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As the athletic director at Lansing Christian it has been important for me to understand the mission of the athletic program here. It is clear to me that we have two important goals for our student athletes.

The first goal is for students to grow in their faith and relationship to Jesus Christ through athletics.Our student athletes view the gym, field or pitch as their mission field; a place where they can let their light shine in a different way while doing something our athletes love to do– compete.

The second goal is to perform at a high level. We prepare for our opponent, practice hard, and play with passion. Our student athletes know that it takes time and commitment to continue the tradition that has been established at Lansing Christian.

We work to provide every opportunity for our students to participate in a sport of their choice.We offer 18 varsity sports, including co-op opportunities with other local schools. We also offer JV, freshman, and middle school teams to allow every student who would like to participate the opportunity to do so. Our participation rate is just below 80%, which is incredible for an academic institution.

Coaches have both a responsibility and an incredible opportunity to mentor student athletes.

As coaches work with student athletes, they model life skills like goal-setting and communicating. Most importantly, coaches have an opportunity to be a spiritual mentor to their athletes. Conducting team devotions, team prayers, and being a godly example both on and off the field teaches the students how to live a life that is honoring to God and to people. This is something that stays with our student athletes for their entire lives.

Many of our coaches at LCS actively mentor their student athletes. This is what makes our programs stand out from other schools.

I look forward to getting to know you on a personal level as together we pursue honoring God through athletics at Lansing Christian School.

Zach Van Duinen
Athletic Director
email: zvanduinen@lansingchristianschool.org or LCSSports@lansingchristianschool.org

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