The Eastside Christian School athletics program prides itself on representing Christ well in the way that we practice, compete, and treat our fellow athletes, coaches, and officials. As a school, we recognize the value of sports and the learning opportunities that sports provide to our students. We utilize athletics to foster spiritual growth, character development, and physical fitness. This is achieved through hard work, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and, of course, fun!
We encourage participation by having a “no cut” policy and ensure that every participant has an enjoyable experience. Our coaches treat all athletes with respect and have the student’s best interest at heart. Coaches encourage athletes to develop their God-given talents and abilities through competitive play, while stressing the importance of playing in a God-honoring way. All skill levels are welcome. Coaches work to meet the needs of the athlete playing for the first time as well as the athlete aspiring to play at the high school level.
Eastside Christian School is a member of the Cascade Middle School League, which consists of 17 private schools located in the greater Seattle and Bellevue areas. The values listed by our league constitution are as follows:
- To provide healthy and fun activity through competition, good fellowship, and sportsmanship among the schools in the league
- To provide a compatible level of competition
- To meet the diverse needs of this age group through sport
At Eastside Christian School we offer the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Track & Field
- Co-ed Tennis
I invite you to cheer on our Eastside Christian Eagles at an upcoming sporting event! My hope is that you will see our tremendous young men and women glorifying God in the way that they carry themselves both on and off the court.
I am Josef Helton and this is who I am. I am an ambassador for Christ and am able to hold my ground when questioned. My gifts of mercy and service inspire me to help when someone is hurt by the world, either by an earthquake or someone hurting them physically. Injustice makes me want to do something for people who can’t fight back or are being taken advantage of. Through my life I have learned that not everything goes your way, such as when my parents got divorced. Although that happened, God made it turn out; I am going to have a stepbrother and a stepmother soon. Life is a mystery, but you have to be positive, which makes it all the better. I learned through a game of paintball that a team is like your community—who you put yourself around. I want to use my gift of apostleship in my football team to help them in hard times and strengthen them in Christ. I, Josef Helton, want to use my skills to help people make a foundation in Christ and stand firm in Him.
I, Evan Toy, am a child of God. The spiritual gifts that God has blessed me with are faith, mercy, and leadership. Two experiences that have greatly impacted my life are the 2010 and 2011 Oklahoma mission trips, and my close friends not returning for eighth grade this year. Through these experiences, I learned who I really am and have grown closer to God. My relational style is all about being around other people. I would love to take advantage of leadership opportunities next year in high school. Throughout the years, I have developed skills for playing the saxophone, and, of course, basketball. I get excited for anything related to sports: basketball, baseball, and even golf. I really get fired up when I see professional athletes cheating, like using drugs. It represents a lack of leadership and poor character. I can see myself leading others and being a great influence by doing the right things in high school and college.