OBA offers a variety of sports for both 7th/8th grade (middle school) students and high school students. Our no-cut policy ensures every student has the opportunity to participate.
OBA provides Core Sports which we anticipate offering each year. OBA will provide Bonus Sports when we have enough student athletes to field a competitive team, have a qualified coach, and have adequate finances.
OBA Athletics – Core Values
Since “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (I Timothy 4:8) the OBA sports community will seek the greater good of biblical integration in each sport by training our student athletes in the following Christlike character traits listed below:
Perseverance & Endurance
James 1:3-4 | “…..because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance ﬁnish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.”
Hebrews 12:1 | “….let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that easily entangles us and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Phil 2:3-8 | “Do nothing out of selﬁsh ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others more signiﬁcant than yourselves. Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a ting to b grasped. But emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant being born in the in the likeness of men and being found in human form he humbled himself becoming obedient to death even death on a cross.”
Faithfulness & Diligence
Matt. 25:21 | “Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things now I will put you in charge of many things; come share your master’s happiness ”
Hebrews 6:11 | “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.”
I Corinthians 9:24-27 | “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not ﬁght like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualiﬁed for the prize.”
2 Peter 1:5-8 | “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”
Ephesians 4:2-6 | “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
High school girls may try out to cheer for football. They cheer at home and away games. Middle School cheerleaders may choose to participate and do not need to try out. They cheer only at home games.
This fall sport is for middle school and high school boys and girls. Athletes compete at cross-country meets that are usually held on Saturdays during the fall. The season begins in August and ends mid-October.
Fast Pitch Softball
OBA’s girls fast pitch softball teams (middle school and high school) begin their seasons in August and end late September/early October. Most games are late afternoon and evening.
OBA’s boys high school football season runs from August into November with ten or eleven regular season high school games plus high school scrimmages. Most middle school and junior varsity games are Monday late afternoon/evening. High school games are on Friday nights.
OBA’s girls high school volleyball season starts with practice in July and lasts until mid October. Middle school season begins directly before school starts and ends in September. Games are usually late afternoon and evening, as well as some tournaments on weekdays and Saturdays.
OBA’s boys and girls regular basketball season starts at the beginning of November and finishes the middle of February. The regular season for high school is about 22 games, including tournaments. The high school regular season is followed by play-offs including district, regional, area, and state. Most games are in the evening with middle school usually on Monday and Thursday and high school on Tuesday and Friday.
High school girls may try out to cheer for basketball. They cheer at home and away games. Middle School cheerleaders may choose to participate and do not need to try out. They cheer only at home games.
Boy’s baseball season is offered in the spring for middle school and high school boys – March to May. Home games are held at the school baseball complex. Most games are late afternoon and evening.
Slow Pitch Softball
OBA’s girls softball teams play slow pitch in the spring, March to May. Most games are late afternoon and evening.
This spring sport for boys and girls starts after basketball season and lasts until early May. Middle school and high school track meets are on weekdays and on Saturdays.
High school and middle school tennis may be offered in the spring, March to May. Tennis tournaments are held on weekdays and Saturdays.
OBA will provide Bonus Sports when we have enough student athletes to field a competitive team, have a qualified coach, and have adequate finances.
Students may participate in OSSAA golf as an individual sport. The school will not provide a coach. The school will provide a sponsor for regional and state tournaments.
Students may participate as individuals in OSSAA swim competitions, held in the winter. The school will not provide a coach or practice facilities. The school will provide a sponsor for regional and championship meets.