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Athletics 2018-10-11T19:50:03+00:00

LIONS’ PRIDE

Mark Buffington
Mark BuffingtonAthletics Director
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Greetings from Calvary Lutheran High School Athletic Department! It is a privilege and honor to be a part of an institution that put’s 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 coaches are dedicated men and women who 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.

Discipline, hard work, working together as a team, encouraging others, learning lifelong skills, and physical fitness are all very important to us. Exhibiting sportsmanship is also a priority here at Calvary. It is our priority to, “Let the players play, the coaches coach, the officials officiate, and the fans cheer positively.” These all fit in with the most 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), Soccer (co-ed), and Volleyball (girls) in the fall; Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading (girls) in the winter; Baseball (boys), Girls and Boys Track in the spring. We are also looking to possibly add golf and girls soccer. We are a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the CCAA Conference. These give our student-athletes many 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.

Let me know if there is anything that myself or any of our staff can do to assist you in any way during your time at CLHS.

In His service,

Mark Buffington

Calvary Lutheran High School Athletic Director

PHILOSOPHY

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.”

SPORTS

ARCHERY

BASEBALL

BOYS BASKETBALL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CHEERLEADING

CROSS COUNTRY

SOCCER

SOFTBALL

TRACK & FIELD

VOLLEYBALL