Global Village places a high value on athletics for Middle School students. In The Importance of School Sports in American Education and Socialization, Ronald Jeziorksi wrote about the importance and significant benefits of school sports in secondary schools. Athletics empower youth and promote higher self-esteem. They also motivate students, promote mental alertness, help them earn better grades, emphasize the importance of teamwork, teach skills, and contribute to health and wellness. Sports can be the foundation of a life-long healthy lifestyle. In middle school, sports should include the following
Global Village is informed by a guiding document called Sports Done Right that was developed in the state of Maine in 2006. Sports Done Right’s core principles are aligned under seven categories: philosophy, values, and sportsmanship; sports and learning; parents and community; quality of coaching; opportunity to play; health and fitness; and leadership, policy, and organization. Within each category, there are both general and specific guidelines to follow. Of note, Sports Done Right, recommends that
Global Village offers sports for girls and boys and these include, depending on the school, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and cross country. The teams participate in different leagues open to charter schools and independent schools like the Denver Charter Athletic School.