“It is a privilege to wear our uniform and be a part of this program. This privilege comes with a great responsibility. People will always be watching you, act with class.”


  • You must be enrolled as a full time student at New Milford High School.
  • You must be passing four core classes
  • A passing grade is 65 or better (although we strive for much higher than that).
  • You must be well prepared and participate in a positive manner in all of your classes.
  • You must be in good standing with all of your teachers.
  • You must have good attendance.
  • You must be on time for school.

Absent and Tardy

  • “I overslept” and in most cases “I could not get a ride” are not valid excuses for being absent or tardy.
  • When you are absent from school you cannot participate in a practice or a game.
  • If you arrive to school after 9:00 AM without a valid excuse you cannot participate in a practice or a game.
  • If you are chronically absent or late to school and/or practice without a valid excuse, you will be suspended from the team, if the tardiness and absenteeism persists, you will be dismissed from the team.
    • 3 unexcused tardies = ½ game suspension
    • 3 unexcused absences = 1 game suspension
  • You are required to attend all team functions such as games, practices, camps, lifting sessions, meetings, meals and pep rallies unless you have a valid excuse.


You can contact me two different ways, by email or voicemail.

Email is the best way to get in touch with me. I will check my voicemail before I go out to practice.

Please make every attempt to notify me before practice starts if your son is going to be late or absent from practice. If he is absent from school you do not need to contact me because I will check the daily attendance every day.

Uniforms and Equipment

You are responsible for lost or stolen equipment that was issued to you. Uniforms and equipment will only be worn at practice, games or otherwise specified by Coach Murray.

Athletic Trainer and Training Room

You are to follow all rules set forth by the trainer, while in the training room. If you need attention from the trainer, you are to get dressed for practice first, and then go see the trainer, unless otherwise directed by the trainer.

Locker Room

  • It is mandatory that you buy your own lock and lock your equipment up each time you leave the locker room.
  • The locker room must be kept neat and clean.
  • Glass bottles are prohibited in the locker room.
  • Weekly checks will be made for glass bottles and cleanliness.


  • Sportsmanship is expected at all times both on and off the field.
  • You will not use profanity.
  • You will show respect for your school, teammates, officials and spectators.


You must use the transportation provided by the school.  If you will be transported by your parents you must give the Athletic Director at least two to three days prior notice. This must be done by the parent of the athlete. The Athletic Director must clear all transportation arrangements.

NMHS Athletic Rules Handbook and Substance Abuse

The New Milford High School athletic rules and substance abuse policy will be adhered to. Here is the link to said athletic rules and substance abuse policy:  New Milford High School Athletic Handbook. Please make yourself familiar with the policy.

Hazing Policy

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe environment for all student-athletes that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the goals of New Milford High School and are prohibited at all times. New Milford High School prohibits any activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student-athlete for the purpose of initiation, or any other reason.

Hazing is defined as any form or type of physical, verbal, or emotional mistreatment, abuse or harassment of a student-athlete in connection with participation on an interscholastic team. Hazing is prohibited whether it occurs on or off school grounds and whether it occurs during, prior to or after the season or school day. Any hazing activity, whether by an individual or a group, shall be presumed to be a forced activity, even if the student-athlete willingly participates.

If a student-athlete believes he has been subject to hazing, the student-athlete must promptly report the incident to a coach, counselor, or administrator.

Consequences for hazing include dismissal from team, suspension or expulsion from school or legal prosecution.

Solving Conflicts

Any issue between an athlete and a coach should first be resolved between the two. If the conflict cannot be resolved between the athlete and the coach, then the athlete should make an appointment with the Athletic Director. If the problem is still unresolved, then the parent should contact the coach. If the problem cannot be resolved with the coach, then the parent should contact the Athletic Director. If the problem cannot be resolved with the Athletic Director, the parent should contact the Principal.

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College Bound Football Players

If you plan to compete athletically at the collegiate level, you should make your guidance counselor and Coach Murray aware as soon as possible.

You should talk to your guidance counselor to be sure that you are on track to meet academic eligibility and core-course requirements. You should have a discussion with your counselor and Coach Murray about colleges that would be academically, socially and athletically appropriate.

You also need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse, which aids the student athlete in the procedures necessary to become eligible to participate in NCAA Division I and Division II athletics.

You are to follow all rules set forth by the trainer, while in the training room. If you need attention from the trainer, you are to get dressed for practice first, and then go see the trainer, unless otherwise directed by the trainer.