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Athletic Philosophy

At MacLaren, the student athlete is first and foremost a student. Coaches, team captains, and faculty work hard to promote excellence on the court or the field and not produce an athletics subculture in the school. An unhealthy preoccupation with athletics can produce an athletics elite, which would ultimately be divisive and detrimental to the community of learners. While always secondary to the academic life of the school, a healthy athletics program is nevertheless an important aspect of life at MacLaren. 

The athletics field or court is a kind of classroom where students learn lessons about teamwork, fair play, healthy competition, honorable victory, gracious defeat, respect for opponents and courtesy. The goals and objectives of the athletics program are:
  • To seek victory through skill, teamwork, stamina, courage and commitment.
  • To develop healthy bodies, agility, strength, endurance, mental discipline and athletic skills.
  • To foster the growth of personal character by demanding the highest standards of good sportsmanship, by teaching loyalty and perseverance and by encouraging personal sacrifice for the sake of the team.

We are a member of CHSAA and compete in the Black Forest League, at the 2A Classification for all high school sports except for HS Basketball (3A) .

We are a member of the Central Colorado Athletic League (CCAL) for all middle school sports.

We currently offer the following sports:
  • MS & HS Boys and Girls Soccer
  • MS & HS Boys and Girls Basketball
  • MS & HS Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • MS & HS Boys and Girls Track and Field
  • MS & HS Boys and Girls Volleyball

Chrissy Steigerwald, Athletic Director
(719) 313-4488 x123
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