2016-2017 Athletic Handbook

PHILOSOPHY

Temple Christian Academy offers a variety of sports for students in all grades.  We believe that the principles and lessons learned in the classroom, at home, and through the local church can be put into practice through athletics.  Athletics allow the student to develop and use his/her God-given ability to glorify God.  Because the arena of competition is usually surrounded with pressure, the athlete is tested, and true character revealed.  (Colossians 3:17)  Opportunity for character growth readily presents itself through athletic competition.  Athletics at TCAis an integral part of a student athlete’s curriculum, though it is a voluntary extracurricular activity.  Our philosophy can be summed up by the phrase “doing our best as we strive to be the best.”  (Colossians 3:23)  We believe as Christians that we are commanded by Scripture always to do OUR best.  As believers, we are not to waste the talent God has given us by giving anything less than total commitment through participation and maximum effort.  (Philippians 4:13)  We also believe we should STRIVE to be THE best at what we do.  Being the best at anything, whether it is a national merit scholar or the state champion in basketball, is a worthy and admirable goal of any Christian.  Becoming the best may not always be the result of our athletic program; however, doing OUR best for God’s glory must be.

We believe each sport at TCA should be developed into a program which honors our Lord Jesus Christ.  The Athletic Director is responsible for providing leadership, a consistent structure, and ensuring that the school’s philosophies are implemented at all levels of the program.  The program should build pride among the participants and support among the student body.  Parents are valued as partners in this process of athletic education.

 

OBJECTIVES

    • Exhibiting the splendor of God’s creative power evident in the unique capabilities of the human mind, body, and spirit.  (Genesis 1:27)
    • Developing and exhibiting a strong work ethic.  (Colossians 3:23-24)
    • Developing and exhibiting exceptional unity and teamwork.  (I Corinthians 12:12)
    • Developing and exhibiting self-control.  (Galatians 5:22)
    • Loving the opponent.  (Romans 12:16-17)
    • Respecting and praying for each other.  (II Corinthians 1:11)





Make sure to read the Athletic Guidelines in its entirety. All necessary paperwork and fees must be turned in before athletes will be allowed to participate as part of our athletic program.

Athletic Guidelines