The school seeks to maintain an emphasis on athletics for personal rejuvenation with a healthy degree of competitiveness. All athletic events are under the supervision of the athletic coaches, who provide all game and practice schedules to the administrator prior to the season. Coaches, parents, and adult volunteers may need to transport students to and from games if Central Ministry Vans are not available. You must sign a permission slip stating that your child(ren) is allowed to take part in the activity and that you absolve CCS and Central Church, Fort Wayne, IN from all liability to you or your child(ren) because of any injury to any student, parent and/or volunteer at any athletic or school activity and that you will not take any legal action against the school or church because of any accident, mishap or treatment received. It is the parent’s responsibility to carry insurance for their child(ren) and to pay for any necessary treatments.
Athletics and Sports
Volleyball is offered in the fall to girls in 5th – 8th grades.
Basketball is offered in the winter to girls and boys in 5th – 8th grades.
We are working on some options for soccer for boys and girls, but will be without a soccer field here at CCS once construction is complete. We will definitely keep you all posted on the status of a soccer team/league.
Other various intramural sports may also be offered.
If there are not enough participants, the sport will be cancelled or offered as an intramural.
NOTE: 5th grade participation depends on the number of 6th-8th graders involved in the sport.
Attendance for Participation in Extracurricular Activities
A student must attend school on the day of an athletic event or other student activity in order to participate. A student who is absent for part of the school day, may be allowed to participate at the discretion of the administrator.
Athletics and Physical Exams
Student athletes need to have a physical exam each year on file in the office BEFORE competing in any athletics, including practices. Exceptions can be made by the administrator. The physical exam forms are in the office, you may pick them up at any time.
Athletics and Sportsmanship
As a Christian school we value the need for good sportsmanship and remind everyone that athletics is an integral part of our educational program. Coaches, student-athletes and fans are encouraged to cheer in a positive manner for their team, show respect of opponents, and honor decisions made by officials.Our expectation is for coaches, student-athletes and fans to keep sportsmanship as a priority in all contests to bring honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Academic Requirements and Eligibility Rules for Athletic Participation
Grades are figured on the previous or present nine-week’s grading period, depending on when the season begins. To be eligible a student must maintain a 75% average. Eligibility will be established by averaging the five academic core subjects (Language, Math, Science, English, History) plus Bible. An F in any subject, academic or non-academic, will automatically make a student ineligible. The student who becomes ineligible at the end of any quarter will remain ineligible until the 4 ½ week report comes out. The 4 ½ week report can only help a student regain eligibility. Exemplary conduct is expected of athletes and those accompanying the teams.
Practice Sessions – Attendance is required at all practice sessions unless the student is ill or their parents have made a prior request. Students are encouraged to refrain from scheduling any doctor, dentist, or other appointments, etc., during practice sessions.
Game Participation – If a student misses any school due to illness the day of a game, he/she cannot participate in an event scheduled for that day. If a student misses any school on Friday, he/she may participate in a Saturday event only if a doctor’s slip or parent’s note is submitted to the coach/sponsor stating that the student is well enough to participate.
Awards Banquet – At the conclusion of each sport, coaches will determine the date and location of their awards banquets. Each coach by his/her own discretion will be provided an award for distribution to the members of his/her team. Any student-athlete who participates will receive a certificate of participation.
Pictures – A photographer will take team and individual pictures each season.