Fall is in the air and football season is in full swing. Earlier this year, the NCA Knights made a triumphant return to the varsity gridiron with a 66-14 victory over Fayetteville. After a five-year hiatus, this is an exciting season for our varsity team, reminding everyone of the role that athletics play in our school community. Football always draws a crowd, but there are numerous sports throughout the year that enhance student life at NCA. Each activity helps us live out our mission and provides opportunities for students to grow individually and in community with others.
Participating in a team sport requires sacrifice. Students have to become more organized to maintain academic excellence and even give up certain activities to make time for practice and games. This balancing act is often challenging at first, but we have seen the positive effects of athletics time and time again. Not only do students learn valuable life skills such as discipline and teamwork, they discover how to handle and respond to challenges.
Working Toward a Common Goal
Whether in the classroom, at work, or on an athletic field, strong teamwork goes a long way. Athletics prepare students to excel in collaborative settings. Through establishing their role on a team, they learn how to leverage their unique talents for the greater good. It is an extremely rewarding experience when students understand that they can accomplish more together than they could alone.
Involvement in sports can bring glory to God in many ways. Students who participate maintain good physical health while making the best use of their God-given talents. Throughout the season, players have numerous opportunities to minister to each other and even opposing teams. Our coaches emphasize healthy competition wherein students strive for excellence while treating others in a way that glorifies their creator.
Preparing for the Future
Practice is a big part of any athletic program. Students who participate will spend a great deal of time preparing for games with their team and individually. In order for students to reach their goals — whether athletic, academic, or career-oriented — they must prepare with diligence. Sports help students make this connection in a tangible way. We love seeing the success that comes with diligent preparation!
Learn More About Programs at NCA
Every program at NCA is designed to help our students prepare for success. To learn more about our athletics programs, request information today. We would love to share how academic and extracurricular offerings work together to foster incredible outcomes for our students.