WEST SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS
Dear Niles West Families,
We want to thank all of our coaches and student athletes for participating in this week’s sports conditioning workouts held at school. Given the logistical challenges and warmer than normal weather conditions, our teams were able to accomplish a lot in a very short period of time. We also appreciate everyone following our safety guidelines throughout the camp.
That being said, the IHSA in conjunction with the IDPH has communicated several new guidelines that will impact our progression to Phase 4 Summer Camps. As a result of these changes, we are going to pause in-person conditioning camps for next week. Your student athlete’s coaches will reach out to them to conduct live zoom workouts or remote workouts. Our hope is to begin Summer Camps on Monday, July 20th.
In the meantime, we will be speaking with coaches, student athletes, and parents to gauge their feedback on our Stage 1 workouts, to determine interest in Summer Camps given the new guidelines, and to voice any health and safety concerns regarding the next steps. We will then make a determination whether the conditioning and summer sports camps will continue, based on the health and safety interests of our student athletes and coaches. To help with our planning, parents please fill out this SURVEY by Monday, July 13th. Additionally, next week we will send out a webinar link to provide you with more information for our Phase 4 Summer Camps.
Dr. Dana Krilich
Niles West Athletic Director
Niles West Assistant Athletic Director
7/19/2020 11:14 AM
NILES WEST PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
Participation in interscholastic athletics provides students with opportunities to acquire important, lifelong skills for future success in life. In addition, the athletic program is designed to positively contribute to the Niles Township community. Through intentional teaching and positive reinforcement, we strive to teach our students the power of success through humility, and perseverance through challenges, obstacles, and defeat.
The primary objective of the athletic programs in the Niles Township High School District is to provide wholesome opportunities for students to compete and learn important life lessons, values, and favorable habits and attitudes in social settings. To realize this goal, District 219 athletic programs recognize the value of participation and commitment to developing a competitive interscholastic athletic program, and emphasize the importance of balancing victory with defeat in order to develop and improve positive character traits among all participants.
Every effort is made to support District 219 athletic programs with the best facilities, equipment, and most qualified staff available. Coaches, directors, and sponsors must be positive role models with knowledge of their activity, ethical behavior, strong leadership, and interest in the holistic development of all student athletes.
All student athletes are held to high expectations of academic achievement and success in the classroom. Coaches and teachers work as partners to provide opportunities for the success of every student. District 219 athletic programs seek to provide a positive image of athletics at Niles West and Niles North High Schools, strive for excellence that will produce winning teams within the bounds of good sportsmanship, and ensure growth and development that will increase the number of individual participants in interscholastic athletics.