2 Chronicles 15:7 states
"But as for you, be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded." Our Royal Redeemer Lutheran School's Varsity boys' basketball team was rewarded with their first All-Ohio trip in the history of the boys' program, where they finished in 3rd place in Napoleon, Ohio! There, they met up with the top Lutheran school teams in the state with the theme "Ambassadors in Christ" to share in competition and fellowship. Their season continues, for the first time in school history, this team has been invited to compete also at Nationals! On March 17th-20th, the team will join 63 other Lutheran school teams from around the nation, to convene at Valparaiso University, to compete and determine the best Lutheran school teams in the nation! Congratulations boys and go Rockets!
Our school offers athletic opportunities for students starting in 5th Grade. What’s great about this program is that you play students from other schools as well as practice with your own teammates. This allows you to grow as an athlete and as God’s child as you learn to work with others, play competitively with grace, and develop the important character qualities learned when you participate in athletics.
The availability of athletic participation and programming is based on our participation the Cleveland Area Lutheran Athletic League. Girls and boys may participate in volleyball, cross-country, basketball, softball, and track. Levels for participation are based on league rules. Specific information is given at the start of each season. 7th & 8th Grade girls may participate in cheerleading, with eligible 6th Graders based on participation needs at the discretion of the principal working with the cheerleading coaches. Tryouts may be required for participation.
Our Athletic Director works with the Principal and coaches to ensure that a quality program is offered. Students must not have two grades below a C- (72.8%) or any failing marks in any subject to be considered eligible for participation. Additionally, all students are required to have a physical examination form on record at the start of the first season of eligibility. Parents may be required to attend a mandatory meeting at the start of each season so that all schedules, responsibilities, and guidelines can be reviewed. Grades will be checked approximately every two weeks. If your child does not meet the requirements they will not play, but will be required to attend the games. No exceptions will be made. All coaches must submit to a fingerprint background check and complete course work for their Pupil Activity Permit and serve as the Christian example we hope to inspire our young athletes with.