NCA Athletics exist to support and assist with achieving the academic and overall mission of the school: “To instill Passion for God and Compassion for People in each and every student,” preparing them to impact the world for Christ.
It is the expressed intent of the administration that all extracurricular activities, athletics and otherwise, serve to develop Christian leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, integrity, good citizenship, and exemplary sportsmanship. Our vision is to see the student athlete become conscious of these principles and live them out in a daily lifestyle on and off the playing field.
*NCA is currently in a cooperative relationship with Mt. Zion Christian Schools for varsity athletics as the Southern New Hampshire Christian Co-op (SNHCC) Griffins. SNHCC is currently affiliated with the New Hampshire Small Private School Athletic League (NHSPSAL), a cooperative of small private school athletic programs in the New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts region.
Philosophy and Objectives
To develop the emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual well-being of each student (Mark 12:30).
To strive for excellence and compete with: purpose, integrity and good sportsmanship (1 Corinthians 9:24-25; Proverbs 10:9; 2 Timothy 2:5).
To coach athletes to fully develop their God-given abilities while participating whole-heartedly (Romans 12:11; 2 Peter 1:3-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; Philippians 1:9,10; Philippians 3:12-14).
To promote team spirit and unity among all players, recognizing the inherent value of each member of the team (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
To foster a deeper sense of community within the broader school family at NCA (Ephesians 4:1-6).
To utilize the biblical model of problem solving when issues arise (Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1).
To avoid abhorrent behavior, including: anger (James 1:19); retaliation or revenge (Matthew 5:9); lying, cheating, deception (John 3:21); a win-at-all costs mentality (Ecclesiastes 7:18); taunting, ridicule & mocking behaviors (James 4:6; Matthew 23:12), and all other behaviors which do not reflect a Christ-like character.
To utilize the athletic arena and the relationships established therein to fulfill the Great Commission and build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12:14-21; Galatians 5:22-26; Matthew 5:13-16; Ephesians 6:10,12; Matthew 28:18-20).
To be “humble in victory and gracious in defeat” by returning all the acclaim and accolades that come from athletic success to our sovereign Lord (Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 3:1-6; Philippians 2:9-11).