The Christ School Athletic Program

Philosophy

The Christ School coaches and student-athletes project an image of gracious competitors who embrace challenge, enjoy the process, win with humility, handle defeat with dignity, advocate for their sport, and are positive role models who give the glory to God.  The Christ School believes that participation in sports is an important part of your child’s education.  It is the goal of The Christ School to teach our athletes quality competition and sportsmanship that they will display and enjoy for a lifetime.  God’s Word says that competition is the fellowship of our brothers and sisters.  Let us compete with this spirit and run the race for Him.

Mission

The Christ School Athletic Department exists to support the school’s overall mission by providing a Christ-centered competitive outlet for students that develops character, integrity, leadership, and other life skills needed to become Christ-like leaders in life.

Team Sports

The Christ School offers many different sports.  During the fall, teams participate in Volleyball, Cross Country, Swimming, Soccer, Crew, Golf, Tennis, and Flag Football.  Our winter sport is Basketball.  Track and Field, Tennis, and Swimming are available in the spring.  Cheerleading is a year long sport which crosses over all seasons.

Athletic Conference and League

The Christ School is a member of

  • FHSAA – Florida High School Athletic Association
  • GOAC – Greater Orlando Athletic Conference
  • FCC – Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders
  • ACYS – Association of Christian Youth Sports
  • FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Coach Selection

Coaches are the heart of our teams.  We will have as many teams as we have coaches.  All coaches are volunteers.  Coaches are required to be fingerprinted with a background check for the safety of our athletes.  If you would like to be a coach, please contact Coach Wiborg. This is always a prayerful decision.

Play Time

Play time at the 7/8th grade level is decided by the coach and athletic director based on skills and behavior.

Play time at the 5/6th grade is in some teams decided by league rules and when not determined by league rules is at the coach’s discretion.

Play time will be affected by attitude both on and off the field or court.

Players will be benched for improper attitude.

Grades may affect play time.

Practice

Practice is needed for the improvement of a player’s skills and the success of the team.  Athletes are expected to attend every practice.  More than one unexcused absence may be cause for removal from a team. Excused absences are left to the discretion of the coach and Athletic Director.  Be positive at practice.  Give 110% and encourage your teammates to do the same.  All athletes are to conduct themselves in a Christian manner, on and off the field or court.

Team Uniforms

Uniforms will be issued by the Athletic Director with assistance from the coaches.  The athlete is responsible for his/her uniform.  If he/she loses the uniform he/she will be responsible for the replacement cost of the uniform.  All uniforms must be turned in within one week of the season’s final game.  Please return the uniform washed in a bag marked with your athlete’s name.  Uniforms may be returned to The Christ School office.

Cheerleading uniforms are bought by the athlete and belong to the athlete.  Cheerleaders are responsible for returning pom-poms at the end of their season.

Athletic Fee

All athletes have a one time $65 Athletic Fee per athlete per year.  In addition each sport will have a registration fee for the season.

Sports Celebration

Our year of sports ends with a grand celebration. This is always a fun time when we recognize all of our athletic teams and each individual athlete.

TCS Lower School Physical Education

Curriculum: We play a variety of tag games with the emphasis on personal and general space and tagging with care and respect of others. We teach developmental skills such as catching, throwing, striking, kicking, dodging, fleeing, juggling and locomotor moves.  There is also an assortment of creative games involving many sports skills with an emphasis on the student’s intellectual, spiritual, physical and social growth.

President’s Council Fitness Program: This fitness evaluation is given two times a year to all first through fifth grade students to evaluate their individual fitness level.  The first is a practice test given in November to let the students know where they fit in the standards and what goals to set.  The second test is in March.  Fitness awards are announced at the last Spirit Day and given to the students who successfully meet the requirements.  The following components of fitness are measured:  flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed and agility.

Curl-Ups: Sit on the floor with your knees flexed, feet about shoulder width apart. Place hands on opposite shoulders, arms at hip.  Raise your trunk and head slowly sliding fingers up the leg until the fingertips touch the knees, then back down until the head touches the floor. The curl-ups are done to a rhythm count.   There is no time limit to do as many as possible.

Right Angle Push-Ups: Start in the push-up position with hands at shoulders and legs straight with toes supporting feet. Keeping the back and knees straight, lower the body until there is a right angle formed at the elbow.  There is no time limit to do as many as possible.

Shuttle Run: Two shuttles are placed behind a line drawn 30 feet from the starting line. From a whistle run to the shuttle, pick one up, bring it back and place it behind the starting line. Then run and pick up the second shuttle. Fastest of two trials is recorded.

Mile walk/Run: At the signal “Ready Go” begin running. Walking is permitted, however; the goal is to complete the mile as fast as possible. Record Time.

Sit & Reach: Sit on the floor with legs straight and feet shoulder width apart. Place your hands along the measuring line, one hand on top of the other and reach as far as you can. No bouncing is allowed. Two practice tries are allowed and the third try is recorded.

TCS Middle School Physical Education

Curriculum: Middle School Physical Education is designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill level in many different aspects. Emphasis is placed on increasing an individual’s proficiency in sports skills, increase one’s fitness level, and show good sportsmanship in all activities.

Curriculum Units:

Basketball
Boccer
Cooperative Games
Football
Hand Ball
Physical Fitness Testing
Soccer
Socci
Spike Ball
Volleyball

President’s Physical Fitness Challenge

The focus of the challenge is to motivate students to strive for a higher level of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.  The following are exercises needed to qualify for the presidential or national awards.

Curl-Ups: Sit on the floor with your knees flexed, feet about shoulder width apart. Place hands on opposite shoulders, arms at hip.  Raise your trunk and head slowly sliding fingers up the leg until the fingertips touch the knees, then back down until the head touches the floor. The curl-ups are done to a rhythm count.   There is no time limit to do as many as possible.

Right Angle Push-Ups: Start in the push-up position with hands at shoulders and legs straight with toes supporting feet. Keeping the back and knees straight, lower the body until there is a right angle formed at the elbow.  There is no time limit to do as many as possible.

Shuttle Run: Two shuttles are placed behind a line drawn 30 feet from the starting line. From a whistle run to the shuttle, pick one up, bring it back and place it behind the starting line. Then run and pick up the second shuttle. Fastest of two trials is recorded.

Mile walk/Run: At the signal “Ready Go” begin running. Walking is permitted, however; the goal is to complete the mile as fast as possible. Record Time.

Sit & Reach: Sit on the floor with legs straight and feet shoulder width apart. Place your hands along the measuring line, one hand on top of the other and reach as far as you can. No bouncing is allowed. Two practice tries are allowed and the third try is recorded.