The purpose and mission of the Department of Athletics at The First Academy is to fulfill the mission of TFA through competition in interscholastic sports, by implementing Biblical principles in our instruction, and by setting Godly examples. The goal of the Department of Athletics is to do our best for the Lord (Col. 3:23). It is the desire of every coach at The First Academy to use interscholastic sports as a means of developing champions for Christ.
We strive to use the arena of athletics to help accomplish the mission of The First Academy. We are here to help train up our student-athletes in the way they should go – Proverbs 22:6. This means that we will coach from a Biblical perspective and strive to be a true reflection of Jesus Christ to our student-athletes.
We strive to promote honesty, integrity, humility, loyalty, unity and encouraging total character development of our student-athletes. These traits are non-negotiable and are essential to building a “TEAM”. This will include all coaches promoting and encouraging the success of other programs and emphasizing the need to share multi-sport athletes.
We strive to show good sportsmanship, respecting others at all times in every circumstance. This includes behavior toward coaches, teammates, officials, opposing coaches, opposing players and fans. Defiance and disrespect are never tolerated in a disciplined program.
We strive to create a winning environment by displaying a positive attitude and providing daily encouragement to those under our leadership. Our student-athletes will respond better when they know we genuinely love and care for them.
We strive to foster a commitment to excellence. Success in athletics is the result of coaches and players going the extra mile. Teams who pay the price in the offseason win championships. We communicate great expectations, provide great instruction, emphasize great fundamentals and demand great effort. Most importantly, according to God’s word if we want to be great, we must model great servanthood.
We strive to honor God and exalt Jesus Christ through athletics.
We strive to produce disciplined, championship teams at all levels and in all sports.
We strive to be ambassadors for Christ and The First Academy at home and away..
We strive to model humility in winning and grace in losing.
We strive to graduate student-athletes committed to the bible, prayer and servant leadership.
We pursue greatness God’s way, through unity, service and sacrifice.
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