The Grant Park Schools and the district's extra-curricular staff believe that participation and winning are both important elements of competition at every grade level. It is also appropriate that individual coaches should be given the freedom within the intent and guidelines of the athletic policy to use their discretion in rewarding exceptional player effort, attitude, behavior and attendance at practices and contests by granting additional playing time to deserving athletes.
However, it must be recognized that success and playing time tend to go hand in hand. Therefore, one of the goals of any Grant Park High School coach shall be to find playing time for all athletes whenever possible. The disbursement and amount of playing time will be based on the grade level of competition.