Greenville Spartans / Lady Spartans
Philosophy of Interscholastic Athletics
Greenville Varsity / Junior varsity Boys Basketball warming up vs. Cairo-Durham at Columbia Greene Community College
The Greenville Central School District believes that a dynamic program of student activities is important to the educational development of all students. Therefore, interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the total education process. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mind & body is created through striving for physical and intellectual excellence. A well-coordinated inter-scholastic athletics program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community.
Young people learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Athletics serve as a model for life skills by providing opportunities for students to learn responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty and tolerance.
It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining success. Developing the will to win and attaining maximum potential are the ultimate goals. To this end, the coaching staff must teach student-athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.