Athletic Program Overview
The Gilmour Academy athletic program consists of 23 varsity teams, including 12 for boys and 11 for girls. It has two Prep Hockey teams, including the only Girls Prep Hockey team in the state of Ohio. The program’s total number of teams expands to more than 60 with the inclusion of junior varsity, freshmen and Middle School, intramural sports (Grades 4-6) and K-3 sports teams. More than 70 percent of Gilmour student-athletes participate in at least one of the sport offerings.
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The goal of the Gilmour Academy athletic program is to enable students from Grades 1-12 to develop to their fullest potential, including those who go on to compete in college. Its objective is to provide a wholesome and friendly rivalry, improve playing skills and good sportsmanship, establish new friendships and build better school relationships. Gilmour is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and does not compete under any conference affiliation. Gilmour is proud not only to abide by the eligibility rules of the OHSAA, but to enforce even stricter academic requirements for its student-athletes than those imposed by the state governing body.
The Gilmour Academy athletic program is designed to further the school mission by providing opportunities to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. In doing so, students will develop their individual worth and dignity. The athletic program seeks to provide a broad opportunity of interscholastic activities for both male and female students in grades 6 through 12.
The primary goals of our school athletic programs are to accentuate the development of the whole student and to achieve a personal level of excellence in the areas of fitness, team commitment, and sportsmanship. Athletics is a significant tool in the educational process of character development and helps to encourage students to lead by example. To be successful in achieving this educational mission, the student-athlete will be responsible for fulfilling his/her academic responsibilities; maintain eligibility for participation in athletic contests; be a committed member to his/her team while serving as a positive role model on campus and in the community; and display proper sportsmanship while in competition.
Coaches feel the responsibility not only to teach their players the skills and strategy behind the game, but also to instill a respect for the tradition of the game including honorable behavior. Learning to honor the game builds a sense of responsibility and the maturation of moral reasoning. Coaches realize that what they are teaching their players carries far beyond the field into the classroom, into the home, and eventually, into adulthood. All Gilmour Academy athletes, parents, and coaches should understand the importance of the multiple-sport athlete to our program and should support, encourage, and allow students to participate in one, two, or three seasons as they so choose. We encourage our young people to be aware of opportunities to participate in and take advantage of as many interscholastic athletic activities as possible.
Gilmour Academy will retain top-level coaches, provide the necessary resources to be successful, encourage and require positive parent and community support, foster an environment for a high percentage rate of student-athletes participating in athletics, and strive for excellence each day.