Athletics Mission Statement
The mission of the Mineola interscholastic athletic program is foster the quest for excellence by creating an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of sportsmanship. Successful programs develop individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character and citizenship.
Education Goals of a Quality Interscholastic Athletic Program
A student athlete in a quality program is competent in terms of:
- Skill development
- Knowledge of the game/strategies
- Fitness/Conditioning/Healthy behavior
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates:
- Trustworthiness/Fair play
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates civility towards others showing:
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions showing evidence of:
- Role Modeling
Middle School: Introductory/Developmental—All students get playing time. Unfortunately, cuts must be made when the number of athletes trying out for a sport is too large to field a productive team.
Junior Varsity: Competitive/Developmental—This developmental stage brings competition to another level where athletes prepare for future varsity competition. Playing time is now more dependent on ability and game situations. Coaches make every effort to expose athletes to game experience. The decision is up to the coach. Cuts are made depending on the number of students trying out.
Varsity: Competitive—Students have no guarantee of playing time based on age or year in school. The decision is up to the coach based upon his/her evaluation of players and game situations. Cuts are made depending on the number of students trying out.
**Attendance, effort and behavior play a part in student athlete involvement at all levels.