Equipping Athletes

In accordance with nurturing personal growth, the central goal of the LHS athletic program is to foster personal Christian characteristics and qualities of respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, commitment, reliability, common sense and perseverance.  These values reinforced through the athletic experience at LHS will equip student-athletes for lives of Christian service.

Philosophy/Mission/FAQs

Winning is an ATTITUDE!

Working to win is an attitude that must be present in all aspects of our athletes’ lives:  as Christians who glorify God with all of their actions, as athletes who strive to play their best, as students who are successful in the classroom, and as teammates who place the team above themselves.

Spiritual:  Cougar athletes know that every Christian will win the race God sets before us because of the death and resurrection of Jesus!  He is the founder and perfecter of our faith and ran the ultimate race for our salvation (Hebrews 12:2). Cougar athletes demonstrate perseverance and focus on the ultimate win: to one day be with God in Heaven (Revelation 2:10).  His example is our greatest source of motivation! (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

Mental:  Cougar athletes know that the purpose of an LHS education is to enhance their realm of knowledge and prepare them for lives of Christian service.  Instruction within the classroom is a vital tool, and Cougar athletes know that academics come first and that they should treat their classes and their teachers with the utmost respect. LHS proudly looks to their student-athletes as role models and expect their behavior, both on and off the field/court of play, to bring honor and glory to God.  Cougar athletes will be positive ambassadors of their school, their teams, and their families.

Physical:  Cougar athletes understand that winning is an attitude resulting from optimum preparation, concentrated effort and a deep commitment to excel.  Winning is defined as giving your absolute best effort and being proud of the results.  LHS teams will compete and show poise from the beginning of each contest through the end. This fosters the lifelong values of the importance of commitment to common goals, competitiveness, character building and appreciation of winning and losing as an educational experience.

Emotional:  Cougar athletes have extraordinary opportunities to develop self-respect and self-discipline, which will result in future success as adults. Furthermore, LHS athletes recognize that for the team to win, the team’s success must be more important than individual accolades.  As student-athletes learn to put others first and value the success of the team more than personal accomplishments, they realize that opportunities for individuals to be rewarded and the potential for success will increase.

How can I help make my child’s high school sports experience a positive one?

Where can I get information about tryouts, practice schedules, and game schedules?

Does LHS encourage multi-sport participation? Can my son/daughter participate in two different sports during the same season?

How do students sign up for a sport? Does LHS make “cuts” in their sports programs?

How should student-athletes and parents approach coaches to discuss students’ roles on the team? What is the proper protocol?

What is the time commitment to belong to a team? Will practices be held when school is not in session?

What is the Performance program?

What is the “Athletic Fee?"

How are students transported to/from contests, practices and team functions?

Will students miss school when involved in athletics?

How do teams and programs share scores, important announcements, cancellations and reminders?

What does being a “Nike School” mean? How can I purchase LHS spirit wear?

What happens on “Senior Night” for each sport?

Are teams allowed to travel to out of town tournaments and games? How are these funded? What about MSHSAA state championship events?

My physical expired and I can’t get an appointment before the season begins. Can I get a note from my doctor and still participate until I have my physical?

Who do I contact if I am going to miss practice or a game?

What happens if I lose my uniform or equipment issued by the school?

Will there be a pre-season meeting for my son/daughter’s team?

What happens if my child decides to leave a team?

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