Eagles Athletic Pillars
The Eastern Christian athletic program exists to glorify God by developing Christian character and excellence in its student athletes through life transforming experiences and opportunities.
All ECS athletes are expected to uphold the following six pillars for athletic success with the support of the Athletic Director, coaches and parents:
Glorify God… the most important measure of our success. (Colossians 3:17a) “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus… ”
Exemplify Christian character…attitude, behavior, and sportsmanship, exhibiting a God-honoring lifestyle while abstaining from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. (I Corinthians 6:19b-20) “…You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body”
Strive for excellence…exhibit a heart for hard work, passion, enthusiasm and energy in the classroom and on the field. (Colossians 3:23) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
Compete as one…what is best for the team always comes first. (Philippians 2:4) “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Run the race to win…compete at the highest possible level. (1 Corinthians 9:24b) “…run in such a way as to get the prize
Be committed…showing up and honoring your word is the norm. (1 John 2:5b ESV) “But whoever keeps his word…by this we may know that we are in Him.”
At Eastern Christian High School a diverse athletic program enables students so inclined to develop, enhance and use their God-given physical and mental gifts.
Opportunities are available for both individual and team participation. Athletics offer a unique and effective environment in which to learn some of the Christian life’s most valued lessons. These can include sacrifice, diligence, perseverance, respect, and putting the good of the group ahead of what is good for oneself.
Ideally, every student would be involved in the athletic program and experience all that competitive sports have to offer. Realistically, however, not all students are equally gifted and/or interested in this pursuit. Additionally, space on most teams should be limited to provide students who are most qualified the adequate opportunity and attention needed to fully realize their potential.
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