be expected to conduct yourselves in
an adult manner. You are representing yourselves, Dublin Soccer, Dublin High School and Dublin, Georgia. No
horseplay, foul language, rude manners or any type of misbehavior will be tolerated. Any problems will result in
disciplinary action and possible suspension or dismissal.
(F) LETTERING POLICY:
To letter in Softball:
1) You must participate in 60% of the games you are dressed to be eligible.
2) You may also letter if the team wins a Region Title or advances to the quarter-finals or above in the State
3) Any special circumstances that Coach Jessup may warrant deserve lettering.
***A player must be in good standing with the Coach and the Athletic Director of Dublin High School at the end of
the season to receive a Letter.
(G) ATHLETIC POLICY:
Dropping or Transferring Sports:
Quitting is an intolerable habit to acquire. There is not a place in athletics for quitters. A student-athlete
that may find it necessary to quit a sport or is dismissed from a team will not be allowed to participate, attend
practice, travel or be associated with another sport until the sport that they quit or were dismissed from is completely
over, including all Region and State Playoff games. This policy will become effective when the regular season (first
contest) starts. All grade level teams 6 through 12 will adhere to this policy.
Sometimes extenuating circumstances will occur causing an athlete to drop a sport for a good reason. If
this is the case, the following procedure will be followed:
A. Talk with your immediate school coach and then the Head Coach of your respective sport.
B. Report your situation to the Athletic Director.
C. Check in all equipment issued to you.
Failure to follow this procedure will result in the total enforcement of this policy. However, under adverse
conditions you could receive permission from the coach whose sport you quit to tryout and/or begin practice of
The administration must be kept abreast of students dropping/transferring sports as soon as situations of
this nature occur.
(H) ATHLETIC POLICY:
Receiving a letter jacket:
A player is eligible to receive a letter jacket only after they have participated in a varsity sport after their
junior year (3 years). Players are not allowed to receive a letter jacket after their freshman or sophomore
The Dublin Softball Booster Club will pay half of the price for this jacket and the players will pay half.
The Athletic Department policy regarding quitting or not being able to play a sport in regards to jackets will be
followed by the Dublin High Softball Program.
(I) DAILY WORK DUTIES:
All players will be expected to perform the “daily” activities of getting out and putting up equipment.
Players will be assigned individual duties and are responsible for getting equipment out and put up.
Seniors/Upperclassmen will be in charge of certain days to make sure all equipment is gotten out and put back up.
On game days, all players will be assigned a duty.
School athletic equipment issued to the student athlete by the Athletic Department is his/her responsibility.
Loss of any equipment is the athlete’s financial responsibility.
(K) COMPLAINT PROCEDURE: (for parents)
If you have any problem at any time this year with part of the softball program or with the rules please let
me know so we may discuss the problem and possible solutions. If you do not feel that the problem has been solved
after our discussion then you should contact the Athletic Director. After discussion with the AD (Roger Holmes)
your next avenue should be to see the principal (Mr. Hunter) or another administrator at Dublin High School to
discuss your problem. If you still feel the problem has not been successfully solved then your last resort should be
to go to the Superintendent’s office with your problem or complaint. It would help me and our softball program if
you will be sure to follow these steps to find solutions to any problems we have.
Players are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship before and after a contest. Behaviors such as taunting,
fighting, etc. are forbidden. Ejection procedures will follow the rules established by the GHSA in the Constitution
Repeated unsportsmanlike conduct may be discussed with coach and administration at Dublin High School.
Representing Dublin High School and your teammates positively and respectfully should be your top
The following infractions will result in a disciplinary action:
□ Attitude or behavior issues in the classroom
□ Any disciplinary referral to the administration (fighting=removal)
□ Being arrested or charged in any way by the police (removal)
□ Sexual misconduct (investigation/possible removal)
□ Use of any drugs or alcohol (removal)
□ Involvement in any verbal altercation
□ Not cooperating with the captains
□ Being disrespectful to any coach (repeat offenses=removal from squad)
If you are to remain on this team, you must conduct yourself in a manner that represents this team and
Dublin High School well. You are expected to get along with all of your teammates. Although you don’t have to be
best friends, you do have to have a respect for one another that comes from being teammates. Do not talk about one
another behind each other’s backs. That always causes problems. If there is an issue, let the coaches know so we can
sit down and work it out together.
(N) Social Networking:
If evidence exists of you sending inappropriate texts (language, sexual innuendo, promiscuous photos, etc.)
or posting inappropriate pictures and/or comments, you will receive a punishment. The severity of the offense will
determine the severity of the punishment. Nudity will result in dismissal from the team. Remember, any status you
post is read by everyone you are friends with on Facebook or any Twitter followers! You should always conduct
yourself as a young lady and remember you are a representative of our school!
We don’t apologize for expecting a lot out of you. The discipline you
learn as an athlete will help you later in life.
cut along the line
Please sign below stating you have read and understand all of the rules for participation on the Dublin High
School Softball team, and return to Coach Jessup.
Parent Signature Player Signature
Violation of any rule or misconduct by a player will result in discussion with the coach and/or a
late unexcused make up.
Repeated violation of any rules will result in suspension or dismissal.
The coach has the final say so in all disciplinary action taken. She will take into account all
extenuating circumstances and severity of the offense when following through with disciplinary
EXCUSED– Any time a player has notified Coach Jessup in advance to an activity that she will
miss or be late. The Coach will tell her if it is excused. If an emergency occurs it can be
excused after a violation. Personal sickness or being absent from school are not emergencies and
Coach Jessup should be notified when leaving school or called to say a player will not be at
UNEXCUSED– Any time a player has NOT contacted Coach Jessup prior to a missed or late
If you cannot find Coach Jessup you may leave a note with the office staff or call and leave a
message on her voice mail.
Coach Jessup: Coach Versprille: Coach Wright:
478.998.4884 478.595.3721 478.278.5260
OFFENSE: ACTION TAKEN:
Excused 1– lap
2 – poles
1 – mile
Unexcused 4 – laps
2 – miles
Excused 6 – laps
4 – poles
2 – miles
Unexcused 8 – laps
8 – poles
2 – miles
If a player is repeatedly late or absent then suspension or dismissal may be necessary.
Late for Game Suspension
Missed Game Excused No disciplinary action because must
really need to miss
Unexcused Suspension or Dismissal
Improper action on Diamond Same as missed practice
(arguing, cursing, etc....)
Talking Back to Coach Suspension or Dismissal
Theft Suspension or Dismissal
School Misbehavior Late to School 1 mile
Referral 1 mile
OSS Suspension or
Repeated school misbehavior may result in suspension or dismissal from the team. A parent conference will be held to
discuss the misbehavior. School misbehavior will not be tolerated.