1. PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
The interscholastic athletic program in South Kingstown Schools is an accepted and integral part of the curriculum, which produces many benefits difficult to achieve in other areas of education. The coaches of interscholastic sports often times have a greater opportunity to achieve many educational goals because they have the advantages of more time and smaller numbers of students who are highly motivated. Under these circumstances, students on interscholastic teams can often achieve greater measures of physical fitness, motor skills, and the development of sound social, emotional and mental attitudes.
The Athletic Department will strive to develop good sportsmanship, team play, a competitive spirit and team and school loyalty in every athlete. Program participants will be expected to display the proper ideals of ethical conduct, fair play and to show respect to officials, opposing teams and fellow players. Also, the athletic program will strive to encourage a winning attitude while not losing sight of other related ideals.
The athletic program will provide instruction and encourage maximum participation in a wide variety of activities that should satisfy most of the needs and interests of the students. In administering the athletic program, every effort will be made to those activities that best meet the needs and interests of the greatest number of students; to provide the best possible facilities and equipment; and to provide the best qualified coaching personnel. The health and welfare of the participants shall be the primary consideration in conducting the athletic program.