The Louisiana for the Deaf believes athletics to be an integral part of the school's educational program, providing experiences to help young people grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. At LSD, students have the unique opportunity to participate in athletics with direct communication with their coaches and their teammates.
The main objective is to instill in our student athletes the concept that success is brought about by hard work, commitment, sacrifice, preparedness, and doing the best that one can on a daily basis.
Participation in athletics is not only necessary for better health, physical fitness, and improved motor skills; but also promotes self-esteem, self-discipline and the desire to excel. Respect for authority, respect for the rights of others and the development of the highest ideals of fairness in human relationships are often the learning outcomes achieved through athletics. We believe these traits are carried over not only to classroom work, but also throughout our students' lives.
While winning and the spirit of competition is an immediate objective in all athletic contests, we believe it is not an end in itself. At LSD, the desire to win is also used to pursue more important objectives and lessons like sportsmanship and fair play.
LSD is a full-fledged member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), participating in the following sports: volleyball, basketball, track, powerlifting, and cross country. Younger students in Elementary and Middle School also have the opportunity to participate in organized sports such as soccer and basketball through the local YMCA and PSAL leagues.