Viking Athletics Philosophy
The philosophy of athletics, in Grand Island, is considered to be an integral part of the school’s educational program. We believe that athletics:
a. Provide quality programs for all student athletes and encourage all student athletes to play more than one sport.
b. Provide a variety of programs and insure all athletes follow the GI Code of Conduct, which includes academic eligibility standards.
c. Provide quality coaching (90% are GI employees/residents, all role models in the community) which loyalty to Grand Islan is a priority.
d. Provide safe environment (facilities, trainer, transportation, Beaver Island, River Oaks, Island Lanes, hall monitors, security at contests).
e. Upgraded all aspects of Athletic Facilities and Equipment – all weather track, tennis courts, new gym, weight room, MS gym floor, nine (9) team rooms, PE locker rooms, swimming & diving timing system, pitching machine and batting cages.
f. Facility Expansion 2021-22 – Outdoor faculty is arguably the best in WNY. The new turf fields include baseball, softball, multi-purpose fields (soccer, lacrosse & football). All are lighted. New state of the art tennis courts, along with a beautiful concession and expanded parking for all athletic fields.
g. Provide Athletic Opportunities and Scholarships – Online College Scouting, Hewitt Award, Outstanding Athlete, Scholar Athlete Teams/Individual NYS Scholar Athlete recognition, PE Scholarship, Gene Masters Memorial Scholarship, Julie Roth Neville and Carlin Hartman family scholarships.