Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.
– Isaiah 40:28-31
Northside Christian Academy is a member of the Southeastern Christian Conference. Since the start of our athletic program, our teams have consistently won numerous awards and championships. Athletes in sports like volleyball, basketball, cross-country, and even the latest addition, archery, have been recognized for their athleticism and sportsmanship.
One of the most cherished awards is the Christian Character Award because we recognize that while sports is an important part of a student’s personal development, it is also a venue through which Christ is magnified in word and action.
Here at NCA, our athletic department seeks to develop champion athletes with Christian attitudes by emphasizing sports from a biblical worldview.
Participation in the various sports requires payment of a Sports Fee and purchase of a Spirit Package for each sport played. In addition, participants are required to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in each class, attend all games and practice sessions, and are expected to always demonstrate Christian character.
Sports Fee/Spirit Package
The Spirit Package varies by sport, but the Sports Fee is $100 for each sport the athlete plays. These fees cover things like:
· Some uniforms
· Equipment (balls, bases, arrows, etc.),
· Officials/Officiating Teams
· Travel (vehicle, insurance, gas)
· Sports banquet including awards and trophies.
· Incidentals like electricity for lights and air conditioning
· Other miscellaneous expenses
To be eligible, students must first have at least a 2.0 GPA in each class and complete all sport-related paperwork. Second, behavior (among other criteria) will be considered when determining whether a student is allowed to try out. Once accepted, all practices and games are mandatory (unless excused by the coach). Playing time is not guaranteed and will be determined by the coach (on a case-by-case basis) based on several factors such as grades, behavior, attitude, skill level, effort during practices, etc. Some of the sports offered here at NCA include the following.
The archery team is open to boys and girls in 8th through 12th grades. Tryouts usually begin in the Fall and the season runs from October through March. Practices are held after school from 3pm to 5pm during the season. Participants will be provided with equipment, but many prefer to provide their own personal equipment. Most costs are covered by the Sports Fee and purchase of a Spirit Package.
Boys in 7th-12th grades are eligible to try out for the team. The season runs from February through May with tryouts usually beginning in the Spring. Practices are held after school from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and participants are expected to provide their own equipment such as gloves, bats, cleats. The required Sports Fee and purchase of a Spirit Package help offset the cost of uniforms and other expenses.
Girls in 6th-12th grades are eligible to try out for the team. Tryouts usually begin early in the season which runs from February through May. Practices are held after school from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm and participants are expected to provide equipment such as bats, gloves, and cleats. The required Sports Fee and purchase of a Spirit Package help offset the cost of uniforms and other expenses.
All middle and high school students are eligible to try out for basketball. Our middle school girls’ basketball team is made up of girls in 6th through 8th grades with some being eligible to play on the 9th through 12th girls grade varsity team. Boys in 6th through 8th grades are eligible to try out for the boy’s middle school team with some being eligible to play on the 9th through 12th grade boys’ varsity team. Tryouts usually begin early in the season which runs from October to the end of February. Middle school practices are held during 7th period and can last until 3:15 pm while varsity practices are held after school. Although gear are provided as part of the Spirit Package (which must be paid for at the start of the season) uniforms and other costs are covered by the sports Fee.
Cross Country is open to both boys and girls in 6th through 12th grades. The season runs from August through October with tryouts usually beginning early in August. Practices are held after school between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Although the Sports Fee and purchase of the Spirit Package are intended to help cover associated costs, participants are expected to provide their own running shoes.
No flag football in 2023-2024
All girls in 6th through 12th grades are eligible to try out for volleyball. While 6th through 8th grade girls mainly play on the middle school team, some may be eligible to play on the 9th through 12th grade girls varsity team. The season runs from August through October, with tryouts usually beginning early in the season. All equipment is provided and covered by Sports Fee and required purchase of the Spirit Package.
WATCH THE GAME
While we would love for everyone to come watch the games in person, we understand that not everyone can come to every home game. Whether you missed a game due to work, vacation, or you just don’t live in the area, you can still watch the game live or on-demand. To watch a broadcast of any of our home indoor sporting events, just click the button below and subscribe to Pixellot.tv.
SUPPORT THE TEAM
We can’t do this without your support. If you would like to support our athletics department and the various teams by making a donation and/or purchasing an advertising banner, which will be posted at both inside and outside games, please contact Coach VonWeyhe, Athletic Director at 904-964-7124 or by email at email@example.com. The cost for a banner is $250 for the first year and $150 annual renewal.