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Athletic Philosophy

At MacLaren, the student athlete is first and foremost a student. Coaches, team captains and faculty work hard to promote excellence on the court or the field and not produce an athletics subculture in the school. An unhealthy preoccupation with athletics can produce an athletics elite, which would ultimately be divisive and detrimental to the community of learners. While always secondary to the academic life of the school, a healthy athletics program is nevertheless an important aspect of life at MacLaren. 

The athletics field or court is a kind of classroom where students learn lessons about teamwork, fair play, healthy competition, honorable victory, gracious defeat, respect for opponents and courtesy. The goals and objectives of the athletics program are:

· To seek victory through skill, teamwork, stamina, courage and commitment.

· To develop healthy bodies, agility, strength, endurance, mental discipline and athletic skills.

· To foster the growth of personal character by demanding the highest standards of good sportsmanship, by teaching loyalty and perseverance and by encouraging personal sacrifice for the sake of the team. 

We are a member of CHSAA and our High School teams compete in the 2A classification (Black Forest League).
Our Middle School teams compete in the Central Colorado Athletic League (CCAL).

We currently offer the following sports:

MS & HS Boys and Girls Soccer
MS & HS Boys and Girls Basketball
MS & HS Boys and Girls Cross Country
MS & HS Boys and Girls Track and Field
MS Girls Volleyball

Chrissy Steigerwald, Athletic Director
 [email protected]
(719) 313-4488 x123

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