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Our Philosophy

Our goals and objectives are:

  • To glorify God in all that we do (Colossians 3:23);
  • to promote and build character, integrity and sportsmanship in our students;
  • to teach our students to be responsible for themselves and to serve others;
  • to maximize athletic opportunities for all students;
  • to encourage our students to participate in multiple sports;
  • to recognize student participation and achievement in athletics;
  • and to develop school pride among the student body, our parents and alumni.

At HBA, we DO want to win, but we understand that winning is an outcome that is not completely under our control. Therefore, we compete to win (1 Corinthians 9:24-27), but try to keep wins and losses in perspective. We believe that God wants us to give our best efforts all of the time (Colossians 3:23-24), no matter what we are doing. He also wants us to work together with a Christ-like attitude (Philippians 2:2-5) knowing that every person is valuable and plays an important role on the team (1 Corinthians 12: 14-27). All of us at HBA -- administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, students and parents -- are on the same team working together.

Additionally, we believe that athletics can teach positive values, build self-confidence and promote a respect for others. We stress the value of effort and teamwork, and teach that good sportsmanship and team development are more important than winning. We believe that winning without honor or integrity is not truly winning. We attempt to strictly adhere to all ILH and HHSAA rules and policies, including those regarding recruitment and inducement of prospective student-athletes.

We celebrate our alumni who participate in collegiate athletics either as walk-ons or scholarship players. However, we believe that this is a by-product of our program, and it is not the focus nor is it the emphasis. The individual goals of an athlete do not take precedence over the goals of a team. Likewise, the goals of a team or specific sport program do not take precedence over the goals of the overall athletic program.

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