Championship teams and athletes are produced at the Lighthouse Christian Academy. Among Christian high school athletics, LCA is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Southern Section and Harbor League. The opportunity to participate on winning CIF Division V-A teams sets our students apart mentally and physically. Many of our graduating athletes have gone on to play at the college level in Division I, III, and NAIA.
In the 2013 season, 9 players played 8-man football in Santa Monica and made CIF Southern Section playoffs; they were coached into excellence — with so few, they went so far. Our varsity football program is run by the Zach Scribner, former member of the UCLA football team. The program was founded by Lighthouse Senior Pastor Rob Scribner, a 4-year veteran of the Los Angeles Rams and a former star for the UCLA Bruins.
In 2005 the Saints were CIF Division V-A 8-Man Football Championship Runners Up.
We have a spot for you on the team. Since the Lighthouse Christian Academy is not yet impacted (like many schools), there’s room for you if your dream is to play varsity football for a private school. Practices begin in the summer with weightlifting and skill fundamentals.
The 8-man football in Santa Monica team is the place where lasting friendships are built. It is where without bigotry, kids from all races come together, joined by the love of Christ and the commitment to competitiveness, struggle to win, to out-run, to out-muscle, to out-think opponents until the victory is obtained. A number of our students have gone on to play at the college level.
The Lighthouse Christian Academy Girls Varsity Volleyball team twice has won CIF Division V-A championship (in 2004 and 2005). Pretty much any girl in the school can join the team since traditionally we don’t have the largest enrollments.
That means the girls can learn a sport from having no knowledge or experience whatsoever. What’s amazing is how high of a level we achieve from such humble beginnings.
In addition to being competitive, Lighthouse looks at volleyball from the holistic perspective. This is to say that sports are an excellent vehicle for kids to learn qualities extremely useful to succeed in life. The players learn to work on a team, combining weakness with strength to make a collectively strong front. Many of our students have gone on to college volleyball.
If you want to win volleyball, you must teach and strengthen. The girls learn leadership, mutual support, trust and friendship. They also learn excellence, effort and discipline. These lessons are not taught in a traditional classroom but are invaluable to be successful in life. These emotional traits of highly successful people are learned on the court.
In the 2012-13 season, Lighthouse Christian Academy’s co-ed varsity soccer team took fourth place in the CIF Southern Section Harbor League. Soccer is on the rise at Lighthouse of Santa Monica! As with all of our sports, we don’t exclude anyone who desires to play. The lesser experienced gets drilled into excellence. The talented soccer player has the opportunity to shine. From LCA soccer, former students have gone on to play at the college level.
Varsity soccer players have the chance to hone their skills greatly on an international soccer clinic in Guatemala, where they learn from the people who invented the game.
The soccer season begins immediately after the football season ends, around November. Boys and girls from all grades are accepted onto the team. It is a great opportunity to bond and make friendships that last a lifetime. As with all our sports, Christian school soccer is a fabulous opportunity to build character, learn sportsmanship, strive for excellence and acquire discipline. These are qualities that are extremely useful for any person to be a success in life.
You can also find helpful information on the MaxPreps website.
The Lighthouse Christian Academy swim team competes against the private schools of the Harbor League and against other private schools under the banner and guidelines of the CIF-SS.
The LCA swim program includes both JV and Varsity teams and is open to swimmers of all ability levels. Practices begin in March at the Santa Monica College fitness pool.