DANVILLE ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY
Athletics should provide a wholesome opportunity to develop physical fitness, skill, individual development, and social development. These activities teach students’ lifetime values such as commitment, discipline, hard work, leadership, teamwork, and physical fitness, all of which are the foundation for academic success. Participation in athletic activities contributes to the physical, emotional and social health of our students and promotes a sense of unity and cooperation among athletes, the student body, and the Danville community.
Just as the school expects the best from its athletes, the students can expect the best that the school can provide in the way of staff and facilities to promote a valuable learning experience. Participation is encouraged. Danville School acknowledges the importance of academics and athletics as partners in nurturing the physical, mental, and social growth of its students.
At the Middle level and Junior Varsity level the development of skills, understanding of the game, and conditioning will be stressed while encouraging a positive winning attitude. At the Varsity level, winning will be stressed , not on an “at any cost” basis, but rather as the natural result of a superior work ethic, positive attitude, skill ability and a good basic knowledge of the game.
Danville School is a member of the Vermont Principals’ Association and will follow procedures that are required by the VPA. Policies and procedures required by the VPA can be found on their website: vpaonline.org