Developing student athletes with integrity and character
Athletics is a fundamental part of a New Life Academy education. On average, 78 percent of students in grades 6-12 participate in organized sports. Our athletics program stresses personal and team excellence for athletes. Coaches work with students and teams to improve performance and to promote character, leadership, and sportsmanship. Athletes develop respect for others, perseverance, and tenacity as they work together to achieve a common goal.
Some of life’s most valuable lessons can be learned while playing sports. Winning championships and titles is exciting and instills a sense of pride, but the journey to those achievements is what will leave a lasting effect on students. The commitment, discipline, and perseverance learned; the ability to win and lose with humility and grace; the importance of developing individual skills and learning how they contribute to a team; and the joy of competition needed for success – these are all essential life skills, which also reinforce what they learn in the classroom.