The athletic program at Bassett High School is an integral part of the educational program. It is meant to provide learning experiences for the students who participate. It should help develop habits, attitudes, and ideals necessary for ethical competition and cooperation in our society. It should also provide our students with the unique opportunities for self discipline, self sacrifice, and loyalty to the community, the school, and the team.
BassettHigh Schoolattempts to provide a well rounded program of interscholastic athletics for both young men and women. Students will be encouraged to participate in sports.
Competition and cooperation are prized in our culture, and both are fostered by an athletic program under competent leadership.
Interscholastic athletics is a voluntary program. Thus, competition is a privilege and not a right. Along with that privilege is the responsibility to conform to standards established for the high school athletic teams. This privilege may be revoked when the athlete fails or refuses to comply with the rules.
“ONCE AN OLYMPIAN, ALWAYS AN OLYMPIAN”
The Athletic Facilities are our classrooms, and the game is our vehicle to teach lifelong lessons, to create memorable experiences, and have fun.
It is the mission of our program to establish character and sportsmanship in our student-athletes. Attitude, commitment, discipline, and sacrifice will be used to build on our program’s rich history, and its tradition to succeed.
Our plan is to expose student-athletes to a family atmosphere in the hopes that they will build on this tradition and understand the responsibility to hand it down to younger counterparts.
Lastly, our mission is to continuously pursue excellence, and overcome adversity; and to make daily improvement throughout the season. We will always prepare, and play to WIN on the field, in the classroom, and in life.