Interscholastic athletics is an enriching part of life at First Immanuel. Students in grades 5-8 have a wide variety of sports in which to participate, and may often participate in more than one sport. Boys and girls in grades 3-4 can participate in an introductory interscholastic basketball program. Many students who choose not to participate still support the teams as fans at tournaments and games, and the entire school particpates in a pep rally during every sports season.
At First Immanuel, we create enough teams so that everyone plays on the team that best fits their level of interest and ability. Every kid who wants to participate in a sport makes the team. Every student-athlete contributes in a unique and special way to the overall success and growth of their team. Our program strives to improve the talents of each athlete, while stressing the importance of teamwork and love of sport.
Participation is emphasized in the FIL athletic program. At the 3rd - 6th grade levels, playing time is as equal as possible. At the 7th and 8th grade level, a student-athlete’s playing time is determined by daily work ethic in practices and games, attitude, absences from practice, disciplinary actions, academic performance, the number of players on the team, and game conditions.
For more information about our interscholastic athletic program, contact Athletic Director Eric Everts at firstname.lastname@example.org.