As a representative of the athletic program and the College, you will often be in the spotlight and will have the opportunity to enjoy the prestige a collegiate student-athlete experiences today on the campus, in the community, and throughout the country. With this recognition goes additional responsibilities and obligations that the ordinary student does not have.
Often the action and conduct of one student-athlete influences the attitude and thoughts of the general public about all of athletes. The general impression you as an individual create on and off the field or court is important. It can be good or bad and can greatly affect all of your fellow student-athletes and our entire program. Remember, at all times, you are representing more than just yourself. You are also representing a great college, our entire program, your teammates, coaches and your family.
This handbook has been prepared so that JDCC student-athletes and their parents can become acquainted with the procedures and general regulations which have been established by the College, the Alabama Junior and Community College Conference, and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The members of the Athletic Division promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate competition. The division is committed to high standards and the principle that competitive activities serve as an integral part of education. The primary purpose of the college's athletic programs is to provide opportunities for student development through intercollegiate athletics and related activities.
The division is committed to achieving the following:
1. Ensuring that intercollegiate competition is an integral part of the total educational offering under the control of those responsible for the administration of the institution;
2. Encouraging the broadest possible student involvement in the competitive programs;
3. Maintaining high ethical standards through commitment to the principles of self-monitoring and self-reporting;
4. Evaluating the athletic programs in terms of the educational purposes of the institution;
5. Engaging in competition with other institutions having similar philosophies and policies; and
6. Assisting student athletes in preparation for future athletic endeavors and/or as a means of advancing to a higher level of competition at the senior college and/or professional level.