Why does RCS have an athletic program? Why make an investment of funds, time, and personnel?
Our athletic program is a vital part of our Christian school curriculum. Every event provides an opportunity for each of us to put our Christian beliefs into practice.
A winning season is great, but not everything. A truly winning season ends with God’s “well done”. May that be true of our teams! The RCS philosophy of coaching states that our main purpose is to cause our athletes to act and think like Jesus Christ. We want our students to possess and demonstrate Christ-like qualities through the avenues of athletics.
I encourage our school families to come out and support the players and coaches.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
— Colossians 3:23
Our Relationships with Opponents
Demonstrate self-control and respect for others.
Avoid words or actions that offend opposing teams, players, coaches or spectators.
Treat opponents as we would like to be treated, in accordance with Matthew 7:12.
Avoid booing, taunting, and personal comments.
Accept victory with grace and defeat with dignity.
Our Relationships with Officials
Accept and respect the integrity and authority of the officials.
Avoid personal comments and sarcasm toward officials.
Have as our goal to make the official’s work a joy, not a burden. (Hebrews 12:17)
Our Relationships with Our Athletes & Coaches
Encourage our athletes and coaches.
Accept the fact that athletes and coaches are not perfect.
Keep a proper perspective, remembering that our children’s spiritual and academic progress is much more important than athletic achievement.
Respect the integrity of the coaches. If you have a legitimate concern, deal with it properly as would be appropriate between fellow Christians. Before and during a game is not an appropriate time. (Matthew 18)