Keeping our eye on the ball.

Sports teach us leadership, teamwork, and commitment, helping shape our character as much as they shape our bodies. Christian character development always takes priority over winning a game in our athletics programs at BCS, and students with bad attitudes and unsportsmanlike conduct shall be benched immediately, even if this means the team may lose! Coaches teach students to discipline their minds as they allow God into this area of their lives and learn to handle fear, anxiety, pride, hate, pain, disappointment, and excitement.

On top of our game.

After losing badly in a game, our boys’ basketball team handled the defeat with class. I’ve never seen that kind of maturity, the referee remarked afterward to our coach. The game went down on the team’s record as a loss, but it was a standout victory otherwise, for the major emphasis of our athletics program focuses on developing Christian character: sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, and handling the range of emotions accompanying victory and defeat.

Our program emphasizes building Christian character with the following goals:

  • Teach students how to work as a team.
  • Teach students how to win graciously and resist conforming to the boastful nature of man.
  • Teach students how to lose with respect and dignity so that they may become examples to others. Glorify God, win or lose, for our primary objective is not to win, but to be winners.
  • Teach students how to respect the referees. If athletes believe something unfair is occurring, they should let their coach know and allow the coach to talk with the referee about this.
  • Teach students how to be strong and overcome discouragement and stress.
  • Develop self-control.
  • Have fun.
  • Get good exercise.