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Beliefs & Goals

Athletic Department Beliefs

  • Our role as Catholic educators is not limited to the classroom; the ability to instill the Gospel values and promote these truths through athletic participation is at the core of the Athletic Department.
  • St. Edmund Preparatory High School believes that a dynamic program of extracurricular student activities is significant to the educational, social, and emotional development of the individual. 
  • Students learn a great deal from their participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and competition are integral parts of team goals in our athletic department.
  • Athletics play an important role in helping the individual student develop a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Athletic competition adds to school spirit and helps students, parents, spectators, and participants develop pride in their school.
  • St. Edmund Preparatory High School further encourages the development and promotion of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in all phases of the educational process and in all segments of the community, including administrators, teachers, coaches, participants, parents, and fans.

Athletic Department Goals

  • Encourage the development of positive attitudes, behaviors, and experiences in student-athletes that will better prepare them for their future.
  • Strive for academic excellence in the classroom. 
  • Promote the lessons learned regarding good sportsmanship, ethics, teamwork and the value of competition regardless of result.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for all athletic practices, games, and competitions.
  • Recognize and promote the accomplishments of athletic teams and individual student-athletes.
  • Encourage coaches to be leaders, role models and individuals of high moral character.
  • Foster cooperation across the extracurricular programs of the school, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and activities, according to their abilities, interests, and aptitudes.
  • Ensure that everyone involved with the athletic department adheres to the rules and policies of St. Edmund Preparatory High School, the Catholic High School Athletic Association, and the New York State High School Athletic Federation.