The Dominican Athletic Program exists to foster the traditions set forth by the Dominican Sisters, Congregation of St. Mary in regard to a commitment to prayer, study, community, and service. The Athletic Department strives to foster personal growth and development through the student athlete’s dedication to sport in an atmosphere of education. The Athletic Department seeks to promote “Veritas” by fostering self-discipline, a sense of respect in others, and by providing the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. The Athletic Department provides role models who, through their word and deed, affirm the dignity of each athlete, challenge each athlete to reach her potential, and develop the knowledge, skills, and actions which foster “Veritas”, sportsmanship, athleticism, and Catholic values.
The coaches at St. Mary’s Dominican High School should personify “Veritas”, the charism of Jesus Christ, and the philosophy of Dominican High School. At all times, they should serve as Christ affirming role models for the athletes who seek their direction in the athlete’s personal development within the confines of the Athletic Department.
Athletes, parents, and spectators are expected to adhere to the philosophies of St. Mary’s Dominican High School and the Athletic Department through their conduct on and off of the competitive arena. They are expected to model Christian behavior as well as display behavior appropriate to that of athletes and spectators of a Catholic secondary school athletic program.