The Athletic Department of the Cumberland Valley School District makes available to students a wide variety of opportunities to develop athletic skills and to become involved as members of interscholastic athletic teams. Cumberland Valley High School is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and is a proud member of the PIAA District III and the Mid Penn Conference.
There is a rich athletic tradition at Cumberland Valley High School. Interscholastic athletics are viewed as a unifying force within the school community, affecting not just those who take active part on teams but the entire student body. All students are invited to take part in as many athletic programs as possible. Participation in Cumberland Valley High School Athletics, however, is a privilege and not a right; and that privilege is earned by each participant through his or her adherence to the rules and polices set forth by the Cumberland Valley School District and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.
The athletic program is an extension of the academic program and all athletes are urged to strive for excellence in both the classroom and on the athletic field. Good sportsmanship, commitment to team, and the development of skills and strategies necessary for interscholastic competition are essential to a successful athletic program.
The central goal of this athletic program is to foster certain characteristics and qualities. These include respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, commitment, reliability, common sense and perseverance. The values learned through the athletic experience will help individuals become more productive members of the community.