“Educating and Empowering for Life”
The Tradition of Excellence at Findlay has produced a Culture of Champions through commitment, teamwork, and leadership with our programs and community. With success both on and off the field of play Findlay continuously provides the best opportunity for college bound student-athletes.
- State of the Art Facilities
- Multiple Media Outlets
- Over $5 million in scholarship awarded annually
- Over 280 Conference Championships
- Over 160 First Team All-Ohio Athletes
PHILOSOPHY: EDUCATION BASED ATHLETICS
A program of interscholastic athletics is a relevant part of the total educational program of instruction of Findlay City Schools. We believe the field, court, pool, mat, rink, track and course are extensions of our classroom where we learn life lessons and develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. The very fact that it is a significant part of the total instructional program requires attention to matters of instruction, emphasis, and scope. Emphasis shall be on sportsmanship, skill development and personal satisfaction.
Specifically, the aims of such a program are to develop as fully as possible the health and welfare of all students; to provide advanced training beyond that taught in physical education classes and intramural activities; to instruct in new skills necessary for achieving the highest possible level of accomplishment within the context of the total school program; to inculcate attitudes of sportsmanship, discipline, healthy competition, and school spirit; to teach healthy habits necessary for proper physical development and athletic participation; and to provide adequate athletic programs and facilities for boys and girls.
The opportunity to participate is extended to students in the Findlay City School system where we believe:
- there are substantial educational outcomes from a soundly conceived and executed program for the players, the student body, and the school as a whole.
- the potential values to the participants are genuine. Rigorous competition under prescribed regulations and policies provide for adolescents the opportunity to develop ideas and habits of health, fair play, initiative, achievement, and emotional control.
- can be taught to win gracefully and to lose in the same fashion.
- many students have found a purpose in their school work and in their lives through the program of athletics.
- athletics provide values and can make a substantial contribution to morale, and can provide an outlet for enthusiasm.
- welfare of the individual student is always to be the primary concern. The game exists for the student—never the student for the game.
AIMS, OBJECTIVES & GOALS OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
- For the student body, the interscholastic athletic program provides a foundation for the development of good school morale, being sportsmanlike hosts, exercising the qualities of fair play and courtesy, and a safe fun environment in which students can express themselves in a positive manner.
- For the community, the interscholastic athletic program provides a school-community relationship, and creates for the community a program of education and entertainment through athletics.
AIMS OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
- For the player, the interscholastic athletic competition offers increased opportunity for improving player skills, developing player skills, developing and increasing physical vigor, promoting a positive self-esteem, developing good sportsmanship, promoting true and lasting friendships, establishing friendly rivalries, and learning that the rules of play are similar to the rules of everyday living.
GOALS OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
- Teamwork: To work with others in a democratic society, a person must develop self-discipline, and respect for authority and the spirit of hard work and sacrifice. Athletes must place the team higher than personal desires.
- Improve: One day better, establish a goal and continually strive to reach those goals. Better your talents, skills and characteristics to improve self and team.
- Success: Our society is very competitive. We do not always win, but we succeed when we continually strive to do so. You can learn to accept defeat only by striving to win. Develop a desire to excel.
- Sportsmanship: To accept success and defeat like a true sportsman. Live by the “Golden Rule” Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
- Health: Learn to be active obtaining a high degree of fitness through exercise, nutrition and good healthy habits long after graduation.
- Have fun: Enjoy yourself, enjoy the opportunity to participate and perform for others. Enjoy the opportunity and blessing you have been given. Have fun.
OBJECTIVES OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
- The athletic program shall provide each participant with desirable learning experiences within the overall educational program.
- The athletic program shall operate in a manner such that each participant may realize the following:
- development of moral values
- development of a sense of competition
- development of a spirit of cooperation
- development of emotional maturity
- development of social competence
- development of physical skills
- development of self discipline
- development of health and happiness
- an understanding of the democratic process
- an understanding of the group goal process
- an understanding that participation is a privilege and a responsibility for every participant
- an understanding that rules must be followed and penalties must be accepted if these rules are broken.
- Meet the needs and interests of those students who are gifted athletically.
- Satisfy the urge for competition which is basic in the American tradition and to develop the will to excel.
- Develop each participant’s knowledge and use of the fundamental skills needed to participate in their given sport.
- Give a student an early understanding that participation in athletics is a privilege which carries responsibilities.
- Develop good community relationships and attitudes toward athletics.
- Teach habits of health, safety, cleanliness, and physical fitness.
- Engage individuals in a well-rounded experience that includes participation in a multitude of extracurricular activities.
- Student academic achievement and success take priority over athletics achievement and success.
- The success of a TEAM is more important than individual awards.
- Participation in interscholastic athletics programs is a privilege, not a right.
THE TROJAN WAY
Enthusiasm – Intense passion with a desire to excel for team and yourself. To want to compete for yourself, family, and team. Build champions through hard work, enjoyment, practice and success.
Educate – Fundamentally teach young people lessons of sport and life. Develop whole student.
Commitment – How good do you want to be? You never need to be able to tell anyone about your commitment….they will know by your actions. What are you willing to do to make your program and team better. Don’t be afraid to fail. Go after your goal, what are you willing to do.
Relationships – Focus on the people. Great leaders are always fostering stronger relationships. Always working their team either during practice, behind closed doors, to ensure greater trust. Keeping relationships strong and in good repair with communication of players, coaches, parents and community.
Legacy –We are beneficiaries of a rich and living tradition forged by all the efforts of all those who have come before us. We will build upon our traditions which have been developed throughout our history. Reflected in facilities, performance, and character of team. Passionate about being at practice and game planning. Enjoy getting your program, team and players better than the previous day. To want to compete. To have pride and respect for yourself, family, team, program, school and community.