Athletic Team Philosophy & Guidelines

Any Roycemore student in Grades 5 through 12 can participate in interscholastic athletics regardless of skill level. Participation is given a higher priority than competing to win at all grade levels, but competing to win does take on increased focus as the participants become older.

The Athletic Department at Roycemore helps the school celebrate individuality by:

  • Emphasizing student participation in athletic programs over competing at the highest level possible

  • Seeking to bring out the best qualities in each child as a person of character and an athlete, regardless of skill level

  • Challenging every child at his/her individual level

  • Encouraging a focus on individual growth, rather than on a win-at-all-costs attitude

The Athletic Department helps the School inspire excellence by:

  • Establishing sportsmanship, character development, a positive attitude, and teamwork as the top priorities for all Roycemore athletes

  • Modeling goal-setting and planning as important life skills beyond the court or field

  • Promoting the benefits of a strong work ethic and sound preparation and practice habits

  • Providing opportunities for more advanced competition for students with advanced skills

  • Instilling in all students a life-long appreciation of the benefits of exercise and the important role physical activity plays in determining the quality of life

Athletico

AthletiCo provides an onsite trainer for Roycemore's Upper School home cross country meets, and soccer, volleyball and basketball games as part of the company's high school athletic training outreach program.