Consistent with the District's overall philosophy and purpose, the primary goal of the high school athletic program is to provide a competitive arena where student-athletes can display their talents, enhance their physical wellness and skills, and gain a greater technical and tactical understanding and appreciation of their chosen sport while working as a team towards common goals. Within the athletic program, it is expected that all participants display a competitive spirit, outstanding sportsmanship, and exemplary character throughout the year, on and off the field of play. The athletic program should be a positive component of the student-athlete's educational experience.
Participation in the athletic program is considered a privilege extended by the high school, through the Board of School Directors, to students who choose to participate. Participation in this program requires a commitment by the student-athlete of his/her time, energy and loyalty, as well as an acceptance of coaches' decisions, training techniques, and expectations. Student-athletes should willingly assume all responsibilities and obligations that are inherent and unique to the program. Student-athletes must understand and appreciate that they not only represent themselves during competition, but also their teammates, their school, the Lower Merion community, and a proud tradition of athletics at Harriton High School.