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Athletic Mission Statements


MISSION

Union Mine High School strives to provide an athletic program that is an enduring source of pride for our school and community, which develops and instills the qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork.  While competing at the highest level is a priority for our athletic department, learning valuable life lessons through the participation in sports is the ultimate goal.  Our student athletes are taught through participation in sports teamwork, commitment, discipline, leadership, hard work, grit, sportsmanship and sacrifice.  “Building champions while pursuing excellence!” summarizes it best.  

We appreciate the loyal support from the community and the hard work and effort invested by our players and coaches.  Please be part of the effort to make this season and every game a positive learning experience for our student/athletes.  

Go Diamondbacks!!!

 

MESSAGE TO OUR PARENTS, COMMUNITY AND SPECTATORS

Union Mine High School, as a member of the California Interscholastic Federation is committed to providing a positive environment for students, coaches, and spectators.  Athletics are a part of the educational experience that emphasizes fairness, respect, ethics, and good citizenship.  So, as you support Union Mine Athletics this season, please keep in mind that the theme of high school athletics is friendly competition and sportsmanship.  Positive comments, encouragement, and cheering for your team are great ways to show support.  Negative comments, taunting, berating, and booing the opponents and/or officials is not appropriate and undermines the values we seek to instill in our youth.  The pressure to win is not placed above education, character development, academic, social, emotional, physical, and ethical well-being of the student-athlete.

 

MESSAGE TO OUR ATHLETES

“After each game we want our opponent, the officials and their administration to complement us on how hard we play and the way we conduct ourselves.  Entering the stadium, during the course of the game and as we leave, we are respectful of the sport, of the opposing team and school we are visiting.  Demonstrating sportsmanship at the highest level  is of the utmost importance.  We are given an amazing opportunity in athletics to represent our school, district and community in a positive way.”

Have a great season.