The athletic program at Trinity Christian School is a development continuum, beginning with — for many — the students’ first introduction to competitive school athletics in Junior Athletics and preparing them for the highly skilled and competitive level of High School Athletics.
At the Junior level (Grades 7 & 8), when belonging is important and skill levels are low, we are committed to allowing as many students play as possible, where students are able to play multiple sports and discover the sports that they may grow to love. The emphasis at this level is on participation, developing skills, and building confidence. Those students who have not been involved in a community athletic program will learn what it means to be part of a team and will see how, with effort and guidance, their skills begin to improve. They learn to win and lose as a team.
By Senior level (Grades 8 & 9), as students mature physically and psychologically, the level of competition will begin to increase. Skill development remains a focus, building the skills that student athletes will require to successfully compete at the high school level. Team strategy becomes more complex. There will probably not be a place on the team for every young athlete who wants to play at the Senior level. Those with a higher level of skill development will begin to represent the school in a more competitive environment.
At all levels of play however, the purpose of the athletics program at Trinity Christian School remains the same. We want to use the gifts that God has given us to bring praise and glory to him. We want each student involved in the program to reach a level of success, to feel good about his/her role on the team and have fun doing it. Christian character and leadership is the primary focus of the program at all times.
We will strive to create and maintain an environment in which communication is consistent, effective, open and salted with Christian grace.
Please approach the coaching team if you have questions or concerns. However, if you feel these are not being addressed, you can then approach the Athletic Program Coordinator.
The Athletic Coordinator is responsible for leadership of the TCS extra-curricular athletic program. This includes direct involvement in the development and coordination of the program as well as overseeing the administration of the program.
The Athletic Administrator is the athletic program’s “executive assistant”, helping primarily behind the scenes to ensure that the Athletic Coordinator’s administrative tasks are completed effectively and efficiently. While the Athletic Coordinator’s focus is on planning and developing, the Athletic Administrator’s focus is on organizing and communicating.
The Coach is responsible for leadership of the team. Statistics indicate that young athletes are greatly influenced by their coaches. This includes direct involvement in the development of the athletes as well as overseeing team communication and administration.
The Manager is the Coach’s “executive assistant”, taking over the responsibility for team’s communication and administrative tasks such as:
- Team communication (e.g., ensuring all written communication is distributed, etc.)
- Assigning drivers for each away-game or tournament
- Managing tournament details (e.g., permission slips, hotels, food money, etc.)
Competitive Sports (Junior High):
- VOLLEYBALL (September - November)
- BASKETBALL (December - March)
- BADMINTON (April)
- TRACK & FIELD (May - June)
Intramural Sports (Grades 5-9):
- VOLLEYBALL (September - November)
- HANDBALL (November - December)
- BASKETBALL (January - February)
- FLOOR HOCKEY (March - April)
- SOCCER (May - June)
Hockey Program (Kindergarten - Grade 6):
- Hockey (October - December) - this is not a TCS program, it is run by parent volunteers.