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Objectives of the Interscholastic Sports Program

This program of competitive sports focuses on the fundamentals of the game, team play, understanding of rules, importance of physical and mental training and skill development. At this introductory level a large emphasis is placed on academics, sportsmanship, chemical-free lifestyle, and physical and emotional growth. A smaller emphasis is placed on winning and a larger emphasis is placed on participation, not necessarily on an equal basis.


This program places an increased emphasis on team play, physical conditioning, refinement of basic skills, and understanding how the individual fits in a team role. Winning at the junior varsity level is considered important, however, learning to cope with game situations and how to accept winning and losing with respect are also important. Maximum participation is important; however, not all participants may play equally in each contest.

The Varsity level of athletic competition is the pinnacle of the high school athletic program. At this level there is a strong emphasis placed on winning, but not on winning at all costs. There continues to be a strong emphasis on academics, sportsmanship, and a chemical-free lifestyle. Team play, physical ability, motivation, mental attitude, and understanding your role are important aspects of competition at this level. Varsity contestants are expected to accept the fact that important lessons are to be learned from winning and losing. It is understood that all participants may not play in every contest.