Our interscholastic athletic program is a logical extension of our school’s educational mission to develop the soul, mind and body of our students. Every student has the opportunity to try out, participate and compete as a member of a Brother Rice athletic team. Traditionally, 80% of our students participate in at least one of our 14 school-sponsored sports. Eleven of the 14 sports have either a freshman team or are a no-cut sport.
Over the course of the past 50 years, Brother Rice has earned a reputation as one of the finest athletic programs in the Midwest. Since the first state basketball championship in 1974, our athletic teams have earned 68 athletic team state championships in ten different sports. Our athletic teams are consistently recognized for their academic success as well. The state of Michigan recognizes academic success in 8 different sports, and for the past two decades, Brother Rice has consistently had 6 or 7 teams recognized annually for the academic success of its student-athletes.
What is the value of athletic participation in high school? From our experience, the lessons and values taught to our students are invaluable. Some of these lessons and values include:
Each year, colleges and Universities seek out our student-athletes for consideration in receiving athletic scholarships. Many of our graduates have earned outstanding opportunities to attend Universities throughout the country based upon their combined athletic talent, academic performance and personal character. Some of these graduates have been blessed to compete at a professional level as well. Most will identify their years at Brother Rice as being positive, formative and impactful.
All student-athletes are required to submit the MHSAA Physical Card / Medical History Form . Please ensure that your son’s form is on file with the athletic office before his season begins.
Our coaching staff understands that it is their responsibility to have high standards, to demand excellence, to challenge their athletes to improve and to affirm them in the process. Our coaches are expected to be role models for their players and to emphasize the following priorities: