Athletics

Sportsmanship & Teamwork

At Life Christian Academy, we as staff, parents, athletes, and fans seek to compete with character, intensity, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship consistent with our Christian faith and respect to our Heavenly Father.

 

Since beginning our athletics program in 1994, LCA teams, student athletes, and coaches have steadily built a tradition of excellence in sport, from training and skill to performance and sportsmanship.

 

For more information about LCA Athletics, please contact Athletic Director Yogi Cargill [756.2421].

In our athletic department, the emphasis is on developing character, integrity, discipline, as well as gaining skills. We want to have championship teams, but not by sacrificing academics. Athletics is one aspect of a well-rounded education. Our athletes are required to maintain higher academic standards than the WIAA requires.

Pacific League

Life Christian Academy is proud to be part of the rich history and tradition of the Pacific League, created in 1977 and currently competing at the 2B Level. In addition to LCA, the league includes: Chief Leschi, Ilwaco, North Beach, Northwest Christian, Ocosta, Rainier, Raymond, South Bend, Tacoma Baptist, and Willapa Valley.

WIAA

Life Christian Academy is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (W.I.A.A.) and participates in inter-school athletics as a member of the Pacific League. All policies for participation will be in full compliance with W.I.A.A. standards.

Philosophy

LCA athletics are guided by a philosophy of competing biblically for God’s glory:

 

According TO His Word — “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as unto the Lord and not unto men.” [Colossians 3:23]

BY His power — “God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.” [2 Timothy 1:7]

FOR His glory — “Whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” [1 Corinthians 10:13]

 

Called the “TO – BY – FOR” approach, this philosophy is carried out through:

  • Educating student athletes in the “how to” of being godly men and women, both on and off the field.
  • Teaching student athletes to become great husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, friends, and workers.
  • Equipping coaches, athletes, families, and fans with vision and discipleship/evangelism paradigms for using athletics to expand the Kingdom of God.

 

LCA’s athletics program reflects the school’s strong overall commitment to academic achievement and spiritual growth. We provide quality sports programs that encourage participation by a large population of our student body, and at the same time emphasize the importance of self-discipline, commitment, competition, and athletic and academic excellence.

 

Student Standards for Interscholastic Eligibility (including cheerleading) shall meet and maintain both local school standard and WIAA eligibility requirements.

Physical Examination (ref: WIAA HANDBOOK; RULE 18.130)

Prior to the first practice for participation in interscholastic athletics in a middle school or high school, a student shall undergo a thorough medical examination and be approved for interscholastic athletic competition by a medical authority licensed to perform a physical examination. The athletic director must have a copy of this physical examination on file prior to any participation.

 

The physical examination must include, but is not necessarily limited to:

 

  • Documentation of a detailed review of the student’s medical history with special attention to presence or absence of cardiovascular/pulmonary risks and/or previous significant injury or rehabilitation.
  • Documentation of satisfactory examination of the cardiopulmonary system.
  • Documentation of satisfactory sport-specific orthopedic screening examination.
  • A written statement by the examiner as to the fitness of the student to undertake the proposed athletic participation, with suggestion for activity modification if necessary.

 

Those licensed to perform physical examinations include MD, Doctor of Osteopathy DO, Certified registered Nurse (ARNP), Physicians Assistant (PA), and Naturopathic Physicians.

 

The school in which this student is enrolled must have on file a statement (or prepared form) form a medical authority licensed to give a physical examination, certifying that the participant’s physical condition is adequate for the activity or activities in which the student wishes to participate.

 

To resume participation following an illness and/or injury serious enough to require medical care, a participating student must present to the school officials one of the following:

 

  • A physician’s written release
  • Written release from the Life Christian School/Academy Athletic Trainer

 

The physical examination shall be valid for thirteen (13) consecutive months unless otherwise limited to (12), months by local school district policy.

 

For each subsequent thirteen-month period, the student shall furnish a statement or physical examination form signed by a medical authority licensed to perform a physical examination that provides clearance for continued athletic participation.

Students in these grade levels may participate in the following sports

Lower School

 

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball

Middle School

 

  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Track & Field
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls Soccer

High School

 

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Soccer
  • Bowling
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Girls Wrestling
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Golf
  • Track & Field
  • Cheerleading