Rockbridge Academy, through its athletic program, seeks to hone Christian character. Sportsmanship, leadership, toughness, humility, and competitiveness are words that are often used to define the success of an athletic program, and these words do apply to Rockbridge Academy athletes. Training up discerning followers of Christ is part of the vision of Rockbridge Academy, and athletic pursuit is one arena that can be used for carrying out this vision.
The distinctives of tough competition and hard-fought victory are not separate from the goal of building character. We believe that seeking to serve Christ means doing the best work possible while maximizing stewardship of His gifts. In athletics, this translates into players who, in seeking to glorify God, work hard to earn victory through conditioning, training, and excellent performance in competition.
At Rockbridge Academy, athletics and Physical Education are not extra-curricular activities. They are co-curricular. Pursuing these disciplines is consistent with the classical and Christian model of education.