It is extremely important that ALL students involved at this
level on the interscholastic program have a positive, meaningful,
and productive experience. It is also important that ALL
students have reasonable opportunity to test learned skills in a
competitive situation, and that such competition be as equitable
The Philosophy of Modified Sports in Section III:
- To provide as broad and varied an athletic program
as is possible with an opportunity for competition on an
equal basis for all students. A desirable program will
encourage participation in intramural competition at several
achievement levels and provide inter-school competition in a
modified sports program for the more talented in as large a
variety of sports as possible.
- To realize that the individual schools have the
final responsibility to equalize competition and must
administer the program so that no over-matching of teams or
individuals shall be permitted.
- To conduct the athletic program so that
educational objectives shall be achieved; so that the highest
ideals of sportsmanship are upheld; so that no single phase
of the educational program is promoted at the expense of
other equally important programs.
- To realize that the athletic programs must be
integrated with all other activities essential to youth,
including those that may be conducted by out-of-school
groups, to avoid an excessive load for any student.
- To administer the program in such a manner that
participants are properly examined, approved, equipped,
insured, selected, classified, instructed, and supervised so
that as safe a program as is possible is conducted.
- To administer the program so that there shall be
no over-emphasis, minimum loss of school time, with limited
publicity, competent officiating, limited awards (ex. paper
certificates, ribbons) and all efforts made to keep in a
- To provide qualified faculty leadership that
understands the teaching of sports to the age group, the
objectives of this modified sports program, and the emphasis
of safety procedures.
- To cooperate with schools in the area in
providing an inter-school athletic administrative unit that
will achieve the objectives and will aid in the development
of the highest type of cordial inter-school relationships.
- To conduct the program so that the proper
respect for authority is achieved and so that all evidences
of undesirable athletic mannerisms are avoided.
- To compete within the spirit of the rules, to give
every opponent due credit and respect, and to win honorably
and lose graciously.
- To finance the program through the Board of
Education approved funds.
- To cooperate with the Sectional Athletic Council in
its efforts to provide sound leadership for all junior high
schools in the section. No league or sectional team or
individual championships are to be conducted.