Athletics Handbook

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I would like to welcome you to the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Athletics Department. I look forward to getting to know you as your child progresses through our athletics programs. This handbook is designed to provide information about the athletic programs available to your child. It also serves as a guide for all athletes, parents, and coaches. 

Successful athletic programs have specific goals. These goals include: 

  • a positive experience for every athlete, a great sense of camaraderie and unity within their team; 
  • an environment that ensures high ethical standards and expectations for fairness, equity, and sportsmanship for all of our student-athletes and coaches. 

A successful athletic program includes dedicated coaches, active support from the student body, outstanding leadership from school administrators, and most importantly, a great sense of pride fostered by the entire school community. It will be our mission to facilitate all those facets together to create the best athletic programs possible. 

A true athlete is someone of high moral character with a genuine work ethic. They contribute to a team in many different ways and always strive for improvement of skills, in practice as well as in competition. We expect our athletes to play hard, play fair, and dedicate themselves to being the best they can possibly be, but most importantly, we want them to have fun! The rewards will stay with them for the rest of their lives. 

Go Bears! 

Jim Rockenbach
Director of Athletics

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Department of Athletics Mission

At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, our mission is to promote the growth, development, and success of our student-athletes. We strive to provide an experience that emphasizes competitive spirit but also encourages personal growth, character development, and lifelong learning. 

We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of sportsmanship, integrity, and hard work while instilling the value of perseverance. The Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Athletic Department’s mission is to ultimately help develop well-rounded student-athletes, promote wellness among our middle school students, and create a stronger school community. 

Collaboration is an integral part of success. We are committed to building relationships with our parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. By working alongside one another, we aim to create an environment that nurtures the potential of each student, celebrating each of their achievements.