Athletic Philosophy

MJCA-Athletic

The athletic program at Mount Juliet Christian Academy is an integral part of the educational process. Its purpose is to encourage individual physical fitness, develop a knowledge and appreciation of sports, learn athletic skills, cultivate good sportsmanship, instill Christian character, teach life skills, and use all gifts to the glory of God.

In a larger sense, the goal of the program is to provide experiences for individuals to help them become self disciplined, loyal, and cooperative. It is felt that these character qualities are necessary for success in any endeavor in life.

To this end the athletic programs at MJCA shall be designed to:

  • Stress the importance of team effort, concern for the individual, and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Teach students the value of self-discipline.
  • Develop the abilities to participate ethically, fairly, and cooperatively.
  • Emphasize the constructive lessons to be learned from participation.
  • Foster good sportsmanship by participants and spectators.
  • Operate within the provisions of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Athletic participation at Mount Juliet Christian Academy is a privilege, not a right. All athletes must maintain the highest standard of conduct and character.

All athletes and cheerleaders are considered to be in a leadership position and must demonstrate attitudes and actions that are consistent with the rules and goals of Mount Juliet Christian Academy and its athletic program.

3 Pillars of MJCA Athletics

1) To minister – It is our primary goal as an athletic department to minister to each young person that we coach. Athletics is a tool that can reach many young people that may not be able to be reached by other means. It is our ultimate goal to help young people get to know Christ in a more personal way.

2) To teach – Athletics is simply another form of teaching. We are just teaching by the use of competition. It is our job to reinforce the life lessons that the young people are getting at home and at school. Teaching character, responsibility to others, accountability, teamwork, and preparedness are all among the many lessons that we want to instill in the athletes at MJCA.

3) To strive – MJCA wants our students to strive for excellence in everything that they do. This desire includes athletics (1 Corinthians 9:24). The MJCA Athletic Department requires that the athletes are committed to becoming the best athlete and teammate that they can be. In order to accomplish this, there must be a continuous commitment to improve by the coaches and athletes.