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SHS Core Beliefs

Sandy High School Athletic Core Beliefs

Play Hard – Play Together – Play With Class

At Sandy High School, we understand that our success begins before we even take a step on the field, court, pool, mat, course or into the weight room. There are countless lessons that can and should be learned from high school athletics, the vast majority of which will apply far more to our lives away from athletics. In order to recognize the importance and significance of these lessons we have to begin by applying them. We need to take action to change the things we want to change. What must we do as individuals/teams in order to achieve our goals/values as an athletic department?

SANDY HIGH SCHOOL CORE ATHLETIC BELIEFS

1. We understand the value of education, know that our classes are our first priority, and will commit to our growth as students.
2. We will be the model of good citizenship within our school and our community.
3. We will commit to being “First Class” and recognize that integrity and character are far more important than winning.
4. We will commit to improving every day and strive to learn the lessons that exist in high achievement and adversity.

What These Values Look Like

 What does it mean to be a First Class Student?
 We will attend every class and be on time.
 We will complete every assignment.
 We will seek assistance if we need it.
 We will participate in class activities and be engaged in all lessons.
 We will be committed to and set the example for excellence.

Success is a full time endeavor. Successful people find ways to get the job done in all areas of their lives. This is because success is a mentality, an attitude. Very rarely do we find a person whom we would call “successful” in only one specific area. Typically these people are dedicated family members, good thinkers, hard workers, and committed to finishing the job. These traits will span over many, perhaps all areas of life. Our dedication to the classroom says much about our dedication to other endeavors. Can we be disciplined enough to finish what needs to be done even if we have to struggle through the process?

What does it mean to be a First Class Citizen?

 We will be Courteous, Polite, Helpful, and Sincere. We will say “Please” and “Thank you” religiously. We will model polite and courteous behavior at school and around town.  We will offer to give a helping hand to those who look as though they need it (holding a door, picking up a dropped item, etc.)
 We will show the utmost respect to parents, teachers, coaches, and adult community members. We will always refer to them as Mr./Mrs./Ms./Coach.
 We will dress with pride.
 We will live the concept of “Pay It Forward” (doing something because it is the right thing to do) by adopting program projects and not expecting anything in return.
 Our language and PDA’s will be appropriate. We will strive to be good people and take pride in being such as part of our athletic programs.
 What does it mean to be a First Class Athlete?
 Family, school, and team first – Lose “Yourself”
 Committed to improving – practice and compete with a purpose, every drill, every rep “all in.”
 We owe it to ourselves to be the best we can be, take advantage of every opportunity, weight room, practice, and attacking the fundamentals.
 We will leave it all on the court, floor, field, mat, pool, course, and weight room.
 Right Now! Sense of urgency and purpose.
 Be on time and clean up after ourselves.

We will strive to be good people and take pride in being such as part of our athletic programs.

What does it mean to be a First Class Athlete?

 Family, school, and team first – Lose “Yourself”
 Committed to improving – practice and compete with a purpose, every drill, every rep “all in.”
 We owe it to ourselves to be the best we can be, take advantage of every opportunity, weight room, practice, and attacking the fundamentals.
 We will leave it all on the court, floor, field, mat, pool, course, and weight room.
 Right Now! Sense of urgency and purpose.
 Be on time and clean up after ourselves.

A first class athlete goes hard all the time, never takes a drill or play off. They do things the right way every time. Doing things right and with every bit of effort we have with every rep we take will ensure that when the time comes to perform in competition, our mind and muscles will perform at a level that reflects preparation. If we all trust that each member of the team will take care of our individual responsibilities with maximum effort, we can minimize thinking during competition and just play.

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