NJSIAA Mission Statement

Submitted by TonyMaselli on Thu, 2018-08-09 10:53

The NJSIAA, a private, voluntary Association is committed to serving all types of student-athletes, its member schools and related professional organizations by the administration of education-based interscholastic athletics, which support academic achievement, good citizenship, and fair and equitable opportunities.
We believe that member schools, along with their leagues and conferences, share these convictions:
•     A safe and healthy playing environment is essential to our mission.
•     Participation in interscholastic athletics enhances the educational experience of all students.
•     Interscholastic athletics is a privilege.
•     Excellence in both academics and athletics is pursued by all.
•     Interscholastic participation develops good citizenship and healthy life-styles, fosters involvement of a diverse population and promotes positive school/community relations.
•     Rules promote fair play and minimize risk.
•     Cooperation among members advances their individual and collective well-being.
•     Training of administrators and coaches promotes the educational mission of the interscholastic experiences.
•     Properly trained officials/judges enhance interscholastic competition.
•     The NJSIAA is the recognized state authority on interscholastic athletic programs.