Policy on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs
Posted Apr 27, 2015

Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

The use of mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) is expressly prohibited. During the playing season, regardless of quantity, a player shall not (1) use a beverage containing alcohol, (2) use tobacco (including chewing tobacco), or (3) use or consume, have in possession, buy, sell, or give away any other controlled substance defined by law as a drug. This rule applies to the entire season. It is not a violation for a player to be in possession of a controlled substance specifically prescribed for the player's own use by his/her physician.

Penalties

First Violation: After confirmation of the first violation, the player shall lose eligibility for the next two consecutive games or 2 weeks of a season, whichever is greater. No exception is permitted for a player who enters a treatment program.

Second Violation: After confirmation of the second violation, the player shall lose eligibility for the balance of the season. No exception is permitted for a player who enters a treatment program.

Denial Disqualification

Players shall be disqualified from participation for the balance of the season when the player denies violation of the rule, is allowed to participate, and is then subsequently found guilty of the violation.

Parental Responsibility

In accordance with our policies regarding the use of mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) by players, the use of mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) is prohibited by all coaches, team managers and officials of South Dakota Junior Football Inc. In accordance with our policies regarding the use of mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) by players, the use of mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) is prohibited by parents and spectators at all South Dakota Junior Football Inc. activities. In all cases, mood-altering chemicals (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, drugs and marijuana) should not be consumed or be present at games, practices, team meetings, or in transportation vehicles to and from games, tournaments, or practices.