The Oconee Christian Academy Athletic Department is guided by the
following mission and philosophy:
MISSION OF OCA ATHLETICS
To build Christian character, and to glorify God through competition with other schools and teams.
To use athletics as a part of developing the total student.
To develop school spirit and unity.
To cultivate relationships among participating students and families.
To be a witness for Christ through our effort and attitude.
The Academy encourages students to participate in sports as a way to glorify God through using their bodies. Athletic participation is a family affair at OCA and participation should be through mutual understanding between parents and students of the associated commitment and effort required. Athletic participation at OCA is not a right but a privilege that should be valued and protected.
OCA students have numerous opportunities beginning in middle school to participate in athletics. Athletic programs offer varsity and junior varsity options, as OCA teams successfully compete in the South Carolina Association of Christian School division.
The OCA boys soccer, cross-country, basketball, golf, & baseball teams competed for state championships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Athletic success is not only measured by the number of wins, losses and final standings, but also upon the quality relationships that are built between players, coaches, opponents, and ultimately with the Lord Jesus Christ. Athletic competition provides significant character building opportunities for athletes and coaches.
ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE
OCA competes through the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS). As a member of the 2A Piedmont Conference, we compete against other Christian Schools for conference titles and the right to move on to the SCACS State Tournament.
Sports can provide a wide variety of experiences to the school and the athlete, a Christ-like environment to experience:
Physical and mental conditioning
Unity through parent involvement
OCA provides the following 2A SCACS sports: 2016 State Champs
Fall Sports: Girls Volleyball, JV Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Boys/Girls Cross Country
Winter Sports: Girls/Boys Basketball
Spring: Girls Soccer, Baseball, Golf
Athletic Statement of Faith
In all aspects of athletics, we strive to honor Christ in all competition, games and practices. We strive to live out the Christian Winners Creed that says:
I believe a true winner always does her/his best
not to the glory of self but to the glory of God.
With the Lord’s help, I will strive to be a true winner today.
2 Timothy 4:7
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith."