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Athletics Philosophy

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Interscholastic athletics is a program of sports activities directed specifically to all the students of the school, either as participants or supporters. It is intended that competitive athletics would develop within the student-athlete the qualities of leadership, initiative, and good judgment. This program must promote the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well being of the student-athlete so that he/she may be able to effectively perform and lead under stress and in competition. It is desired that the participants in this program, through individual hard work and self-sacrifice, discover their own self-identity and learn to respect other participants for their identity, as well as learning to respect other participants for their accomplishments.

The student-athlete is not only responsible to self but also to his/her teammates.Athletics would be slighted if only portrayed as a program for development of youth. Interscholastic athletics is the enjoyment of companionship and new friendships, the exhilaration of meeting and exceeding personal and team goals, and the development of personal skills and standards. Interscholastic athletics is the involvement of the whole student body in spirit and support beyond the academic sphere of the school.

With these beliefs, we feel that a strong program of interscholastic athletics is needed by Seattle Prep, a school most interested in attracting and developing young Christian lives. This program must provide a diverse selection of sports, and the program must insure that the level of interscholastic competition is appropriate to induce excellence in athletic abilities, moral leadership, physical enjoyment, and school involvement.

In 2015, the private schools in the Metro League (Bishop Blanchet, Eastside Catholic, Holy Names, Lakeside, O’dea and Seattle Prep) unanimously adopted the following Agreement. Seattle Prep shares a commitment with all of these schools to live the Agreement in both letter and spirit. Read the full text here.