Team Philosophy and Pillars


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.

2017 Team Pillars:

  1. Spartan Track Athletes, understand that practice demands everyone’s dedication, persistence, hard work, and focus at every moment.
  2. Spartan Track Athletes show respect to the sport and beyond. With the sport, respect is shown to our teammates, coaches, and competitors. Our culture of respect extends beyond the field and into our everyday interactions with family, friends, teachers, peers, and community.
  3. Spartan Track Athletes understand that they are part of a brotherhood that supports, encourages, motivates, and trusts each other.
  4. Spartan Track Athletes make smart decisions in the classroom, with training, in meet preparation, and in life.