Welcome to the First Assembly Christian School Athletic Program. The following serves as a guideline to help your son or daughter use the platform of athletics to glorify God. As you read this, think of how your child might be used by God to make a difference in our community through the athletic experience. This year will provide many opportunities, as well as challenges for each of us, and our prayer is that we might be able to look back and see that everything accomplished was glorifying to God.
It is our desire that First Assembly Christian School’s athletic program be second to none. This is not, however, measured in wins and losses only, but rather by attitude, motives, and effort. God desires that we run the race to win and run in such a way that He gets the glory. Achieving character development is also paramount to the athletic experience. Our coaches will set high standards and provide a demanding atmosphere so that your son or daughter will learn the values of discipline, hard work, teamwork, unselfishness, dedication, mental toughness, and responsibility. This will further develop their skill level and allow them to play up to their God-given potential.
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 or her given ability to glorify God. Because the arena of competition is usually surrounded with pressure, the athlete is tested, and the true character revealed. Consequently, the opportunity for character growth readily presents itself through athletic competition. Therefore, athletics at First Assembly Christian School is considered an integral part of a student athlete’s school experience.
Each individual sport at FACS should be developed in harmony with other school programs. The head coach shall be responsible to provide a consistent structure and ensure that the F.A.C.S. philosophy of athletics is properly implemented into his or her coaching. Parents should be valued as partners in this process. All activities within an individual sports program should exemplify the school’s commitment to a Christ-like witness. We offer the following sports: Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Co-ed Softball, Track & Field and Golf.
The FACS Athlete
We believe all F.A.C.S. athletes should be diligent in preparation, relentless in effort, disciplined by nature, respectful in action, self-controlled with works, humble in spirit, and aggressive in their pursuit of excellence, without regard to the score, opponent, time, referee, etc. As Christian athletes grow to display these characteristics, good things usually happen: teams are successful, players are motivated, fans are supportive and enthusiastic, parents are proud, prospective athletes want to participate, and very often non-believers are drawn to Christ.