Goals and Expectations

Expectations of 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be responsible for all uniforms and equipment assigned to you.

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.

Varsity Sports:
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Field Hockey
  • Cross Country (Co-ed)
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse (Boys and Girls)
  • Tennis (Co-ed)
  • Softball

Swimming will be offered as a club sport during for the 2015-2016 school year.

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.

Junior Varsity Sports:
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Boys' Basketball

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. Middle School students typically receive an equal amount of playing time.

  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Field Hockey
  • Cross Country (Co-ed)
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Lacrosse (Boys and Girls)
  • Tennis (Co-ed)

Swimming will be offered as a club sport during the 2018-2019 school year.


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