Groton Public Schools believes that appropriate conduct in athletics can be one of the most important elements in preparing our students to be successful. More specifically, our athletic programs exist for the purpose of helping our young men and women meet the high expectations established for them by their coaches and representing their school. Participating in athletic programs, increases the likelihood that our students will develop essential skills, attitudes and habits to become healthy, happy and contribute to society in a positive manner.
Dear Parent / Guardian and Prospective Athlete:
As Director of Athletics, I would like to welcome you to the Fitch High School’s Department of Athletics. I look forward to getting to know you as you progress through our athletics programs.
This handbook is designed to provide information about the Fitch High School athletic programs available to you. It also serves as a guide for all athletes, parents and coaches.
Successful athletic programs have specific goals. They include: a positive experience for every athlete and a great sense of camaraderie and unity within their team; an environment that ensures high ethical standards and expectations for fairness, equity, and sportsmanship for all of our student-athletes and coaches.
As a coach, it has always been my belief that there is a big difference between athletic teams and athletic programs. A successful program includes dedicated coaches, active support from the student body, outstanding leadership from school administrators, and most importantly, a great sense of pride fostered by the entire community. It will be our mission to facilitate all those facets together to create the best athletic programs possible.
A true athlete is someone of high moral character with a genuine work ethic. They contribute to a team in many different roles and always strive for improvement and efficient execution of skills, in practice as well as in competition. Play hard, play fair, and dedicate yourself to be the best you can possibly be, but most importantly, have fun! The rewards will stay with you for the rest of your life.