Participation Level Philosophies
PHILOSOPHY OF THE INTERSCHOLASTIC
ATHLETIC PROGRAM AT THE BATAVIA CITY SCHOOLS
As a student progresses from one level to another, it is our hope that there will be continued growth in athletic skill level. Each level should build upon the other as the student moves through the program. With the change in each level, the emphasis on participation time and the relevance of competition changes.
In brief, we believe in striving for excellence in our athletic program. However, we do not seek this at the expense of individual students. Our ultimate goal is to give as many students as is possible the opportunity to reach their maximum potential as an athlete.
The modified interscholastic athletic program is an extension of intramurals. Participation is the priority as these students/athletes will begin to practice with a purpose and develop skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline. These safe and supervised activities require an athletic code of responsibilities and its ensuing appropriate behavior to facilitate role models in our school.
As development continues for the athlete, he/she will become more familiar with the system used at the varsity level. Learning how to compete, becoming a member of a team and understanding how the individual fits in a team role is emphasized. Winning and success become more focused. Each individual will be given the opportunity to play during the season at the discretion of the coach.
Varsity athletics is the culmination of continuous commitment and dedication to a particular sport. Athletes in these sports participate in a highly competitive atmosphere at the interscholastic level. The athlete will be involved in league and possibly sectional and state competition. Playing time is at the discretion of the coach.