Gavilan Basketball Philosophy
The primary mission of the Gavilan College Basketball Program is to offer a comprehensive range of transfer, vocational, cultural and community education programs. The Basketball Program also provides support programs and services to assist its student-athletes in gaining access to higher education and achieving success in their chosen endeavors. An essential component to this mission is the full development of the Gavilan College Basketball Program's student-athletes as responsible members of the community in both academic and non-academic settings.
The Basketball Program plays a major role in achieving this goal since its student-athletes integrate intercollegiate competition with Gavilan College's unique academic programs. Gavilan College Basketball places the highest priority on the academic development of its student-athletes.
The Basketball Program must strive to foster a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students on campus and to help provide a focus for community outreach with alumni, family, friends, and supporters.
Gavilan College expects its Basketball Program to provide a foundation of principles for each of its student-athletes, which includes: responsibility, setting goals, evaluation of progress, plans for improvement, achievement of goals, pride, and attainment of self-actualization.
Gavilan College also expects its Basketball Program to strive for excellence, with emphasis placed on team cohesion and the personal growth of each student-athlete.
The Basketball Program at Gavilan College is bound by the policies and procedures of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and rules of the Coast Conference, and is focused on providing a productive character based program.