“Our athletic program is based upon three principles. The first is participation: an integral part of our athletic program, involving each student. Second is character: through athletic experiences students learn about leadership, responsibility, teamwork along with developing physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. The third is skill development: our program enables students to develop and improve their skills to reach their full potential and compete at the highest level.”
The purpose of the no-cut policy is to give students who have an interest in sports the opportunity to develop basic fundamental skills with the intent of future, Varsity participation and to insure the growth of our Athletic Program. It will in no way compromise or diminish the success of our Athletic Programs at Spartanburg Day School but is intended to teach how hard work, commitment and the discipline required to be successful.
The no-cut policy does not mean equal playing time, but it will ensure that everyone will get some playing time through the course of the season. Playing time will be earned in practice and at the discretion of the coach. Each athlete on the team will be required to meet all practice and attendance policies in order to remain on the team. Each athlete must demonstrate a minimum requirement of measurable skills in order to make the travel teams. There is a possibility that athletes will be asked to leave a team not because they are less able, but because they do not have the desire or attitude to accept the goals that the coach establishes for each player. In the event of a large number of participants at the Middle School level, we will form numerous teams and play intramural games with players who need more time for development. High School sports will field the best possible players.
At SDS we are committed to providing a top notch Athletic Program for all of our students who are interested in sports. We believe that each student should have the opportunity to develop athletic skills with the intent of playing a role in the continued success of our Athletic Program.
Rita B. Harrell
Spartanburg Day School