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    Mechanicville City School District offers students opportunities to participate in 13 sports across three seasons with three levels.

    The district is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing as a Class B and C school in Section ll. Mechanicville’s league affiliation is primarily with the Wasaren League.

    Sports schedules for Mechanicville Jr/Sr High School can be found on the Wasaren league website at: https://www.wasarenleague.org

     
     

    The Mission
     
    Mechanicville City School District is committed to the goal of excellence in education.
     
    Through the best efforts of their teachers and staff, students will become responsible, contributing members of both their school and society.
     

    Principles of the Interscholastic Program

    We believe interscholastic athletics serve as a miniature model of life; that they provide opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty, and tolerance. Winning games has often been considered the measure of success. However, we feel that this is not so. This is not to say that the will to win is not important. It is very much a part of the total development of an athlete, but of considerably greater importance is the development of the person and affording, each student the opportunity of becoming all that he or she is capable of being. Thus, the athletic program which is centered around the welfare of the students is a vital part of the total school curriculum.

    To utilize fully the potential in athletics for educational experiences, the interscholastic athlete program:

    • Is regarded as an integral part of the total educational program and conducted so that it is worthy of such regard.
    • Supplements rather than serves as substitutes for basic physical education program and instrumental athletic programs.
    • Is subject to the same administrative control as the total educational program.
    • Is conducted by persons with adequate training either in physical education or through coaching certification program.
    • Is conducted so that the physical welfare and safety of participants is protected and   fostered.
    • Is conducted in accordance with the letter and spirit of the rules and regulations of the league, state, and national athletic association.


    Code of Ethics and Sportsmanship 

    It is the duty of all concerned with school athletics: 

    • To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play. 
    • To eliminate all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values of the game.
    • To stress the values derived from playing the game fairly
    • To show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials 
    • To achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game and the standards of eligibility.
    • To encourage leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by the players on the team.
    • To recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
    • To remember that an athletic contest is only a game—not a matter of life and death for player, coach, school, official, fan or community.

     

    Good sportsmanship is important.  Our behavior at school athletic events, whether we play or watch, reflects on the character and reputation of our school and through that, on us individually.

    It is the belief of the Mechanicville City School District that the good sportsmanship on the part of the spectators at school athlectic contests is as important as good sportsmanship on the part of the athletes.

    In keeping with these beliefs, it is required that all spectators conduct themselkves in a manner reflecting a spirit of friendly competition and a respect for the positive relations existing among all schools.

    Be a credit to yourself and your school.  All school rules are in effect at extra-curricular activities.