LHS Athletics Philosophy

Philosophy of Athletic/Co-Curricular Program


We view the youth of our community as a most precious part of its entire being. As such, it is our responsibility to educate them and provide experiences that, in turn, will enable them to grow and to reach their maximum potential.

Athletics and co-curricular activities provide a wholesome outlet for youthful energies. In addition, they help youngsters explore and apply and further develop skills in various sports and lifetime recreational pursuits. We aim to provide such opportunities, not only for the outstanding athlete but for all. The athletic/co-curricular programs are varied and broad so as to involve young people of all ages and abilities, and promote competitive spirit, fitness, sportsmanship, team play, school loyalty, and positive attitudes among young people with regard to themselves, their peers, and other members of our city, state, and country.

Our Athletes/Co-Curricular Participants Will . . .

Treat opponents with respect at all times. 

Abide by the rules of the contest. 

Respect the judgment of the officials. 

Display no behavior to incite fans. 

Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing our school and community. 

Display positive public action at all times. 

Live up to the high standards of sportsmanship established by the Athletic Department. 

Represent our school and community in the best manner possible by demonstrating class and respect during games as well as during trips and
            meals associated with the Athletic Department. 

Our Coaches/Advisors Will . . .

Always set a good example for athletes and fans to follow. 

Exemplify the highest ethical and moral behavior. 

Demand that sportsmanship is our number one priority. 

Respect the judgment of officials. 

Treat all participants with respect. 

Develop and enforce penalties for participants who do not abide by sportsmanship standards. 

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