Valor AthleticsGo Valor Knights!
The VCSI athletic department seeks to glorify God through sports. We will strive to teach our kids to play with integrity, honesty and discipline; helping them realize that in everything they do, they represent themselves, their school, and their family. We believe that playing sports can prepare our students with many real life skills such as learning to set goals, working hard, and coming together as a team to accomplish something greater than oneself.
VCSI High School students will compete in athletic contests as a Valley 10 League member of OSAA.
Elementary and middle school students will compete in the Metro Christian League West (MCLW).
VCSI views athletics to be an integral part of our educational system. As a student-athlete, our students will know that academics are priority, and playing sports is a privilege. This will encourage the realization of their dreams through facilitating a path that will lead to long-term success.
Practice and Game Communication for each team will be done by a mobile app called Teamsnap. This is a great app that allows you to be notified of changes, addresses and any info the coach is wanting to communicate to the team.
Please find the links to the OSAA and Athletic.net sites that we use to build our information and team schedules:
Below, you can also find our athletics handbook:
- Valor Athletic Handbook (Click to Download)
In the Physical Education Department, the approach will be in the form of weekly instruction and monthly outcome-based assessments whereby a life-long love of fitness is instilled. The three areas of mind, body, and soul are addressed through gym lessons, skill-based instruction, and a circle of champions. In “Circle of Champions”, we will look at a passage of scripture, or learn about a high level athlete and how faith impacts their lives both on and off the playing field. As the state standards and national standards require Instruction is specific and developmentally appropriate in order to build success and accomplishment. In our VCSI curriculum there are three sections: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, Middle/High School. The second half of 2nd grade will transition to some 3rd grade activities.
All middle and high school students taking PE will be required to purchase and wear PE Uniforms during PE class. Uniforms can be purchased with our athletics department. This will ensure that your child will have appropriate PE attire by the first week of school. All ordered PE uniforms will be shipped in bulk to the school and handed out by the Athletic Department.
The purpose of elementary sports is for students to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of the sport. Priorities at this level are to encourage participation and to build basic individual and team skills. Every athlete will be given equal opportunity to play minutes that will impact the game. Everyone should get an equal amount of participation time. The goal is to get as many elementary students involved as possible. Encouraging participation and building basic skills will develop a solid foundation for their athletic pursuits in the future.
The following are sports that we will offer our elementary students:
For 3rd-5th graders we offer a coed soccer program to help them get an early start on developing their skills. Soccer season lasts from 2nd week of September-end of October. Games will be every Friday night at either 4 or 5pm.
The 5th grade girls will have the opportunity to play up at the middle school level. Middle school volleyball is an introductory program and all girls are encouraged to join the team whether you have experience in the sport or not. Coaching emphasis will be placed on learning the game and technique to set a solid foundation. We will compete as part of the MCLW. Practices will start early September and season will run through October.
For our 3rd-5th graders we will compete in the MCLW. At this level we will have coed teams with running quarters. The season will run from end of February-spring break.
The purpose of middle school sports is for students to continue to develop enjoyment of the sport and improve basic individual and team skills. Every athlete should get the opportunity to play minutes that will impact the game. However, playing time will not be equal. Athletes should be introduced to the concept that each player has a specific role on the team. The emphasis at this level should shift toward developing the most competitive team possible.
Middle School Cross Country will start practicing in August usually 2 times a week, additional training outside of practice will be encouraged but not required. A summer training schedules are available upon request. Our first year we will seek to put a light meet schedule together with area private schools in the MCLW. See website for a listing of those schools and addresses for those schools.
The goal is that by the fall of 2017 our Middle School students will have the opportunity compete in an 8 on 8 co-ed league played through the MCLW. As the school grows, we will look to join a higher division for more competitive play.
For the 2016-17 school year, the middle school girls will have the opportunity to play competitive volleyball through MCLW. This will be a 5th-8th grade program, and focus will be on knowledge of the game and proper technique to build a strong foundation. The season will start early September and run through October.
For our middle school we will compete in the MCLW. We encourage both boys and girls to come out. Coaches will focus on game knowledge, technique and strengthening skills. Practices will start after Thanksgiving with games starting in January.
Track & Field
Middle School Track & Field is an introductory program. It is a great sport for athletes at all levels and varying abilities to be part of and have fun while competing. Practices will be two times a week, and additional training outside of practice will be encouraged but not required. Our first year we will seek to put a light meet schedule together with area private schools in the MCLW. See the website for a listing of those schools and addresses. Track & Field is a Spring sport running March-May
The purpose of high school sports is for students to enjoy the sport by playing a competitive, high level. Athletes should be pushed to attain the highest level possible. Varsity level players are expected to have a solid grasp of the fundamentals, have excellent skills related to their sport, and be in good physical condition necessary to compete appropriately at the varsity level. The concept of teamwork and playing a specific role on a team should be mastered at this level. Playing time decisions for each player at the varsity level are left solely to the coach’s discretion. Playing time is not guaranteed and each athlete should understand that God has gifted everyone in different ways. Their goal should be to become the best athlete they can be with those abilities that God has given them.
VCSI currently competes in athletic contests as a Valley 10 League member of Oregon State Activities Association (OSAA) for Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field. Students who play soccer, will have opportunities to compete through THPRD or their local feeder public high school. We are excited to build and grow our athletic program in the coming years by adding more sports to the program.
All high school athletes are required to fill out and turn in the OSAA required forms found under the Forms tab as well as read and agree to the student athletic handbook also found under the forms tab.
High School Cross Country will start practicing in August usually 2 times a week. Additional training outside of practice will be encouraged, but not required. We seek to put a light meet schedule together with area private schools in the OSAA Valley 10 League. See the OSAA website for a listing of those schools.
High School Soccer players are encouraged to try out for their local feeder high school or one of the Rec leagues through THPRD. If you sign up for THPRD, and list Valor as your school, you will be put on the same team as other Valor students who sign up.
High School Volleyball girls will compete in The Valley 10 League of OSAA. Girls will grow in their skill, knowledge and compete at a high level. Playing time is determined by the coach. We are excited about our girls volleyball coach for this year, and looking forward to a great year.
High School Basketball teams will compete in The Valley 10 League of OSAA. Student Athletes’ will grow in their skill, knowledge and compete at a high level. Playing time is determined by the coach. We are excited about both our girls and boys coach for this year, and looking forward to a great year.
Track & Field
High School Track & Field athletes will compete in the OSAA Valley 10 League. It is a great sport for athletes at all levels and varying abilities to be part of and have fun while competing. Practices be two to five times a week and additional training outside of practice will be encouraged but not required. We seek to put a light meet schedule together with area private schools in the OSAA Valley 10 League. See the OSAA website for a listing of those schools.