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UMaine Today Magazine

Core Principles of Sports Done Right
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A Sporting Chance


  • Athletic participation must be healthful, positive and safe for everyone involved, conducted in an environment that teaches values and ethics; strengthens the community; promotes competition without conflict; and enriches the lives of athletes.
  • Learning and personal growth form the foundation for interscholastic and intramural sports.
  • Parents and community are actively involved in creating and supporting an environment that fosters positive athletic experiences for student-athletes.
  • The coach is the key to making the student-athlete experience appropriate, positive and educational.
  • Each student who meets the eligibility standards has the opportunity to participate and learn through sports.
  • Participation in sports builds self-confidence while teaching good health and fitness habits to last a lifetime.
  • High-quality athletic programs are built on a foundation of strong leadership, clear policy, adequate resources and effective organization.


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