The Lutheran High School athletic program is rooted in a five-step hierarchy that is fed by our school’s foundational six pillars. Our philosophy is to prepare the student-athlete for life through the character-building moments that athletics provide.
Coaches seek to maximize the athletic opportunities for all of our student-athletes in conjunction with helping them be successful in their high school lives into adulthood.
Five Step Hierarchy
Our first priority is the faith of our student-athletes. We will do all that we can to make the ground fertile for the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. Nothing in this world holds any importance in comparison to eternity. With this in mind, we speak openly about what Christ has done for us. Faith in Christ does not hurt our athletic endeavors, but gives us strength and emboldens us.
Understanding the importance of family is a foundational need. Our program understands that family is of utmost importance. This does not mean that any activity with a family member takes precedent, but family is the second priority for our student-athletes. If we understand taking care of those closest to us, we will be better teammates and players.
Mustangs are “student-athletes”, and that is our priority. Studies show that playing sports and being involved with school helps students to prioritize their time as well as improve their grades.
We take athletics very seriously at LHS. The fact that it is listed as “fourth” on the list is not because athletics are not important, but because it allows our athletes to see life from a proper perspective. Our athletes are given quality coaching, strength and conditioning, guidelines for healthy eating habits, strong mental approach to the game, etc. We are very dedicated to athletics, but we are never going to be a “win at all cost” program. We want our student-athletes to win with honor.
Our student-athletes are not only focused on themselves, their team, or their school. They are challenged to look beyond and make the world a better place.
Our teams will demonstrate Love, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Involved, and a Servant Heart.
We will be a tightly bound team that shows closeness and a passion for our game.
We will show respect to our opponents, the officials, and opposing fans.
We will play the game the right way, as well as strive to live our lives in accordance with God’s plan.
We will never give up. Our strength comes from our savior and enables us to push forward, in spite of fear, fatigue, odds, or anything else.
We will be involved in our community, our school, our team, and our practices. We will not stand idly by and watch, but be an active part of God’s creation.
We will care for others first, as Jesus modeled for us. And the center of all that we strive to do and care for is Christ, our Savior, who has done everything for us and only wants to do what we can out of obedience and love.