Our Core Covenants are what drives all of our processes and decisions. The Core Covenants were developed by our student-athletes and coaches.
It is part of what makes a Championship Culture at Burlington-Edison. The Core Values that have been established to define “What it means to be a Burlington-Edison Tiger?” are Character, Leadership, Integrity, and Commitment. Each coach will define these Core Values at the start of each season. It is expected that all student-athletes and coaches ingrain these into their programs.
As part of the Burlington-Edison Educational Athletics experience, B-E Athletic Department along with student-athletes, coaches, and parents believe that a solid core value foundation needed to be defined to represent “what it means to be a B-E Tiger!” Character, Leadership, Integrity, and Commitment are those 4 Core Values that the before mention group established at B-E. With those four core values, comes an expectation for all student-athletes to ingrain these into everything they do to represent being a B-E student-athlete in the community, at school, in practices, and in games.
B-E Student-Athletes choosing to challenge and/or not follow these four core values will be questioned by coaches and/or athletic administration using a step by step approach. This step by step approach is ongoing and consecutive, meaning at any step, a student-athlete can be removed.
|Step One: Meeting with Head Coach(es)/Advisors and/or Athletic Director to determine continuation in any extra-curricular program. A parent needs to be included in the conversation.|
|Step Two: Meeting with Head Coach(es)/Advisors and/or Athletic Director and parent(s) to determine continuation in any extra-curricular program. A written agreement signed by the student-athlete with defined next step consequences. A parent needs to be included in the conversation.|
|Step Three: Removal from all athletic programs at B-E SD for the remaining school year.|
|Step Four: In order to return the following school year; the student will need to have a re-entry meeting with the program coach/advisor and athletic director.|
Annually, B-E Coaches will clearly define and sharing the common language with student-athletes in their programs. B-E Coaches will address the meaning and expected behavior for the student-athlete in the community, at school, in practice, and in games for each of the four core values.
In addition to the expected four core values for our student-athletes, the core values have also been clearly defined for coaches and parents and expected behavior for them.