Philosophy of Athletics at Billings Christian School
We believe athletics is more than competition between two teams of individuals representing schools; it is an educational experience between the coach and the team through practice, competition, and person-to-person relationships. Participation in athletics contributes to good student development, good sportsmanship and the development of God-given talents and abilities. Athletes are encouraged to work hard, enjoy the sport, respect each other and their opponents and uphold Christ in all they do.
Our athletic program provides a means to teach how a Christian should compete on the field as well as function in other aspects of life. Our teams must participate in such a way that honors the team, the school and the Lord. At Billings Christian School, an athlete must play and observe regulations and policies, treat others with courtesy and respect, and take adversity without complaining. Billings Christian School is committed to developing a perspective on winning and losing that is consistent with the teachings of scripture. We challenge our coaches and athletes to dedicate themselves to this goal. Our challenge is to be in contrast to a sports world that emphasizes winning at any cost. Winning should be one of our goals, but we recognize that sports present a beneficial learning experience.
The objectives we have for our coaches, teams, and players must be consistent with our philosophy.