In conjunction with providing our students with a fine Christian and academic education, we also grant the opportunity for our students to participate in sports. Our desire is that students who engage in these activities will further develop spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially with love for other human beings and a deeper faith in Jesus Christ. Students are encouraged to be the best that they can be to the glory of God. The Athletic Director, coaches, and parents are positive role models facilitating each student’s growth and development.
Zion looks to rebuild its athletic programs by providing the opportunity for students to initiate meaningful, Christ-centered relationships through sport. Students will learn how cooperation produces friendships as well as the satisfaction that comes from being part of a group with a common interest. Basic skills will be introduced, then students learn how to hone those skills through various sports.
We are beginning to work in conjunction with the local YMCA. Our organizations believe that a proper Christian environment is beneficial for both. This is the first step as Zion pursues its ultimate goal to once again compete in the Missouri Synod League.
Track and Field skills are developed from an early age at Zion. Every spring, all of the Lutheran schools in our area are invited to bring their Kindergarten – 6th grade students to compete in our annual Field Day, hosted by Heartland Lutheran High School in Grand Island. Age-appropriate track & field events (both individual and group) are available to all students. The day begins with prayer, which sets the tone of Christian fellowship as schools engage in this annual competition.