Derry Area Athletic Philosophy
athletics are to be an integral part of the total secondary school educations
program that has as its purpose to provide educational experiences not provided
in the school's curriculum. The interscholastic
athletic program shall be primarily for the benefit of the students who
participate either directly or indirectly.
Participation in the athletic program is a privilege granted to those
interested students who meet the minimum standards of eligibility. Interscholastic activities shall be kept in
proper perspective and must supplement the academic program. A sound athletic program provides the
students with a safe environment in which they have fun, build character, learn
to practice sportsmanship and develop skills and traits that help them become
responsible citizens and live happy, healthy lives. Such a program generates enthusiasm, loyalty,
and school spirit. It helps to promote
good health, sound body, and an alert mind.
The success of any season should be judged on the number of participants
and spectators and the acquisition of new skills by those participating, the
amount of enthusiasm generated, and how well good citizenship, team play and
sportsmanship were taught.