Fighting On Since 1922
Welcome to Roosevelt Athletics!
The benefit and value of athletic participation in high school is well documented as an integral part of the adolescent developmental process. The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) further indicates that athletic participation correlates with greater success in academics and success beyond high school (NIAAA, 2013). However, today’s society often places too great of value on winning (a win at all cost mentality that can stifle an athlete’s physical, mental, and social development). Because of this, there is a need to strike a balance in athletic competition to maintain a productive and healthy experience for all.
Roosevelt Athletics is committed to being a model program were all athletes are empowered to compete to the best of their ability with the utmost integrity in athletics, academics, and in life.
We will strive to do this by practicing and living the following Rider PRIDE core values:
Passion: always competing, a “want to do” attitude instead of “having to do”
Respect: of self, teammates, opponents, officials, and the game
Integrity: participating with honesty to the written and unwritten rules
Determination: commitment, discipline, and sacrifice to finish
Excellence: pursuing ones athletic, academic, and personal best
Sportsmanship is an integral aspect of competition at any level. Of course, being a good sport comes easier when the outcome goes our way. Therefore, the true mark of sportsmanship is when the outcome doesn’t go our way. This can be even more challenging when the opponent seems to have no regard to being good sports themselves. So, how do we respond?
Roosevelt athletes, students, parents, and fans can support sportsmanship and healthy competition by following the Game Day Expectations listed below:
Show respect to the opponent as they are involved in the same game day experience
Be role models of appropriate behavior, poise, and confidence (be in control of your emotions, avoid derogatory comments)
Accept judgments of the officials and coaches (it’s not easy, but criticism rarely helps and often worsens the situation)
Accept the results of each game; do not make excuses
Encourage athletes to keep their perspective in both victory and defeat
Dignify mistakes made by athletes; they are giving their best effort and concentration
Cheer LOUD and PROUD for our team to FIGHT ON!
School Fight Song
Fight on for Roosevelt High School, hurl back the foe, bring home the glory of a victory! Fight on for Roosevelt High School on field and floor, we're backing you team so top that score!