Sports Development Program: General Features and Components


    General Features and Components

    1. Purpose
      The Sports Development Program aims to position De La Salle University as the leader in the UAAP sports in particular, and in the country in general, and to increase awareness among students of the role of sports in harmonizing their academic, moral and physical development.
    2. The Program has two distinct and related, but equally important parts – the Varsity Sports Program and the Campus Sports Program.
      • The Varsity Sports Program covers recruitment and training of varsity athletes and participation of varsity teams in the UAAP and selected sports events. The program recognizes the positive contribution of individual varsity athletes to the team performance in the UAAP thereby granting incentives to high school graduates with proven potential for varsity sports. The incentive is awarded to the athlete upon meeting the academic standards of the University.
        An adjunct to the Varsity Sports Program is the Academic Monitoring System which keeps track of the academic status of varsity athletes. The system identifies athletes who encounter problems in complying with the academic standards of De La Salle University.
      • The Campus Sports Program has two components – the Student Sports Clubs and the La Salle Athletic League (LSAL).
        • The University encourages the formation of student sports clubs in line with the objective of harmonizing the academic, moral and physical development of students. In support of this objective, the Office of Sports Development monitors club activities, supervises the operation of their funds, provides technical/administrative advice and service to them within budget, and extends financial assistance to the clubs. Sports clubs that may be formed are not limited to UAAP events.
        • The La Salle Athletic League or LSAL is the umbrella organization run jointly by the Office of Sports Development and the Student Council for the purpose of holding competitions among students. Student sports competitions start at the college batch level on to the quarterfinals, the semifinals, and culminates in the holding of the LSAL championship. Members of student selection teams come from LSAL competitions and the sports covered are UAAP sports events.
        • The Office of Sports Development identifies students with high athletic potential for membership in student selection teams. The student performance in the selection teams is monitored and those who manifest strong potential for varsity sports are chosen to join the training pool or the varsity team.