Athletics at NLA

Developing Champions and Graduating Leaders

Our Athletics Department is an extension of the classroom here at New Life Academy. On average, 78 percent of students in grades 5-12 participate in organized sports. New Life Academy coaches use their sport to teach life lessons that will impact our students for years after graduation. Our student-athletes continually learn about their unique gifts and talents, how to use them to serve their team, and how to intentionally impact the people around them each day.   

Winning is our goal, but it’s not our purpose. While it is exciting and instills a sense of pride, the journey to those achievements is what leaves a lasting impression. We want every student-athlete to graduate with deep, long-lasting friendships and cherished memories. Along the way, we teach our student-athletes how to be a champion and prepare them to be leaders for the rest of their lives. Read more about our Athletic Philosophy!


Athletic Director

Dan DeWitt


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Sports Offerings – Middle & Upper School

  • Boys’ Soccer – MS & US
  • Girls’ Soccer – MS & US
  • Volleyball – MS & US
  • Girls’ Tennis – MS & US
  • Football – US co-op
  • Boys’ Basketball – MS & US
  • Girls’ Basketball – MS & US
  • Boy’s Hockey – MS & US co-op
  • Girls’ Hockey – MS & US co-op
  • Baseball – MS & US
  • Softball – MS & US
  • Boys’ Golf – MS & US
  • Girls’ Golf – MS & US
  • Boys’ Track and Field – MS & US
  • Girls’ Track and Field – MS & US

Lower School Opportunities

Lower School Athletics and Activities give our younger students opportunities to explore their passions and discover the gifts that Christ has given them at a young age. We believe that extracurricular activities are vital to the educational process, and we want to continue to make more programs available to our younger students at New Life Academy.

Some of the opportunities that we already offer include a basketball league for our 3rd and 4th graders, soccer and flag football camps, and the ability for our 5th graders to participate on our Middle School athletic teams. We are excited to see this list continue to grow!

Questions about LS Sports and Activities?

Youth Activities Manager

Cole Birklid


“When I first started, I wasn’t very confident in myself because I didn’t know how to play. After a couple weeks, I got really passionate and I really liked it! It’s a really fun sport… once you get the hang of it.”

3rd Grader in our Lower School Basketball Program

Learn More About NLA’s Athletic Accomplishments

Our athletic programs seek to cultivate leadership, teamwork, and Christ-like character. We are so proud of our Eagles for their hard work both on and off the court. These victories serve as a glimpse into the tenacity and passion of each of our student athletes!