Welcome to The Hoosac Valley Athletic Department! We look forward to working with you throughout the school year!
Athletic Department Philosophy and Objectives:
A. Philosophy: Athletic programs are an extension of the academic day where the coaching staff is charged with the responsibility of challenging players, both technically and emotionally, in a positive matter, using both praise and constructive criticism. With this in mind, the Hoosac Valley Athletic Department believes that athletics can teach life-long lessons to our students. Participation – which is voluntary - in sports can provide our student-athletes with experiences that can help them be better prepared to meet and successfully handle future challenges and responsibilities. It should also provide our students with true opportunities for self-discipline, self-sacrifice and loyalty to the school, team and community. Finally, the HVHS athletic program is governed by the rules and policies of Berkshire County Athletics as well as the MIAA.
B. Objectives of the Program:
To provide an opportunity for athletic development of players across the spectrum of ability
To promote a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities
To provide and promote a safe and healthy environment
To provide experiences where individual growth, teamwork and collaboration are encouraged and praised
To assist students in the realization that hard work, practice and sacrifice have positive rewards
To develop outstanding sportsmanship and respect for rules and authority
To develop character, commitment and leadership
To encourage winning, but not winning at all costs
To foster, through team spirit, a positive outlook on the season, school year and on life
To engage students in Service Learning to give back to the local community and develop College and Career Readiness Skills
To realize the extensive history of HV athletics and the pride with which this department emulates
Thank you for registering your son/daughter for Hurricane Athletics! Parents/guardians are responsible for filling out this form completely and ensuring that any and all medical information concerning your child's health, medical concerns, injuries, medications and allergies are reported to the Athletic Department & coaches. Thank you!