The purpose of the Athletic program at Rabun Gap is both educational and recreational with the ultimate goal being to develop social, emotional, and physical maturity in our athletes. The interrelationship of 1) the individual, 2) the team, 3) the coach, and 4) the school is the foundation of not only a successful program but also a successful team.
The individual’s character is built on respect of him or herself and others, physical and emotional discipline, the ability to give 100% during practice and competition, and most importantly, the acceptance of defeat and victory with equal poise. The team is built on commitment, cooperation, tolerance, and enthusiasm between the individual players. The coach must be able to reach each individual on a personal level, pull them into a compatible and productive unit, and exemplify the expected standards of an athlete and a sportsman. Rabun Gap, including its administration, faculty, student and parental body, is the support behind the individual, the team, and its coach.
The cohesiveness of the above four factors is the backbone of the Athletic program; therefore, win or lose, the goal of creating a positive and rewarding experience of personal growth is obtainable.