We consider participation in high school athletics to be a privilege, and while we strive to win, we are mindful that how we win or lose tells us more about ourselves than the final score. We expect our athletes to represent Parker as model citizens. The lessons learned on the field of play of teamwork, resilience, leadership, tenacity, sacrifice, time management, and goal setting, are lessons that will last with our athletes for a lifetime.
The coaches in our program are educators first and will place a strong emphasis on the fundamental skills of our sport. This will provide the foundation for each of our athletes the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Through the time in our program, our athletes will realize the gains of hard work, the magnitude of teamwork and the impact of true sportsmanship. Our coaches will be role models and will provide a challenging, competitive environment in which the ideals of respect, personal integrity, and character development will be stressed.
At Parker, we believe that athletics is an integral and valuable component of our students’ overall educational experience. We believe that student-athletes benefit not only physically and emotionally by participating and competing in sports, we believe that one of our fundamental responsibilities is to help student-athletes develop critical skills (e.g., teamwork, resilience, leadership, tenacity, etc.) that promote success in the classroom, in college and in life.