ATHLETICS AT CLA
“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young but be an example to all believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12
Commission Leadership Academy Philosophy of Athletics teaches young people many life lessons. The purpose of the athletic program at the CLA is to complement the academic program in the development of well-rounded students. While a strong academic program is the focus at the CLA, the athletics program complements that mission by helping to develop character, discipline, teamwork, and other life skills that are of benefit to the student/athlete, and to the overall mission of the CLA. The prevailing ideals of the athletics program are 1) academics first, 2) sportsmanship, 3) teamwork, 4) and personal growth. These ideals will help to promote good character for all student-athletes at the CLA. Parental involvement is also critical to the success of the program, and, as such, parents are requested to support the standards and goals of CLA by keeping the long-term goals of CLA academics and athletics first and foremost.