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Parent & Student Athletic Handbook

 
 

This handbook is designed to give basic rules, regulations and important information concerning Temple Christian School’s athletic program. These rules and regulations are not intended to punish, nor to restrict, but to protect and uphold the integrity of Temple Christian School and its sports program. These guidelines will help the students, parents, faculty and administration to be more aware of procedures and regulations concerning TCS athletics.

Please keep in mind that this handbook is simply a guide and not totally inclusive. As situations arise throughout the school year, the administration will make decisions concerning those occurrences. The rules included are basic and are to be used in conjunction with other regulations in the school program.

 


This handbook is designed to give basic rules, regulations and important information concerning Temple Christian School’s athletic program. These rules and regulations are not intended to punish, nor to restrict, but to protect and uphold the integrity of Temple Christian School and its sports program. These guidelines will help the students, parents, faculty and administration to be more aware of procedures and regulations concerning TCS athletics. 
Please keep in mind that this handbook is simply a guide and not totally inclusive of every potential situation that can arise. As situations arise throughout the school year, the administration will make decisions concerning those occurrences. The rules included are basic and are to be used in conjunction with other regulations in the school program.

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TO THE STUDENT 
Your participation in the athletic program is completely voluntary. It is not required for graduation. However, those of you who try out and are chosen must understand the commitment you have made. You not only represent yourselves, but you participate as representatives of your fellow students, family, school, church and community. For this reason, you must assume certain ethical and moral obligations and standards of citizenship and conduct. You must be willing to set goals of excellence and invest the energy and time necessary to attain those goals. 
When you are willing to discipline yourself, make the necessary sacrifices, and strive for the highest level of performance of which you are capable, the result will be excellence. You will have the privilege of participating in a program that will be a lifelong source of satisfaction and pride.


Building Champions for Life: 
• To assist our student-athletes in developing a personal, active, daily relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
• To function in a manner that all of our actions bring glory and praise to God. 
• Forge the foundation that will yield a lifetime of success for our players. 
• Develop student-athletes who are committed to personal excellence and team success.  
• Provide inspirational and motivational environment where preparation, practice and hard work generate legitimate opportunities for success. 
• Focus on the things we can control, effort and attitude, not the things we cannot control. 
• Emphasize the importance and development of fundamentals and techniques necessary for positive experiences in athletics and in life. 
• Recognize that student-athletes have both the privilege and the responsibility of representing our school.  This increased visibility demands that the students be held to a higher standard of conduct that is glorifying to God, both in school and out of school.  “So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.”  Phil 2:15-16a


Philosophy of Athletics
The primary purpose of the athletic program at Temple Christian School is to help young men and women become more Christ-like.  Athletics provides us with the incredible opportunity and responsibility of molding young lives by teaching positive, Christian values. 
Participation in TCS athletics prepares a person for the Christian life in a society based on competition and excellence.  Our athletes who commit themselves to excellence and learn to deal with success and failure on the playing field will carry this ability with them throughout their lives. The goal of our athletic program is the development and welfare of Christian character traits. It is intended develop an athlete physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially and in so doing, bring the young person closer to God. 
Physically, athletics provides our athletes with the opportunity to develop to their full potential, including the ability to go beyond the limits of normal endurance.  
Emotionally, our athletes learn to control themselves under pressure. In a single contest, the athlete may need to deal with elation, frustration, anger, and fear. He or she must learn to win gracefully and to bounce back in the face of defeat. 
Intellectually, our athletes develop and exercise their minds as they learn and use the rules, strategies, and plays of the game. They develop mental toughness when they learn that their bodies can withstand considerable punishment.  
Finally, our athletes develop socially. They learn to submit to authority as they interact with the coaching staff and operate under the regulations of the game. Through team play they learn cooperation, communication and loyalty as the team strives toward a common goal.

Affiliations 
Temple Christian School is a member of Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) for all high school sports.     
Football: TAPPS Division IV District 1 
All other sports: TAPPS 3A District 1


Sports offered at Temple Christian School 
Fall Sports 
• Boys- Football (grades 6-12) 
• Girls- Cheerleading, volleyball (grades 6-12) 
Winter Sports 
• Boys- Basketball (grades 6-12), Soccer (grades 9-12) 
• Girls- Basketball (grades 6-12) 
Spring Sports 
• Boys: Baseball (grades 6-12), Track and Field (grades 6-12) 
• Girls: Softball (grades 6-12), Track and Field (grades 6-12) 
 

 

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