This handbook is designed to be a ready reference to assist the athletic director and the coach in the administration of his/her sport in the most efficient manner. It also provides information necessary to manage an extensive athletic program. Through the use of this manual, athletic directors and coaches will become acquainted with their duties, responsibilities and expectations.
Interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the total education process and thus plays a major role in the philosophy of Cleveland County Schools. Athletics provide an opportunity for students to utilize critical thinking skills, as well as, put into practice those basic tenets of cooperation and personal responsibilities.
Cleveland County Schools adheres to the rules and regulations of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) supplemented by state and county policies that create an environment that promotes sportsmanship and strong educational priorities.
Cleveland County Schools promotes attitudes and practices that keep winning in perspective and will look unfavorably upon any activities that would compromise the efforts of good sportsmanship and ethical athletic practices. It is the belief of Cleveland County Schools that full participation be allowed to all students when competitive conditions exist, thus endorsing a wide participation policy.