Athletics Philosophy

Our goal in athletics is to train students to impact their culture for Christ.  We are fulfilling that goal by training students to live responsible and successful lives based on the Word of God.  

Providence Classical School believes that quality education includes the opportunity to participate in athletic programs.  The athletic program is extracurricular only in the sense that student involvement is a voluntary privilege and requires an investment of time outside the school day.  Therefore, with these opportunities available, students are expected to represent the school as a part of the Christian community with exemplary behavior wherever they go, as the public will take notice.  A Bible verse that every coach and athlete should know is Philippians 1:27:  

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ" (NIV).  

It is vital that each student athlete realize that no matter how formidable the opposition, he should compete to win.  Every athlete should strive to be first.  Paul wrote, “Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize?” (I Cor. 9:24, NIV)  Athletes are to be coached and to play in such a way as to win and to expect to gain the victory.  On the other hand, athletes must know that there is no shame or disgrace to the team that plays its best and is behind at the end of the contest.   

So winning is not the guiding principle.  It is how well the team or individual competes.  We strive for excellence in everything for the glory of the Lord but recognize that success is not solely based on the scoreboard.  

PCS is partnering with Mermorial Hermann Outreach Athletic Training. In addition to Memorial Hermann trainers being at all varisty home games, the trainers offer consults, physicals, clinic hours, and concussion awareness and testing.