The La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) student-athlete embodies the spirit of interscholastic athletics by combining intellectual achievement with physical excellence. Surrounded by their intellectual equals off the field and their athletic equals on the field, student-athletes must strive to their limits to maintain their standing in both environments.
The LJCDS athletic program provides our student-athletes with an opportunity to broaden their educational experiences through an assortment of team and individual sports. The many lessons learned in athletics will complement those taught in the classroom and home (and are consistent with the school’s six pilars of character) such as honor, respect, responsibility, commitment, preparation, teamwork and sportsmanship. Lifelong relationships among teammates, opponents and coaches are all part of the athletic experience.
Athletics plays an important part in the life of LJCDS students as they find their balance between academic and athletic excellence.
A student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline, which must be maintained both in the classroom and on the athletic fields. It is our desire to provide a program that is both fun and rewarding for our students.
A well-organized athletic program includes rules that govern the spirit of competition for the school. These rules need a broad basis of community understanding, which is achieved through communication to the faculty, staff, parents and student-athletes. We hope to accomplish our objective through the athletic handbook. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please call me so that we can discuss possible solutions. We look forward to your participation in our athletic program.
Jeff Hutzler Director of Athletics and Physical Educational