Monticello Athletics Mission Statement and Program Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of the Monticello School District Athletic Program is to provide a wide array of athletic opportunities to enhance the educational experience of our students.

This mission will be accomplished within the following framework:

  • To conduct a program that is consistent with the educational purposes of the Monticello Central School District and the principles of the Orange County League, Section IX and the NYS Public School Athletic Association.
  • To support an interscholastic program that is representative of the student body and serves the diverse interests of both male and female students.
  • To conduct our affairs within the moral and ethical principles of competition and the spirit of fair play.
  • To foster a balance between academic and athletic experiences.
  • To provide an environment that allows growth, both personally and professionally.
  • To allocate resources in a way that encourages the direction and priorities of the Athletic Department.
  • To foster a shared experience between the community and school which promotes a desire for lifelong learning, improvement and achievement.

Program Philosophy 

Interscholastic athletics in the Monticello Central School District is a component of the health and physical education program and is an integral part of the district’s total educational program. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mind and body is created through striving for physical and mental excellence. This value-building experience should be offered to as many students as possible. A well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community.

Everyone involved in the delivery of athletics possesses a unique opportunity to teach positive life skills and values. Therefore, this educational experience demands highly qualified coaches. Desire, dedication and self-discipline need to be developed to ensure the commitment and personal sacrifice required by athletes. Making such commitment helps to nurture integrity, pride, loyalty and overall character. The final outcome is a better citizenry carrying these values throughout their lives.

It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining a season’s success. Guiding the team to attain maximum potential is the ultimate goal. 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.