The Athletic Department of Eden Christian Academy views itself as an extension of the Eden promise. In conjunction with the core commitments of Eden Christian Academy, our Athletic Department is unreservedly committed to seven distinct areas of focus that are interwoven into all levels of our athletic opportunities, from prekindergarten through Varsity sports. These focus areas are introduced to athletes at entry level and as they continue through our program, they are developed in more depth.
1) Developing Christ-centered leaders
2) Developing unflinching Biblically-based character in young men & women
3) Opportunities to enrich and apply Biblical principles and morals
4) Opportunities to be an “Ambassador for Christ”
5) Winning with humility and losing with grace
6) Stewardship of God-given physical talents and created body
Eden Christian Academy offers athletic opportunities for all age levels of students. Our youth program (PK-4th) offers intramural soccer and basketball programs. Youth soccer is a 6-week program in both the fall (September/October) and the spring (April/May). Youth basketball is a 6-week program in November and December.
Students in grades 5-12 have the following interscholastic athletic opportunities:
Soccer: 5/6 Co-ed, 7/8 Co-ed, JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Golf: JV Co-ed, Varsity Co-ed
Volleyball: 5/6 Girls, 7/8 Girls, JV Girls, Varsity Girls
Cross Country: 7/8 Girls, 7/8 Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Football: Varsity Boys (Cooperative agreement with Vincentian Academy)
Basketball: 5/6 Girls, 5/6 Boys, 7/8 Girls, 7/8 Boys, JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Cheer: 7/8 Girls, Varsity Girls (Non-Competitive)
Baseball: JV Boys, Varsity Boys
Softball: Varsity Girls (Cooperative agreement with Vincentian Academy)
Track & Field: 7/8 Girls, 7/8 Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
One of the most challenging aspects of Christian athletics is the philosophy of competition and, correlating with that, playing time. Currently, our department takes the following stance.
Our youth programs (K-4th) and intermediate programs (5-6) adhere to the concept of equal playing time for participants as long as they have met coaches’ expectations such as attending the appropriate number of practices, following team rules, and so forth.
Our 7-12 interscholastic programs begin true competitive athletics. Coaches are instructed to play the athletes they feel give their team the best chance of competing to the best of the team’s ability during that given game. Coaches are instructed to take into account practices attended, adherence to team and school rules, and skill level among several other pertinent aspects of being a part of a competitive athletic team.
Our department’s Biblical basis for our philosophy is rooted in Genesis 1:27-31; 1 Corinthians 10:31; and 1 Corinthians 9:24.
Athletic Director: Mark Ackerman
318 Nicholson Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: (412) 324-1100
Athletic Administrative Assistant; Jami Ryan