Activities and Sports
Building Healthy Bodies and Positive Attitudes through Sports
Agape Boarding School understands that it is important for young men to stay active. Athletic opportunities are a great way to accomplish this. We offer sports for two reasons. One, athletics gives the students some enjoyable activities to help Agape be a more normal high school experience. We also use sports as a teaching tool for such qualities as perseverance, teamwork, proper attitude, and more. Boys gain basic athletic skills and many character traits through participation.
Agape Boarding School offers many different activities and sports including basketball, wrestling, boxing, baseball, swimming, volleyball, soccer, football, fishing, canoeing, a golf tournament, and an equestrian program which includes our summer rodeo events. Most of these activities will be held on our campus; however, we do travel with our basketball, wrestling, and boxing teams.
Some sports are mandatory, while participation in others is entirely voluntary. For some sports, such as basketball, we hold tryouts for a team and compete with other schools and in tournaments. We run other sports as intramural programs on our own campus. It is important that each student stay active and healthy and learn to participate in our activities and our athletics program. We do not necessarily focus on skill level but on level of participation. All students have Physical Education (P.E.) classes three times a week during school hours. On weekends, they may select activities for themselves.
Our athletic director is also the P.E. teacher and basketball coach. We conduct many sports camps annually, for which we hire coaches for the week. All students participate in our wrestling, basketball, and soccer camps. We also hold voluntary annual camps for boxing, softball, and football. We have an outdoor challenge week, featuring events such as canoeing, archery, fishing, or air-soft rifles. Our summer rodeo is the highlight of our equestrian program.
The athletic program is one of the many strengths of Agape Boarding School. Boys benefit greatly from the skills they learn through athletics, and they reap those benefits both on and off the field.