Athletics: A Prominent Role in Student LifeAs a member of Atlanta Athletic Conference (AAC) and Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), Brandon Hall fields teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School levels.
The school recognizes each student's athletic skills and experience and allows student athletes the opportunity to participate in interscholastic or intramural competition.
All boarders are required to participate on an athletic team or in fine arts or another proved activity each season unless otherwise approved by the administration.
In keeping with the mission of the school, the athletic program promotes a positive, competitive environment, emphasizing physical fitness, individual and group effort, positive attitudes, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, the art of winning and losing graciously, and respect for individual differences, talents, and skill levels.
VarsityAt the varsity level, the goal is to field a competitive team, with all team members participating in each game. However, it is understood that certain goals and objectives in terms of playoffs and conference games may preclude everyone from playing.
At the varsity level, the school attempts to maintain a no-cut policy and welcomes all student athletes who exhibit character, sportsmanship, individual skills, and commitment, and maintain average or above grades. However, there is an evaluation period in some sports where a student may be asked to play at the intramural level prior to competitive JV or Varsity levels. Each varsity sport has specific age criteria and will only be altered after a meeting with the coach and athletic director if the situation is deemed appropriate.
Junior Varsity and Middle SchoolThe Middle School program focuses on growing individual skills and teaching students to work as a member of a team. At this level, all athletes who maintain their academic standing and who adhere to the department's standards of expectation receive playing time. The amount of playing time is at the discretion of each coach.
Did you know:
The Panthers Varsity Soccer team has not lost a conference game since 2008.