Philosophy of Sport

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board believes that elementary, interschool activities should provide to as many students as possible, the opportunity to participate at a higher level than intramurals where physical fitness, team work, game skills, socialization and fair play are stressed in a learning environment, in accordance with the Board’s mission and goals.
 
It is not sufficient to teach children the skills involved in any particular game. We must make every effort to ensure that the attitudes they develop while under our instruction are those that will make them better people as well as better athletes. The following topics should be discussed in depth with your players prior to the season commencing.

 Respect for Property

 Highlight the following:

  1.  care of equipment. care of equipment.
  2.  behaviour in the school with respect to school property: behaviour in the school with respect to school property:
  3.  the use of the school is a privilege, not a right. the use of the school is a privilege, not a right.
  4.  leave gym and dressing rooms clean leave gym and dressing rooms clean
  5.  respect for the personal property of teammates and opponents. respect for the personal property of teammates and opponents.

 

Respect for Opponents, Teammates and Self

 Highlight the following:

  • recognize a good play by any player on any team recognize a good play by any player on any team
  • play with pride and class; not showiness play with pride and class; not showiness
  • develop a healthy respect for all players, their abilities and their efforts develop a healthy respect for all players, their abilities and their efforts
  • encourage and support your teammates encourage and support your teammates
  • shake hands with coaches, players and officials regardless of game outcome shake hands with coaches, players and officials regardless of game outcome
 

Respect for Officials and Coaches

Highlight the following:

  • recognize their service; without them you couldn’t play. recognize their service; without them you couldn’t play.
  • understand that players make far more mistakes than do officials; therefore, teams lose games, not officials. understand that players make far more mistakes than do officials; therefore, teams lose games, not officials.
  • recognize that you are not an expert but rather a volunteer recognize that you are not an expert but rather a volunteer
  • thank them for the job that they do. thank them for the job that they do.
 
Maximum participation is strongly encouraged!
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