The Westfield School District believes that a dynamic program of student activities is important to the educational development of all students. Therefore, interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the total education process. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mindbody functions is created through striving for physical and mental excellence. A well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community. There is more to playing sports than just winning the game. It’s about learning life lessons like good sportsmanship, confidence and teamwork. Your child will have fun while developing sports skills, overall strength, coordination, teamwork and self-respect, in a positive and non-competitive environment.
All coaches at Westfield Academy and Central School subscribe to the belief that teaching the fundamentals of each sport enriches children at all levels, ages and skills. These are things that last beyond the end of the game – and linking these experiences on the field to bigger life lessons is a great opportunity to set the stage for how your child relates to athletics throughout their life. Young people learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Athletics provide opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty and tolerance. It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining success. Developing the will to win and attaining maximum potential are the ultimate goals. To this end, the coaching staff must teach student-athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.