Sportsmanship & Philosophy
St. Francis offers a competitive athletics program that is open to all students in grades 6–8. We know that giving each Middle School athlete playing time and remaining competitive is often a difficult interface; however, it is our goal to give each student the opportunity to develop his or her skills. At the same time, we strive to field teams that can compete and to support those student-athletes who desire to play athletics at the high school level.
Being an athlete at St. Francis and playing for the Wolves is a privilege that carries with it many responsibilities. Coaches stress the importance of teamwork, peer relationships, cooperation, discipline and maintaining a healthy body, and student–athletes are encouraged and expected to respect their coaches, their teammates and themselves through a personal commitment to:
- Arriving at practices and competitions on time or early, ready to participate at their personal best;
- Striving for honor and good sportsmanship at all times; and
- Maintaining a minimum of 80 percent attendance to all practices and competitions.
In addition, student–athletes are expected to behave as leaders at St. Francis by conducting themselves appropriately at all times; striving for the highest moral and spiritual values; taking pride in their classroom achievements; avoiding unsportsmanlike behavior; and displaying the qualities of character, responsibility and a competitive spirit.