Athletics at Kinkaid

In alignment with The Kinkaid School’s mission and core values, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Wellness believes in educating the whole student and promotes multiple-sport participation.  

Kinkaid Athletics Creed

The Kinkaid Athletics Creed has been established within the framework of the School's core values and serves to remind our community of Kinkaid's measure of excellence.

Fundamental Principles include:

  • Empowering the Competitor within each Student Athlete
  • Promoting Integrity, Perseverance, Sportsmanship and Passion
  • Nurturing Individual Growth while Building Team Unity
  • Competing with Courage and Purpose

The following team level philosophies uphold the Kinkaid Athletics Creed:

7th Grade Philosophy

Since this is each student's first year of interscholastic athletics competition, it is intended to be an introductory year.  It is the goal of the program to inspire joy of sport in every student.  Playing time will be given to everyone during each contest.  "B" teams are considered a developmental team and all students will be given playing time in all games.  All 7th grade students are required to participate in a school-sponsored sport each of the three seasons (fall-winter-spring).

8th Grade Philosophy

Since this is the second year of interscholastic athletics competition, most students will begin to choose favorite sports.  During the course of each season, sport-specific skills will be honed and sport systems of play will be taught.  With the exception of the HJPC Tournament, it is intended that each student is given some playing time during each contest.  "B" teams are considered a developmental team and all students will be given playing time in all games.  All 8th grade students are required to participate in a school-sponsored sport during two of the three seasons during the academic year.

Upper School Sub-Varsity Philosophy

Students will experience more advanced skill development and sport-specific systems of play instruction.  Although the amount of playing time is earned, all students will be given playing time in all contests. In upper school sub-varsity level teams, student participation is voluntary.

Upper School Varsity Philosophy

Student athletes are striving to maximize their individual abilities, while simultaneously helping Kinkaid win SPC championships.  All playing time is earned and there should be no expectation, nor is there a guarantee, students will either make a varsity team or be given playing time based on their year in school or previous participation in the sport at Kinkaid or another school.  In upper school varsity level teams, student participation is voluntary. Sportsmanship and character development are expected by-products of participation at every level.

Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor recognizes and celebrates Kinkaid student athletes participating in multiple sports during all four years of their Upper School career.  The Hall of Honor, located across from Melcher Gym, displays the athletic achievements of individual athletes and team accolades.  The Hall of Honor provides visitors an interactive experience with photographs and accomplishments of former Falcons.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, the following criteria will need to be met for inclusion in the Hall of Honor:
  • A student must participate on an athletic team during ten (10) of the possible twelve (12) athletic seasons of Upper School.
  • A student must earn a varsity letter during a minimum of seven (7) of their ten (10) seasons of participation.
  • A student must participate in three (3) varsity sports their senior year.
  • A student may replace the three (3) criteria above and be included in the Hall of Honor if they participate in two (2) sports and earn eight (8) varsity letters over the course of their career at Kinkaid.
  • During any year of participation, if a student is on the roster and suffers a season-ending injury, the year of participation will be counted as part of his/her total.
  • Serving as a student manager will not be counted as a year of participation.

SPC Schools & Mascots

The Southwest Preparatory Conference is comprised of accredited, independent schools established for: its students’ enjoyment; physical fitness; and instruction in skills and character; for the intrinsic worth of individual sports; and mutual benefits derived from keen competition and true sportsmanship within an educational setting. There are 17 schools from Texas and Oklahoma which participate for championships.  

 

SPC School

 Mascot

Arlington:

 

The Oakridge School

Owl

Austin:

 

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Crusader

St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Spartan

Dallas:

 

Episcopal School of Dallas

Eagle

Greenhill School

Hornet

The Hockaday School

Daisy 

St. Mark's School of Texas

Lion

Ft. Worth:

 

All Saints' Episcopal School

Saint

Ft. Worth Country Day School

Falcon

Trinity Valley School

Trojan

Houston:

 

Episcopal High School

Knight

Houston Christian High School

Mustang 

The Kinkaid School

Falcon

St. John's School

Maverick

Irving:

 

Cistercian Preparatory School

Hawk

Oklahoma City:

 

Casady School

Cyclone

The Woodlands:

 

The John Cooper School

Dragon

 

SPC Sportsmanship Code of Conduct

The Southwest Preparatory Conference is proud of the behavior and sportsmanship displayed by its players, coaches and fans.  The SPC values spirited and fair play, as well as spirited and positive support for players and teams.  In order to ensure expected level of behavior and decorum continues each season and each game, all members of the SPC community strive to continually renew efforts to abide by league ideals.

Athletics competition in the SPC is guided by the following ideals:

The Schools

Members of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest will not tolerate at athletics contests any spectator, either student or adult, whose behavior is disrespectful toward players, officials, coaches, or other spectators.  ISAS schools will not permit any type of spectator behavior that either detracts from the proper conduct of the game or disadvantages a player or team.

Any spectator who acts in a disruptive or abusive manner will cause a game to be suspended until the situation is resolved or the spectator is removed from the contest area.

The Players

1.    They live clean and play hard.  They play for the love of the game.
2.    They win without boasting.  They lose without excuses.  They never quit.
3.    They respect officials and accept their decisions without questions.
4.    They never forget that they represent their school.

Any player that is ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct during a game will be automatically suspended for the next contest.

The Coaches

1.    They inspire in their players a love for the game and the desire to win.
2.    They teach that it is better to lose fairly than to win unfairly.
3.    They exemplify sportsmanship and respect for officials.
4.    They are the type of people they want their players to be.

A coach who is ejected from a game will automatically be suspended for the next athletic contest.

Character Education and Athletics

Kinkaid’s commitment to Character Education is a prominent feature of our athletics program. We expect all student athletes, their parents, and coaches to exemplify the spirit of our four core values as they both collaborate and compete in the athletic arena. Kinkaid athletics offers participants countless opportunities to manifest the School’s four core values—honesty, responsibility, respect and kindness—in their personal, athletic, academic, and other extracurricular pursuits. We expect all teams to compete honorably, with integrity and good sportsmanship, in a spirit of fair play. We also expect our fans and competing athletes to refrain from engaging in any unkind or unsportsmanlike conduct at all times.

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