Varsity: Volleyball | Basketball
Junior High: Volleyball | Basketball
Do you know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do in order to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
God made me fast…and when I run I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell, Olympic champion
Physical education and participation in athletic competition form an integral dimension of a well-rounded learning program. Richmond Academy encourages competition, the spirit of teamwork, and consistently doing one’s best. Our foremost desire is to encourage an athletic environment where Christ-like humility and self-discipline are the priorities. Richmond Academy seeks to serve every student in physical education, athlete and non-athlete alike.
While we hope that God will bless us with many outstanding athletic endeavors, it is even more important that we continue to encourage our athletes to embrace the full spectrum of student activity and leadership.
We hope for a greater celebration of changed lives and stronger relationships born out of our athletic program. Our emphasis on athletic excellence must never overshadow the more important goal of the triangle philosophy: we long to reach students and touch lives, to God’s glory, through athletics.
The purpose of the athletic program at Richmond Academy is to foster physical development and athletic skills while teaching the value of personal discipline, commitment, and the subordination of self-interest to the higher goal of team achievement.
All students are expected to participate in some type of organized physical activity at the school each day, unless exception is made by the director of athletics.
While it is not the intent of the school to dictate each sport or activity in which a student engages, the staff, through its expertise, is charged with the responsibility of providing guidance and encouragement to students in selecting the area which best fulfills the individual’s God-given talents.
These are the goals for student participation in the athletic program:
- To challenge the student to learn what it means to do one’s best.
- To teach self-discipline and humility, qualities which come from learning to function effectively within the framework of the rules and which benefit the team, the school, and most importantly, the individual.
- To teach the meaning and value of personal commitment, a trait we would like to develop in every student. Success in athletics nearly always involves teamwork and self-sacrifice.
These concepts are the cornerstone for building and developing conscientious, reliable citizens for the future. To this end, Richmond Academy is committed.