With 40 teams competing in 14 different sports, athletic competition plays an important role at Lakeland Christian School.
Each time our athletes step onto the field or court, they learn important lessons about leadership, teamwork, responsibility, attitude, good sportsmanship, respect, humility and friendship. Athletics at LCS isn’t just about winning – it’s about playing with integrity regardless of the outcome.
Not that we don’t like winning…
Through the years, the Vikings have won a total of 22 state titles – a number that will only increase as our athletes continue to compete against some of the best teams in the State.
Athletics are an integral part of the Lakeland Christian School educational experience.
Team sports are an excellent way to reveal and shape character, and in the hands of a skilled Christian coach, are a tool to aid in the development of the whole person for the service and glory of Jesus Christ.
At LCS athletics are viewed as a means to an end, not an end in themselves. Our athletes are taught that their abilities have been entrusted to them by their Creator.
These talents are to be developed to the glory of God as an expression of gratitude to Him.
Students who wish to participate in athletics at LCS must show themselves to be competent students in the classroom.
They must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 un-weighted scale.
In some cases there are more students desiring to participate than can be accommodated. Coaches make selections for teams on the basis of ability and attitude.
Our goal is to represent LCS and its distinctive goals and purposes in a positive way whether we are competing in an athletic event or watching the game as a spectator.
LCS maintains a high level of respect for its opponents and their ability to perform in an athletic contest as well as for the officials and their ability to call a fair game.
Thus, we do not condone derogatory comments/chants or actions which intend to harass or humiliate the opponents or the officials.
LCS fans are expected to exemplify Christian character and good sportsmanship through their presence in the stands.
We must treat our guests as we would want our teams to be treated when they travel to participate in athletic events.