Teamwork, physical literacy, leadership, and sportsmanship
Teamwork, hard work, and commitment are a few of the core values that students learn through their participation in the YHS Athletics Program.
In the Junior School, our student-athletes build their physical literacy with a focus on fun, general athletic development (skills, strength, flexibility, speed, and endurance), and the values of sport. As we aim for maximum participation from our Junior School students, we have teams that can accommodate all athletes. Junior Tigers participate in events organized by the Independent School Elementary Athletics (ISEA) association and community clubs.
In the Senior School, our athletes learn about hard work, teamwork, and commitment to their team. Playing for an extracurricular athletics team helps them develop sport-specific skills as well as provides opportunities for them to build character through healthy competitive and supportive athletic experience.
Senior School teams compete with schools in the Lower Mainland Independent Secondary School Athletic Association (LMISSAA), in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone (VS2S), as well as with independent and public high schools all across BC. Our senior teams also take part in Independent Schools Association (ISA) tournaments. Our teams routinely enjoy success at all levels and many student athletes go on to participate in Canadian U Sports and NCAA athletics.
The YHS Athletics Department:
Believes that athletics play an important role in the personal growth and development of the individual through team and individual competition.
Identifies core values of hard work, teamwork, commitment, and development of positive character.
Is committed to providing students with the opportunity to achieve athletic excellence and a safe place for failure through healthy participation in competitive sport.
Supports the encouragement of maximum participation among the student body of York House School.
Aims to achieve success so that sports play a positive role in the growth of confidence and self-esteem.
Expects commitment from students, coaches, staff and administration.
YHS Athletics is Committed to:
Working to maintain and improve our athletic facilities and to supply our teams with quality equipment.
Encouraging all students to be involved in athletics as athletes, managers, officials, and fans.
Promoting athletics throughout the school community and celebrating our successes and efforts.
Maintaining and expanding a committed, talented, and dedicated coaching base to develop our athletes by competing in tournaments and games to maximize skill development and opportunities for personal growth.
Teaching and modeling positive character traits such as commitment, hard work, teamwork, and confidence.