The purpose of athletics is to provide learning experiences, which contribute to physical, mental, social and emotional growth. Athletics should foster the development of positive self-esteem and a climate among coaches and team members where mutual respect is valued. Athletics fulfills a necessary and important function in the entire educational process throughout the Hanover Public Schools.
Athletics is an extension of the school day. Our coaches are charged with the responsibility to teach the following values: accountability, citizenship, sportsmanship tolerance, leadership, participation within the rules, performing under pressure, persistence, work ethic, physical well being, responsibility, self-discipline, social skills, striving towards excellence, taking instruction and teamwork.
Tryouts are open to all students, providing they are in good standing academically, are good citizens, and are physically fit to participate. Participation in the program is a privilege, which students earn by maintaining these standards.