Athletic Mission Statement
Merced High School
Our mission is to provide a rigorous athletic program which complements and supports a challenging academic program by teaching students to persevere, to work well with others, and to compete at everything they do. We are in a constant pursuit to become the home of Scholars and Champions.
Freshman Athletic Goals
Freshmen athletics will be an introductory course in Athletics at Merced High School. The goal of freshman athletics at Merced High is to begin to develop the complete Student Athlete and to instill the joy of competition and sport. Frosh rosters will be as large as possible. Communication will begin with the student athletes and their parents on the transition from recreation sports/city leagues into the more comprehensive and competitive CIF/High School sports structure. Significant emphasis on fundamentals will be stressed that will enable the individual to climb the ranks within a program. It is important to understand that the progress and development of the student athlete will take precedent over winning. Student athletes will be introduced to time management and study skills that will assist them in maximizing their academic potential while participating in their respective sports. Student athletes will also be introduced to the sequence and four year map to attain NCAA qualification.
Junior Varsity Athletic Goals
The goal of Junior Varsity athletics at MHS is to continue the learning and development process of becoming a Student Athlete. Winning at this level is nice, but not at the cost of hindering player development or having fun. Student athletes at the JV level will be preparing to compete at the highest level; varsity. Programs will begin identifying potential post high school academic and athletic paths for each student athlete.
Varsity Athletic Goals
The focus of Varsity athletics at MHS will be a continued development of the Student Athletes’ academic and athletic potential. Programs will actively assist with the student athletes’ pursuit of post high school academic and athletic opportunities. Programs will continue to focus on developing player skill and having fun, but will put more emphasis on winning and competing at the highest level. We will be in pursuit of Central California Conference, Section and CIF State Championships.
Merced High School draws on 117 years of tradition; generations of alumni support our student athletes, school, and athletic programs. We learn from our past so we may strengthen our future-- and it is a bright future.
“The good city solider knows what he’s fighting for, and loves what he knows.”