LHS Athletics Philosophy

Lewiston High School has a wide range of athletic activities with 21 different programs and 42 teams.   It is the school's hope that there is something for everyone to be involved in.  Participation in athletics/extra-curricular activities is open to all students at Lewiston High School provided they meet the requirements pertaining to academic standards (eligibility), try-out standards/requirements, and behavior expectations set forth by the school and its' coaching staff..

Participation in athletics.extra-curricular activities is a very valuable part of one's education.  The competition, camaraderie, team work, dedication, and discipline learned through athletics can be an integral part of an individual's life.

It is a PRIVILEGE for a student to participate in interscholastic athletics/extra-curricular activities.  Therefore, extra time and extra effort are required of those who participate. There is an expectation that those individuals involved with athletic programs/extra-curricular activities will live up a high standard of conduct and behavior in and out of school.  Those individuals who have earned the privilege to represent Lewiston High School in interscholastic athletics/activities are expected to accept these greater responsibilities as school citizens.

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. 

The Franklin Athletic Complex, home to many of Lewiston High School's athletic teams, is one of the finest facilities in our state. The City of Lewiston and Lewiston High School have hosted many league, regional and state championship events at this complex.

Lewiston High School teams and individuals have won many state championships, as well as numerous conferences and league titles. Along with being named to all-conference, all-state, and all-American teams, many of our athletes have also gained academic prominence when named to all-academic teams.

Lewiston High School is a member of the Maine Principals' Association (MPA) and the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference (KVAC)--- one of the largest leagues in the state.