Private School Sports at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA
A Great Way to Get Your Kids Active and Involved
Participating in sports at private schools is an excellent way for your children to get involved and stay in shape. Our sports programs are competitive and available to all who want to grow in discipline, sacrifice, teamwork, and faith. Landmark Christian offers 67 attractive sports programs beginning in kindergarten and multiple sports teams or instruction during the fall, spring, and winter at the elementary, middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Due to the popularity of the Landmark Christian sports programs, a large majority of our middle and high school students participate in team sports, and many compete on two or three teams.
Though most students do not intend to further their athletic careers in college, a remarkable percentage of Landmark Christian student-athletes have achieved their dreams at the university level. Through the years, more than 175 Landmark graduates have been offered the opportunity to play at a collegiate sports level on a variety of sports teams. The Class of 2020 received ten athletic scholarships (14% of the class) totaling $660,000.
Available School Sports Programs
With a variety of attractive sports from which to choose, every student can find something they enjoy. Kindergarten sports provide a great way for kids to be introduced to new concepts and find new talents and interests. The following sports are offered at Landmark Christian School
- Cross Country
- Flag Football
- Hoop Troop
- Indoor Futsal Soccer
- Indoor Swimming
- Track & Field
The Benefits of Youth Sports
There are endless benefits of having your child participate in sports. Children who participate in sports experience physical benefits as well as forming healthy habits and gaining behavioral, societal, and personal development benefits. Sports are worth participating in for the physical benefits alone, as non-athletes are 60% more likely to become overweight than those who play sports. Check out a bit more about the benefits of youth sports taken from public school statistics:
- Developing healthy habits – Sports have been shown to prevent drug and alcohol abuse by helping students increase the awareness of their body and how it responds to various circumstances and stimuli. Athletes tend to value their bodies more and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol and participate in high-risk or unhealthy behaviors.
- Behavioral benefits – Studies have shown that young people who participate in sports are less likely to engage in risky behaviors or be involved in crime. For example,, female high school athletes are three times more likely to graduate than those who don’t play sports, and they’re also 92% less likely to get involved with drugs. Students who participate in sports after school are less likely to be associated with or be the victim of crime.
- Personal development benefits – Participating in youth sports helps students develop their talents. It builds their self-respect and self-esteem and provides plenty of social interactions. Sports teach kids how to control their emotions and work together. It teaches them how to deal with adversity and criticism and also provides leadership opportunities. These are just a few of the personal developments that benefit children who are involved in sports.
- Societal benefits – Kids who play youth sports are less likely to go to prison, join a gang, skip class, have discipline problems in school, and participate in negative behaviors. In addition, kids who play sports are more likely to do well in school, go to college, become a director or manager, and generally feel better about themselves.
Where Sports and Academics Meet
While we treat youth sports with the utmost importance, we don’t lose focus on our vision; Every student is prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We provide an excellent rich, relevant, and rewarding education and are ranked as one of the top independent and accredited private schools in Georgia. Our fully appointed campus south of Metro Atlanta in Fairburn, GA offers 70+ beautiful acres with an elementary, middle, and high school, and an elementary school is conveniently located in Peachtree City, GA. Our intentionally small class sizes have a student to teacher ratio of 7:1 and allow for personalized learning. We offer a plethora of academic programs, are unwavering and deep-rooted as a Christian school, and also focus on student growth and success in areas of athletics, arts, and spiritual life. We invite you to contact us to learn more and schedule a tour.