The emotional highs and lows that occur while playing on a sports team are difficult to match in any other areas of life. These emotions, however, are temporary, and usually only last for a few brief moments. Most would agree that great memories are formed both on and off the court while playing on a team, and these experiences provide stories that are told for years to come. The questions that continuously rise to the surface of discussions regarding sport are: Are those temporary moments of joy that are only earned through hours and hours of training, commitment, and sacrifice really worth it? Are there some core values that are learned through participation in sport that truly help people in their future endeavors and help develop life skills?
The answer is YES! Research has shown that the attitudes and practices developed through involvement in sports activities in high school are transferred to students for the development of overall life skills. Sports have been shown to be beneficial for academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of participants. God has given us amazing opportunities to worship and glorify Him through sport, as well as be missional in our interactions with the communities that we enter. At LCS, the Athletic Department and Coaching Staff work hard to provide exceptional opportunities for our athletes!