Natick High School looks at a competitive athletic program and rigorous academic program as mutually re-enforcing. Our Athletic programs are an extension of the academic day where our coaching staff embraces the responsibility of challenging and developing players, both technically and emotionally, in a positive manner, using both praise and constructive feedback. Coaches are encouraged to make praise personal and criticism impersonal. Athletic participation is an extension of the student learning experience, and provides a unique opportunity for both physical and moral development.
As members of the Natick High School Athletic program, students and coaches are expected to demonstrate proper respect for each other, other teams, coaches, teammates, officials, spectators and equipment. Student-athletes and coaches are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct, both on and off the playing field, as they are, at all times, representatives of their team, school and community. While winning is a natural goal in the pursuit of excellence and athleticism, the principles of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of competition take precedence at all times and enhance the educational value of contests.