Mission Statement

Athletic Philosophy

Student athletic programs shall be considered a supplement to the district’s educational programs and participation is considered a vital part of the student’s educational experiences. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, the athletic program, the student body, the community and the student themselves. In turn, the program has a responsibility to the athlete to work and develop their skills to the best of the athlete’s capabilities. This individual development is found to be an important component in creating a successful athletic program. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of the student’s education. The Board of Education shall approve the appointment of coaches in all athletic programs on an annual basis prior to the beginning of the school year. The High School and Middle School Coaches and Athletic Directors will collaborate to develop a consistent program. This collaboration is intended to build and develop the individual athletic programs, with a goal of reaching team success at the High School Varsity level. There may be factors that impose a limitation on the number of students that can be accommodated in specific programs. If the number of students trying out for a team creates a situation that is unmanageable, then reducing team size may be necessary. The number of teams and size of the squad in any program will be determined by factors that include the following: a safe environment, qualified coaches, suitable facilities, and financial resources. The coaches will have the responsibility of choosing their team with the Athletic Directors overseeing the selection process. Playing time is dependent on the coach, and winning is valued, but at the lower levels, playing time should be considered. This will help to develop the skills of the athlete, and to better prepare the athletes for Varsity sports. Student athletes in all programs, regardless of level, are expected to be committed and give a full effort to practice and game sessions, as well as maintain a positive and cooperative attitude. Participation by student athletes in any program will be subject to the coach’s consideration of academic grades, behavioral issues, attendance, abilities, and perform