Athletics

Grace Christian Academy is a member of the West County Athletic League. We desire to run an excellent sports program and expect nothing but the best for our athletes, coaches, parents and fans. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA with no F’s. They are expected to conduct themselves as godly young men and women, exercising self-control and displaying good sportsmanship at all times. This behavior is expected to be modeled by their coaches and parents. The following sports are offered for an additional fee.

Possible sports offered at GCA include: soccer, volleyball and basketball.

 
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Athletic Philosophy

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31

The athletic program is an extension of the Physical Education Department and has definite educational goals. Highest of these is to bring athletics under the Lordship of Jesus Christ by teaching Christian commitments and joyful living through the student’s athletic experiences. In its proper context, athletics is a learning center for the maturation process. Along with health fitness and motor proficiency, sports teach citizenship, respect for authority, self-discipline, self-control, the pursuit of excellence, and how to deal with success and failure.

The athletic program provides opportunities for students to participate in various sports at developmentally appropriate levels. Students are expected to demonstrate cooperative play, commitment to their team and adherence to rules and guidelines as established by each coach.

In essence, athletics is a form of worship, a celebration of life in Christ. Participants are accountable to God for their attitudes and actions.

Do you know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one beating the air; but I pummel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
— I Corinthians 9:24-27