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The Lightning Athletics program encourages the development of student-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to the shared faith and values of our school through their perseverance and work ethic, selfless teamwork, serving their community, and pursuing excellence and achievement both on and off the field of competition.
The purpose of Lightning Athletics is to educate, inspire and equip student-athletes to discover their gifts, build their character, selflessly serve others and make a positive IMPACT in their community.LIGHTNING ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT (2021)
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Athletics forms a core part of our identity as a school, and a rich part of our history and legacy in the community. Our program is an essential element for building community with alumni, parents, students and local sports partners like local schools and club programs… All with the goal of promoting excellence, belonging, connection and youth wellness.
As a smaller school, we compete within the AA level in BC School Sports but are competitive with schools in AAAA and AAA, and participate in a number of tournaments featuring the best teams from all sizes of schools in the province.
Each level of athletics development K-12 serves as a progression for students – moving from an emphasis on participation and physical literacy toward specialization and championship competition. Over 50% of our students in grades 4-8 participate in our athletics program.
We aim to match athletes with qualified, passionate coaches and teachers who take seriously their roles as mentors and role models of our school’s values. If you’re interested in volunteering or coaching to support our program, we would love to hear from you.
Jon Mayan, High School Athletics Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Kuehl, Middle School Athletics Director, email@example.com
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Lightning Strikes Four Times In One Week
The second week of November was a very good week for Lightning Athletics. Langley Christian School student athletes took home four of a possible five championship banners in soccer and volleyball within days of each other.
Lightning Athletics Celebration Evening
Our Athletics Celebration Evening came back this year to celebrate the power of school sport to foster excellence, achievement in life and sport, and Christ-like character in our students.
THEY BELIEVED… LIGHTNING LADIES ARE 2022 CHAMPIONS
The LCS Lightning girls put an emphatic exclamation mark on their 2021-2022 season by winning the 2022 Provincial title.
Our Athletics Directors at each campus work with staff and volunteers to build experiences that build community and help kids develop skills that promote a life-long participation in sport and heathy choices.
Elementary Program (K-5)
- Physical literacy and movement
- Personal wellness
- Foundational skills: throwing, jumping, running
The elementary athletics program is focused on participation and is supported by a robust physical and personal health education curriculum. The aim is to get young children moving while helping them develop healthy attitudes about sports. We offer after-school clinics in volleyball and basketball and run co-ed intramurals during lunch and breaks. Grades 4-5 basketball and volleyball teams are run during the school year with teams competing against local schools and local Christian independent schools. Many students participate in Cross Country and Track & Field.
Middle Years Program (6-8)
- Physical literacy and movement
- Transition from participation to competition
- Personal wellness
- Foundational technical and tactical skills
The middle years athletic program provides a transition from recreationally and participatory athletics to more competitive activities. Grades 6 and 7 students continue to be part of local cross-country, track and field, volleyball and basketball teams (there are no cuts). In grade 8, student athletes are selected to represent our school in local and regional competition including the Eastern Fraser Valley Championships. The primary focus of the program is to extend athletic participation for as many students as possible to ensure we have a roster of talented athletes for our junior and senior teams.
Athletic programming offered: cross-country, track and field, volleyball, soccer, basketball
High School Program (9-12)
- IMPACT Athletes
- Personal fitness and commitment to training
- Specialization of expert technical and tactical skills
- Championship goals through community with a team-first mindset
The high school athletics program has a prestigious tradition of success and has produced outstanding professional and college athletes. Goals for student athletes are rooted in the IMPACT athlete profile: Integrity, Motivation, Perseverance, Achievement, Community-minded, Team-first. We believe that for any one athlete to go far, we must go together. Our high school teams and dedicated coaches have high standards where Christ-like character and integrity are emphasized over championships and individual success. Students strive for personal achievement in all areas of their lives – relationships, academics, athletics.
Athletic programming offered: cross-country, track and field, volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, golf
IMPACTFUL LIGHTNING ALUMNI
2020 Graduate: Women’s basketball at Simon Fraser University.
2019 Graduate: Canada junior men’s volleyball team.
Currently playing at USports National Champions, TWU Spartans
2016 Graduate: Currently playing in the NHL for Pittsburgh Penguins and has been a supporter of LCS fundraising.
Jonas Van Huizen
2020 Graduate: Setter, team captain at UFV Cascades men’s volleyball.
2019 graduate: Outside hitter, UFV Cascades men’s volleyball.
2019 graduate: Thompson Rivers University men’s basketball.
2017 Graduate: Setter, TWU Spartans women’s volleyball team.
Daniel Jansen VanDoorn
2008 Graduate. Former TWU Spartan, 2 time CIS champion. Canadian Olympic Team, 2016.
2018 Graduate. PacWest rookie of the year. Douglas College and TWU Spartans men’s volleyball. 18U Coach at FVVC.
2017 graduate. TWU Spartans track and field team.
2018 Graduate. Goal Keeper, TWU mens soccer.
Kara (Jansen Van Doorn) Davis
Graduate 2005. Former Team Canada and TWU women’s volleyball team. Current LCS teacher.