Athletic Director's Message
LE JARDIN BULLDOG ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
One Team, One Sound, One Soul, One Heart
Athletic Director’s Message
In 2001 Le Jardin Academy athletic programs joined the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH). As we enter the 2017-18 school year, the athletic programs enter their 17th year of competition. Our athletes and coaches have been working very hard as our programs continue to climb the ladder to the top level of the ILH. We currently offer many different sports for our male and female students. The level of participation varies from sport to sport depending on our student athlete numbers, but we do participate at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, Intermediate and Christian School Athletic League (CSAL) divisions. Due to the size of our school, there will be times that we must decide which levels we will have for a sport. Our goal is to have Intermediate and Varsity teams when possible. Students at Le Jardin Academy also have the opportunity to participate on PAC-5 sports teams. These consist of ILH sports that are not currently offered at Le Jardin Academy.
Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process at Le Jardin Academy. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which One Team – One Sound – One Soul – One Heart harmony is created by striving for physical and mental excellence. Le Jardin Academy’s aim is to develop a competitive athletic program, but not lose sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health, and academic achievement. It is natural for athletes to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining the success of a season. Guiding the team to achieve maximum potential is our ultimate goal. With this in mind, our coaching staff teaches the student athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential, to win with character and to lose with honor.
This year’s focus will be on sportsmanship and continued progression and growth in all of our programs at all levels. We will encourage our student athletes to compete with passion, and to do it with class and dignity. I believe that Success can be defined in many ways. Having programs that prepare, execute, and completely exhaust athletes in the competition is success to me. With this as a back drop, my wish for all those involved in Le Jardin Academy athletics is that we move forward in competition with excitement while expecting the best. By doing so, you allow yourselves to recognize and make full use of the opportunities that come your way. I fully believe that a program that bases itself on teaching these skills and lessons will ultimately be successful both on and off the field of competition.
Best of luck in the 2017-18 school year and GO BULLDOGS!!!