Consistent with The Out-of-Door Academy's mission and philosophy, the athletics program embraces our core values. Student-athletes strive for excellence, which requires commitment and discipline.
Teamwork, sportsmanship, and integrity are integral components of our athletic experience. Through their athletic pursuits in 42 teams grades 6-12, student-athletes learn important life lessons and develop leadership, integrity, and respect. These growth opportunities prepare them for success in their athletic endeavors and in life.
Every student-athlete is seen as an individual and not a position. Our coaches instill in them love of the fundamentals of each sport, a desire to strengthen their individual skills, and a passion for team play. As a team, our coaching staff stresses camaraderie, the importance of each role on the team, and a desire to test their skills in a competitive environment.
Student-athletes are taught the ODA performance standards and expectations in a team environment. It is stressed that the team comes first over the individual and that in order to help the team reach its full potential, the individual must have a success-oriented mindset.