Athletic Philosophy

It is the intent of the NHCS Athletic Department to provide student athletes opportunities to glorify  God with their talents and abilities.  The athletic program supports and reinforces the mission and purpose of NHCS. Our hope is that all who participate in the athletic program will grow to become more like Jesus as a result of their involvement in NHCS athletics. 

Our highest goal is to encourage the spiritual, academic, social/emotional and physical growth/development of all participants.

Spiritual

Interscholastic sports provide opportunities for participants to demonstrate Christian values, such as humility, compassion, and respect while under the stress of competition. The NHCS Athletic department is committed to the development of Christian values in our athletes, our coaches and our spectators.  Each and every game, practice, and/or event brings an opportunity for student athletes and coaches to bring honor to the name of Jesus Christ by using all of their gifts and talents for His glory.

Academics

The NHCS student athlete will exhibit a strong commitment to both academic excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. Athletes will develop an understanding of the rules, regulations, strategies and fundamentals of the sports in which they participate.  Participation in athletics will help each student develop an understanding of commitment, foundations for setting/achieving goals and provide opportunities for students to overcome obstacles.  As an athlete, students will develop respect for authority, self-discipline, self-control and peer respect while challenging themselves both in and out of the classroom.

Social/Emotional

Participants in the NHCS athletic program will experience the privilege and responsibility of membership on a team. As a team member student athletes will learn his/her level of responsibility to his/her fellow teammates, the coaches, the spectators, the school, and the members of opposing teams.   Participation teaches the important life lesson of placing group goals ahead of personal goals, how to make personal contributions to the welfare of the team and treat all team members with respect and dignity.  More than just self-control, sportsmanship is being thoughtful, kind, generous, and courteous even while being intensely competitive. Sports teach students how to win and lose with grace, and dignity while exhibiting respect for oneself and members of the opposing team.

Physical

The NHCS athletic program is designed to help athletes develop their fundamentals, refine their skills and improve their physical fitness.  Team members are involved in activities that are healthful, developmental and fulfilling.  Participation in sports provides student-athletes with beneficial outlets for self-expression and physical exercise in addition to the fun of competitive play.  Athletes are encouraged to always use and develop their talents to the fullest, giving God the glory for the outcome of each and every athletic event.

Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”.