Athletics Philosophy and Objectives

BelovED Athletics Philosophy and Objectives


It is the intent of the BelovED Community Charter School Athletic Departments to provide the students of the school a comprehensive, well-planned and balanced program of interscholastic athletics and to show how the student can benefit from participation in this type of activity. The purpose of the athletic program is to provide for the pursuit of competitive excellence in all sports, with the understanding that the pursuit of that excellence is educational in purpose. The prime concern is to develop the scholar athlete physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally in a positive environment among all coaches, and participants.

The athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing policies, rules and regulations. While the school  takes great pride in winning, it does not condone “winning at any cost!” We discourage any and all pressures which might be interpreted as poor sportsmanship and compromise mental health. Infractions are all-inclusive for disciplinary purposes no matter the nature of the offense.

The program shall be managed and teams coached in a manner that strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • Athletes should be required to maintain academic standards consistent with our eligibility policy.
  • Participation in athletics is a privilege, not a right.
  • Athletes must learn to abide by rules, regulations, and decisions associated with their particular sport. The coach has the responsibility to determine an athlete’s ability and talent, who shall make the team, and the coaching techniques and strategies that will be employed.
  • There must be mutual respect for all who are involved in the competition – teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials.
  • Participation helps develop character, cooperation, and the moral and ethical values that lead to useful citizenship.
  • Participation teaches a student that discipline and self-sacrifice are necessary ingredients of teamwork.
  • Through participation, the student-athlete will develop a healthy body, sound mind, and an appreciation of individual differences.
  • Participation leads to a better understanding of ethics, sportsmanship, integrity, and fair play.
  • Valuable lessons are learned in the course of competition, both winning and losing. They help us grow up and develop.
  • The School administration, members of the athletic staff, scholar athletes, and parents should do everything within their power and ability to promote the athletic program and to create an atmosphere of learning that is in the best interest of students and the community.