As a support program to the academic core, Athletics enables students to have experiences whereby they may learn the value and importance of commitment, cooperation, dedication, and hard work. The development of respect for oneself, for teammates and for opponents will help the student-athlete mature socially. The overcoming of personal and situational adversities will encourage the growth of self-confidence. These and other lessons learned through Athletics will enhance the opportunity for students to become healthy, responsible, and productive citizens.
The goal of the Athletic Program is to provide a medium of success, to develop and improve fundamentals and skill levels, and to provide each athlete with the opportunity to participate to the best of their ability. The Athletic Program is structured so that participants will acquire positive values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership, and, in general have a positive experience with being part of the team. Participation in athletics, both as a player and as a student-spectator, is an important part of the student’s education experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the team, to the student body, to the community, and to the students themselves. We believe athletic experiences aid in the development of positive values and attitudes that will help prepare students for adult life in a democratic society.