GPLS Gladiator Athletics


Athletics & Classical Education

From the apostle Paul, who lived in a time when the Greek Olympic Games took place as part of the religious festivals which honored the Greek gods and he probably had these games in mind when he wrote to the church in Corinth:

“Surely you know that many runners take part in a race, but only one of them wins the prize. Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize. Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline, in order to be crowned with a wreath that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever. That is why I run straight for the finish line; that is why I am like a boxer who does not waste his punches. I harden my body with blows and bring it under complete control, to keep myself from being disqualified after having called others to the contest.” – I Corinthians 9:24-27

Grammar

Mechanics, Rules, Memorization

Mechanics, rules and memorization. Parallelling the classroom, muscle memory is built through training in proper technique and fundamental skill application. 


Logic

Analysis & Application

Testing out and applying the mental and physical fundamentals of the game into group and team functions. Repetition is still important, but now athletes learn to apply strategy and compete in small groups. 


Rhetoric

Polish & Persuasion

Focus on the production of the team. Each player is a part of something larger than themselves—working together as parts of a machine to accomplish the overall task. Our Gulf Pointe athletes reach the pinnacle of their classical athletic training as they display their knowledge, skill, and strategy before an audience of Gladiator fans!


High School Sports

Our High School Sports program is quickly developing with various sports offered to our students. We offer varsity girls basketball and volleyball; Varsity boys basketball, baseball and soccer; JV girls volleyball; and JV boys basketball. As a member of Panhandle Christian Conference, our teams compete against other private Christian school in Florida and Alabama.

Middle School Sports

Our Middle School Sports program offers basketball for both boys and girls. Both teams compete against other schools in the Panhandle Christian Conference.

Intra-School Sports

In our Intra-School Sports Program, we offer a variety of sports throughout the year for students in first through sixth grade. Students can participate in futsal, basketball, and baseball through weekly practices and games against other GUlf Pointe teams.

Intramural Sports

Our Intramural Sports program establishes the foundation for various sports for preschool through kindergarten students. Students in this program learn about the fundamentals of sports in a better-suited way for their age in a weekly after school program.

Surf Team

Located on the beautiful Emerald Coast, Gulf Pointe Latin School has two surf teams who meet weekly before school.