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Goals and Expectations

The Athletic Creed 

We are Cougars. When we enter competition, we strive to excel and will not be satisfied with a lack of enthusiasm or effort. When you don the Blue and Gray, be prepared to give your all for the team and the program in every situation.

Varsity Program Goals

All athletes are expected to put forth their best effort always, whenever they are wearing Calverton colors. We will strive to compete for league championships in each varsity sport, while upholding our ideals of sportsmanship, respect, commitment, and integrity. Coaches are not expected to give equal playing time. Playing time is based on performance, but whenever possible, coaches should allow players opportunities as their ability and game situations permit. This is a competitive experience where achievement and outcome are high priorities.

Junior Varsity Program Goals

Junior Varsity programs are geared to augment the Varisty programs. Player development is the primary goal of these programs. Athletes should be given a chance to play and improve their skills. While Calverton does not expect to see equal playing time, everyone should have an opportunity to compete. Close communication between the Varsity head coach and the JV coach is important and expected. Coaches should be using similar principles and strategies so that the transition from the JV to Varsity is seamless.

Middle School Program Goals

Middle school programs are designed to make children fall in love with sport and competition. Players should play in every game unless their abilities and the game situation make it unsafe for them. The goals of this athletic program are to develop athletes, build sport specific skills, and most importantly, educate the students to love and cherish every competitive opportunity. Consultation with Varsity and JV coaches is important for a seamless transition through our entire program.

Expectations of our Athletes

All student-athletes at Calverton will be expected to adhere to high standards. Being part of a team is a serious commitment and it must be made a priority for you to find enjoyment and success. Below is a list of the minimum expectations of all student-athletes.

1. Keep up to date on all academic work. Being an athlete requires a significant time commitment, but one that can be managed with proper foresight.
2. Uphold The Calverton School's Philosophy of Honor. You are a representative of Calverton whenever you take the field. Always act in a way that will make your coaches, parents, and friends proud to know you.
3. Attend all practices and games. Varsity/JV teams will be active 5-6 times a week and middle school teams 3-5 times a week. You are expected to be there every day. Excessive absences may result in decreased playing time or dismissal from the team.
4. Adhere to team rules. Coaches may establish additional guidelines for their teams. Things such as travel uniforms or away game behavior may be some of the areas addressed. Be prepared to be responsible.
5. Keep an open line of communication with the coach. The coaches are here for you. Be sure to let them know what is going on in your life so they can be better prepared to coach you.
6. Travel with the team. School policy mandates that all team members travel to games on the school bus. Parents may pick their children up from games.
7. Report injuries to the coach and/or trainer. Every injury is significant. The more coaches know, the better prepared they are to take care of you.
8. Be responsible for all uniforms and equipment. You are responsible for all Calverton-issued equipment and uniforms. You will be billed for any damage to or loss of equipment assigned to you. Uniforms should not be put in the dryer.

Calverton Parents

Calverton believes that the role parents play in the life of a student-athlete is an important one. Parents' positive support of players, coaches, and the total program helps define, in part, the athletic environment in which our teams compete. It is our hope that parents will:

1. Support our athletic philosophy and mission while holding your children to high academic standards.
2. Keep an open line of communication with coaches and administration.
3. Drop off and pick up students promptly.

Upper School Sports                                   Middle School Sports

Basketball                                                         Basketball

Cross Country                                                    Field Hockey

Field Hockey                                                      Lacrosse

Golf                                                                  Soccer

Lacrosse                                                            Tennis Clinic

Soccer

Tennis

Softball

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