From The Athletic Director
Dear Learner Athlete and Parent(s):
I am pleased to welcome you into the Ligonier Valley Athletic Program and to provide information to help you succeed at your chosen endeavor. It is our goal to provide an enjoyable athletic experience that is rewarding both on and off the playing field. For many learners, being a member of a Ligonier Valley athletic team is the fulfillment of an early ambition. The attainment of this goal carries with it certain traditions and responsibilities that must be maintained. A great athletic tradition is not built overnight; it is developed only through hard work from many people over many years. As a member of an interscholastic squad for Ligonier Valley Middle School or High School, you are becoming part of a wonderful tradition that you are challenged to uphold.
Our tradition has been and always will be to win with honor. We all strive to win, but only in a manner that is honorable to our athletes, school and community. Over the years, our programs have accomplished the highest goals from Section, WPIAL, and State championships, to All-Conference and All-State athletes. We hope that you will always remain committed and dedicated to upholding this high standard we have created. When you wear the red and black, we assume that you not only understand our tradition, but are willing to accept the responsibilities that go along with it.
These responsibilities include:
Responsibility to Yourself: The most important of these responsibilities is to broaden and
develop strength of character. You owe it to yourself to derive the greatest benefit from your
high school experiences.
Responsibility to the Ligonier Valley School District: Ligonier Valley cannot maintain its position as a respected school district unless each and every learner (and parent) represents themselves with honor and dignity. By competing in athletics, you have the power to represent your school either positively or negatively. Choose wisely.
Responsibility to Others: Whether it is younger learners in the Ligonier Valley School District or members of the surrounding communities, someone is always watching you. Remember that
you must always set an example that is worthy of being emulated. Every day is an interview –
you only get one chance to make a first impression.
Please familiarize yourself with the district’s policies, procedures and our athletic handbook. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Athletic Office at (724) 238-9531.
Good luck and GO RAMS!