Athletics

Philosophy

We value athletics as an important life experience for all participants at BC High, teaching and stressing teamwork, respect, hard work, and humility. The BC High Athletic department believes these 4 core values are what define the coach and student-athlete. Our coaches are teachers in every sense of the term, with emphasis on how the student-athlete develops in a particular sport.

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  • Profile of a Coach

    To the BC High coach, athletics is about more than the wins and losses. The BC High coach is a role model, and each decision is based on what is best for the school and the entire team. The BC High coach will represent themselves in a professional and dignified manner, respecting all players, coaches, and officials involved in the contest. In addition to educating student-athletes in their respective sport, coaches must inform their players of team, school, and state rules and regulations. The coach will be accessible to speak with the student-athlete at any time. Open communication leads to a healthy program.
  • Profile of a Student Athlete

    To the BC High student-athlete, teamwork will be the main priority; selfishness will not be tolerated. Fostering teamwork allows our student-athletes to think outside the self, and teaches them to solve problems by working as a group. The BC High student-athlete represents themselves in a professional and dignified manner, respecting all players, coaches, opponents and officials involved in the contest. Student-athletes represent the school wherever they go. Each student-athlete must know the team and school rules, as well as the MIAA (state) rules. Violations will be lead to strict enforcement of the rules.

The Graduate at Graduation

Our student-athletes, as well as the coaches, are on a continuous journey to emulate the Graduate at Graduation. The BC High mission must be part of every department, and in the Athletic department, the school's mission should be a pivotal piece of our identity and philosophy:

Open to Growth. Student-athletes should be acceptant of other viewpoints as they continue to grow in their pursuit of excellence. Coach review each season to see if their athletes improved over the course of the season, and are able to learn about the game they play.

Intellectually Competent. The student-athlete will be reminded that academics comes first at BC High. Doing well in the classroom is a priority for our athletes, which is supported by our coaches. In the same regard, learning on the playing fields is also important. Student-athletes and coaches are expected to grow in their pursuit of athletic knowledge in their sport.

Religious. As a Jesuit School, BC High will allow athletes to understand that the Man for Others motto can be witnessed in sports. Treating coaches, teammates, referees, and opponents with respect is crucial in the student-athletes overall development and understanding of sportsmanship.

Loving. A healthy environment for any team is one where respect and support are encouraged. When teammates treat each other with respect and dignity, it leads to a positive atmosphere.

Committed to Doing Justice. Many hard decisions are made by student-athletes and coaches over the course of the season. The outcome should be fair and consistent for the overall good of the school.

If You Can Play, You Can Play

Jon Bartlett '87, Athletic Director

"Our student athletes understand that they represent not just themselves, but the entire BC High community when they wear the maroon and gold uniform. How they conduct themselves on and off the field is important to their overall well-being and attitude."