Avon High School
Department of Athletics
Dear Parent/Guardian and Prospective Student Athlete:
As Director of Athletics, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year. I am looking forward to watching our student athletes compete in our fourth year as a member of the Central Connecticut Conference. We had tremendous success all around last year and I am confident that our coaches and players will continue to strive for excellence once again.
I truly believe that the success of a team relies on a group of individuals coming together as a true cohesive unit each and every day. Quality leadership, both on and off the field is a key component to the success of a team as well.Our coaches are true professionals, who lead by example and educate our student athletes in ways that allow them to be successful not only on game day, but in the classroom and life as well.
All student athletes must conduct themselves with high moral character both on and off the field. When you wear the uniform, you represent not only Avon High School, but the entire Avon community as well.I know our coaches will lead by example and strive to develop first class programs that we can all be proud of.
I wish you all a safe and successful year. Play hard and have fun!
Timothy P. Filon
Director of Athletics
Avon High School
Avon Athletics Mission Statement
To encourage every Avon student-athlete to become a champion. To foster an environment where academic integrity, social responsibility, and competitive athletic excellence are highly valued. To discover and nurture the “total person” who enriches the world and brings honor to Avon, now and throughout life.
Our core values align with the district’s “Nine” learning expectations. These values are what we expect all of our student-athletes to strive for during the course of the season and school year.
We will maintain a positive attitude in everything we do both on and off the playing field. We will approach our daily tasks and activities with optimism and confidence. Developing a positive attitude requires replacing negative thinking with positive in an effort to create a successful outlook on life and experiences. A person with a positive mental attitude aims for high goals and constantly strive to achieve them.
We follow the intent and the letter of each rule by which we have agreed to abide. We are honest is our dealings with student-athletes, coaches, staff, opponents, and governing bodies.
Academic and Athletic Excellence
We aspire to achieve success at the highest level of competitive athletics consistent with our resources. We serve young people who aspire to succeed at the highest levels of both academic and athletic performance.
Avon Athletics fields disciplined and competitive student-athletes and teams committed to the highest level of sportsmanship. We are resolved to creating an atmosphere of respect, fairness and graciousness among all of our constituencies including our own student-athletes, coaches, opponents, staff, alumni, supporters, fans, and community.
The Avon Athletic Department is committed to enhance the interpersonal relationships in the lives of student-athletes, enabling and empowering student-athletes to make meaningful contributions to their communities, promoting respect for and appreciation of diversity, and encouraging the development of leadership skills.
The Avon High School Booster Club was founded in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We are an organization of parent and other community volunteers dedicated to supporting all Avon High School Athletic programs, promoting positive sportsmanshjp among student-athletes and inspiring Falcon Pride within the community.
Since 2010, the Avon Booster Club has invested over $225,000 in Avon Athletics in resources, programming and scholarships, benefiting over 4,000 student-athletes. We frequently purchase sports-related equipment, desired by the coaches and/or the athletic department, which fall outside of, or are in addition to, regular school athletic budgeting.
Through donations, we have provided additional equipment and resources for sports teams, weight room enhancements, video equipment, rental of lights for Spirit Week, fan buses, roster boards, completion of Athletic Records Boards and SO much more.
The Booster Club also awards multiple scholarships averaging $12,000 per year to outstanding senior student athletes who have exceled in their sports(s), classroom and community. Booster Club Scholarship applicants’ eligibility requires membership by January 31stof the school year.
We are a volunteer organization with an Executive Board consisting of a President, Treasurer/ Vice President – Membership, Secretary, Vice President - Communications, Vice President - Events and Vice President – Volunteers. Other formal committees include Nominating and Scholarship. Volunteers are also needed to help promote and organize the Migli Golf Tournament, our largest fundraiser, as well as our Senior Athlete Recognition night.
We typically meet the second Monday of the month in the Community Room at the High School at 7:30 PM unless school is officially out of session that day. Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage attendance from our members and anyone with an interest in promoting athletics at Avon High School. The current meeting schedule is posted on the Avon High School Booster Club website as well as the Avon Public School District Calendar.
If you have an interest in volunteering in any capacity, please contact us at avonhighschool firstname.lastname@example.org. There are plenty of ways to get involved and make a difference! We are only as strong as our members and patrons. People with a passion to support our student-athletes and promote Avon Sports are welcome. Come to a meeting to see what we are all about!