Athletes First, Winning Second.
The focus of Oaks Christian Athletics is to develop positive and confident boys and girls who express exceptional character and high moral values on and off the field. We embrace the belief that the athlete's character comes first. Winning is secondary.
When winning is kept in the right perspective, our student athletes are allowed to develop without fear of failure. They learn to understand the value of praise, as well as that of constructive criticism. Winning must be accomplished while competing in the purest sense of fair play and good sportsmanship. Character shaped through athletic competition will carry over into all other areas of life.
The sports world is fasinated with numbers. Newspapers, television shows, and pundits define success with statistical records. Surely, numbers paint a portion of the sporting landscape, but it is the individual stories behind the numbers that define Oaks Christian's understanding of athletic distinction.