athletics

go grizzlies!

The mission of the SLOCA Athletic Department is to build an athletics program that complements the existing academic and cultural milieu. This means utilizing the same classical education approach for athletes’ development––to understand their sport, learn the logic behind the sport, and eventually execute with skill and beauty. It also means, while we will strive for excellence in athletics, student involvement in sports should never overshadow their academic and family commitments.

While SLO Classical Academy’s focus has not been in the area of athletics for our first years of existence, we do believe athletics plays a vital role in a student’s education by teaching him/her values of self-discipline, commitment, teamwork, self-control, setting and achieving goals, perseverance, fellowship, loyalty, and cooperation.  Because of these beliefs, we are working to increase our athletic opportunities each year. In doing so, we have found practicing and competing together to be immensely community building, and we are having loads of fun developing our program!

Last year, 40% of students participated in SLOCA athletics.

We are always looking for college students and adults to join our great purpose and vision for athletics!  If you are interested and available to coach, please let us know at athletics@sloclassical.org.

2018-19 sports

New this year!

Climbing Club: the Bouldering Bears

All levels club team and introductory classes.

Littles

Through 4th grade, our goal is to encourage students to enjoy being active, develop skills, build character and prepare for future athletic endeavors.

Fall

co-ed cross country 

Winter

co-ed black top league basketball

Spring

co-ed ultimate frisbee

Middle School

Starting in 5th grade, our goals expand to include becoming good sports and great competitors.  We increase expectations in terms of time dedicated, developing skills and team camaraderie. We currently offer the following sports for these students.

Fall

co-ed cross country (placed 1st in the 2017 Judkin’s Mt Goat Run)
 boys’ flag football
girls’ volleyball (2017 league champs)

Winter

boys’ basketball
girls’ basketball

Spring

co-ed ultimate frisbee
boys’ volleyball
co-ed track

High School

In High School, all the good work done in the younger years comes together to build not only increasing character and skills but wisdom and grace as well. The high school years (the rhetoric years in classical education) is a time of explosive development based on years of hard work and commitment, allowing students to truly become artists wherever they have applied themselves, including sports.  Our current offerings include:

Fall

girls’ volleyball
weight training

Winter

boys’ basketball
girls’ basketball

Spring

co-ed ultimate frisbee
co-ed track
boys’ volleyball

questions?

explore SLOCA grizzlies culture: