Athletics Purpose & Philosophy
Through the interscholastic program at Bishop Gorman, the students will gain a greater awareness of themselves and their potential for growth as Christians and through honest and sincere competition will learn respect for others. In particular, they will learn "good sportsmanship," which encompasses such qualities as self-control, self-discipline, respect, cooperation, and fairness.
The aim of the extracurricular programs is to give students the opportunity to develop self-expression as well as the personal qualities of courage, self-confidence, alertness, maximum effort, and resourcefulness. In relation to the school community, these programs foster a wholesome school spirit, create an atmosphere of unity and fellowship within the school, and stimulate support for and interest in the entire school program.
Finally, these programs are one of the principal means by which Bishop Gorman makes its presence known in the outside community. It is one of the main reasons for alumni to continue to take pride in Gorman and be associated with it. It is a source of attraction for new students, alumni, and parents.