Timothy Horan, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health, and Recreation
Patricia Plompen, Senior Office Assistant
Lorraine Kolar, Senior Office Assistant
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The West Islip School District offers an interscholastic athletic program with educational value for all students. It provides a varied program for all boys and girls in grades 7 – 12, while offering 98 different teams and over 1,700 contests each year.
We believe interscholastic athletics serve as a miniature model of life, providing opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty, and tolerance. It is a competitive, not recreational program. Although winning games can be considered the measure of success, we feel that this is not so. This is not to say that the will to win is not important, but of greater importance is the development of the person and affording each student the opportunity to become all that he or she is capable of being. Thus, the athletic program is a vital part of the total school curriculum.
Our programs are governed by the rules, regulations and procedures prescribed by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section XI and the West Islip School District.
Click here for a copy of the Athletic Handbook for Athletes, Parents & Spectators 2020-2021
The goal of the West Islip District Athletic program is to foster the quest for excellence by creating an educational and competitive experience within an atmosphere of sportsmanship. Successful programs develop individual and team potential by promoting high standards of competence, character, civility and citizenship. Each of these qualities is defined as follows:
A student athlete in a quality program is competent in terms of skill development, knowledge of the game strategies, fitness/conditioning/healthy behavior.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates responsibility to self, team and school, accountability, dedication, trustworthiness/ fair play, self control.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates civility towards others showing respect, fairness, caring.
A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions. They show evidence of loyalty, commitment, teamwork, role modeling.
*Being a member of the West Islip School District Athletic Team is a privilege, not a right. Athletes are responsible, as a member of the team, with their coaches, parents and teachers to continually strive to better themselves in all 4 C’s.
SECTION XI TEAM, COACHES, FANS and SCHOOL SPORTSMANSHIP
Every contest played in Suffolk County is rated by coaches and officials for sportsmanship. Ratings are collected after each game and sent to Section XI. Results are then tabulated for each team relative to other teams in their league. Additionally, each school gets a post season general rating. Fortunately, most of our coaches, athletes and spectators are well behaved and our sportsmanship ratings are generally quite high.
“BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE POSITIVE”
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS
A. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The member schools encourage the attendance of students, parents and interested members of the community at all athletic events. We further encourage their active support of these programs by participating in those activities which lend themselves to stimulating student achievement, good sportsmanship, and school spirit. These activities should be positive in nature and within the guidelines of the Section XI Code of Conduct. It is not our intent to reduce the involvement of spectators or the enjoyment of those who participate. Rather, it is our goal to create an atmosphere which is conducive to healthy athletic competition, is safe for those involved, and which provides the ideals of sportsmanship and sound educational practices.
B. SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT (Violators of this Code are subject to eviction from the site)
1. Spectators are an important part of the game and shall at all times conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
2. Spectators shall at all times respect officials, coaches and players and extend all courtesies to them.
3. Wholesome cheering is encouraged.
4. Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior are not acceptable.
5. Faculty supervised pep bands are permitted during dead ball time. However, spectator noise makers or sound devices are prohibited.
6. Spectators shall observe and obey the rules and regulations of the school concerning smoking, food and soft drink consumption, and use of lavatory facilities and parking of cars.
7. New York State law prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind on school property; the law further prohibits any person under the influence of alcohol to be on school property.
8. Spectators shall respect and obey all school officials, supervisors, and police at all athletic contests.