PHILOSOPHY

The interscholastic athletic program at Seton Hall Preparatory School is committed to the total physical, emotional, social and mental development of its student-athletes. The program is an extension of the values and ideals developed in the Seton Hall Preparatory school’s athletic mission statement. We, as a program, will constantly strive towards the development of well rounded individuals.

Building self-esteem and self-confidence is an ongoing process, coming into play in both games and practices. Through this process our coaches challenge and develop players, both technically and emotionally, in a positive manner, using both praise and constructive criticism. Our coaches believe in this philosophy and see themselves as instrumental in its implementation. The fields and courts are used as classrooms where these "lessons for life" can be taught in an environment where student motivation is great.

As members of the Seton Hall Preparatory athletic program, students and coaches are expected to demonstrate proper respect for each other, other teams, coaches, teammates, officials, spectators and equipment. Student-athletes and coaches are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct, both on and off the playing field, as they are, at all times, representatives of their team, our school and community. Being a member of the athletic program is a privilege to be earned and maintained throughout the season. Each time participants step into a school or onto the practice field and anytime in a game they are expected to represent themselves in a responsible, sportsmanlike manner.

It has been the tradition and philosophy of the Seton Hall Preparatory School Athletic Department that participation in athletics is an integral part of the educational process. The many lessons that athletics can teach— sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, and developing self confidence, as well as dealing with success and overcoming adversity— are lessons that will last a lifetime. The true value of high school athletics rests in the learning of these lessons.

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120 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052     |     Main Phone:  973.325.PREP [7737]

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