Participation in CALOC
5th thru 8th grade
Athletic Director, Dave Jongerius
Grace Christian School is pleased to be a member of the Christian Athletic League Of Orange County. Participation in the league provides us the opportunity to offer a variety of extracurricular options to our 5th and 6th grade students.
While every student at Grace receives regular physical education, this interschool competition is provided for the more experienced and skillful players. We hold ‘try-outs’ for each different sport season. Students who wish to play on sports teams need to be able to show a basic level of knowledge, ability to play the sport, and willingness to practice and develop game skills.
We offer three different sports seasons at Grace: Fall Sports: Girls Basketball, Boys Flag Football (Sept. thru Nov.) Winter Sports: Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball (Dec. thru March) Spring Sport: Co-Ed Soccer (March thru June) Girls in 5th or 6th grade are also offered the opportunity to participate with our Cheerleading Team. The Cheerleading Team is a year long commitment, however the girls are allowed to ‘try-out’ for any of the sports offered as well as being a part of the cheer squad. Coaching of these sports, including cheer, are generally done by volunteer parents and oversight of all sports falls under the direction of the Athletic Director.
Parents need to understand the commitment involved with having their son/daughter participate in CALOC sports. Games are played here at Grace and at various other Christian schools in the surrounding area. Parents will be asked to help out by bringing snacks, driving to away games, help with coaching, etc. Schedules for each season are handed out at the end of the try-out process, but there are times when last minute changes may need to be made due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
There are certain fees involved for participation in the CALOC league. Costs include but are not limited to: CALOC dues, Referee and/or Officials fees, occasional field or gym rental, equipment and field up-keep, awards for team members: trophies/ medallions/certificates, and uniforms. In order to participate, each family will be asked to help defray some of the costs by paying a $60 Sports Participation Fee at the beginning of each season (except for Cheerleading, which is a one-time fee in September). The Sports Participation Fee will include uniform use, repair, and replacement and will help cover other items such as the end of the season sports party and coaches gifts.