James Chamberlain, Physical Education
Phone: 503-649-5518 x401
E-mail: jamesc@tvja.org


Athletics Philosophy

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not grow faint.
Isaiah 40:31

 

 

Tualatin Valley Academy views athletics as being a very important component of your child's education for many reasons. Athletics offer students an opportunity to build new friendships with other Christian young adults and strengthen those already created. They give students the opportunity to learn how to deal with adversity in a controlled setting, and they provide students an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills. Athletics offer students the opportunity to work with others as a team to accomplish a common goal. They also give students an opportunity to participate in cardiovascular activities, which promote a healthy lifestyle. 


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Criteria for Participation

All students are expected to participate in regular physical education class activities. Extracurricular sports program participation is impacted by academic grades and citizenship. Please see the student handbook for details.


Curriculum Offered

Physical Education (K-6)

The purpose of physical education is to help a student develop the skills of decision making, goal setting, critical thinking group dynamics, fitness activities, movement, recreational and lifetime sports skills through the medium of athletics. 

Physical Education (7-10)

In Junior High and High School, physical education takes a shift from the general movement emphasis of the elementary levels to more specific skill acquisition. Physical education class consists of 7 major seasons: soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, track and softball.  


Bonus Activities

Speedstack Competition

Date: TBA
Cost: Free
Time Commitment: Your child will need to practice on their own, but the competition is during Chapel.
Description: An excellent opportunity to compete against classmates in the sport of Speedstacking. 

Jumprope for Heart

Date: TBA
Cost: Free
Time Commitment: Friday, after Chapel.
Description: A great form of exercise and fun! This is our chance to "give back" by supporting the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Swimming Class

Dates: May - June
Cost: Free
Time Commitment: Daily during PE time
Description: Just in time for summer, swim lessons to help your child feel safe and comfortable around water. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extracurricular Sports

K-2 Soccer

Dates: September 5 - October 26, 2018
Cost: $25 + Uniform
Time Commitment: Wednesday/Friday
Description: A great opportunity for your child to develop sport specific skills while competing in the sport of soccer. Two groups of teams: Kindergarten and grades 1/2. 

3-5 Soccer

Dates: September 5 - October 26, 2018
Cost: $25 + Uniform
Time Commitment: Wednesday/Friday
Description: A great opportunity for your child to develop sport specific skills while competing in the sport of soccer. In this group our games are against other Metro Christian League schools. We usually have 2 teams.  

7-8 Soccer

Dates: September 4 - October 30, 2018
Cost: $60 + Uniform
Time Commitment: 4 days/week
Description: Portland Metro Christian League soccer schedule. Two practices and two games each week. 

5-6 Volleyball

Dates: September 4 - October 30, 2018
Cost: $40
Time Commitment: 3-4 days/week
Description: Portland Metro Christian League volleyball. Two practices and two games each week. 

7-8 Volleyball

Dates: September 4 - October 30, 2018
Cost: $60
Time Commitment: 4 days/week
Description: Portland Metro Christian League volleyball. Two practices and two games each week. 

3-4 Basketball

Dates: January 9 - March 14, 2019
Cost: $60
Time Commitment: 3 days/week - Sunday/Wednesday practice and 1 game/week
Description: A great opportunity for your child to develop sport specific skills while competing in the sport of basketball. 2-4 teams. 

5-6 Basketball

Dates: October 31 - December 15, 2018
Cost: $40
Time Commitment: 3 days/week
Description: An excellent opportunity to sharpen sport specific skills while participating in league competition. 

7-8 Basketball

Dates: November 26, 2018 - March 4, 2019
Cost: $80
Time Commitment: 4 days/week
Description: Portland Metro Christian League basketball schedule. Two practices and two games each week. Portland Adventist Academy Tournament to cap off a fun and exciting season.  

7-10 Skiing/Snowboarding

Dates: February 6-8, 2019
Cost: $120
Time Commitment: 9:00AM 2/6 - 3:00PM 2/8
Description: This winter activity is a wonderful opportunity for your child to get an introduction to the exciting winter sports of either Skiing or Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor for a day along with 2 nights at Three Sisters SDA school in Bend, OR.



Uniform Ordering

Soccer Uniforms can be purchased at Tursi Soccer. Address: 8805 SW Canyon Ln. Portland, OR 97225. Phone: 503.297.2241.

The cost for the soccer uniform is $37, which includes socks, shorts and jersey. Uniforms are the same as they were last year and may be reused.

Tursis will also offer 15% off anything else you purchase while in the store. 

Soccer players also need practice socks, shin guards and cleats. Various cleat sizes are available for exchange in the school office.


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