Athletic Sportsmanship

Here at Central we would like the students to be excited for sports! Athletics provide the life experience of being part of a team and working together to achieve the same goal. Being part of a team is not just about bringing home a trophy. Although this is a priority, it is not the essential priority. Central has three major essentials in our sports program:

  • Sport Skill/Technique: Our program’s most essential and important priority is to teach each athlete the skill and technique required of the game.
  • Teamwork/Life Skills: Our next essential, teamwork/life skills, will be taught. There is always opportunity to speak Jesus into the player’s life with subjects such as teamwork, Biblical communication, self-control, goal setting and achievement, problem solving and accountability.
  • Winning and/or Playing Your Best: Winning, our third and final essential is typically the result of quality and purposeful teaching in the first two priorities.

May our athletes at Central experience sports in such a way that they bridge it to running the race for Christ! Yes, we are saved by grace through faith, but while we are here on the earth God has called us to endure hardships. May they physically experience what it means to run with endurance, self-control, and a passion for the prize. In this life they will experience hardship and trials, joys and accomplishment. It’s much like what goes on during a game. May we all not be ashamed of the gospel and endure hardships to further God’s kingdom!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

SPORTS OFFERED

  • Girls Volleyball is offered in the fall (5th – 8th).
  • Boys and Girls Basketball is offered in the winter (5th – 8th)
  • Archery Club is a new and exciting addition to our sports program. We use the NASP program with certified instructors. To learn more please visit naspschools.org.
  • Cheerleading - (5th-8th)
  • Junior Cheer - (2nd-4th)
  • Other various intramural sports may also be offered.

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 the Mini-Bus is 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.

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.

(Copied from the in the CCS Parent-Student Handbook.)