Athletics at Linden Christian School
- Work hard
- Play as a team
- Strive for excellence
- Serve as ambassadors for Christ
– Athletics Director / Mr. Manfred Glor
The Pledge of a Linden Christian Athlete
I am not motivated by personal attention or praise, because all I do should bring glory to God, not myself.
“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
My TEAM is always more important than I am, therefore, I am happy to make someone else successful and help my team however I can.
“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).
I will take opportunities to congratulate, greet, or help my opponents because God loves them, and so should I.
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:6).
I have a holy obligation to love my teammates from the heart and let that show in my words and actions.
“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you love one another” (John 13:35).
I realize that God expects me to give myself completely to a 100 percent effort to be the best I can for His glory.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
Athletes at Linden Christian School have the opportunity to represent their school through participation on a variety of
sports teams. MY teams compete in the MCSAA (Manitoba Catholic Schools Athletic Association) with fifteen other schools.
For information about this association, visit www.mcsaa.ca. MY athletics at Linden Christian School are inclusive – everyone
gets an opportunity to learn and play the game. Try-outs are only conducted to determine Competitive teams and
Developmental teams. Practices for MY teams are generally after school, during the 3:30-5:00 p.m. slot, with league games
at 4:00 p.m.
Linden Christian School’s SY teams compete in the Zone 12 league, which is administered by the MHSAA (Manitoba High Schools
Athletic Association). There are 12 other schools in this league. To learn more about this association visit www.mhsaa.ca. SY
athletic teams are comprised of Junior Varsity (grades 9/10) athletes and Varsity (grades 11/12) athletes.
Athletes on SY Teams can anticipate 2-4 practices per week, usually between 5:00 and 9:30 p.m. in 90 min time slots. League
games take place at 6:00 p.m. for girls and 7:30 p.m. for boys. JV teams play league games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
Varsity teams compete on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Sport Opportunities at Linden Christian School
Mini-Basketball (grades 5-6)
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
Badminton season runs from the end of March till the end of April. Players on Grade 7/8, JV, and Varsity teams will have the opportunity to compete in two to three tournaments in April. The three categories for competition are Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Basketball season for grades 7/8, JV and Varsity teams begins in December, and runs until the end of March. In addition to league games and play-offs, basketball teams compete in 2-5 tournaments. All students in grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to play basketball through Linden Christian School’s Mini-Basketball program. It runs through the month of May and culminates in a friendly tournament. Mini-Basketball is an excellent introduction to the sport and allows students to develop essential skills, but with an emphasis on fun and participation.
Curling is open to SY athletes. Linden Christian School sends a team of 4 in both girls’ and boys’ categories to the Zone 12 bonspiel in February. Winners of the bonspiel go on to represent LCS and Zone 12 at the Curling Provincials in February.
Athletes in SY have the opportunity to participate and compete in the sport of golf. Linden Christian School is able to send a team of 4 golfers (in both boys’ and girls’ categories) to the Zone 12 golf tournament which takes place in mid-September. Winners of the tournament go on to represent Linden Christian School and Zone 12 at the Golf Provincials in October.
Hockey is open to grades 9-12 athletes. The season runs from September to early March. Linden Christian School competes in the WHSHL (Winnipeg High School Hockey League). There is a cost associated with this sport to cover expenses such as ice rental and equipment.
As part of our athletics’ program, Linden Christian School offers a Running Club which takes place after school in in May/June. It is open to all runners in grades 4-8. In addition to the fitness benefit, the Running Club is good training for Cross-Country meets.
The sport of soccer is open to SY athletes. Linden Christian School is able to enter one girls’ soccer team and one boys’soccer team in the Zone 12 league. The outdoor soccer season runs from April to early June. Winners of the league championship go on to represent our school and Zone 12 at the Provincial Soccer Championships.
Track & Field
Linden Christian School hosts a Track and Field meet in May which is inclusive of all students in grades 4-7. Track and Field athletes in grades 7-12 participate in various meets throughout the spring season.
Linden Christian School offers an Ultimate Frisbee experience for students in grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. Ultimate training and game opportunities are available in the spring.
Volleyball season for grades 7/8, JV and Varsity teams begins in September and runs until the end of November. In addition to league games and play-offs, volleyball teams compete in 2-5 tournaments.