Northern Valley Athletic Mission Statement
We, at Northern Valley Regional High School, provide an environment in which each student seeks answers to questions, challenges assumptions and develops self worth. The school encourages individual and team excellence, appreciation for sportsman- ship and moral integrity. Recognition of academics, athletics and cultural diversity promotes mutual respect and acceptance.
We consider interscholastic sports an integral part of the overall educational process, which seeks to develop a citizen of character and high ethical standards. Excellence in both academics and athletics is pursued by all.
We believe that, by their very nature, interscholastic sports are essentially for those students with superior athletic skills. However,this does not imply that the opportunity to particpate in these sports shall be denied those students who, though less gifted, express a bona fide interest in the program.
We believe that the interscholastic program should cultivate and nourish such attributes as loyalty, unselfishness, dedication, commitment and a high sense of true sportsmanship.
We believe that the coaches will uphold the district’s established standards of conduct and sportsmanship and will be beyond reproach in both their relationships with members of their squads and our opponents. Coaches and student-athletes are called to lead by example as ambassadors of the district.
As we continue to move forward in the 21st century, it is our hope that the student-athletes of Northern Valley will continue to work towards preserving these standards and display these qualities both in and out of the competitive arena.
The Northern Valley Regional High School District believes that a dynamic program of student activities is vital to the educational development of the student. Athletics functions as an integral part of the total curriculum. It offers opportunities to serve the institution, assists in the development of fellowship and goodwill, promotes self-realization and all-around growth, and encourages learning the qualities of good citizenship.
The interscholastic athletic program is conducted in accordance with existing Board of Education policies, rules and regulations. While the Board of Education takes great pride in winning, it does not condone “winning at all cost” and discourages any and all pressures which might tend to neglect good sportsmanship and good mental health. The interscholastic sports program includes the following activities for boys and girls:
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association does not classify cheerleading as a sport, but NVOT offers fall and winter cheerleading.