Athletics

Stafford Interscholastic Athletics

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Mission

 

The stafford Department of Athletics strives for excellence by providing opportunities to student-athletes to participate in programs that are designed to develop meaningful standards of athletic performance, leadership, scholarship, community service and appropriate conduct within the educational and social environments of Stafford Public Schools.

 

Philosophy

 

The athletic program is an integral part of the educational process. The purpose of the program is to stimulate students to develop mutual interests, promote motications and improve their physical skills. To be of maximum effectiveness, the athletic program must be closely coordinated with the general instruction of the school. It must be such that the number of students accommodated, and the educations airm achieved, justify its inclusion in the overall educational program.
 
The interscholastic athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing Board of Education policies, rules and regulations. While the Board of Education takes great pride in winning, it does not condone "winning at any cost" and discourages any and all pressures that might tend to neglect good sportsmanship and good mental health.
 
Athletics are for all students who are physically able to participate, who qualify under the eligibility requirements, and who adhere to the rules set forth by the state and local school officials. We believe that participation in athletics will contribute to the following: 
  • Improvement of the health, fitness, and general welfare of all individuals taking part in the program.
  • Engaging a maximum number of students in administration as well as active areas of the program.
  • Stimulating all participants to achieve creditable academic progress and to make a contribution to the general educational program of the school.

 

Goals

 

  1. To encourage student-athletes to achieve success by maintaining academic eligibility and to keep athletics in proper perspective.
  2. To develop good citizenship, honesty, emotional control, dependability, and respect for rules, property, authority and self.
  3. To provide an opportunity to exemplify and observe good sportsmanship.
  4. To maintain a high standard of credible and positive performance and conduct both in and out of competition.
  5. To teach and emphasize the fundamental skills of the various sports as a necessary ingredient in achieving individual and team success.
  6. To stress the importance of physical fitness, conditioning, health habits, and safety in athletics.
  7. To provide opportunities to develop lasting friendships with teammates and opponents.
  8. To teach athletics to work together as a cohesive unit in order to achieve a common goal.
  9. To provide a well-balanced program of interscholastic athletics for as many secondary school students as possible.
  10. To provide high quality leadership for all athletic programs so as to exemplify to student's a desired behavior to be developed from each athletic program.
  11. To provide opportunities for the development of a feeling of unity and belonging, team pride, teamwork and commitment.


Portrait of Athletic Director of Stafford Public Schools Damian Frassinelli.
Damian Frassinelli
Director of Athletics and  Recreation
 
(860) 851-8333
frassined@stafford.k12.ct.us

 

 

 

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