Team Philosophy and Core Values


OLCHS Boys’ Track and Field Program Philosophy:

Our philosophy is to create athletes that are competitive, strong in character, and embody Spartan P.R.I.D.E. Our athletes become champions both on and off the field. We strive to see each athlete achieve to their fullest potential. We are one unit, one family. Dedication, commitment, and hard work are the expectation for every athlete. After being part of the Spartan Track & Field program, athletes should be able to look back on it as an experience filled with lessons learned, friendships gained, and goals achieved.

Being a part of a team requires great commitment and sacrifice. Those who are not willing to sacrifice for the team will never be successful at what they undertake. All athletes are expected to conduct themselves with honor and responsibility both on and off the track.

2018 Team Core Values:

"The Spartan Way"

  1. We will communicate with one another like a family, and listen to what has to be said by the teammates and coaching staff. We do not criticize, instead we give feedback where improvement can be made.
  2. WE ARE A FAMILY, we all have each other’s back no matter what and push each other to be the best we can.
  3. We respect everyone including our coaches, teammates, teachers, students, other programs, and our competition and we show responsibility towards set rules and the actions we take.
  4. We show Spartan Pride in our actions each day in school, in public, at meets, and on social media.
  5. We will focus on our school work and excel in the classroom and set the example for our school and peers.
  6. We will give our full commitment and dedication to this program throughout this long season to prepare for May. “Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work”