responsible for securing another athletic trainer, but the BSC athletic training staff
will assist in this search and provide information as to how to obtain an outside
Under NO circumstances
is an athletic department staff member
to conduct a camp or individual lesson without proper liability insurance coverage.
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Illegal Drugs
Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs in any form have no place in an athletic program.
These items are not to be provided to student-athletes, in any form, by a member of
BSC’s athletic department staff. As different teams have different policies on the use
of alcohol, one constant remains; state and federal laws mandate that a person
student- athlete) must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol. A person (student-
athlete) must be 19 years old to purchase any form of tobacco. Most members of
our teams will be under these ages and should not be provided or allowed to
partake of any of these substances. Along this same line, and it should go without
saying, there is a “no tolerance” policy in effect for the use of, and/or the
distribution of, any illegal drug in any form by a staff member or a student-athlete.
As coaches and “educators in life,” it is vitally important that we provide the
leadership and resources necessary so that student-athletes will realize that they do
not need these substances to “fit in” on campus and/or to enhance their playing
The BSC Counseling Center and the Health Services Department provide programs
each year that deal with these issues. All coaches are encouraged to address these
issues with the members of their teams and make sure that their student-athletes
know that there is assistance on campus if and when it is needed.
Drug Testing Policy & Testing Procedures
All BSC student-athletes and managers are subject to drug testing throughout each
year, including summer. Student-athletes may be selected for drug testing by either
one of two methods: random selection or reasonable suspicion. Reasonable
suspicion may arise from information provided by teammates, coaches and/or BSC
faculty/staff. Information may be based on reports from reliable individuals,
personal observation of drug use or noticeable changes in a student-athlete’s
behavior or attitudes.
The athletic department will arrange for the drug test and administer the test under
the supervision of the athletic training staff. The refusal of a drug test by any
student-athlete or manager will be considered an admission of guilt and subject to
disciplinary actions as set forth in this policy. Any student-athlete or manager who
tests positive in a random drug test is subject to the following disciplinary actions:
Notification of test results will be given to the SA / manager’s parents,
coach, athletic director, trainer, campus police, and the office of
Drug counseling will be required of any student-athlete / manager
who tests positive in a random drug test. You may be required to pay
for the counseling sessions.