The Penn Yan Central School District recognizes the importance of the interscholastic athletic experience in the total development of the student. We believe our interscholastic programs provide unique experiences where the student/athlete can develop: Good Character, Self-Discipline, Leadership, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Goal Setting and Social Skills.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Penn Yan Central School District's Interscholastic Athletic Department is to promote excellence in athletics as an integral part of our educational mission, creating a positive, balanced, atmosphere of sportsmanship, character, respect, discipline, perseverance, team spirit and fun for students, coaches, parents and our community.
The athletic program is an integral part of the overall educational program in the Penn Yan Central School District. The program promotes a desire in our student body and community to take an active part in our sports program either as participants or spectators.
The aim of the Penn Yan Athletic Program is to develop highly competitive student/athletes, but not to lose sight of educational values such as Good Character, Respect,Self-Discipline, Leadership, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Goal Setting and Social Skills. It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory, but the number of victories is only one criterion when determining the success of a season. Guiding the team and each individual to attain their maximum potential is the ultimate goal. Individual skills, team strategies and participation time also vary with the level of competition.
“Athletic participation is a privilege that carries with it, responsibilities to the school, to the team, the student body, to the community and to the student/athlete.”