Friendly competition! This acronym, CPCFRO (Congress Park, Cossitt, Forest Road, Ogden) is descriptive of the committee that runs a sporting program for 5th & 6th grade students to promote friendly competition in basketball & volleyball games between all 4 District elementary schools. Distributing flyers and permission slips, running skills testing and team placement as well as acquiring team coaches is what this one entails. Each sport runs for a period of 6 - 8 weeks and includes both a boys team and a girls team for each sport.
Parent volunteers organize and coach teams which play intramural games at Park Junior High or Ogden School. Practices are generally an hour in length and games are usually played Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening between 6 and 9 pm. Typically 8-10 games are played in each sport.
The philosophy of the program is to promote reasonable competition and team work. The key objective is to give every player, no matter his or her skill level, a chance to play, have fun, and learn a little in the process.
The Girls Basketball season runs from September though November.
The Boys Volleyball season runs from October through December.
The Boys Basketball season runs from January through March.
The Girls Volleyball season runs from February through April.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ogden CPCFRO Reps.
5th and 6th grade parents should look for sign-up sheets in their weekly PTC email a few weeks before each sport starts its season. On that form you will need to indicate your mandatory volunteer duty, which includes coaching a team or becoming a team parent or hallway monitor.
Coaching experience is not necessary. CPCFRO Reps will help novices. You will need one hour per evening, 2-3 evenings a week for a period of 6-8 weeks. It is recommended that no more than 2 parents share the coaching duties and distribute the time commitment.
Organize parent volunteers who will provide hallway supervision during games.
Supervise the halls and gyms during games at Ogden Elementary School for one hour. The monitor's main duty is to oversee student behavior and compliance with the CPCFRO guidelines listed below.
Ogden's CPCFRO Rep is responsible for organizing the teams, coaches, and team parents.
To assure a fun and smoothly running program, the following guidelines have evolved:
- Participants are to be accompanied by a coach, and student spectators need to be accompanied by parents or guardians.
- Student participants and spectators are not to wander school hallways, enter classrooms, or play under bleachers.
- No food, drinks, or water bottles in the gyms.
- Only student participants may play with volleyball and basketball equipment.
- Encourage players, avoid negative, derogatory, or confrontational cheering.
- Officials and CPCFRO representatives may terminate games or expel players for unsportsmanlike conduct or lack of adherence to School District 102 or CPCFRO rules by spectators or players.
CPCFRO has zero tolerance for disrespectful or violent behavior, overly aggressive play, and poor sportsmanship among players and spectators. High school referees are not to be heckled or confronted. Concerns regarding referee and other matters should be brought to CPCFRO Representatives. Infractions of above rules result in a nonrefundable forfeiture of student participation or closure of the sports program.