Student Athlete Handbook

 

Student Athlete Handbook

 

 

    

  

Welcome Student-Athletes!

 

I first want to say how excited I am to be at MCC and in Marshalltown as a part of this Athletic Department. I look forward to getting to know each of you on an individual basis and working with each of you both on and off the field of competition. MCC has seen great success over the previous years in different arenas and I want to be able to build on these successes.

 

My goal is to maximize potential within the department. Maximize fundraising potential, to provide more scholarships, better gear and equipment, and other amenities that would help you maximize your potential on the field or court.  I commend our coaches and student athletes for their continued dedication in striving for greater success. We expect that you, our student-athletes will continue to strive to represent our college, our department and your team with the upmost respect, sportsmanship and pride while you pursue your athletic and academic goals.

 

I hope to have all of our teams recognized this year for their combined academic success by having team GPA’s over 3.00 for the academic year.  Push yourself to be your best on and off of the court or field and open up as many doors as you can for your future transfer to a four year institution.

 

      Kathleen Brown

   Director of Athletics

 

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Department of Athletics

2017-2018 Staff Directory

Name

Title

Office

Office Phone (641-844)

Cell Phone

E-mail

Kathleen Brown

Director of Athletics

SAC

709

5670

402-740-3878

Kathleen.brown@iavalley.edu

Nick Harvey

SID/Events

SAC 710

5667

515-231-2096

Nick.harvey@iavalley.edu

 

Toby Nicholson

Head Athletic Trainer

SAC

122

5724

641-691-8919

toby.nicholson@iavalley.edu

 

 

 

To ensure that its intercollegiate athletic program is operated in conformation with the College’s overall mission, the College issues this Mission Statement and Philosophy on Intercollegiate Athletics. 

 

Mission Statement

We offer competitive intercollegiate athletics as a way to create a positive environment that nurtures personal, physical, emotional and social growth integrated with the pursuit of excellence in academics to enhance a well-rounded educational experience.

 

 Philosophy Statement

 

Intercollegiate athletics for men and women is an integral part of MCC. Athletic programs serve the well-being of student participants and benefit the broader College community. The Intercollegiate Athletic program at the College serves the following purposes:

  1. To provide an opportunity for educational and personal growth and development for participating male and female students. The foremost criterion of success for the MCC athletic program is the well-being of its student participants;
    To create an environment in which student-athletes succeed in their academic work, as well as in athletic competition, by encouraging and helping participants develop a sound academic plan leading towards graduation and transfer;
    To offer participants opportunities to enjoy themselves, the experience and develop personal skills and values such as community, spirit, learning, character, balance and fair play dedication, perseverance, team effort, cooperation, discipline, self-confidence, respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and other attributes of leadership, human development and citizenship;
  2. To help develop career opportunities, both in and outside athletics, which are personally fulfilling;
  3. To offer the skilled student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the NJCAA level;
  4. To develop school spirit and create a sense of community, by enhancing the College experience of all students, participants and non-participants alike;
  5. To provide spectator entertainment to the College community;
  6. To foster a positive identification with and goodwill for MCC graduates, public support and institutional identification to the College; and,
  7. To strive for excellence in the intercollegiate athletics program, as MCC does in its academic programs, through more than just competitive success, but through the academic and personal accomplishments of student-athletes, the quality of personnel, and effectiveness of program administration.

 

Marshalltown Community College

Athletic Department Mission Statement and Philosophy

 

 

 

MCC adopts the following operating principles to govern the operation of its intercollegiate athletic programs.

 

Commitment to Student Participants

Since the overriding purposes of MCC’s Intercollegiate Athletic program is to serve the well-being of students, MCC will provide to student participants academic counseling, encouragement and opportunities to develop a sound academic program to attain a degree, personal guidance and counseling to help participants develop as responsible and healthy individuals, realistic career planning, conditions during practice and competition which minimize the risk of injuries, and seek the best facilities, training, coaching and administration feasible.
• Academic Standards

Students who participate in intercollegiate competition must meet all appropriate academic standards for admission to MCC and for continued progress within an academic program. A student-athlete’s academic work takes precedence over athletic activity. The college will not allow participation in intercollegiate athletics to interfere with a student’s academic program or progress towards a degree. A student may not participate in intercollegiate athletics unless he or she is continually making reasonable progress.
• Personal Conduct

Student participants in intercollegiate athletics carry a special responsibility as representatives for MCC. For the privilege of participating in intercollegiate athletics, MCC expects its student-athletes to adhere to exemplary standards of personal behavior.
• Institutional Integrity and Responsibility

The college will operate its intercollegiate athletics program in conformation with its own institutional rules as well as the rules of the NJCAA and the ICCAC.
• Equal Opportunity

The college and athletic department are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination to all without regard to race, color, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity/gender expression.

-For specific gender regulations see athletic director.
• Recruiting

MCC is committed to honest and responsible recruiting of student-athletes who can benefit from a Marshalltown Community College education, are a tribute to MCC as members of its academic and athletic programs, and can contribute to the success of the teams.
• College Control

Intercollegiate athletic programs are an integral part of MCC and are the responsibility of the College. The Director of Athletics and the coaches will thus administer all aspects of the programs with direct oversight by the Provost. The Athletic Director will also have input from the Faculty Athletic Council, Tiger Community Athletic Board and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Support and involvement by alumni, booster groups and others are necessary. All activities by such groups and individuals affecting intercollegiate athletics must be in accordance with applicable regulations and under the strict control of appropriate college personnel.

The intercollegiate athletic programs are affiliated with the NJCAA as its national governing board and with the ICCAC as its conference affiliation.

Our association with the NJCAA and the ICCAC provide our institution, coaches, and student athletes the opportunity to compete with some of the best competition in the area and the nation on a yearly basis. Our teams and student-athletes will be able to compete for team and individual recognition for their athletic and academic
accomplishments.

Marshalltown Community College

Athletic Department Mission Statement and Philosophy

 

 

As a coach in the intercollegiate athletic program, I will:

 

  • Know and subscribe to the College’s mission as well as the intercollegiate athletic programs mission statement and philosophy.
  • Constantly remember my role as an educator.
  • Stress the priority of academic achievement over athletic accomplishment.
  • Work towards positive relationships within the intercollegiate athletic program and within my team.
  • Realize that I generally determine the character of the team.
  • Understand and follow the intercollegiate athletic programs department manual.
  • Inform assistant coaches, players, managers and others associated with the team regarding academic and public expectations of them.
  • Perform my duties to the best of my abilities.
  • Attend as many home competitions as possible of other department teams.
  • Listen, counsel, and guide student athletes.
  • Participate in an evaluation process by the Director of Athletics and by the players.
  • Recruit without prejudice towards perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

 

Marshalltown Community College

Director of Athletics Code of Ethics

 

As the individual responsible for the day-to-day operation of the intercollegiate athletic program, I will:

 

  • Take time to watch how coaches handle their practices and competitions.
  • Implement a coach’s evaluation system in a professional and serious manner.
  • Serve as the link between the NJCAA, the ICCAC and our coaches.
  • Direct, manage and evaluate the intercollegiate athletic program, individually and as a department.
  • Hold monthly department meetings.
  • Publish and distribute a student athlete handbook and an athletic department manual.
  • Ensure that coaches are clear on the University’s philosophies and understand what actions will be acceptable.
  • Attend home contests or ensure that game management is in place and attend some road contests.
  • Provide an environment of positive interaction, learning, and development free from discrimination.
  • Ensure that coaches and players understand and follow their code of ethics.
  • Operate the intercollegiate athletic programs with fiscal accountability.
  • Be a gracious host to our visiting institutions, coaches, players, and fans.
  • Provide opportunities for student athletes to participate in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Provide an evaluation form for student-athletes to complete at seasons end on the coach and program.

Marshalltown Community College

Coaches Code of Ethics

 

 

 

The intercollegiate athletic department is affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association as its national governing board and with the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference for local participation.

 

Our association with the ICCAC and the NJCAA provide our institution, coaches, and student athletes the opportunity to compete with some of the best competition in the area and the nation on a yearly basis.  Our teams and student-athletes will be able to compete for team and individual recognition for their athletic and academic accomplishments.

 

For more information check out

www.njcaa.org or www.iccac.org

 

   

              Athletic Program Affiliations

 

The intercollegiate athletic program offerings currently include the following:

 

Men                                         Women

Baseball DI                              Basketball DI

                                      Basketball DI                           Softball DI

                                      Soccer DI                                 Volleyball DI

Intercollegiate Athletic Department Program Offerings

 

As a student-athlete in the intercollegiate athletic program, I will:

 

  • Reflect the values and mission of the College.
  • Commit to MCC, ICCAC, and NJCAA rules of compliance.
  • Read, understand, and abide by the MCC Student-Athlete Handbook.
  • I will set academic and athletic goals and share them with my coaches and teammates.
  • Acknowledge my accountability for my actions on the court or field, in the classroom, or in social settings while representing the College or not representing the College.
  • Accept my responsibilities in the classroom by being prepared for class interaction and maintain excellent class attendance.
  • Help teammates and all student-athletes develop winning attitudes and help them achieve their goals.
  • Foster a supportive environment for teammates, coaches, officials, and spectators.
  • Participate in an objective end-of-season evaluation of my coach if requested.
  • Participate without prejudice towards perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression of teammates or opponents.

 

Marshalltown community College

Student-Athlete Code of Ethics

 

As a student-athlete in the intercollegiate athletic program, I will:

 

  • Reflect the values and mission of the College.
  • Commit to MCC, ICCAC, and NJCAA rules of compliance.
  • Read, understand, and abide by the MCC Student-Athlete Handbook.
  • I will set academic and athletic goals and share them with my coaches and teammates.
  • Acknowledge my accountability for my actions on the court or field, in the classroom, or in social settings while representing the College or not representing the College.
  • Accept my responsibilities in the classroom by being prepared for class interaction and maintain excellent class attendance.
  • Help teammates and all student-athletes develop winning attitudes and help them achieve their goals.
  • Foster a supportive environment for teammates, coaches, officials, and spectators.
  • Participate in an objective end-of-season evaluation of my coach if requested.
  • Participate without prejudice towards perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression of teammates or opponents.

 

The intercollegiate athletic program offerings currently include the following:

 

Men                                         Women

Baseball DI                              Basketball DI

                                      Basketball DI                           Softball DI

                                      Soccer DI                                 Volleyball DI

Intercollegiate Athletic Department Program Offerings

 

The intercollegiate athletic department is affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association as its national governing board and with the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference for local participation.

 

Our association with the ICCAC and the NJCAA provide our institution, coaches, and student athletes the opportunity to compete with some of the best competition in the area and the nation on a yearly basis.  Our teams and student-athletes will be able to compete for team and individual recognition for their athletic and academic accomplishments.

 

For more information check out

www.njcaa.org or www.iccac.org

 

   


 

  Athletic Program Affiliations

 

Marshalltown Community College

Academic/Student-Life Procedures

 

Housing

All Freshmen Student-Athletes and International students are required to live on campus for their first year. Applications for exceptions can be made with the Housing Office. Damage or stolen items and imporper checkouts are all grounds for fines which will show up on your student account/final bill.

Financial Aid

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the starting point for all students to apply for Federal and State financial aid. Here are your options for applying:

  •  
  • The quickest way to apply is online using FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Download a PDF version of the FAFSA.
  • Call 1-800-4-FED-AID and request a paper application.

Be sure to list MCC's federal school code (001875)

Step 2: Submit your completed FAFSA. If you complete the online version of the FAFSA, you must apply for a PIN at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to electronically sign you FAFSA. If you're a dependent student, your parents will also need to apply for a PIN. The PIN request can be made during the filing of your FAFSA. (Make sure you keep a record of your PIN. You will use this PIN each year you file a FAFSA.)

Exit Loan Counseling

Everyone taking out loans will be required to go through Exit Counseling upon leaving Marshalltown. This is a mandatory activity.

Any questions on your student account need to be directed to Amber Bolen at Amber.bolen@iavalley.edu or

641-844-5703

Transcripts

Need to be requested by the Registrar’s Office. A separate request/payment needs to be filled out for additional destinations of transcripts. Transcripts will only be released when your student account is paid in full.

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Eligibility Requirements

 

NJCAA Eligibility Rules

 

http://mvp.njcaa.org/DocumentsAndFiles/njcaaforms/170522_10_2017-2018%20Eligibility%20Pamphlet.pdf

or contact Kathleen Brown, Director of Athletics at 844-5670 or kathleen.brown@iavalley.edu .

 

Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Eligibility and Rules

 

Iowa Community College Athletic Conference student athlete eligibility requirements mirror the NJCAA rules for eligibility.  There are a few exceptions including that it does have stricter transfer rules from member to member. You are unable to transfer to another Division I school with in the ICCAC.

 

To view the ICCAC Constitution and Bylaws, go to : 

 

http://www.iccac.org/d/2015-16/ICCAC%20ByLaws%208-25-15.pdf

 

 

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

 

SAAC is a committee made of student athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athletic experience, and to offer their input on rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes lives. 

Strategic vision for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

The mission of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to serve as a vehicle to promote communication between the athletic administration and student-athletes at MCC by providing a student-athlete voice within the department, discussing issues and concerns. SAAC also serves in a leadership role recruiting fellow student-athletes to serve the campus, Omaha, and the surrounding area through a variety of programs and events. SAAC serves to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, communication and to foster a positive student-athlete image.

Purpose of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

1. Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes
2. To disseminate information back to appropriate athletic teams
3. To provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues
4. To generate a voice within the athletics department formulation of policies
5. To build a sense of community with the athletics program and all athletics team
6. To organize community service efforts
7. To create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide communities
8. To promote a positive student-athlete image on campus

    

 

 Athletic Grants-in-Aid

 

This form of scholarship is provided by the athletic department and managed through the Director of Athletics to enhance the educational opportunities for student athletes.  An athletic grant-in-aid (scholarship) may be offered to a student athlete from the Department of Athletics.   If a grant-in-aid is offered to you to help defray the cost of attendance, the specifics about the amount if grant-in-aid will be spelled out in the NJCAA National Letter of Intent Form.  Only students who have signed a LOI will be eligible to receive athletic grant-in-aid money from the athletic department.  Athletic grants-in-aid may vary from a minimum of $200.00 for tuition and fees, room, board, and/or books to an approximate full-time on campus equivalent of $14,056  per year.  (The NJCAA limits the amount of grant-in-aid to the amount published in the university catalog for tuition, related fees, room and board, books, transportations (DI sports only), and up to $250.00 in related course supplies.)

 

Before you may be awarded an athletic grant-in-aid, you must be an accepted student to MCC, be eligible under NJCAA, ICCAC and MCC rules and regulations and have completed your FAFSA form. Any other form of financial assistance (except student loans) will be applied to your account before your athletic grant-in-aid is applied.  If you then have a balance, your athletic grant-in-aid may be decreased.

 

The NJCAA LOI is a binding contract between Marshalltown Community College and the student athlete.  It is the responsibility of the coach to notify each student of renewal, non-renewal, increase/decrease and cancellation of the student athlete’s grant-in-aid.  All student athletes should have had this communication with their coach by the last day of the spring semester.

 

Leaving the team prior to the end of your Letter of Intent:

  1. You choose to leave the team: Scholarship is prorated from the time of removal
  2. Coach removes you from the team for non-discipline related reasons: Retain scholarship for calendar year
  3. Coach removes you from the team for discipline related reasons: Scholarship is prorated for the time of removal.

 

***LOI is in effect until July 31st. Must be released to legally talk to other NJCAA schools. ***

 

*All enrolled student athletes MUST ATTEND 1st class day. Failure to meet this requirement may result in forfeiture of all Athletics financial aid assistance. He/she will be eligible to compete at their own expense. Participation in the Athletics scholarship program will be considered for the ensuring semester(s) by reapplying. This must be approved by the Director of Athletics.

 

Academic Grants-in-Aid

 

This form of scholarship is based on your high school grade point average, class rank, and ACT or SAT test scores.  There are many scholarships and grants available to students of UTB. You should visit the financial aid department web site https://mcc.iavalley.edu/admissions/financial-aid/ or talk directly with a financial aid officer to find out about application deadlines and requirements for all of these options.

 

The athletic department will “Stack” scholarships and grants for student athletes and it is beneficial to the athletic department that all student athletes seek additional funding.  “Stacking” will allow students to receive more than one form of financial assistance from the College.  Students will be able to have athletic and academic grants-in-aid applied to their student account.

 

All student athletes will be required to be an accepted student to MCC and have on file with the financial aid department, a copy of the FAFSA report, before any athletic grant-in-aid or letter of intent are provided for payment.

 

 

Marshalltown Community College

Scholarships, Financial Aid & Grants

 

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Retention Program

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Academic Success Plan

 

 Objectives

 

The program objectives are as follows:

  1. Provide academic counseling services for student athletes;
  2. Provide career counseling and decision making skills for student athletes;
  3. Advise student athletes on up-to-date information about NJCAA and ICCAC rules, regulations, and requirements that may affect their academic and educational objectives;
  4. Monitor and track student athletes’ academic progress and grades for each semester;
  5. Provide interventions and follow-up with student athletes to assess academic progress;
  6. Ensure that all student athletes commit to a degree plan and follow it in order to graduate in a timely manner.

 

Targeted Population

 

  • All first year student athletes;
  • Second year student athletes with a grade point average below 3.0 on a 4.000 scale;
  • Any student athlete who has been referred to the Learning Assistance Center for tutorial services by his/her instructor during progress and grade check reports or through the Early Alert Program.
  • Any second or third year student athlete who voluntarily seeks the program.

 

Goals

 

The program goals are as follows:

 

  1. Increase the grade point average (GPA) of student athletes participating in the program to a minimum of 2.5000;
  2. Increase the number of student athletes who successfully complete all academic courses;
  3. Increase the number of student athletes who obtain an Associates of Arts or Science Degree;
  4. Ensure that all student athletes are in compliance with NJCAA, ICCAC and MCC rules for athletic participation;
  5. Increase the number of student athletes who develop and fulfill their Student Educational Plan (SEP);
  6. Empower student athletes to become successful students.

 

Student Athlete Responsibilities

MCC’s faculty commit themselves to assist student athletes in developing and achieving his/her educational, athletic, and personal goals.  Student athletes, in turn, have the responsibility to do his/her best to be a successful student athlete.  With success as a priority, student athletes also have the priority of showing responsibility to:

  • Respect MCC’s standards of character;
  • Develop his/her educational goals and make progress toward them;
  • Attend class;
  • Seek out support services as needed;
  • Represent athletics and MCC in a positive manner on and off the playing field/court/course;
  • Treat other people with courtesy and respect;
  • Commit to the Student Athlete Code of Conduct.
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Purpose

 

The purpose of the SAACSP is to provide student athletes with support services necessary to assist them in achieving their educational goals.  Our priority is to meet the needs of our student athletes academically and athletically.

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Academic Success Plan

 

Program Components

 

  1. Student Athlete Success
    1. These sessions are mandatory for all first year student athletes at MCC.
    2. These sessions provide an overview of eligibility rules, regulations, and academic requirements of the NJCAA, ICCAC and MCC.
    3. These sessions provide applicable study skills, test strategies, goal setting, time-management, and exploration of issues concerning student athletes in general.
    4. These sessions will also introduce the Student Athlete Code of Conduct program to new student athletes.
  2. Study Hall/Tutorial Services Criteria
    1. Student athletes are required to attend study hall or receive tutorial services for at least 4 hours per week.
    2. Who needs to attend study hall?
      1. Student athletes attending their first semester at MCC must attend study hall or receive tutorial services.
      2. Any sophomore student athlete with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 must attend study hall or receive tutorial services.
      3. Any sophomore student athlete who has been referred to tutorial services for poor attendance by his/her instructor during progress and grade check reports.  (Non-compliance will result in loss of practice or playing time.)
  1. What are the rules for study hall?
      1. If the minimum 2/4 hours are not met by every Friday at 12:00 noon of that week:
        1. Meeting with individual Coach with a referral to Director of Athletics.
        2. Student athlete will be suspended until the hours are complete.
      2. If the 2/4 hours are not met for a second time:
        1. Meeting with the Coach, Athletic Counselor, and Director of Athletics to provide intervention.
        2. Student athlete will be suspended for the next two scheduled competitions or dates.
      3. If the 2/4 hours are not met for a third time:
        1. Meet with Coach and Director of Athletics;
        2. Student athlete will be suspended for two-full weeks or six dates and or games of competition whichever is greater.
  1. Student Athlete Study Hall Guidelines:
    1. Your required weekly study hall hours may be fulfilled by the following:
      1. Study at the student athlete study hall;  (you must sign in).
      2. Study at the Student Success Center MRC South 406 (you must sign in).
      3. Study at the Library during student athlete assigned times (you must sign in).
      4. Special arrangement with tutor in residence hall learning community.
  1. While in the study hall or the Learning Assistance Center it is expected that you will spend all of your time and give full attention to doing your class work.
  2. It is recommended that you fulfill your required hours over the course of the entire week, rather that attempting to do all of the hours on one day.  For example, it is better to do two hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday rather than four straight hours on any given day.

Marshalltown Community College

Athletic Training Program

 

 

Head Athletic Trainer

Toby Nicholson

Email: toby.nicholason@iavalley.edu

Office: SAC117

Office Phone #: 641-844-5724

 

Athletic Training

 

The College is proud to offer athletic training services to our student athletes.  These services include education for prevention; recognition, evaluation and immediate care; rehabilitation and reconditioning and healthcare administration of athletic injuries. Our goal is to limit the amount of practice and game time missed due to irritating, lingering, or long term injury. It is the responsibility of the student athlete to commit to rigorous conditioning, fitness and strength training, and rehabilitation as prescribed by our staff, doctors, or consultants.  All injuries will be cared for under the guidance of our athletic trainer.  After injury, returning to practice or competition will require authorization from the athletic trainer or for injury referred to our doctors, a letter approving return to practice or competition will be required.  Coaches will not have the authority to determine whether a player is ready to return to practice or game competition.

 

Physicals

 

It is athletic department policy to require a yearly physical examination for all student athletes. The physical examination must be completed by a physician, physician assistant, or an advance practice nurse licensed to practice in the United States. The physical exam must be on file with our athletic trainer before the student athlete may participate in any in season or offseason strength and conditioning program, practice or competition. 

 

Insurance

 

All student athletes are asked to provide a primary healthcare insurance policy that included benefits for intercollegiate athletic injuries.  The policy information card will be held in the athletic trainer and with each coach when their team travels, to ensure quick service if emergency help is needed when the team is traveling.

In the event that the student athlete sustains an injury as a direct result of his/her participation in an official team athletic activity (practice or game), coverage of medical expenses incurred will be processed in the following order:

            1. Student athlete’s primary policy (Check on in network and out of network benefits)

            2. Athletic department’s secondary insurance policy

            3. Catastrophic insurance policy (any expenses over $25,000)

Once the student athlete’s primary healthcare policy pays its portion, the athletic department’s secondary insurance will be filed. The athletic departments secondary insurance does not cover: illness of any sort, injuries occurred outside of official athletic participation, pre-existing injuries, eye exams, eye glasses, contacts, or dental work (unless as a direct result of an injury to a sound and natural tooth). It also does not cover any accidents that occur in the dorms or off campus. It is also important to note that even with primary and secondary coverage; all involved plans may not cover all cost. With this in mind the College or the College Athletic Department will not be responsible for any payment not covered by the applicable insurance policies. The student athlete is ultimately responsible for those charges incurred on their behalf.  

 

 

 

Marshalltown Community College

Athletic Training Program

 

 

Accident and Injury Procedures

 

All accidents or injuries to a student athlete should be reported to the athletic trainer immediately.  A quick response to a minor injury and proper care will prevent extended time away from the field or court for our athletes.  All injuries will need to be documented by our athletic trainer in order for the athlete to be cared for and for insurance to cover the care and rehabilitation of an accident or injury.

 

 

Medical Forms and Authorization Forms

 

All student athletes must complete all medial and authorization forms prior to participation in any intercollegiate strength and condition program, practice or competition in season or off season. The forms can be downloaded at

 

http://marshalltown.prestosports.com/athletictraining/mcc_athletics_forms_packet.pdf

 

Drug Testing

 

The Marshalltown Community College Athletics Program is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that encourages student-athletes to avoid the use of unauthorized controlled substances, performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol, unapproved dietary supplements as well as tobacco products. All student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at Marshalltown Community College are subject to institutional drug screening analyses on a year-round basis. All student-athletes must sign a testing consent form to permit testing for any or all of the substances that appear on the list of banned drug classes as determined by the NCAA , which list will be updated annually.   For the drug testing policy go to:

 

http://marshalltown.prestosports.com/athletictraining/drug_testing

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Valley Community College District that no individual will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the District on the basis of actual or potential parental, family or marital status; age; color; creed; gender identity; national origin; physical or mental disability; race; religion; sex; or sexual orientation as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq).

Marshalltown Community College/MCC and Iowa Valley Grinnell/ IVG students who feel they have been discriminated against are advised to contact Dr. Patrick Kennedy, Equity Officer, at 641-844-5716 or Patrick.Kennedy@iavalley.edu. Complaints may also be filed with the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines at (515) 281-4121 and/or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, at the Chicago office, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661; (312) 730-1560. Retaliation against any individual for reporting discrimination or assisting in providing information relevant to a report of discrimination is strictly prohibited by IVCCD and constitutes a violation of this policy.

 

 

Policies and Discipline

MCC student-athletes are ambassadors of the College and the athletic department at all times – both in and out of season as well as on and off the playing surface.  A positive image is paramount to the program’s success and our expectations of student-athletes are high.  Conduct that reflects poorly on either the college or the athletic department is unacceptable. The Athletic Department upholds the policies and sanctions set forth in the MCC Student Handbook. Such conduct may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Conduct in violation of campus policies or that result in citation or arrest by campus or local police.
  2. Disrespect shown to any member of the campus community.
  3. Behavior at any activity on or off campus, including MCC athletic events, that reflects poorly on the college or athletic department.
  4. Providing alcohol to a recruit on a visit or bringing him/her to any place where alcohol is available.
  5. Violation Penalty - assessed by the Head Coach and the Director of Athletics.  Penalties may range from work service to loss of grant-in-aid expulsion from the program.

 

Alcohol

  1. Consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is illegal.  Because of the social and physiological effect that alcohol can have, drinking alcohol is discouraged.  Student-athletes of legal age that choose to consume alcoholic beverages are expected to do so responsibly.  Regardless of age, student-athletes shall not consume alcohol 48 hours prior to a competition.
  2. Violation Penalty - Suspension for a minimum of one contest.

 

Tobacco

  1. MCC Athletic Department recognizes that the use of tobacco in any form poses long-term health risks and strongly discourages use.  Per NJCAA regulations, tobacco in any form may not be used during any practice or contest.  Additionally, as smoking has a direct adverse physiological effect on performance, student-athletes are not allowed to smoke or use chewing tobacco during the season and are strongly discouraged during the off-season.
  2. Violation Penalty - Suspension for a minimum of one contest.

 

Controlled Substance

  1. Student-athletes shall not use controlled substances at any time in season or out of season. 
  2. Violation Penalty - Penalties consistent with the NCAA policies including up to a one-year suspension and possible criminal charges.

 

Banned Substances

  1. Student-athletes are responsible for not using any substance which is banned by the NCAA.
  2. Violation Penalty - Penalties consistent with the NCAA policies including up to a one-year suspension and possible criminal charges.

 

Hazing

MCC unconditionally opposes any hazing. MCC's goal is that every student on this campus would be free from the humiliation and danger of hazing. MCC interprets hazing as any willful act done by one or more individuals whether physical, mental, emotional or psychological, which subjects another person, voluntarily or involuntarily to anything that may abuse, mistreat, degrade, humiliate, harass, ridicule, intimidate, or endanger him or her, or which may in any fashion compromise his or her inherent dignity as a person.

  1. Violation Penalty - Minimum of a suspension for one contest – up to removal from team, depending on severity and possible criminal charges.

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Code of Conduct

 

n    Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to:

    • Physical punishment, contact, exercise or sleep deprivation which causes excessive fatigue and/or physical and psychological shock.
    • Coerced or forced consumption of food, drink, alcohol, tobacco, and/or illegal drugs.
    • Coerced or forced transporting of individuals Public humiliation, ridicule, indecent exposure.
    • Coercing or forcing illegal acts.
    • Coercing or forcing acts that are immoral, unethical
    • Blocking an individual's academic, athletic, health, or personal success
    • Personal servitude
    • Mental harassment
    • Sexual harassment
    • Deception
    • Threat of social exclusion
    • Any activity that is not in accordance with MCC’s established policies
    • Typically, hazing has occurred in connection with initiation activities. Even if an initiation activity is optional, an individual may not feel empowered to refuse participation. It is also a person's responsibility to report anticipated hazing activities to the proper personnel to avoid potential problems.

Academics

  1. The MCC Athletic Department recognizes that academics are the primary purpose of student athletes’ attendance.  We further recognize that participation in athletics requires a great commitment of time and energy.  Student athletes are expected to be proactive to ensure academic success.  All syllabi should be checked at the beginning of the semester and compared against game schedules so that any necessary arrangements can be made.  Student athletes will not miss classes for practice.  A minimum of two Academic Progress Reports (APR) will be completed each semester on a proscribed timetable.
  2. Our commitment to academic success and continued progression toward a degree will be enhanced by our academic requirements as follows:
    1. First season
      1. Must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits.
      2. Must have passed at least twelve credits prior to second term with a 1.750 GPA.
      3. All freshmen will develop a Student Education Plan which will outline coursework needed for and timeline for on time graduation.
    2. Second season
      1. Must have passed twelve credits in previous term of attendance with a 2.000 GPA and have passed 24 credits with a 2.000 GPA.  Other exceptions may apply.
  3. Violation Penalty - All student athletes must follow the most stringent academic guidelines set forth by the athletic department, the College, the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and the NJCAA.  Loss of eligibility and grant-in-aid may occur.

 

 

Marshalltown Community College

Student Athlete Code of Conduct

 

Social Network Policy for student-athletes

 

Playing and competing for MCC is a privilege, not a right. Student-athletes at MCC are held in high regard and are seen as role models in the community. As leaders we have the responsibility to portray our team, College and ourselves in a positive manner at all times. Sometimes this means doing things that are of an inconvenience to us, but benefit the whole team.

 

In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking sites have increased in popularity and are used by the majority of student-athletes at Marshalltown. Student-athletes may not be aware that third parties including the media, faculty, employers and NJCAA officials can easily access their profiles and view all personal information. This includes all pictures, videos, comments and posters. Inappropriate material found by third parties affects the perception of the student, the Athletic Department and the University. This can also be detrimental to a student-athletes future employment options.

 

Examples of inappropriate and offensive behaviors concerning participation in online communities may include presentations or depictions of the following:

  1. Using inappropriate or offensive language in comments, videos and other postings. This includes threats of violence and derogatory comments against race and/or gender.
  2. Posting photos, videos, comments or posters showing the person use of alcohol, tobacco, ex. Holding cups, cans, shot glasses, etc.
  3. Posting pictures, videos, comments or posters that condone drug related activity. This includes but is not limited to images that portray the personal use of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
  4. Posting photos, videos, and comments that are of a sexual nature. This includes links to websites of a pornographic nature and other inappropriate material.

If a student-athlete’s profile and its contents are found to be inappropriate in accordance with the above behaviors he/she will be subject to the following penalties: 1) written warning, 2) a meeting with the Director of Athletics and Head Coach, 3. Penalties as determined by the Athletics Department, up to and including suspension from the athletic team.

 

For your own safety, please keep the following recommendations in mind as you participate in social networking websites:

  1. Set your security settings so that only your friends can view your profile.
  2. You should not post your email, home address, local address, telephone number or other personal information as it could lead to unwanted attention, stalking, identity theft, etc.
  3. Be aware of who you add as a friend to your site- many people are looking to take advantage of student-athletes or to seek connection with student-athletes.
  4. Consider how the above behaviors can be reflected in all social networking opportunities.

 

If you are ever in doubt of the appropriateness of your online public material, consider whether it upholds and positively reflects your own values and ethics as well as that of the Athletics Department and the University. Remember to always present a positive image and do not do anything to embarrass yourself, your team, your family, or the College.