Thank you for allowing your son to tryout for the boys’ lacrosse team at State College Area High School. This is going to be an exciting year as we move into our fourth P.I.A.A season as a varsity and junior varsity program. This year we will be limiting the roster to between 42 and 45 players. We expect prospective players to attend all practices, especially tryouts. Players that have played in years past are not guaranteed a spot on the team. The following two paragraphs delineate the philosophy of the State High Athletic programs that we will uphold:
At the junior varsity level, instruction and development of individual skills for all athletes will continue to be emphasized. Team success in inter-school competition will also be valued. Athletes will become increasingly aware of the importance of teamwork and a positive attitude toward team success. The number of athletes selected for the team will allow the coaches not only to instruct and assist the participants in their individual development but also to teach teamwork as an important factor in interscholastic competition.
At the varsity level of interscholastic competition, coaches will have the dual responsibility of fostering individual skill development and achieving team success. To achieve this end, the most effective student athletes as judged by the coaching staff, regardless of grade level, will be given the opportunity to further develop their athletic abilities and to participate at the most advanced levels of interscholastic athletic competition. Coaching emphasis will be placed on helping the members of the team to work together and to develop a strong desire to attain the highest possible levels of team success.
Last Modified on February 11, 2012
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