League Affiliation: GRACEAC League
Ada Christian School participates in the GRACEAC (Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council) League. This league consists of Catholic, Christian, and homeschool teams. This league promotes a 5th grade thru 8th grade athletic program that consistently builds students athletes from year to year.
Philosophy of GRACEAC League
The purpose of the athletic program at the elementary school level is to complement the home, church, and school in the development of the "whole person". Activities of the program are for the benefit of the children, suited to their age and physical growth. The goals are to:
- Recognize the need of physical fitness in the wholesome growth of the child.
- Provide enjoyable recreational activity which develops Christian attitudes of sportsmanship and fair play that can be sustained beyond the elementary level.
The primary function of elementary athletics in the Grand Rapids Diocese should not be the development of exceptional athletes. Rather, it must be the development of student athletes who genuinely display the Christian qualities of good sportsmanship and fair play in every aspect of life. the successful operation of athletics depends upon a true commitment from all adults involved.