Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?
Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Children and sports are a natural combination. Being part of an athletic team is critical to the growth and development of a child … every child. As athletes, children develop key character traits including commitment, responsibility, honor, perseverance, cooperation, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Being a member of a team teaches children how to win and lose gracefully, how to strategize, how to use strengths to overcome weaknesses and achieve success, and how to respect the human body for its agility, endurance, and resiliency.
The philosophy at St. Lucas is that every student deserves to benefit from being part of the team. St. Lucas offers a three-season athletic schedule that fields multilevel teams in grades kindergarten through eighth.
Every student who has the drive, desire and commitment to play a sport has the opportunity to do so, regardless of physical attributes, skill level, or ability. The emphasis on team sports is not about doing whatever it takes to get the win, but about doing your best, supporting your team, and developing healthy habits that can be applied over a lifetime.
The importance of sports and athletics in the development of youth - their minds, their bodies, and their spirit - has never been greater. St. Lucas is proud of its outstanding athletic program because when everyone plays, everyone succeeds.