ATHLETICS MISSION The Jefferson Christian Academy Athletic Department is an integral part of the school’s mission of Christian education which provides opportunities for spiritual, mental, physical and emotional growth, Luke 2:52. Participation in athletics is beneficial in terms of better health, physical fitness, and improved motor skills, while providing important training in teamwork, leadership skills and self-discipline. The desire to succeed and to excel should be instilled in students, as well as, the respect for authority, respect for the rights of others, and the high ideals of fairness in people-people relationships. These are all desirable learning outcomes that can be achieved through participation in a properly managed, coached and disciplined athletic program.
Winning, involving the spirit of competition, is an immediate object in all athletic contests, but it is not an end in itself. The desire to win can, and should, be used to stimulate the achievement of the ultimate objectives of Sportsmanship and Fair Play. Here at JCA, our main goal is to instill within our athletes the understanding that a Christian attitude is utmost in our lives, that success is brought about by hard work, commitment, sacrifice, preparedness, and doing the best that one can in any situation. We sincerely hope that these traits will be manifested in our student athlete’s classroom work and daily life.
The Athletic Department is an integral part of the Academy’s overall education program. Participation in the Interscholastic Sports Program is a privilege extended to JCA students who meet and maintain the AHSAA eligibility requirements and the JCA academic and conduct standards. Our student athletes must be willing to make a commitment to the athletic program and the Academy through role modeling and academic and conduct excellence. We expect our athletes to be positive role models for all students, K4 –12, while strictly adhering to the Student Code of Conduct and The Athletic Code of Conduct and Participation Policies, as well as the policies and rules of the AHSAA.
"Exercise and recreation ... are as necessary as reading; I will say rather more necessary, because health is worth more than learning. A strong body makes the mind strong."
—Thomas Jefferson, 1762
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