Springboro Athletic Department Mission Statement
The mission of Springboro Athletics is to extend educational opportunities so students can compete in a manner that promotes personal development, fosters teamwork, and teaches important life skills necessary for becoming a valued member of society.
PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
The philosophy of athletics, in the Springboro Community City School District, considers athletics to be an integral part of the school’s educational program, which provides experiences that will help them physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. We believe that by promoting sportsmanship at all levels, the athletic program instills pride and reinforces a sound value structure, and enhances the individual’s self-image, as well as the image of the school district and the community.
One of our goals is to develop athletes and cheerleaders who demonstrate good sportsmanship. We believe that the basic rules of good sportsmanship consist of:
Showing respect for opponents at all times
Showing respect for officials and their decisions
Knowing, understanding, and following the rules of the contest
Maintaining self-control at all times
Recognizing and appreciating skill in performances regardless of affiliation.
We believe that being a spectator is a “privilege” and not a “right”. It is a privilege to watch an educational process where teams demonstrate what they have learned in the athletic classroom. Spectators will be held accountable for good sportsmanship.
Physical conditioning, strength, and overall fitness
Development of individual skills
Promote a healthy lifestyle
Accepting Responsibility for actions
Self-discipline and a drive to reach potential Teamwork
Promote the importance of the team succeeding over individual success
Working with others to achieve a common goal
Developing a sense of community
Responsibility to the team Life Skills
Develop positive character traits
Teach young people how to compete
Reinforce classroom learning and academic achievement
Teach the importance of work ethic
Learning how to accept success and failure
Developing leadership qualities
Teaching sportsmanship and having empathy for others