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The Notre Dame Athletic Program is designed to provide an environment in which each student is given the opportunity to become a spiritually, intellectually, and physically stronger person. 

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Notre Dame President Kyle Schmitt announces Matthew Walker as Athletic Director and Johnathan Adams as Director of Athletic Advancement. 

Athletics Philosophy

Interscholastic athletics at Notre Dame High School is an integral part of the educational process nurturing our student athletes in spirit, mind and body. Athletics is designed to affirm and promote Catholic values as we prepare our student-athlete's for service to others.

Open to Growth
Through participation in athletics, the ND student-athlete develops a better understanding of their talents and limitations. Taking responsibility for their future, they become more open minded to the ideas, interests, and feelings of others. They learn to respect and appreciate the opportunities given to them to advance in body, mind, and spiritual consciousness.

Intellectually Competent
Through participation in athletics, the ND student-athlete will not only master the physical skills required for each sport but will also develop an intellectual capacity that will enable them to comprehend all aspects of the sport. Integration between the body and mind is cultivated throughout ND’s athletic program. It is essential to the growth and success of our student-athletes, teams and their respective sports.

Through participation in athletics, the ND student-athlete learns that God is active in all things and that individual and liturgical prayer will bring them closer to God. With this powerful foundation, the student-athlete works to better their team and community through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline, selflessness, integrity, humility, and strong moral character.

Through the participation of athletics, the ND student-athlete learns to trust the fidelity of God, as well as their family and friends. Within the context of team, they recognizes that they are only as good as the teammate next to them. Providing support and encouragement during the good times and bad, the student-athletes strive together for team and personal excellence.

Committed to Doing Justice
Through the participation of athletics, the ND student-athlete acquires leadership skills that are exercised to accomplish goals set by each individual team. By working together they develop skills used for achieving individual and team success. However, ND’s athletic program promotes its student-athletes to apply these leadership skills to the needs of society. The student-athlete grows in his conviction that Christian faith involves a commitment to doing justice.