• Attendance at all practices and competitions is mandatory as any athlete’s absence can detrimentally affect the entire team.
  • Excused absences are limited to cases such as contagious illness with a doctor’s note, family bereavement, and pre-approved absences.
  • Any requests for pre-approved absences must be submitted by October 1st through completion of an absentee request form. The final discretion to excuse absences rests with the director, team coaches, and ownership on a case-by-case basis.
  • Unexcused absences encompass activities like part-time jobs, social events, and non-emergency travel, among others.
  • Emphasizing the significance of education, Ocala Athletix underscores the priority of academics. However, school-related commitments such as homework, projects, and studying for exams are not valid reasons for absence. Athletes are required to manage their time effectively to prevent conflicts.
  • Athletes are limited to a maximum of four (4) absences post-September 1st. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary measures, including modifications to choreography, designation as an alternate team member, or exclusion from an upcoming competition.
  • In the event of an unforeseen emergency, athletes must promptly notify their coach to communicate their circumstances.