Participation in athletic programs teaches students some of life’s most valuable lessons… like how to challenge yourself to give your best for the team, overcome obstacles, and show grace in the face of both victory and defeat. It is our belief that interscholastic athletics provide students with a model of life itself: opportunities exist for lessons in responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concerns for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty, continuous learning experiences, health and wellness, and acceptance of the differences among individuals. Accordingly, the district offers students opportunities to participate in nearly 40 programs. The district’s athletic program is governed by the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Education, the New York State Scholastic Public High School Athletic Association, Section VI and the Erie County Interscholastic Conference.
Springville athletes are expected to work hard, respect their opponents, maintain self-control and always respect the decision of game officials. The athletic Code of Conduct stresses that participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege — not a right. Just as there are standards for behavior in the classroom, there are also standards for behavior on and off the playing field. At the same time, Springville has a Code of Conduct for Spectators, too. And this applies to fans of all ages.
We look forward to having your child compete in representing the Springville Griffith Institute CSD…. If ever you have any thoughts or concerns, please feel free to stop by the Athletic Office located in room # 202 at the High School or by calling 592-3249.
Director of PE, Health & Athletics