2014 STATE CHAMPS:
Boy's Water Polo
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A student’s education does not end at the close of the school day if they are involved in extra-curricular activities. In fact, many values can be learned better through the involvement in after school activities such as drama, music, and athletics, rather than in the classroom. Values such as fairness, caring, responsibility, and respect are the foundations of sportsmanship. The focus of high school athletics should be on the learning of these lifelong values. In order for these principles to be taught, it is critical that everyone – players, coaches, parents, and fans – behave in a sportsman-like manner. Unfortunately, the failure on the part of even one of these groups can undermine the efforts of others.
Sportsmanship is defined as, "those qualities of behavior which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others.” That means a concern for everyone, including opposing teams, coaches, fans, and officials.
To our parents: Please fill the stands in support of your sons and daughters, while realizing that high school athletics are a form of education, and that the score is not nearly as important as the lessons learned.
To our fans: Please display a positive attitude at all times, doing your best to discourage cheers that taunt opposing teams, fans, and officials – cheers that distract from the focus of high school athletics.
And to our athletes: Remember that you volunteered to be a part of Rockford High School athletics, and that all of your actions are a reflection on yourself, your team, your school, and the whole community. Please conduct yourselves in a manner that brings honor and pride to the community of Rockford.
Come on out, enjoy the games, and remember – “Good Sports are Winners!”
Tim Erickson, Director
Rockford High School Athletics