Heritage Academy provides a variety of competitive athletic opportunities for 7th-12th grade students.
Over the past years, Heritage Academy students have had opportunity to compete on the following types of athletic teams:
August - October November - February March - May
Girls Volleyball Girls Basketball Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer Boys Basketball
Extra-curricular activities at Heritage Academy invite students to explore and develop interests and skills for
the rewards of enjoying and reflecting the glory of God and of experiencing further transformation into the likeness of Christ. By teaching and by living as examples, our coaches and activity sponsors will reinforce the expectation that by investing in the tasks at hand with humility, love, faithfulness, and the expectation of God's reward, the fruits of improved skills, strengthened relationships, refined character, and increased joy and worship can be anticipated. Students will be encouraged to see that all activities – whether leisure, athletic, academic, intellectual, relational, recreational, competitive, or simply the activities of daily living – can be done to the glory and praise of God (I Corinthians 10:31).
Even in extracurricular activities, it is important that high standards be set to encourage the development and maintenance of a strong work ethic among students as they are being prepared for the college environment. Whether the context be drama, athletics, choir, or other activities, character development will be emphasized and students will be encouraged to continually strive to do their best, both inside and outside the academic classroom.
Parent and Parent Coach Responsibilities
Parents are responsible for providing or arranging their athlete's transportation to and from practices and home and away games. In each each sport, parents are also invited to volunteer in various capacities throughout the season, such as gate keeper, line judge, score keeper, concessions clerk, etc. Parents should strive to model Christ in all they say and do as they act as assistant coaches for their sons and daughters. Parents should endeavor to:
Positive Only Principle
Heritage Academy athletes, spectators, parents, coaches and sponsors will strive to exhibit only encouraging behavior and make only positive comments during practices, athletic events and all extracurricular activities. All spectators and participants will forgo negative comments, actions and attitudes, including negative signs, cheers, and other communication directed at opposing teams. This principle leaves plenty of room for enthusiastic support of Heritage Academy competitors and simultaneously builds good character. The Positive Only principle must be modeled to the students by teachers, coaches and parents alike (Philippians 4:8).