Crusader Athletics seeks to be the premier athletic program in South Florida that develops well-rounded athletes in a variety of sports; teaches young men and women to glorify God, attain their goals, and maximize their talents; creates a community of supporters inside and outside of the school body; and fosters a growth mindset among coaches, players, and supporters.

Athletic Director

On behalf of Coral Springs Christian Academy, welcome to Crusader Athletics.

Our vision at CSCA is one in which our student-athletes are led by godly men and women to compete at the highest level, glorifying and honoring God in everything they do, not only on the playing field, but also in the classroom and in the community.  We believe that athletics offer opportunities for young men and women to learn impactful lessons that will affect them throughout their lives, and to build lasting relationships.  Great coaches capitalize on the opportunities presented in athletics to assist parents in instilling a Bible-centered understanding of competition and leadership.

We seek not just for one team to succeed, but for every program within CSCA to be successful.  Our players, coaches, and fans should take pride in CSCA athletics as a whole, and while different programs will be successful at different levels and times, the whole of our program should not be defined by one or two programs’ successes or failures.

We hope that this website will provide you with all the necessary information to support and participate in Crusader Athletics.  If you have interests in volunteering, or in joining our Crusader Athletic Boosters, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Andy Holz

Athletic Director

caholz@csca.us

954-205-9636

Weekly Athletics Update

District Tournaments begin Tuesday!

Crusader Golf tees off at 8 am at Jacaranda Golf Club.

Crusader Volleyball opens with the District Semi-Final match against Hebrew Academy. The tournament will be held in Crusader gymnasium and our girls take the floor at 7:30.

Come out and support your Crusaders!!!

Reminder for Winter Sports

Winter sports are set to begin in the next few weeks. Upper school students who have not turned in the EL2 and EL3 forms this year must do so before they tryout for a winter sport. Both forms are available on the FHSAA website as well as on the CSCA Athletics page.

Tryout schedules will be posted this week for all of our winter sports.

Fall Schedules Updated

Please remember to check the updated schedules located on the CSCA Athletics page. Several of our teams still have games left on their schedule, including the district tournaments for all of our Varsity teams.

Remember to go Like our Facebook page, and follow our Instagram and Twitter feeds for more ways to stay in touch with all of the exciting news from Crusader Athletics!

Go Crusaders!

We are excited to announce that CSCA and Crusader Athletics has been selected to participate in the Home Team Advantage Program with Buffalo Wild Wings in Coral Springs.  Any time you visit the Coral Springs Buffalo Wild Wings, you can present the card included below (or just mention you are with CSCA) and 10% of your total bill will be donated back to Crusader Athletics.  This is a great program and we hope you will help us continue to promote Crusader Athletics in the local community.

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Info & Forms

Athletics Staff

Fall Sports

Flag Football
Varsity: Andy Holz – caholz@csca.us

Volleyball
Varsity: Andy Holz – caholz@csca.us

JV: Tanya Proknow – tmprocknow2@gmail.com

Middle School: Amanda Gomez – agomez@csca.us

Elementary:  Melanie Yunker – myunker@csca.us

Cross Country
Varsity: Brad Lindbergh – blindbergh@csca.us

Swimming
Varsity: Kendra Marks – themarks5@hotmail.com

Golf
Varsity:  Jason Paugh – jpaugh@csca.us

Elementary Soccer (Coed)
Rebekah Fagianirfagiani@csca.us

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball
Varsity: Andy Smith – asmith@csca.us
JV: TBA
Middle School: Danny Talpesh – dtalpesh@csca.us
Elementary: TBA

Girls Basketball
Varsity:  Dorothy Williams – Jean6613@comcast.net
Middle School:  TBA
Elementary: TBA

Boys Soccer
Varsity: Joe Sanelli – jsanelli@csca.us
Middle School: Devon Hines – pulseemg@gmail.com

Girls Soccer
Varsity:Rebekah Fagiani – rfagiani@csca.us

Spring Sports

Baseball
Varsity: Steve Carp – s-carp@att.net
Middle School:  TBA

 

Softball
Varsity: Kevin Rodriguez – kerod2492@yahoo.com

 

Track & Field
Varsity: Brad Lindbergh – blindbergh@csca.us

Cheerleading

Varsity: Kymm Kerekes – kymmkerekes@gmail.com

Middle School:  Lori Murphy – lmurphy@csca.us

Elementary: Melanie Yunker – myunker@csca.us

Athletic Packet / Philosophy & Policies

Athletics Packet 2017/18

As we gear up for the 2017-2018 school year, we are also rapidly approaching the start of our fall athletic season.  Several of our teams will begin practicing on August 1st and will be hard at work preparing for their first games of the year.   As a staff, we could not be more excited to help our athletes accomplish great things on and off the field of competition.  The link below contains the compete Athletics Information Packet for the 2017-2018 school year.  If your son or daughter has any interest in playing for a CSCA team this year, please take the time now to read through this informative packet.  All necessary forms are included in this packet, and several must be signed and returned before your son or daughter can begin competing with his or her team.  Also included is an overview of some of our key policies.  As always, more information is available and is constantly being updated on the Athletics page at coralspringschristianacademy.com.  Thank you for all of your support as we kick off a new year in Crusader Athletics!

 

Andy Holz
Athletic Director

Crusader Athletic Commitment

As a Crusader Athlete, I will commit to:
  • 
Exemplary Christian Behavior.
  • Being a positive member of CSCA.
  • Practicing hard & playing fair.
  • Attend practices & games.
  • 
Fully support my teammates.
  • Fully support my coaches.
  • Fully using my God given talents.
Ephesians 6:11 
“Put on the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to stand 
against the schemes of the devil.”

Expectations

Students, parents, coaches, and fans are to demonstrate Christian principles in all circumstances. It is expected that everyone associated with CSCA team sports will support and encourage our players as well as one another.
Our athletes are expected to try to play their very best with an appropriate Christian attitude at all times. They are expected to behave properly 
at school, at home, and on the playing field. They are expected to excel academically and spiritually as well as athletically. They are expected to be champions for Christ and positive role models.
All student athletes are expected to meet and, whenever possible, exceed the Standards for Excellence at CSCA. Parents and fans are expected to properly support and 
encourage all of our players and treat the other teams and officials with respect and dignity. Players, Parents, and Fans will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. 

Any consequences for failing to meet these expectations will be determined by the CSCA Athletic Director and the Head Coach.

Competition

Coaches are expected to use each player’s gifts to allow the individual 
and the team to compete at the highest level. Our younger age teams will focus on fun, with playing time for all being evenly distributed. As the players move up, the competition will increase accordingly. Some players will start, others will be subs, and some 
may receive very little playing time. At the Varsity level, all parents and fans will support the philosophy that our best players will play. It is our belief that all games should be played to win with integrity, through a Christ-honoring approach.

Team/Player Selection

All teams shall have a designated try-out period to be determined by the Head Coach. Players will be selected based on attitude, grades, “coach-ability”, and talent.
The number of players on a team will be large enough to have a strong competitive team, but not too large to deter from the individual attention each player deserves when playing on a school team. We do not want to “cut” anyone from a team; however, our coaches will choose those most qualified to represent the school in the particular activity.

Sports Season Guide

CSCA is subject to FHSAA regulations regarding when teams can begin practice and/or begin playing games. Due to the nature of the FHSAA calendar, there will be an overlap between the FALL and WINTER seasons, and the WINTER and SPRING seasons. This overlap of seasons cannot be avoided. Therefore, for those who play more than one sport in consecutive seasons, please be aware of this challenge.
Students who are members of a fall sport team will be given permission to tryout for a winter team on a date that will be worked out between the two coaches.
Likewise, students who are members of a winter sport team will be given permission to tryout for a spring team on a date that will be worked out between the two coaches.

Academic Eligibility Guide

CSCA will follow the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) rule requiring students to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Each student’s GPA will be checked at the end of each semester.

School Attendance

In order for a student to be eligible to participate in a school-sponsored event (practice, game, or other event), the student must not be unexcused from school, nor more than one hour late to school on the day of a practice, event, or game,

School Suspensions

A student who is suspended from school may not participate in any practice/game during the time frame of the suspension. The Athletic Director will determine all other issues of ineligibility.

Quitting a Team

Any student athlete who quits a team after being named a member of that team will be ineligible to participate in the next season or sport.

Uniforms

The coach will distribute school team uniforms in the beginning of the season. It is the responsibility of the player to take proper care of the uniform and have it ready for games. Each coach will determine what is to be worn to school on game days. We expect student athletes to be in full compliance with the CSCA dress code at all times. All school team uniforms must be cleaned and returned at the end of the season. Lost or damaged uniforms are the responsibility of the player/parent.

Forms

Participation and Consent Forms:

FHSAA Compliance:  The following forms must be submitted before your child participates in an athletic event (including practice) at school. New this year, the FHSAA is requiring all student-athletes to complete the course at the link below and print the Completion Certificate once the course is finished. Please complete these as soon as possible and submit them to Andy Holz so that your child may participate without delay.
The following forms are available on FHSAA.org.  Please click the links below to get the most up to date form.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Concussion FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES — Course 1: NFHS “Concussion in Sports”
Step 1: Go to www.nfhslearn.com.
Step 2: “Sign In” to your account using the email address and password you provided at time of registering for an nfhslearn account. OR If you do not have an account, “Register” for an account.
Step 3: Click “Courses” at the top of the page.
Step 4: Scroll down to “Concussions in Sports” from the list of courses. Step 5: Click “View Course”.
Step 6: Click “Order Course.”
Step 7: Select “Myself” if the course will be completed by you.
Step 8: Click “Continue” and follow the on-screen prompts to finish the checkout process. (Note: There is no fee for this course)
Step 9: Go to www.nfhslearn.com.
Step 10: “Sign In” to your account using the email address and password you provided at time of registering for an nfhslearn account.
Step 11: From your “Dashboard,” click “My Courses”.
Step 12: Click “Begin Course” on the course you wish to take. *Your course will launch on the same page of the web browser. **Click “Back to Dashboard” when ready to exit course. Be sure to print the certificate of completion at the end of the course as each school’s athletic department is required to keep a copy on file. For help viewing the course, please contact the help desk at NFHS. There is a tab on the upper right hand corner of www.nfhslearn.com. If you should experience any issues while taking the course, please contact the NFHS Help Desk at 1- 317-565-2023.

Tryouts

Fall Sports Tryouts

  • Flag Football: CSCA Flag Football tryouts will be held on Wednesday August 16th @ 3:30pm.  If you have any questions about the Football program, please contact AD/Head Coach, Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.
  • Volleyball: CSCA Volleyball tryouts for Varsity and JV will be held on Friday July 28th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.Tryouts for Elementary Volleyball will be held on Tuesday August 15th @ 3:30pm.Tryouts for MS Volleyball will be held on Wednesday August 16th @ 3:00pm.If you have any questions about the Volleyball program, please contact AD & Head Coach Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.
  • Cross Country: CSCA Cross Country tryouts will be held on Monday July 31st.  If you have any questions about the Cross Country program, please contact Coach Brad Lindbergh at blindbergh@csca.us or AD Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.
  • Swimming: If you have any questions about the Swimming program, and Tryouts, please contact Coach Kendra Marks at themarks5@hotmail.com, or AD Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.
  • Golf:  CSCA Golf Tryouts will be held on Thursday August 17th @ 3:00pm.  If you have any questions about the Golf program, please contact Coach Jason Paugh at jpaugh@csca.us or AD Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.
  • Elementary Soccer: CSCA Elementary (Co-ed) Soccer tryouts will be held on Friday August 18th @ 3:30pm.  If you have any questions about the Elementary Soccer program, please contact Elementary Soccer Coach, Rebekah Fagiani at rfagiani@csca.us, or AD Andy Holz at caholz@csca.us.

Winter Sports Tryouts

  • Boys Basketball:  Boys Basketball tryouts will be announced later in the Fall.  For information on the Boys Basketball program, contact Head Coach Andy Smith at asmith@csca.us, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.
  • Girls Basketball:  Girls Basketball tryouts will be announced later in the Fall.  For information on the Girls Basketball program, contact Head Coach Dorothy Williams at jean6613@comcast.net, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.
  • Boys Soccer: Boys Soccer tryouts will be announced later in the Fall.  For information on the Boys Soccer program, contact Head Coach Joe Sanelli at jsanelli@csca.us, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.
  • Girls Soccer:  Girls Soccer tryouts will be announced later in the Fall.  For information on the Girls Soccer program, contact Head Coach Rebekah Fagiani at rfagiani@csca.us, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.

Spring Sports Tryouts

  • Baseball: Baseball tryouts will be announced in the Winter.  For information on the Baseball program, contact Head Coach Steve Carp at s-carp@att.net, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.
  • Softball: Softball tryouts will be announced in the Winter. For information on the Softball program, contact Coach Kevin Rodriguez at kerod2492@yahoo.com.  AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.
  • Track & Field: Track & Field tryouts will be announced in the Winter. For information on the Track & Field program, contact Head Coach Brad  Lindbergh at blindbergh@csca.us, or AD Andy Holz @ caholz@csca.us.

Cheerleading Tryouts

  • Cheerleading:  For all Cheerleading teams (Elementary – HS), Please contact Coach Kymm Kerekes (kymmkerekes@gmail.com)

Testimonials

Brendan Teeters, Swimming, C/O 2015

Brendan Teeters – I can honestly say that CSCA gave me an incredibly unique learning experience academically, socially, and athletically that I don’t think I could have received anywhere else.  At Coral Springs Christian, I was able to take multiple college level courses through Advanced Placement and receive college credit, putting me ahead after I graduated! The academic, rigorous yet helpful, classes helped creat lasting bonds of friendship for me among my classmates. As I was busy trying to keep up with the workload of all my courses, I was always able to connect with my fellow classmates because of the closely knit family-like atmosphere that administration helped create. The faculty not only encouraged me socially and academically but also athletically. As a year-around competitive swimmer, I was slightly worried when I first arrived at CSCA. I didn’t think that I was going to be able to get the same opportunity as many high school swimmers to compete on a school swim team because of a lack of interest in the sport. Luckily, the Athletic Director and administration helped me create a swim team for the sole purpose of me competing at the high school level. In the two years that I represented the Crusaders in the pool, I was able to compete at states back-to-back. Because of this opportunity I was recognized by the Sun-Sentinel in their annual All-County sports publication. I also was able to sign with Gardner-Webb University, a Division 1 school, for swimming and receive a Full Tuition scholarship based off of a combination of my academic and athletic achievements. As I am excited to carry on in life and enter the real world, I will always look back at CSCA with fond memories of my once-in-a-lifetime experiences and lasting friendships.

Sebastian Bolivar, Boys Soccer, C/O 2015

Sebastian Bolivar- Coral Springs Christian Academy was my home for the past three years of my life as a student-athlete. I made some great friendships with many students, teachers and coaches. I was able to graduate with an Honors Diploma and received credit for 3 college courses by taking AP Classes. Playing Varsity Soccer at CSCA was definitely an experience that I cherish and will remember for the rest of my life. Being captain of the team my junior and senior year and helping the younger players on the team develop their skills as well as their passion for this sport was a true honor and fulfilling experience. While playing for CSCA, I received All-Conference Honors my junior and senior year, along with two of my teammates Eliot Gray and Josh Palhano. In the middle of our season, I was also recruited and received a max-offer scholarship from Dodge City Community College in Kansas to be able to continue playing at the next level which I accepted. Coach Linton and Coach Hines helped not only myself but every single one of my teammates, sometimes working with each player individually during practice, to better our footwork, endurance, and soccer IQ. Our team was encouraged to run track and cross country in the offseason to better the fitness of each individual and has a summer training camp program to better each player’s skills for the upcoming season. Our coaches are extremely dedicated to our players and that is what makes the Varsity Soccer team a family.

Julia Lindbergh, Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Track & Field, C/O 2015

Julia Lindbergh- Attending Coral Springs Christian Academy has blessed me in many aspects; however, sports has been very close to my heart. Starting in elementary school I played all different sports but volleyball always stuck out to me. Now as I move on to play in college I am so thankful for all of the long hours coaches put in with me to push me to be the best I could, the dedicated fans that showed up to every game, and the amazing parents and staff that never let you down when you needed something. Playing volleyball at CSCA has taught me so many lessons that make me excited to go to this next phase in my life because I feel very prepared. On my signing day I looked around and was so thankful for all of the people there who helped me arrive at that point. Playing CSCA volleyball has been an unforgettable memory with numerous great lessons on and off the court.

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