The voluntary athletic program is an integral part of the overall education of the student because athletics offer many opportunities for the total development of each individual. It is important that each athlete fully understand that it is a privilege to be on an athletic team and there are responsibilities inherent with membership on an athletic team. The athlete needs to uphold exemplary sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship standards. Leadership must be of the highest quality so as to exemplify to the participants the desired type of behavior to be developed from the athletic program. Leadership success is not measured in terms of the tangible evidence of the victory and defeat record, but rather in the intangible character development factors that are an outgrowth.