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Monticello Athletics Mission Statement & Program Philosophy
The purpose of the Monticello School District Athletic Program is to provide a wide array of athletic opportunities to enhance the educational experience of our students.
This mission will be accomplished within the following framework:
- To provide all student-athletes with positive experiences which promote the ideals of leadership, physical fitness, competition, and the pursuit of excellence.
- To protect the well-being of student-athletes through policies and procedures concerned with safety, fitness, and injury care.
- To foster progress of student-athletes through the academic curriculum of the educational institution to which they belong (H.S. / M.S.).
- To empower all student-athletes with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for life-long success.
Interscholastic athletics in the Monticello Central School District is a component of the health and physical education program and is an integral part of the district's total educational program. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mind and body is created through striving for physical and mental excellence. This value-building experience should be offered to as many students as possible. A well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community.
Everyone involved in the delivery of athletics possesses a unique opportunity to teach positive life skills and values. Therefore, this educational experience demands highly qualified coaches. Desire, dedication and self-discipline need to be developed to ensure the commitment and personal sacrifice required by athletes. Making such commitment helps to nurture integrity, pride, loyalty and overall character. The final outcome is a better citizenry carrying these values throughout their lives.
It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining a season's success. Guiding the team to attain maximum potential is the ultimate goal. To this end, the coaching staff must teach student-athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.