Here at the Academy of Alameda, we believe that a dynamic program of student activities is vital to the educational development of the student. Young people learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and how to win and lose gracefully are integral parts of our athletic program. Athletic participation also plays an important part in helping students develop a healthy self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition also improves school spirit and helps students develop pride in their school.
The major objective of the athletic program is to provide wholesome opportunities for students to develop positive leadership habits and attitudes of social and group interaction. Coaching leadership should be of the highest quality and should provide athletes with examples of exemplary behavior. Measurement of leadership success should not be measured in terms of the tangible evidence of the victories and defeats. Instead character, courage and integrity will be major objectives of the athletic program.
The athletic program will always be consistent with the general objectives of the school. The athletic administration should be oriented to general policies of the institution. At no time will the program place the total educational curriculum secondary in emphasis; program leaders will constantly strive for the development of well-rounded individuals, capable of taking their place in modern society. Simply put, we believe in winning; both on the field of play and in the classroom.
It is the role of the Academy of Alameda Athletic Department to provide student athletes with the opportunity to develop their athletic abilities to full potential while safeguarding their physical welfare in an environment that promotes both high academic standards and the development of leadership capabilities. These objectives are best achieved through a broad-based program, which provides equal opportunity for all its students athletes regardless of race, color, age, sex, disability, religion, ethnic or national origin, or sexual orientation and which is administered in accordance with the highest principles of interscholastic athletic competition.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
To conduct a program that achieves a high level of interest and support of student, faculty, alumni, local community and other segments of the community.
To employ an athletic staff of integrity, knowledge, skills and leadership qualities that enable programs of mental, moral, and physical benefit to student-athletes.
To administer and compete with high ideals of integrity and sportsmanship.
To provide student athletes with adequate practice and competition facilities and proper medical supervision.
To provide student athletes with support systems to promote academic success and on time graduation.
To provide successful competitive athletic opportunities.
To run a program that is in complete compliance with AEF rules and regulations.
Increase staff education.
To support the education of student athletes.
Provide access to academic support.
To enhance community within the general Academy of Alameda student body.
Create athletics as “the” place.
Enhance student participation in co-curricular activities.
To enhance participation within the Academy of Alameda Faculty and Staff Community.
Involve the faculty and staff.
Inform the faculty and staff.
To have competitive teams.
Set measurable standards for each program.
Develop long range plans to provide opportunity for success.
Ensure adequate coaching support for each program.