At Covenant Academy, we seek to conduct our athletics program in the same way we conduct our academic and arts programming - with excellence. We compete to win and make victory in each contest a goal while also keeping in mind higher goals. Covenant’s competitive sports program is designed to help fulfill the school’s mission with excellence by:
Organizing and programming sports. The program seeks to provide a Christ-centered, quality sports experience for students in grades five (5) and above (see our teams here), P.E. classes for students in grades Kindergarten through eight (K-8). Our P.E. classes emphasize on developing conditioning and skills suitable for various sports, and support to parents and coaches of our students.
Encouraging a balanced approach to sports and life. The program supports the Christian’s priority of faith and family first as well as the school’s priority of academics over athletics by scheduling practices and games (when under the school’s control and as facilities and coach’s schedules permit) in such a way as to have the least possible disruption on the student’s ability to attend church, be with family and study while also competing with excellence.
Providing training for Kingdom service. Through mature and godly coaches, the program seeks to challenge student-athletes to train and compete in such a way as to develop qualities of perseverance, strength, compassion, boldness, and humility with an eye toward serving the Kingdom of Christ as godly men and women. In team sports, this includes taking an “others first” approach.
Instilling discipline necessary for excellence in athletics. The program seeks to develop student-athletes’ skills, endurance and physical strength through qualified and competent coaching and training programs designed to minimize injuries. Discipline in the form of positive correction, assistance, improvement and prevention is emphasized. Each student-athlete is expected to commit her or himself to practice and conditioning in season and out in order to compete to the best of her or his ability.
Expecting student-athletes, coaches and parents to act with honor. Student-athletes, coaches and parents are expected to act honorably toward their opponent, their opponents’ supporters, and the game or contest officials, regardless of how the other acts. The program seeks to represent the school community and the cause of Christ well in all its activities. All are expected to act with modesty and graciousness in victory and defeat. All are expected to abide by the letter as well as the spirit of league rules.