Welcome from Calvary Lutheran High School Athletic Department. It is a privilege and honor to be a part of an institution that puts Christ first and values personal relationships. We at Calvary are committed to excellence on the field and court but more importantly to building lifelong Christian leaders through our sports and activity programs. Our dedicated coaches challenge and encourage our student-athletes to be all that God wants them to be and to gain valuable life experiences through team and individual competition.
Calvary’s philosophy is “Building Christian Leaders”. Through discipline, hard work, teamwork, encouraging others, sportsmanship and physical fitness Calvary students develop lifelong skills that are an integral part of building student athletes into Christian leaders. These are important aspects of growing in our relationship with Christ and gaining a strong academic foundation.
Calvary Lutheran High School offers a variety of sports for our students – including Baseball (boys), Cross Country (girls and boys), Softball (girls), and Volleyball (girls) in the fall; Archery (girls and boys), Basketball (girls and boys) and Cheerleading (girls) in the winter; Golf (co-ed), Baseball (boys) and Track and Field (girls and boys) in the spring. We are a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the CCAA Conference. These give our student-athletes opportunities for competition, recognition, and post-season play. As a student-athlete coming to Calvary our programs offer outstanding coaching, great facilities, and challenging competition to help you achieve your goals, have positive experiences, and be a witness for Christ.
If you would like additional information about CLHS athletics or if there is any way we might be able to assist you, please contact me or any of the CLHS staff.
In His service,
Calvary Lutheran High School Athletic Director
It is the philosophy of Calvary Lutheran that a quality interscholastic program should be conducted as an integral part of the learning program. We use every situation and opportunity in our lives, as well as in the lives of our athletes, for His purpose as we are commanded in Col. 3:23, “Do everything as unto the Lord.” As many activities as possible will be offered at as many different skill levels as personnel, both adult and student, and facilities will permit. Students are encouraged to participate in the areas that interest them.
Calvary Lutheran High School is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). Athletic competition is governed by the rules and regulations for this organization excepting that local rules of a more restrictive nature may be adopted.
Our coaching philosophy here at Calvary Lutheran High School is:
- We as coaches are stewards. We have been divinely placed in the coaching ministry to meet the spiritual needs of our athletes. It is important, that since we have been called into this position by God, we carry out our duties according to the biblical guidelines.
- Our philosophy of coaching must be identical to our educational philosophy. Our major purpose is to cause our athletes to act and think like Jesus Christ.
- We want our athletes to possess Christ-like character qualities and to express them openly through athletics. We are most interested in building eternal values in our athletes and therefore need to stress attitudes and actions in relation to God’s Word.
- Athletics is life in miniature. Our athletes will be confronted with all types of life situations. Perfect learning situations for God’s principles! It is our job as coaches to properly (Biblically) direct them in these situations so as to build those character qualities inherent in a Christian lifestyle.
- We cannot say we are a Christian school and yet in our athletics appear to be something totally different. We must choose either to follow God or to follow the way of the world. As we are told in Luke 6:40, “A pupil is not superior to his teacher, but everyone completely trained… will be like his teacher.” Or we could put it, “When an athlete has been fully trained, he will become like his coach.”