WHY AN ATHLETIC HANDBOOK?
The purpose of this handbook is to give student-athletes and other interested persons a guide to the operation of the interscholastic athletic program at Woodrow Wilson High School and the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA). A student who has elected to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and sacrifice. This concept of self-discipline and sacrifice is tempered by accepting the responsibility to follow the rules, regulations, policies and procedures established by the District of Columbia school board and the Wilson coaching staff. In turn, our coaching staff has the responsibility to positively lead in a manner that promotes and models personal development fosters teamwork and teaches important life skills. Successfully meeting these conditions require responsible behavior, open communication and personal accountability from each of us; student-athletes, coaches and parents.
The philosophy of athletics in the Wilson Athletic Department considers athletics to be an integral part of the school’s educational program. Our goal is to provide positive experiences that will enhance and challenge our student-athletes physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. We strive to develop a high level of competition without losing sight of sportsmanship, personal responsibility, academic success and leadership while appreciating all of the values the come with being a member of your team.
This is a special time in your life and your high school years will pass by quickly. Parents, athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators are on the same team together. We each play a role in making the Wilson Athletic experience a positive one filled with wonderful memories and lifelong friendships. It is imperative that we work openly and positively together, whether we are faced with problem solving or celebrating successes! The strength of this relationship is the anchor in making our athletic department stronger and your experience more fulfilling.
Thank you for your support and commitment in assisting each of us to be our best! It is our hope that you will always be proud to be a Wilson Tiger!
Wilson High School Athletic Director