Letter from Athletic Director

Our athletic program provides a means to teach how a Christian should compete on the field/court as well as function in other aspects of life. Our players 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 expect 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 presents a beneficial learning experience, regardless of outcome. The objectives we have for our coaches, teams and players must be consistent with our philosophy.

Athletic Objectives

Attitude-Christ like (Philippians 2:5)

  • Compete in a manner pleasing to God.
  • Learn to overcome adversity as well as celebrate the victory in a Godly manner.
  • Develop good sportsmanship that will last beyond high school athletics.

Respect (Luke 14:11)

  • Be a witness to our competitors
  • Submit to those in authority over you

Scripture Focus

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

At Billings Christian School we believe that sports are a valuable part of raising a child in the way he should go. The practices and games are training arenas, in not just the sport at hand, but for life in general. Christian character is the focal point for training, to raise up our athletes into this characteristic more than the ability to handle the ball. At the same time proficiency in sports is an important part of the athletics equation.

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. We encourage our athletes to work hard, enjoy the sport, respect each other and their opponents, and uphold Christ in all they do.

Team Selection

These guidelines are formed to best decide the teams. The following are some of the criteria:

  • Attitude
  • Playing Ability
  • Coach-ability
  • Ability as a team player
  • Academics

We encourage any student to play sports. However, a senior trying out that does not make the varsity team will, in most cases, not be able to participate. If the program happens to be short of players, the senior may be allowed to play junior varsity.

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