Dear parents of Cardinal Newman athletes,
On behalf of our coaches, trainers and staff, thank you for your child(ren)’s participation in Cardinal Newman athletics.
The mission of the Athletic Department is to instill, in our student athletes, faith-based morals and values in the traditions of the Catholic Church. We strive to develop women and men of character and integrity through spiritual guidance, academic challenges, and athletic competition. Our partnership with you is critical to ensuring success for your child(ren) and for our program. In order to create the best environment possible for everyone, I ask that you please:
1) Notify your coach, the nearest Cardinal Newman staff member or me immediately if you have a safety concern at any time. Please tell your student-athlete to do the same. Our student athletes’ health and safety are paramount.
2) Treat all coaches, players, parents, officials, and opposing fans with courtesy and respect, and demonstrate sportsmanlike behavior at all athletic events. Please also avoid speaking negatively about a coach in front of your athlete.
3) Encourage your athlete to make an appointment to speak with his/her coach if he/she has a concern. If the outcome is not successful, you should then make an appointment to speak with the coach. If your concerns are not resolved after meeting with the coach, please contact me. Please do not register your concerns in an impromptu conversation before/after practices or games with coaches or with me.
4) Support your athlete’s efforts by promoting a positive atmosphere at home. Our coaches, staff, and I promise to do the same at school, practices, and competitions.
5) Remember that our athletic program is designed to teach the fundamentals of each sport and to help young men and women grow and develop through competition and teamwork. While some of our athletes have earned athletic scholarships at the collegiate level, they are very much the exception.
I look forward to a great year and appreciate your support.
CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL, in order to address a rapidly changing world where learning expectations are higher than ever and faith-filled values are the foundation of a stronger tomorrow, seeks to exceed the traditional definition of educational success. Our mission is to discover the young faith-filled leader that God created inside every child through our commitment to REDEFINING EXCELLENCE in everything we do. We offer a holistic learning experience built on Catholic values, and we deliver it within the new campus that is your school and your home.
Cardinal Newman School
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