Philosophy & Requirements


The basic educational philosophy of Bishop Ludden High School is to facilitate religious, academic, cultural, and social development. We believe that a comprehensive program of student activities is vital to the educational development of our students. The athletic program is a complete extension of this philosophy.

The purpose of the athletic program is to promote the ideals of competition, teamwork and sportsmanship while achieving the goals of success and participation in a safe and positive environment. The athletic program will help support the physical, social, and psychological development of our student athletes, as well as develop a sense of self-confidence, self-discipline, organization, decision- making skills, and goal orientation. Our program will help in the development of self-worth and a healthy self- concept regardless of the student athlete’s role or play on the team. The final role of our athletic program is to have these student-athletes carry all these values and life lessons throughout their life.


Student athletes and parents must sign a contract signifying that the athletes and their parents understand and accept all Rules, Code/Standards and expectations of the Athletic Code of Conduct.

Student athletes must be enrolled in three full-time courses and actively participate in physical education classes, as required by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Student athletes must have received a current physical examination and must have returned all of the appropriate forms.

Student athletes must attend all practices and games throughout the sport season, unless absence is approved by the coach. Interscholastic sport team’s in-season must have priority over club or recreational type programs.

Student athletes must meet all eligibility standards and abide by the rules set forth by the Bishop Ludden Jr/Sr High School, the Onondaga High School League, Section III, and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

*A season is defined as: the first Section 3 approved date of practice to the conclusion of the NYSPHSAA State Championship for that sport of participation