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The importance of coordinating students' participation in athletics with the educational process remains foremost to the North Salem athletic department. Sports provide the opportunity for developing "lifetime" skills which undoubtedly improve student's decision making capabilities. The athletic department's goal is to afford the students of North Salem the latitude to fully develop their physical, mental and emotional potential. A student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily choosing a lifestyle of self-discipline. This concept of self-discipline is tempered by the coaching staff's responsibility to recognize the rights of the individual within the objectives of the team. To promote this process, stress must be placed on good training habits and a conformance to rules.