“We intend to assist in the character development of our student athletes through emphasis on
Respect, Responsibility, Accountability and Work Ethic in our athletic endeavors.”
Peru Athletics Philosophy
Peru Athletics is committed to excellence in athletics while supporting the educational mission of Peru Central School District. We meet student-athletes at their individual skill levels and educational needs and provide a challenging environment for skill development in both team and individual sports. Peru Athletics is connected to the whole student: academically, socially, emotionally and physically through intentional preparation and planning through the school day and season. We focus on creating opportunities for all student-athletes to develop skills through individual and team instruction, peer interaction and competition. While winning is not an end in itself, we believe that our student-athletes’ efforts to be their best will lead them to succeed and set the standard for competing in our gymnasiums, courts, tracks, courses, fields, lanes and pools. Our mission is that all individuals associated with Peru Athletics (coaches, staff, student-athletes, alumni and parents) will value character traits developed through athletic participation. We expect all participants to respect themselves and others, demonstrate loyalty, be good teammates and put the team before themselves, handle failure like they handle success, have school pride, have a strong work ethic, be honest, be timely and be prepared.
Sport Level Philosophies
At the Varsity level of athletics, there is a greater emphasis placed on winning and being a competitive team. Athletic participation is justified by a number of factors, as determined by the coaching staff. The characteristics shown by a student-athlete that will dictate playing time are: overall character, athletic ability, athletic skill, dedication, a solid academic standing, punctuality, hustle, attitude, etc. An individual’s playing time shall be reflected by one’s ability to maximize his/her attention to the aforementioned criteria.
JUNIOR VARSITY (JV)
At the Junior Varsity level of athletics, there is still an emphasis placed on winning and being a competitive team, but teaching fundamentals and participation come to the forefront. Athletic participation is justified by a number of factors, as determined by the coaching staff. Characteristics that a student-athlete can exhibit to increase playing time are: a positive character, superior athletic ability, athletic skill, great dedication, solid academic standing, punctuality, hustle, exceptional attitude, etc. An individual’s playing time shall be reflected by one’s ability to maximize his/her attention to the aforementioned criteria. If the circumstances of the game allow the coaching staff to enter a maximum number of athletes into the contest, that practice will be adhered to as opposed to the significance of the contest’s outcome.
At the Modified level of athletics, there is an emphasis placed on basic skill introduction, team building, and proper sportsmanship. The Modified level of competition is used to teach the game and have the student-athletes learn necessary skills of the sport. Athletic participation is justified by a number of factors, as determined by the coaching staff. Characteristics that will affect an individual’s playing time include, but are not limited to: a positive character, adequate athletic ability, proficient athletic skill, strong dedication, solid academic standing, punctuality, hustle, exceptional attitude, etc. Student-athletes at the Modified level can assume they will play in every game, provided circumstances that would prohibit play are not present, i.e. injury, poor academic standing, missing practice, etc. There is no assumption that all playing time will be equal should these circumstances arise. The coach will strive to find equal playing time, but equal playing time is not guaranteed, should the aforementioned circumstances arise. Every attempt will be made to keep as many athletes as possible. This will be determined by budget, (i.e. officials, uniforms, equipment) space and/or coach availability.
Certification for Coaches and Officials
Coaching Certification and Information
Coaching Certification – from Capital Region BOCES.
Please find all the resources for coaching certifications at NFHS. Click on the link below to begin and select New York State.
Section VII – Become an Official
Click on the link above to begin the Application Process for becoming an official at our games by visiting the National Federation of State High School Associations website for Officials. This application process will get you started in becoming a licensed High School Official.
Sectional Expense and Price Guidelines
High Heat Index Guidelines
Please click the above link to view the guidelines set forth by NYSPHAA, the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association, when the heat Index Increases. The Peru Athletics Department is following these guidelines and monitoring our athletes with extreme care in these situations. Extra water and ice will be at all sites for any practice or contest in these conditions. Coaches will provide more breaks and have less strenuous activity as well as less duration of activity in practice. The Officials association is also building in water breaks during contests.
The APP was revised to assess a student’s physical and emotional maturation, physical fitness, and sport skill, so that a student may be placed at a level of competition that should result in increased opportunity, a fairer competitive environment, minimized risk, and greater personal satisfaction.
The YAC Student Involvement Survey here
Leadership Academy Survey
Athletes- Take Survey Here – Please provide your student issued email not your personal email when prompted.