GLENBARD EAST ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
The Glenbard East Athletic Department is committed to the idea that the athletic program is an integral part of the total school curriculum and plays an important role in the development of young women and men. Participation in athletics is an educational experience beneficial to all because it promotes physical health, mental well-being, good sportsmanship and the values of competition and cooperation. Long after graduation, the results of individual contests may be forgotten, but the concepts of commitment, sportsmanship and integrity will last forever.
Participation on a Glenbard East athletic team is an earned privilege, not a right. Students earn a position on an athletic team as a result of physical ability, effort, and team work. Glenbard East student-athletes are expected to comply with all school and athletic rules and regulations and conduct themselves at all times as responsible representatives of the school and community.
A primary purpose of high school athletic teams and programs is to compete and attempt to win athletic contests. Coaches are expected to play those individuals who meet team expectations and afford the team the greatest potential of helping to achieve success on the field of competition. Players must earn their playing time by their ability, team work and effort at practice.
The athletic department encourages athletes to participate in more than one Glenbard East sport. Athletic participation helps students learn how to compete, contribute to the success of a team, and to overcome struggles to achieve a common goal. The school and the athlete benefit greatly when athletes are involved in more than one sport. Summer and off-season programs must be designed to promote student participation in more than one sport, constantly keeping in mind what is best for the athlete. This includes, for example, the athlete being able to work out in another off-season sport on an off day. At times, varsity athletes may choose to specialize in one or two sports. This decision rests solely on the student and parents, not that of a coach.
Athletes benefit when team guidelines and expectations for participation and performance are established and clearly communicated to both students and parents. Team rules must be fair, clearly articulated, and consistent with the philosophy and mission of the entire athletic program. Coaches make all decisions related to team composition, playing time, and game and practice strategy. Each athletic team will provide you with additional information regarding team expectations, practice times, and game schedules.
Coaches are expected to establish an environment where team members work together to achieve a common purpose. They must encourage students to play hard, practice good sportsmanship, and to accept victory and defeat with dignity. Coaches ARE role models for student-athletes and fans as well. Coaches must display appropriate behavior and positive interactions at all games and practices. The evaluation of a coach and of an athletic team will include not only the number of wins and losses, but the leadership and direction provided to the student-athlete.
Glenbard Township High School District 87
Mission: We are an athletic community dedicated to providing a
competitive athletic environment that empowers and inspires student
Vision: The Glenbard Athletic Department is committed to developing
student athletes that are:
Multiple sport athletes
Role models for a healthy lifestyle
Role models for sportsmanship
Leaders who develop pride in their school
Committed to excellence
Academic Success: Athletes should be held to high standards in both athletics and
academics. We believe student athletes need to develop time management skills to balance success in both areas.
Teamwork:: All student athletes can be positive contributors to the team. Each teammate can be responsible, accountable and dependable.
Multiple Sport Athletes: Student athletes should strive to be well-rounded athletes who are committed to development in various sports, especially at lower levels, in order to reach their maximum potential.
Healthy Lifestyle: Athletics fosters a healthy lifestyle year round, encouraging students to make good choices. Student athletes should maintain a chemically free lifestyle in order to achieve optimal performance.
Sportsmanship: All student athletes demonstrate sportsmanship by respecting teammates, opponents, officials and the game.
Leaders Who Develop Pride in Their School: We believe student athletes should
demonstrate pride, respect and commitment to their teams, schools, and community through
quality play and a positive attitude.
Commitment: Every student athlete should demonstrate the commitment and work ethic necessary to be successful. Every student should have the opportunity to participate in the athletic program.
Create systems for regular communication and collaboration to discuss student achievement
Develop specific, measurable, aligned objectives and realistic goals.
Develop an instrument to review athlete, parent, and community levels of satisfaction.
Identify key data sources to guide improvement efforts.
Develop a meaningful, systematic evaluation program that is aligned with embedded staff development opportunities.
Use stakeholder input to develop 3-5 year plans
Develop a culture that values extracurricular participation and student success
Create an environment that values sportsmanship and commitment.
Engage as many students as possible in extracurricular opportunities.
Promote a competitive environment that teaches team success and personal growth.
Recruit and retain quality in-house staff.
Set clear expectations for coaches, parents and students.
Foster opportunities for minority and at risk students in extracurricular activities.
Promote a nurturing environment that allows athletes to take risks and to learn from their mistakes.
Foster an environment that makes efficient effective and equitable use of the building resources
Devise a long term facility plan to address the indoor and outdoor athletic needs.
Provide a 3-5 year financial commitment to address athletic department physical and programming needs.
Utilize facilities for maximum efficiency.
Create outstanding feeder programs.
Develop flexible off season training programs.
Continue to monitor male and female participation and Title IX expectations.
Encourage multiple sport athletes.
THE GLENBARD DISTRICT 87
PILLARS OF ATHLETIC SUCCESS
- Achieve academic success for all student-athletes
- Encourage and maintain a chemically free environment for all
- Support and organize youth programs that develop our interscholastic teams
- Encourage student-athletes to participate in multiple
- Provide excellent coaching, training, and conditioning for all student-athletes