At South Burlington High School, we understand and appreciate the importance of extracurricular activities in the overall education of our student-athletes. Experiences teach values such as hard work, commitment, leadership, discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness, all within a framework of academic excellence. The coach/advisor should utilize this situation to instill in the students the values that will help them enter society as well-adjusted, useful, emotionally and morally mature individuals. To achieve these values, a coach/advisor must treat all individuals equally while simultaneously realizing the potential and limitations of each individual.
Our athletic teams will strive to win, but emphasis will be placed on effort, improvement, respect for coaches, teammates, opponents, and officials, and learning to win graciously and lose with dignity. Winning is emphasized more strongly at the varsity level, but never at the expense of healthy attitudes, values and perspective. At sub-varsity levels, winning remains a goal, but is subordinate to participation and skill development. Above all, we want all of our athletes to have a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
For information about Student Activities and Athletics at SBHS, including rules, policies, etc., click the document link below to access the Co-Curricular Digest for Students and Parents.