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Marina High School Athletic Philosophy

Athletics at Marina High School represent an opportunity for students to engage in activities that enhance their physical, social-emotional, and mental development. To be eligible to participate in the interscholastic athletic program at Marina High School, students must meet the academic and physical standards described in this guide. Participation is a privilege and not a right or an entitlement. To remain in good standing on athletic teams, students are expected to exhibit the highest level of conduct on and off the field within the Marina High School community. They must demonstrate respect for their fellow students at Marina High School and for teammates, game officials, opponents and spectators.


Our  philosophy encompasses the principles, values, and beliefs that guide and shape the approach to sports and physical activities. It goes beyond simply pursuing athletic prowess and achievement and delves into the broader aspects of personal growth, sportsmanship and overall  well-being.

At its core Marina High Athletics philosophy emphasizes the holistic development of individuals, both physically and mentally. It recognizes the value of discipline, commitment, hard work, and perseverance in achieving athletic goals, but also understands the importance of balance in life. It promotes the idea that success in sports is not measured solely by winning but also by the character and personal growth instilled through participation.

Sportsmanship is a key component of athletics philosophy. It emphasizes fairness, integrity, respect and teamwork. This philosophy encourages athletes to compete with dignity, to respect their opponents and to accept both victory and defeat graciously. It also emphasizes the belief that sports can teach essential life skills such as leadership, communication, perseverance, and resilience, which extend far beyond the field of play.

Furthermore, Marina High athletics philosophy recognizes  and celebrates the diversity and inclusivity inherent in sports. It highlights the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of their abilities, gender, age or background. This philosophy promotes a supportive and inclusive environment where athletes of all levels cna thrive and enjoy the benefits of being part of a team or engaging in physical activities.

Ultimately, athletics philosophy at Marina High acknowledges that sports and physical activities have the power to uplift, inspire, and transform individuals and communities. It seeks to foster a lifelong love for sports, healthy competition, personal growth, and a sense of camaraderie among athletes It pushes individuals to strive for excellence both on and off  the field encouraging them to reach their fullest potential and lead fulfilling lives.