Athletic Philosophy

The athletic program is an integral part of the total educational process in the Livingston School District that provides experiences that will assist in the development of the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the student-athlete. Young people learn a great deal participating in interscholastic athletics. Determination, perseverance, sportsmanship and teamwork are some of the valuable lessons that can be attained through athletic participation as well as providing an opportunity to develop their potential as athletes in activities appropriate to their level of ability. Athletics plays an important role in helping the individual student develop a positive self-concept as well as providing wellness to the body. Athletic competition fosters school spirit and develops pride within the school and community.

Through athletics we seek to provide a wholesome form of physical activity for as many students as possible. We will make every effort to offer our student– athletes the best in equipment, facilities and coaching, in order to provide them with an enjoyable and rewarding athletic experience. While the reputation of our school and community is enhanced whenever its representatives excel, by far the greatest rewards and satisfactions are derived by those who actually participate on our athletic teams and provides a unifying influence upon our student body and between our school and community.

It is the goal of our district to provide such opportunities as a further means of developing the intellectual, emotional and social maturity of our students, while at the same time teaching the importance and worth of teamwork and sportsmanship in a competitive environment.

We believe that the soul of our school can be reflected in what occurs before and after the normal academic day. This extension of the school day, whether it be in athletics, in the arts, or in clubs, will set the tone for the school year. If we can keep students involved and concerned beyond the classroom, we are bound to have a more positive effect on them in the classroom. We are aware of the tremendous obligations we have to the student-athletes in our care. Parents entrust their children to us and we shall always strive to earn their trust.

Finally, as is true in all aspects of education in Livingston, our athletic program is committed to the pursuit of excellence, acknowledging that the quest itself is the most significant aspect of achievement remembering that athletics is an extension of the classroom experience for the student-athlete. We are assisting in “empowering all to learn, create, contribute and grow” in our changing world.