Broken Arrow Public Schools Athletic Department shares the philosophy of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) in promoting “important education and cultural values, attitudes, appreciations, and skills…including high standards of good sportsmanship and effective citizenship…” for its student athletes.
While encouraging coaches to create an atmosphere of competition and excellence in each sport, athletic administrators established Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S. to instill attributes within young BA athletes that go beyond the game.
Throughout the year, coaches recognize players for demonstrating the traits of Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S.: Service, Trust, Respect, Integrity, Positive Attitude, Excellence, and Self-Discipline. The following is an explanation of each of the seven pillars of the Tiger S.T.R.I.P.E.S. acronym:
Service – Work done for the betterment of school and community
Trust – Rely on one another by creating healthy, dependable relationships.
Respect – Display good manners and compassion, and expect it in return.
Integrity – Character is what you do when no one is looking.
Positive Attitude – Be a role model of optimism in action.
Excellence – Set high standards of excellence in both athletics and academics.
Self-Discipline – Use restraint as a tool for self-improvement.
Broken Arrow Athletics: Grades 8-12
1,600 Student Athletes
23 Varsity Programs
91 Competitive Teams
61 State Championships