Mission of GRACE Athletics

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

The mission of GRACE Christian School athletics is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can develop their physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual gifts through the avenue of athletic competition. GRACE athletics desires to be a catalyst that helps develop a lifestyle of character, integrity, discipline, hard work and leadership. Athletics provide a wonderful opportunity to develop and practice skills and lessons that are learned in the classroom. GRACE athletics is another way to help educate and develop our student-athletes as they mature. All of the functions of GRACE athletics will be done with excellence and conducted under the principles of doing all things for the glory of Christ. (Colossians 3:17)

GRACE offers a variety of middle school and high school athletic teams for our student-athletes. While GRACE athletics are committed to competing and winning at the highest level there are different expectations at the middle school and high school levels. Every level will put a heavy emphasis on sportsmanship. GRACE athletes will learn how to win and lose with dignity and humility.

Middle School Athletic Philosophy (Grades 6-8)

GRACE middle school athletic teams have a focus on skill and team development. Middle school players will focus on learning the skills and rules necessary to compete well in their chosen sport. Playing time will be determined by squad size, athletic ability, attitude, team-orientation, work ethic, and practice attendance. It is the coach’s decision on who plays and for how long. Try-outs and cuts may be utilized in determining a team roster. The head coach and Athletic Director will determine roster size.

The middle school sports programs are members of and compete in the Capital Area Middle School Conference (CAMSC).

High School Athletic Philosophy (Grades 9-12)

GRACE high school athletes strive to compete successfully at the highest level. Even with a focus on winning we will not have the attitude of “win at all cost.” High school level athletics is for student-athletes that have more advanced skills in their sport. The athlete will continue to develop their skills while learning the nuances and strategies for advancing and winning in their sport. The coach will determine playing time and players are to accept their role on the team. Try-outs and cuts may be utilized in determining a team roster. Similar to the middle school level, roster size will be determined by the head coach and Athletics Director.

The high school sports programs are members of and compete in the Eastern Plains Conference (EPIC).

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