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Athletic Profile School Name: Waller Christian Academy Athletics Program Founded: 2013-2014 School Nickname: Crusaders Schools Colors: Crimson Red and Navy Current Enrollment: 80 Affiliation: North Houston Athletics League (provisional) Athletic Director: Eric Boerboom.

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Athletic ProfileSchool Name: Waller Christian Academy Athletics Program Founded: 2013-2014School Nickname: CrusadersSchools Colors:Crimson Red and NavyCurrent Enrollment: 80Affiliation: North Houston Athletics League (provisional)Athletic Director: Eric Boerboom

program p urpose and mission
Program Purpose and Mission


  • 1) To train our athletes in the way of the Lord through competitive athletics.
  • 2) To give witness to the hope that is within us to our competitor’s and spectators.
  • 3) To build and bring together the Waller Christian Academy community with the spirit and excitement of cheering together for our student-athletes.


“To build Christian character, to teach discipline, to learn how to face adversity with Godly courage and to equip tomorrow’s leaders to live for Christ through the medium of competitive athletics.”

  • Year one goals 2013-14
    • To offer Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball (boys and girls), Track, and Golf
    • To compete interscholastically on a provisional basis in the NHAL in Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Golf
    • To organize opportunities to complete in community rec. or club sports in Football, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball
    • To utilize volunteer help to organize athletic opportunities for our 1st – 4thgraders
  • Year two goals 2014-15
    • To offer Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track, Softball, Baseball, Flag Football at the 5th and 6th grade and JH Level as official members of the NHAL
    • To offer Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball and Track for the 9th grade level playing an independent high school/JV schedule
    • To apply for TAPPS membership (June 2015)
goals continued
Goals (Continued)
  • Year three goals 2015-16
    • To offer the full slate of 5/6th and JH teams including 6 or 11 Man Football
    • To offer Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, and Golf for 9th and 10th grade level playing an independent high school/JV schedule
    • Year four goals 2016-17
    • To compete as official TAPPS members
    • To continue in offering 5-8th grade school athletics and volunteer lead opportunities for 1st-4th grade
program expectations
Program Expectations
  • To coach athletes with a biblical view that will have current and lifetime implications:
    • In self control and discipline (Prov. 12:1NLT)
    • In hard work (Col. 3:23)
    • In integrity (Prov. 10:9)
    • In humility (Prov. 16:24)
    • In coach-ability (Prov. 15:32)
    • In responsibility (Prov. 20:4)
    • In unity/servanthood (Prov. 11:24-25)
    • In understanding the value of failure in the context of biblical identity and proper response
levels and youth i nvolvement
Levels and Youth Involvement
  • Level 0: 1-4th grade
    • Not directly under the athletics program but supported through volunteers of the school to provide athletic opportunities through community recreation leagues.
    • Ideally volunteer coaches work with WCA to create a seamless transition.
  • Level 1: 5th-6th grade
    • School sponsored activities provided
    • Emphasis is not on winning but building a foundation of fundamental skills necessary for the game.
    • Primary focus on individual skills
    • No specialization (Ex. All players play all positions)
    • Every athlete plays equally
    • Focus is primarily on individual skills
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Levels and Youth Involvement (Cont.)
  • Level 2: 7th-8th grades
    • School sponsored activities provided with NHAL post season play possibilities
    • Emphasis not on winning but building on the fundamentals and preparing concepts for the high school team
    • Team and individual training about equal
    • Extra individual training in the offseason
    • Some specialization introduced but all players still practice all positions
    • Every athlete plays but playing time becomes differentiated by ability and game situation.
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Levels and Youth Involvement (Cont.)
  • Level 3: High School Junior Varsity
    • School sponsored activities
    • Greater emphasis on competing to win but primary focus on the continued building of fundamentals and team concepts related to the varsity team
    • Higher degree of specialization especially in the manor that will best help the varsity team
    • All players should still receive instruction in all positions to some degree.
    • A higher degree of instruction focused on the team
    • Individual training expected in the offseason
    • For the most part every athlete should play in every game, but playing time will not be equal and will be dependant on size, ability, position, attitude and game situation.
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Levels and Youth Involvement (Cont.)
  • Level 4 High School Varsity
    • School sponsored activities with sanctioned TAPPS post season and state tournament possibilities
    • Emphasis on competing to win, never compromising the athletics purpose and mission in doing so
    • High degree of specialization that will best help the team
    • A higher degree of instruction focused on the team
    • Individual training expected in the offseason
    • Playing time and opportunities not guaranteed, as playing time will be dependant on size, ability, position, attitude and game situation.
  • Program wide
    • Create an atmosphere where God is honored before, during, and after practices and games
    • Make the most of athletics to develop the fundamentals of the faith
    • No players are cut.
    • Create a ribbon the runs through the entire athletics program for the entirety of the athletes time at WCA.
media and communication
Media and Communication
  • Electronic Newsletter
    • Sent weekly for the entire WCA community
    • Game and practice schedules
    • Notes and information from team coaches
    • Accomplishments and celebrations for our athletes
    • Program needs (volunteer/financial)
    • One stop spot for information concerning WCA Athletics rather then receiving several emails filling up your inbox from various coaches at WCA
    • Sign up on Facebookor email
  • Facebook Page (
    • Last minute game or practice changes
    • Links to local press releases regarding WCA Athletics
    • Information about new items for sale
    • Program needs (volunteer/financial)
  • Athletics tab on the WCA website with relevant program information iscoming soon.
online store
Online Store
  • Online fan apparel store provided by LIDS Team Sports
    • Fans will be able to custom design shirts on various brands
    • Can customize by sport, color or logo type and in men's, women's and kids styles
    • Doubles as a fundraiser, since WCA receives cash back and store credit from online purchases.
    • Example Store
current needs
Current Needs
  • Consider financially sponsoring part or all of these start up costs:
    • Volleyballs– Molten L2 – 6 for $203 or 12 for $406
    • Girls’ Basketballs – Wilson Evolution 28.5 – 6 for $270
    • Boys’ Basketballs – Wilson Evolution 29.5 – 6 for $270
    • Junior Sized Footballs - Wilson GST Junior Football – 6 for $270
    • Mueller First Aid Kit - $140
    • Institutional Basketball Goals – Pro-Fold II -1 for $1300 or 2 for $2600
  • Consider donating your time and talents to:
    • Marketing and fundraising ideas
    • Organization of events
    • Volunteer coaches for Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Cheer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, and Track
    • Parent liaisons who are willing to work with coaches and volunteers regarding team travel, team events and working as a go between for coaches and parents.
future booster c lub
Future Booster Club
  • We are working on creating a booster club for the start of next year
  • Some of the roles of the booster club
    • Coordinate volunteer help for athletic events
    • Contribute funds to better enhance the team or organization's performance
    • Print promotional items like team schedules, programs, and other items (subject to approval by the head coach/AD)
    • Financially support the program by providing additional funding for coaches, staff, and event workers
    • Organize team events, such team meals
    • Work closely with the head coach
    • Discuss as official business any item that meets the definition or function of a booster club.
  • Odds and ends
    • Need physicals and med history/mandatory meeting August 27th
    • We will require reasonable athletic fees
    • Make sure to have signed up on the sign in sheet
    • Current opportunities – volleyball, cross country, football and later in the fall basketball
    • Invitation to our volunteer meeting August 6th
    • Abe Lincoln “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”