The athletic program at Faith is structured very intentionally, with specific goals in mind for athletes at each level. All athletes are required to properly represent Christ on and off the field, or they will not be afforded the privilege of representing Faith in interscholastic competition.
At the junior high level our primary goal is to make the athletic experience for the students enjoyable. It is a time to focus on participation and camaraderie among team members. This allows the students to have fun while learning the fundamentals of the sport. All athletes who try out and make a junior high team will participate in every single game. Winning is a secondary issue for our program at this level. We believe that if a junior high student has a great experience with their friends, and learns the fundamentals of their respective sport, we have accomplished the most important foundational goals in building the total athletic program.
As the students move up through our program into high school we begin shaping them toward the day they will begin competing at the varsity level. Similar to junior high, our freshmen and junior varsity teams are centered on player development. While the playing time percentage may vary, we attempt to ensure each student has an opportunity to participate in all games. Again, the final score is less important than facilitating player growth.
At the varsity level we play to win championships. Playing time is at the varsity head coach’s discretion, driven by the intent to win. Varsity players are mature both athletically and spiritually and their dedication and commitment to their team must supersede their personal desires. One of life’s greatest lessons and gifts is the privilege of living for a purpose bigger than self. We firmly believe a team can, and should compete at the highest level, giving maximum effort, in a way that honors Christ and the teams in which they compete.