At Hazel Crest 152 1/2 we believe that there are many components that make up an exceptional athlete. The following are only a few in which we are aiming to accomplish.
Education first - athletics should be seen as an extension of the educational mission of the institution. We emphasize the importance of academic success, encourage the integration of athletics and academics, and promote the values of discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship.
Competitive excellence - We aim to create a culture of excellence, where student-athletes are provided with the resources, coaching, and support necessary to reach their full potential. This includes setting high standards, implementing effective training and development programs, and providing the necessary facilities and equipment.
Collaboration and communication - We strive to collaborate and maintain effective communication within the athletic department, as well as with other departments, coaches, student-athletes, faculty, staff, and parents. We encourage open dialogue, active listening, and a team-oriented approach to problem-solving and decision-making.