OPPORTUNITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
The CFA athletic program develops memories, friendships, unity, school pride, school spirit, leadership skills, and work ethic.
OPPORTUNITIES: Students with varying abilities are provided opportunities to participate. We encourage each student to participate and learn the values of self-discipline, teamwork, self-respect, and sportsmanship.
ACHIEVEMENTS: We encourage our athletes to reach their highest potential in the academic arena as well in extracurricular competition. We believe that interscholastic athlete experience provides students with valuable and transferable skills. Athletic participation teaches discipline and hard work, as well as how to be a team member, to set goals, and to overcome adversity to develop a well-rounded, open-minded character.
Athletic Philosophy for Current and Prospective Students
The Cape Fear Academy athletic program is geared toward traditional team sport competition in grades 7-12. The athletic program is an integral part of the student’s full educational experience. It is CFA’s desire to promote character and teach many values to the students. The values that help athletes and competitors to become responsible adults include: sportsmanship, leadership on and off the field, commitment to one’s team or activity, critical thinking during practice and competition, time management, self-discipline, and enjoyment. The Cape Fear Academy athletic department encourages all students to take full advantage of the variety of athletic offerings during their years in the Middle and Upper Schools and encourages and allows for participation by all students at any level of competition. The CFA goal is to challenge student athletes to strive to be the best they can be on and off the field. It is beneficial for athletes to have fun, to fight adversity, to risk failure, to get up when knocked down, to compete as diligently as possible, to not use excuses, and to learn how to win and lose gracefully. Our desire is to build positive memories.
Good sportsmanship is a trademark of Cape Fear Academy. Students are expected to make a special effort to welcome visiting teams and their fans. As representatives of Cape Fear Academy, students must behave in exemplary fashion at all times. Athletes, coaches, and spectators are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship in all competitions and venues.