Supporting Athletic Programs Ideas & Resources

Sports are central to the school experience for many of our kids. Especially in high school, sports simply provide an additional reason for kids to show up to school and succeed. Studies have shown that being involved in sports has many values for students: helping in the development of social skills, self-confidence and character development. By supporting sports programs, churches can ease the burden on schools and provide a better environment for students to excel.

Athletic program support can take many shapes, such as providing coaching support, trainers, material resources or simple support services such as post-practice meals. With many sports experiencing low turnout at games and competitions, additional boosters in the stands can raise morale and help student athletes feel valued and encouraged. At its core, athletic program support is the church engaged in building up kids and their communities, a worthwhile thing.