Junior High and Senior High Athletics
I like to work on basic skill development, physical conditioning and team sport dynamics. I like to expose the kids to a variety of team sports that they may have never played as well, such as kickball, badminton and volleyball. And yes we are blessed to be able to use the new sport track and field at Norte Dame! The students love it. We will be doing some track and field activities including sprints, dashes, relays, hurdles and long jumping. Should be a fun year!
The Daniel Academy Lions Soccer Team Official Theme Song
Lyrics To Lions
Today we know that we are strong when we are weak
Today we trust, we overcome
Take every chain that kept us slaves and throw em’ off
We defy our inhibition
Like our middle name is “fearless”
Arms out wide
If we’re gonna fear, we fear no evil
We will rise
By your power, we will go
By your spirit, we are bold
If we’re gonna stand, we stand as giants
If we’re gonna walk, we walk as lions
We walk as lions
Before we face the fight
We know who’s gonna win
We live by faith and not by sight
We don’t want safe and quiet
We don’t wanna run and hide
It’s our time, not gonna miss it
TDA Lions Team Schedule
TDA Lions Home Game Grounds
The Daniel Academy Lions Boys Basketball Team
Under Coach Dennis Aldy’s leadership, the Daniel Academy started its very first boys basketball team this year, having both JV and Varsity teams! Our players were Daniel Academy students and homeschoolers! We won a good number of games this first year and our student players grew in skill, strength and teamsmanship.
Starting the basketball team this year was a journey of faith from start to finish. Games were scheduled later than they should have been therefore sports facilities were not as readily available. Yet despite some setbacks, the team saw God’s provision over and over again!
We are most grateful to everyone who came to any of our home games, to Coach Aldy and his family for pouring their time and resources into our school and to Becca Fraser, our excellent team administrator.
We are proud of our first ever team, for coming together in unity and for demonstrating their leadership skills both on and off the court. We look forward to even greater growth and success next year! Go Lions!!
In semester 1, we offer an archery class for high school students, taught by Dennis Aldy. Following is some helpful information regarding Mr Aldy’s vision and objectives for the class.
Skills Taught in Archery Class
Mr Aldy shares: “By using Psalm 127:3-5, I teach that children (including our TDA students ) are a gift from the Lord, compared to an arrow to be released by their warrior parents for the ultimate goal of hitting the mark dead center of the target. I define “hitting the mark dead center” as each one fulfilling the purpose God created them for. Therefore, we need our parents to train/instruct/correct us so that we become a great arrow; straight and sharp and able to hit the mark. I also teach the students about 10 different character qualities we can choose to exemplify in order to hit “the mark” of what God created us to be. These character qualities include: Loyalty , Servant Leadership, Honesty, Integrity, Purity, Excellence, Humility, Self Discipline, Kindness and Perseverance. With each character quality we discuss bible verses and practical “how to’s” to live those qualities out daily.
Mr. Aldy Comments on the History and His Love of Archery
The history of archery goes way back from it being a primary weapon to it’s role in popular, current movies. Archery is valuable because of the self-esteem that can be easily built. Archery can also be used to learn how to hunt wild game for the purpose of providing food for the family. These are great lifelong lessons and skills to master for the future.