Don't limit your Challenges; Challenge your limits.
~2019-2020 School Theme
At Linsly, athletics are an important part of a well-rounded education, in part because they contribute to physical well-being, but even more so for what they can teach. Through athletics, students learn that hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship, and teamwork count at least as much as winning.
Every Linsly student is encouraged to participate in athletics. This includes the Middle School students, who can compete for Linsly’s interscholastic teams as well. The upper school athletic program includes more than 20 interscholastic teams, which compete in both the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) and the Interstate Prep School League.
Even students who are not athletically inclined can choose an appropriate sport, and work with a coach to gain the satisfaction of meeting the sport’s physical and mental challenges.
Linsly students and athletes shall, at all times, represent themselves and their school with honor, proper conduct, and good sportsmanship. They shall understand that competitive rivalries are encouraged as well as spirited and positive support for players and teams, but disrespect toward opponents, officials, coaches, or fans is considered unsportsmanlike conduct and runs contrary to the philosophy and mission of this school.
Student-athletes shall comply fully with the rulings of the officials, and in no way, either by voice or gesture, shall they demonstrate dissatisfaction with decisions made. As representatives of their school, Linsly students and athletes shall conduct themselves in the proper manner at all times, both as spectators and participants.