Champions For Christ

Dedication, Discipline, Teamwork, and Excellence

What does it take to shape the heart of a champion? The answer is not a simple one. Part of the answer includes a lot of hard work and prayer.  Excellent coaching. A great team. The will to overcome obstacles. At Gilbert Christian School, we want athletes to understand that they can compete at the highest level by giving their best to the glory of God. We remember that Talent + Effort + Attitude = Success.

 


In the 2017-2018 year, we had 70% of our high school student body compete in JV or Varsity sports. 13 varsity teams won the AIA Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar-Athlete Team Award with 126 varsity athletes winning the same AIA individual award.

Of the 57 regional and state awards given to individuals at GCS by the AIA last year, here are some highlights:
  • Men’s Football– State Offensive Player of the Year
  • Men’s Basketball– Region Champs, State Defensive Player of the Year
  • Women’s Basketball– Region Tournament Winners
  • Women’s Soccer– Region Champs, State Quarterfinals, 3 all-state 1st team placements
  • Baseball– Region Champs, ranked #1 in the state, several regional and state awards, region coach of the year
  • Track– 1st place Men’s 100 meter

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ATHLETIC TEAMS

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

...by giving their best to the glory of God.

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Sports We Offer

Gilbert Christian High School competes in the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). We offer competitive programs in both men's and women's sports for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Our men's and women's volleyball (including beach) and softball programs are growing. Our soccer, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, track, cross country, spiritline, and golf programs have all had recent post-season success. Many of our athletes receive regional and state accolades every year. GCS has had alumni competing in a variety of collegiate sports around the country including athletes on scholarship to Division 1 programs. We have a full-time athletic trainer and support our athletes with off-season conditioning and skills development.
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Men's Volleyball

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Women's Volleyball

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Spiritline

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Women's Basketball

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Women's Tennis

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Baseball

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Men's Soccer

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Cross Country

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RESOURCES

Football: $150

All Other Sports: $75

Family Maximum: $300

All Sports Participation Fees are due BEFORE the first day of permissible practice. In the event of a try-out situation, the fee will be reimbursed if your child does not make the team. Please make checks payable to GCS. All Checks should be given to the GCS Athletic Director.

As a Christian school, we have the unique opportunity to promote Christ in everything we say and do. Relying on His grace and believing in His gospel, we strive to uphold the highest standards in our athletic program. We acknowledge that student athletes, coaches, parents, fans, and administration all have important roles to play to insure that we please God and represent Him well to a fallen world that needs to hear the Good News about Jesus Christ. Student athletes at our school, whether or not they personally profess Christ as Lord, are expected to be good examples to others. Discipline, dedication, courage, teamwork, and humble service towards others are to be the character qualities of all our coaches and players.

The apostle Paul wrote to his son in the faith Timothy these words “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set for the believers an example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity” 1 Timothy 4:12. To this end, each person in the program serves others for the greater good. The athletic director oversees the spiritual climate of the athletic program, develops coaches, and communicates the vision and goals of the program. Each and every coach in our program maintains a strong Christian testimony while training individual athletes and the team as a whole to compete with excellence in their sport. Coaches balance truth and grace (John 1:17) in the way they engage students. Remembering that students need both challenge and encouragement, coaches connect with student athletes in a way that engages the heart and mind of students in order to bring out their best.

Student athletes always give their best effort (1 Corinthians 9:24), show respect to their coaches and fellow players, and follow the code of conduct. Parents take responsibility for the behavior of their children (Ephesians 6:1-4), support school policies, and volunteer in the athletic program as they are able. GCS fans use godly speech and behavior when cheering our teams along in their athletic contests (Ephesians 4:29). Administration develops policies and procedures that are in line with Scripture, support the mission of the school, and seek the good of every student athlete. Our athletic program is integral to the educational goals of GCS. Student athletes are given the opportunity to grow in confidence, skills, and Christ-like character through our teams. Sports bring excitement and school spirit to our community. We thank God in advance for all He will do in our athletic department this year.

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