Athletics at Sidwell Friends
Being at Sidwell has helped me become more active because I got to try out many sports, and when I finally got to choose one I really enjoyed it. … It’s not just exercising and getting fit—it’s learning to be on a team, which is really important even with group work in the classroom. Being on a sports team helps me use those skills and apply it to the classroom. – 8th Grade Student
As a member of the Sidwell Friends Athletics community, I will strive every day to live up to the expectations of our department by embracing the following values:
I will lead by example and hold myself and my teammates accountable to highest standards of conduct on and off the playing field. I will work to bring out the best in others.
I will compete with discipline and grit and every day demonstrate my loyalty to the team by showing that I am in control of my attitudes, my efforts, and my body language.
I will respect the game, my teammates, our opponents, the referees, and the fans before, during, and after any competition, regardless of the outcome.
I will play with purpose and pride and push myself and my teammates to be the best that we can be.
I will compete with a shared commitment to the team and will work to keep my teammates on the right track.
I will be disciplined in my pursuit of excellence and the success of my team and my teammates.
I will work each day to create a space of equal opportunity for everyone, of respect for others and for self, of common goals, and of open communication.