Welcome to Maclay Athletics! 

 
It is our goal at Maclay to provide our students with the tools of success not only in the classrooms but on the fields and courts as well. Giving our students an opportunity to have a well rounded education while experiencing the art of competition is what sets Maclay apart. Click here for a list of Maclay's championship teams.
Here, we encourage all students to take advantage of the many athletic programs we have to offer. With over 40 teams between Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, any student can have an opportunity to participate in either a team or individual sport. Maclay School's rich tradition of success gives our athletes the opportunity to experience a high-level of competition while learning the importance of sportsmanship, character building, and leadership.
 
Maclay's boys and girls teams have been awarded the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Carey E. McDonald “Athletic Program of the Year” ten times and have won 35 state FHSAA titles. It has also been named the Outstanding 1A program in Florida eight times in the last 15 years and has won the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award four times.
 

Sportsmanship: Character in Action


Sportsmanship is an often-used word, yet no definitive explanation is readily available. However, it definitely includes some key concepts:
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Opponents and Officials
  • Fair Play
  • Understanding the Rules
  • Appreciation for all Performances
  • Personal and Institutional Pride
  • Gracious Acceptance of Results
  • High Moral Character
All these concepts fall into the definition of sportsmanship. They all represent the standards which athletics can teach our students, coaches, and spectators. Citizenship is a companion of sportsmanship, reaching out beyond the playing field and stadium into the community. Citizenship can be described as the way an individual participates in the community, with particular emphasis on self-respect, personal responsibility, and respect for others. Good sportsmanship and citizenship are key to the public's perception of interscholastic athletics and its role in the educational system. Athletic programs show a positive and productive part of the total education program offered by a school, and exhibit the justification for the financial expenditures necessary to run these programs.
















 
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