From the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA)
Profile of Athletic Administration:
A beneficial athletic program is one that provides student-athletes the opportunity to experience personal growth and development, both physically and mentally. Athletic programs should allow athletes the chance to accept personal responsibility for success and failure, and to recognize the limitations and strengths of both.
It is important for everyone, including staff, students and parents, to realize that participation in an athletic program is not the right of all students. It is a privilege that is afforded to those individuals who possess the ability, attitude, disposition, cooperative spirit and desire to represent their school and community. Athletic programs require higher standards and expectations in the area of academics, citizenship, training, rules and sportsmanship.