St. John Paul II Catholic High School Athletics

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JPII Mission Statement
Inspired by our patron, St. John Paul II Catholic High School develops students in spirit, mind, and body through a Christ-centered, college preparatory education. As a welcoming community of faith, we encourage, challenge, and support our students to learn enthusiastically, lead honorably, and live responsibly so they will improve themselves and society through their faith and vocation.

Athletic Program Mission Statement
Build Character. Compete Every Minute. Win Championships.

Athletic Program Philosophy
Our Athletic Department strives to offer our student-athletes the opportunity to participate and succeed in a wide range of individual and team sports competing locally and statewide at the highest level. We believe in comprehensive physical education and strength and conditioning programs that educate, improve, and elevate the performance of our student-athletes both on and off the playing field. We strive to hire and retain the most qualified and knowledgeable coaches that believe in the mission of JPII and understand the vital role athletics plays in the development of our student-athletes as young men and women of sound mind, body, and spirit.

The National Federal High School Associations (NFHS) The NFHS consists of the fifty-one individual state high school athletic and/or activities associations. The purposes of the NFHS are to serve, protect and enhance the interstate activity interests of the high schools belonging to state associations; to assist in those activities of the state associations which can best be operated on a nationwide scale; to sponsor meetings, publications and activities which will permit each state association to profit by the experience of all other member associations; and to coordinate the work to minimize duplication.

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) JPII is a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and we compete only with other member schools unless granted permission by the AHSAA. As a member school, JPII agrees to abide by and enforce all rules and regulations promulgated by this association. The primary role of the state association is to maintain rules and regulations that ensure equity in competition for the student-athletes and a balance with other educational programs. The association solicits input and is responsive to requests for rule modification from member schools, appointed committees, and coaches' associations. The state association attempts to enforce such rules that assure the greatest good for the greatest number and to ensure that competition is conducted in an appropriate manner.