East Lee Sports
East Lee Middle School- Athletics DepartmentAt East Lee Middle school we believe that the athletics program is an important component of the total educational structure. While striving to make our teams as competitive as possible, our primary objective is to help our student-athletes acquire important skills that will help them to be successful in their adult lives such as team work and time management.Our coaches show our athletes how to succeed and project an image of gracious competitors who embrace challenge, win with humility, handle defeat with dignity, advocate for their sport, and are positive role models. The athletic department is dedicated to high academic standards, supporting ethnic and gender diversity, and providing equitable athletic opportunities for boys and girls.
East Lee Middle School considers participation in athletics to be an integral part of a student’s overall educational experience. Athletics provides opportunities for physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. However, participation in all extracurricular activities at the school level is a privilege, not a right, that carries with it responsibilities to the student athlete’s respective team, the school, and the community. East Lee Middle School student athletes are ambassadors of this community and their conduct should reflect the highest standards of effort, self-discipline, sportsmanship, academic prowess, and school pride.
Responsibilities of Athletes
In the classroom: Our athletes are expected to become good students. A good student means trying to do the best with what you have and following all classroom rules.
On the field/floor: East Lee Middle School athletes are expected to compete with a burning desire to win with honor, dedication, pride, and sportsmanship. Conduct outside the realm of sportsmanship and fair play will not be tolerated.
In the community: The conduct of an athlete is closely observed by many and it is important that an athlete’s behavior be above reproach. Appearance, expression, and actions always influence people’s opinions of the athletes as well as the entire program. Once you have volunteered to be a member of a squad, you have made a choice to uphold certain standards expected of all athletes.
Subordination of self-interest to team values: Team goals must take precedence over individual desires. An athlete must have self-discipline and be willing to make personal sacrifice for the team goals.
- Cross County
- Girls Basketball
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer
Terry Byrd 2022-23Terry Byrd919-776-8441 ext. 1365