Taking part in various sports and physical activity gives students the opportunity to discover a range of strengths outside those of academic learning. Involvement contributes to students’ development of personal identity and self-esteem. Participation in team sports also develops strong community with peers. Students find their role and experience growth through commitment, achievement, challenges, perseverance, and teamwork. All these elements help to prepare them for life beyond KCS.
Kelowna Christian School has fully equipped gyms at both campuses, external fields, indoor basketball courts and lots of opportunities for our students to get involved. We consistently rank highly in the province often winning provincial championships (like this year!)
Our senior boy's basketball and senior girls volleyball consistently rank with the best in British Columbia - placing in many Provincials over the past several years. KCS also offers a special Sports Academy Program for Middle School students (Grade 6 - 9). CLICK HERE to discover and learn more about this fantastic program.
Sr. Boys, Sr. Girls, Jr. Boys, Jr. Girls, Gr. 8 Boys, Gr. 8 Girls
We are looking forward to our new season getting started and having students connected in one or more of the teams at KCS. We are grateful for our coaches every year who give so much time to our students and relate to them in a way that others could not. THANK YOU, coaches!
You will see below a list of teams being offered this fall, as well as the fee for each team, the coach's contact information and tryout and practice times. This year, we are moving to a standardized form of collecting team fees. Players who have not paid their fee will not be eligible for gameplay until they have done so. Cheques should be made payable to KCS. Please include the team(s) you are paying for on the 'memo' line.
Grade 8 Girls Basketball
Coach - TBD
Fee - TBD
Grade 6 & 7 Girls Basketball
Coaches - TBD
Grade 8 Boys Basketball
Coach - TBD
Fee - TBD
Grade 6 & 7 Boys Basketball
Coach - TBD
Junior Girls Basketball
Senior Girls Basketball
Junior "A" Boys Basketball
Senior Boys Basketball
Coach - Malcolm Evans
Games - TBD
Coach - Kristy Baxter
Games - TBA
Practices: Apple Bowl
Canadian Olympian, Evan Dunfee, displayed the true meaning of sport when he responded to the unfortunate incident of being bumped from the bronze medal standing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Dunfee shares that "contact is part of our event, whether written or unwritten and is quite common. I don’t believe that this was malicious or done with intent. Even if an appeal to CAS were successful I would not have been able to receive that medal with a clear conscience and it isn’t something I would have been proud of. I will sleep soundly tonight, and for the rest of my life, knowing I made the right decision. I will never allow myself to be defined by the accolades I receive, rather the integrity I carry through life." This quotes describes the underpinning to the KCS Basketball Academy.
Basketball Academy is a special program that challenges students to develop not only their athletic skills, but also their personal identity, self-esteem and character. Targeted, intentional coaching help students experience growth through commitment, achievement, challenges, perseverance and team work - founded on teaching students to...
This year, we are excited to be able to offer both basketball and volleyball options for grade 6 - 9 students. Sports Academy is a character-driven program that is designed for students who are passionate about athletics, are interested in growing their skills, and want to challenge themselves.
The program runs from 7:00 to 8:40 a.m. in the gym, when regular classes are in session). The basketball program runs Mondays and Wednesdays, and the volleyball program runs Tuesdays and Thursday. Sports run on a half year schedule: October to February (grades 6/7 volleyball and grades 8/9 basketball), and February to June (grades 6/7 basketball and grades 8/9 volleyball).
Each program has a $300 fee. Health and safety requirements regarding distancing during the pandemic mean that there are a limited number of spots available. In an effort to be fair and open to all interested families, the following sequence will be used to determine participants:
The online registration window will open from noon on Sept. 23 to noon on Sept. 25 to allow time for families to read the attached information and make a decision. Families will indicate their priority preference for only the basketball program, only the volleyball program, or both programs. No payment is due at this time.
Once the registration window closes, names will be drawn randomly from the registered students, and placed in their first (or only) choice of sports, until each sports program is filled.
If spaces remain for either the basketball or volleyball program, a further random draw will be conducted with remaining names who are interested in a second program (either basketball or volleyball) until those programs are filled.
Registered families will be notified by email by September 29 if their daughter/son has secured a spot in the program or not. Those families will be sent a link in order to pay for the Academy online by October 2, thereby securing their Sports Academy placement.
If spots should become available due to non-payment, then other students will be offered the spot, following the remaining random draw order.
KCS Students: $300 in cash, cheque, or fundraising account ($100 will be considered a non-refundable deposit)