Lakewood Athletic Department Purpose Statement
The Department of Lakewood Athletics is designed to supplement and re-enforce the mission of Lakewood City School District to provide student-athletes, coaches, and staff with opportunities to live, learn, and lead in the 21st century. As the middle school and high school experience presents both learning and growing opportunities, the athletic department offers sports for students to follow their passion and develop their potential through individual and team sport competition. The Athletic Department is dedicated to providing a program compliant with the OHSAA and Southwestern Conference. Members of the department are also value-centered and will conduct themselves ethically by promoting and developing sportsmanship, positive attitudes departmentally, individually, and at each scheduled event.
The Objectives of the Athletic Department Include:
To provide a comprehensive list of sport programs that appeal to students.
To provide a competitive athletic environment for all student-athletes.
To provide trained and competent coaches in all sports, providing proper instruction and direction maximizing the athletic experience for each student-athlete.
To provide an athletic program that is a value-added component to the academic mission.
To provide an athletic program that offers life skills and challenges for the student-athlete not duplicated in the academic experience.
To assist in providing a comprehensive educational experience allowing student-athletes to pursue their passion and find their potential to learn and grow.
To promote the culture, heritage, and traditions of Lakewood City School District.