Dear Prospective Parents,
Welcome to PCS Athletics and to the 2017-2018 year! We are excited you have chosen, or are considering, PCS as an educational opportunity for your child(ren).
In 2017-2018 PCS will offer 19 different sport groups and will compete in the MAIS AAAA-D1 along with Jackson Prep, Jackson Academy, Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Oak Forest Academy, and Parklane Academy. The competitive opportunities are great and so are the opportunities to learn valuable life lessons such as hard work, sportsmanship, sacrifice, and team work. As with all things done at PCS, we strive to approach sports through the lens of Christ, a Biblical Worldview. Our coaches will strive to inspire each young person to actively think about and consider their spiritual growth. Proverbs 14:23 says, “All hard work leads to a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
As we define our values for 2017-2018, we would like PCS Athletics to be focused on these 5 things:
- Bring Revival (True and Real)
- Be Authentic
- Focus on the 1% (Growth occurs in all things 1% at a time)
- Remove Paper Ceilings (Just because there is a ceiling, doesn’t mean we can’t break through it)
- No shortcuts/No excuses
I read a book this summer written by Joshua Medcalfe titled Pound the Stone. While I won’t go into details of the book, yet would encourage everyone to read it, I would like to share two words that took on a different meaning to me after reading this book. The first is GRIT, which in this book is defined as, “the passion and endurance to keep working toward one’s mission despite setbacks or failures.” The other word is SHINE, which in this book is described in this way, “when we SHINE the way we are intended, not with arrogance, but with authentic joy, peace, wholeness, and contentment, we allow others to slowly peel back their layers and shine as well.” There is so much power in our ability to maintain our passion and focus despite circumstances. There is also power in understanding the true reason we should want to shine and our “shine’s” impact on others. If we are able to live in this way, we are also able to fulfill Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
My prayer throughout this year is that everyone associated with a PCS Athletics event would be impacted by Christ by seeing the #GritAndShine our student-athletes, coaches, and fans embrace.
Remember to follow PCS Athletics on Twitter, PCS_Sports for all of the latest in PCS Athletics, and I look forward to seeing you SHINE at a PCS Athletics event soon!
Director of Athletics