“Athletic Culture”

    Deer Valley Unified School District Athletic Community will strive to continually
    improve school culture focusing on character, personnel, facilities and climate.

    Interscholastic competition in Deer Valley exists for many reasons. They complement
    opportunities to enhance the total educational experience of the student. They assist the
    student in developing skills and leadership while promoting social interactions in a safe
    and positive environment. They provide wholesome entertainment for the entire
    community while developing a sense of pride for everyone connected to the program.
    The district has developed a coaching certification program, required for all 7-12 coaches
    and volunteers, which uses the “Fundamentals of Coaching” curriculum.
    The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and Deer Valley Unified School District
    (DVUSD) are supporting a philosophy of “Pursuing Victory with Honor.” Good
    sportsmanship is viewed as a commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity. All
    stake holders will demonstrate the following virtues:

    • Trustworthiness
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
    • Fairness
    • Caring
    • Citizenship
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