Natick Athletic Philosophy
The Interscholastic Athletic Program at Natick High School and Middle Schools support the mission of Natick High School, which is to enable all students to reach their academic, physical, and social potential. The Athletic Program strives to promote personal responsibility, respect, integrity, and honesty in all participants.
Natick High School and Middle Schools look at a competitive athletic program and rigorous academic program as mutually re-enforcing. Our Athletic programs are an extension of the academic day where our coaching staff embraces the responsibility of challenging and developing players, both technically and emotionally, in a positive manner, using both praise and constructive feedback. Coaches are encouraged to make praise personal and criticism impersonal. Athletic participation is an extension of the student learning experience, and provides a unique opportunity for both physical and moral development.
As members of the Athletic program, students and coaches are expected to demonstrate proper respect for each other, other teams, coaches, teammates, officials, spectators, and equipment. Student athletes and coaches are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct, both on and off the playing field, as they are, at all times, representatives of their team, school, and community. While winning is a natural goal in the pursuit of excellence and athleticism, the principles of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of competition take precedence at all times and enhance the educational value of contests.