BHS Athletic Department Philosophy

BHS Athletic Department Philosophy

Bainbridge High School coaches and student athletes should project an image of gracious competitors who embrace challenge, enjoy the process, win with humility, handle defeat with dignity, and strive to be positive role models.  We believe that athletics is an integral part of the total educational experience of our students.  We will strive to make our teams as competitive as possible while instilling skills in our athletes that will help them to be successful in their adult lives.  Our focus will be teaching our athletes HOW to win and not just on winning.  Through positive reinforcement and teaching, we will show our athletes how to succeed with humility and persevere through setbacks in a productive manner.

Our program places a high value on the power of participation.  Within our educational setting, every effort will be made to provide athletic experiences for as many students as possible.  We will strive to offer as many teams as can be adequately coached, managed, and supported.

Our coaches will strive to be positive role models who display in-depth knowledge of their sport, an ability to teach, strong leadership, ethical behavior, and an interest in the development of their athletes.  Winning championships should transpire as an outgrowth of ethical coaching and healthy competition.  Our goal is to not only win championships but to produce CHAMPION people.

Our desired outcome for our student athletes is that they will attain the following traits:

Commitment Accountability

Leadership Pride

Academic Achievement Self Discipline

Sportsmanship Responsibility

Work Ethic Character

Self- Discipline Sportsmanship

Positivity Honesty

Ability to set and achieve goals Confidence