The Chestnut Ridge School District’s Athletic Programs support the philosophy that a quality interscholastic athletic program is vital to the positive social, physical, and educational development of students. The interscholastic athletic program enhances and supports the academic mission of the school system. We are committed to promoting the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play at all levels of athletics. We strive to develop and realize individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, civility, and citizenship.
STATEMENT of PHILOSOPHY
The Chestnut Ridge School District believes that a dynamic program of athletics is vital to the total educational development of the student. The athletic program should provide a variety of experiences to enhance the development of positive habits and attitudes that will prepare our students for life in a true democratic society. Athletics should function as an integral part of the total curriculum. Athletics should offer opportunities to serve the district, to assist in the development of positive relationships and good will, to promote self-realization, all around growth, and good citizenship qualities. Athletics play an important role in the life of our students. Students learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. The lessons learned from interscholastic athletics are an integral part of our athletic program. At all times, the athletic program must be conducted in a manner to justify it as an educational activity.
ATHLETIC PROGRAM GOALS
Chestnut Ridge’s Athletic Department is aware that students participate in sports for these reasons: enjoyment, participation, and personal improvement. Therefore, the Chestnut Ridge School District commits to the following:
- Offer students an enjoyable experience.
- Provide the greatest possible opportunity for athletes to participate in both practice and competitions.
- Promote personal improvement in skills, physical condition, and knowledge of the sport.
- Promote programs of excellence that accomplish the above and lead to success on and off the playing field.