- 7th - 12th GRADE
- PRE-K - 6th GRADE
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Athletic activities are an important part of the school experience and student development for all grades. Appropriate use of this developmental tool varies with age. Academics remain the priority for a student’s time and attention. The parent and child should make choices about athletic participation together, keeping academic priorities in mind. We seek to give honor to God by implementing a philosophy consistent with His character and will. The goal of SBEC athletics is to instill within our student athletes the pursuit of Christ and to honor Him through athletic participation.
All athletes must read and sign the following handbook to participate in any sport. Every year a medical release form must be completed.
The mission of SBEC athletics is to honor God, reflect excellence, and develop champions for Christ.
SBEC athletics is committed to maintaining the goals and standards set forth by the school and its administration. We believe athletics is an excellent tool to be used for God’s glory. SBEC’s approach to athletics will stem directly from God’s Word. As a result, we are seeking to develop the physical and the spiritual life of the athlete.
SBEC athletics honors God by:
1. bringing glory to the name and reputation of Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 6:20, Matthew 5:16)
2. growing in Christ through competition. (II Chronicles 15:7)
3. ministering to a team member or opponent. (II Corinthians 6:20, I Timothy 2:1, I Peter 5:2)
4. submitting properly to all authority. (Romans 13:1, I Peter 2:13)
5. being humble in victory. (Philippians 2:3, Luke 14:11)
6. bringing attention to team – not self. (Philippians 2:4)
7. leading someone to Christ as the result of their testimony on the field or court. (Isaiah 55:11)
8. exercising respect toward the facilities with which we have been blessed. (Matthew 25:21)
SBEC athletics reflect excellence by:
1. presenting genuine Christian testimony to fans and opponents. (I Thessalonians 4:12)
2. giving the maximum effort mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually in every competitive experience. (Galatians 6:4)
3. exhibiting Christ in our daily lives. (I Peter 2:9)
4. knowing that our actions in competition affect the reputation and testimony of our school and Jesus Christ. (Colossians 4:5, Proverbs 20:11, Psalm 69:6)
5. conducting ourselves as role models to exhibit leadership that honors Christ through appearance, actions, and attitudes. (I Timothy 4:12, I Peter 2:12)
6. providing and maintaining our facilities. (Proverbs 21:20, 24:3-4, Matthew 25:21)
SBEC athletics develops champions for Christ by:
1. reaching the unsaved for Christ. (Acts 1:8)
2. building Christ-like character. (Romans 8:29, II Corinthians 3:18)
3. teaching the principle of team support and care for team members and opponents. (John 13:35, Philippians 2:2)
4. training our athletes physically that they may possess a “healthy temple” for God’s glory. (I Corinthians 6:19, 9:27)
5. integrating spiritual growth through competition. (Romans 8:29, James 1:4)
6. introducing our students to the fun and joy of participation. (I Corinthians 12:26)
7. developing life principles through athletics. (I Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 12:1)
Participation is the key for athletics at this level. We set goals of excellence but don’t assume anything about skill levels. We encourage all students with an interest to participate and, with certain activities, simply structure it to include every student in a grade.
Lower Middle (5th-6th)
This level is transitional between goals of participation and competitive excellence. They key word is developmental. We maintain and sharpen goals of excellence while acknowledging that these students are in rapid changes of maturity and ability. We want to develop their interest while also developing their skills in those activities.
Upper Middle (7th-8th)
This next transitional stage will begin to focus more on the competitive side of the sport. We will honestly communicate with students about their current ability level by having tryouts to determine distinctions. This level is preparing the athlete to advance to the high school level with a correct understanding of the competitive nature of sports but keeping in mind the skills that need to be sharpened. Playing time is not guaranteed, but as coaches, our desire will be to give every participant an opportunity to participate in the games.
High School (9th-12th)
The primary goal at this level is competition. Programs are structured to encourage individual skills development along with team play. Teams will be kept at a manageable size. Should tryouts be inevitable, coaches will prepare criteria to support final decisions. Expectations for team membership will be clearly articulated prior to final selection of the team. Every effort will be made to be as positive as possible with the students during the tryout period. Playing time is not guaranteed, but as coaches, our desire will be to give every participant opportunity to participate in the games.