The primary goal for upper school athletics is competition. Programs are structured to encourage individual skill development along with team play. Teams will be kept at a manageable size. Should tryouts be inevitable, coaches will prepare criteria to support final decisions. Expectations for team membership will be clearly articulated prior to final selection of the team. Every effort will be made to be as positive as possible with the students during the tryout period. Playing time is not guaranteed, but as coaches, our desire will be to give every participant opportunity to participate in the games.