Athletics

Phone

Mark White, Athletic Direcor
978-441-4499
Follow on Twitter; @GLTechAthletics
email; mwhite@gltech.org

 

Welcome to the Greater Lowell Tech Athletics Department

Greater Lowell strives to provide each enrolled student an opportunity to participate in an extracurricular athletic activity that will foster physical skills, a sense of self-worth, and the principles of fair play.

In order to be in compliance with Massachusetts state regulations, physical exams will be required every thirteen months (13) to the day of the previous physical exam. For example, physical dated September 1,2012 will EXPIRE on October 1, 2013 and the student athlete becomes ineligible to practice or compete until a current physical is provided to the school nurse or trainer.

All sports registrations will now be completed online. The link to these registration materials is provided on this page. We are confident that this system will prove easy for our student athletes and their families to use, and will help us here at Greater Lowell Tech be a little more eco-friendly.

Greater Lowell Tech Athletic Philosophy

Within the Greater Lowell Tech athletic program, student athletes learn the values associated with discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, accountability, citizenship, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership, organizational skills, and many other characteristics that will serve them well throughout their lifetimes. If interscholastic athletics are to be justified as school activities, then values such as these must be the priorities of every program.

Building self-esteem and self-confidence is an ongoing process, used in both games and practices. Through this process our coaches challenge and develop players, both technically and emotionally, in a positive manner, using both praise and constructive criticism. Coaches are encouraged to make praise personal, criticism impersonal. Additionally, as members of the Greater Lowell Tech athletic program, students and coaches are expected to demonstrate proper respect for each other, other teams and coaches, officials, spectators, and equipment/facilities.

On the Junior Varsity and Freshman levels, the purpose of the athletic program is to develop the individual athlete to his/her fullest potential. Participation and the development of individual proficiency in a sport will be valued above the pursuit of winning games. The number of program participants must allow the coach to ensure reasonable participation for the student athletes who comprise any particular team.

Coaches on the Varsity level will make a strong effort to play all team members; however, the emphasis at the Varsity level will shift toward fielding competitive teams with the goal of achieving the highest level of success possible. This emphasis may result in uneven playing time among the athletes, with some students not playing in every game. It is at the discretion of our coaches to make the often-difficult decisions on who starts, who plays, and for how long.

 

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