ATHLETIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW
New Hope’s athletic programs are designed to support students striving for personal
Skills necessary for athletic success: self-discipline, resilience, perseverance and grit, commitment to the team, cooperation and good communication, are fundamental skills needed for academic and life success.
New Hope Academy offers varsity, recreational and elective sports programs for students. Sports vary from year-to-year, based on student interests and level of participation to field a team. In past years, we have offered sports ranging from track, soccer, basketball, T-Ball, martial arts, yoga, personal fitness, flag football, golf, tumbling, a variety of dance classes and cheerleading.
Shaun Houston, the New Hope Academy Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher, has worked with NHA for over a decade. Mr. Houston began teaching first as a classroom teacher and then in private and charter schools, primarily focusing on PE and coaching. Mr. Houston's extensive experience enables him to connect deeply and authentically as well as inspire students of all ages. A graduate of Xavier University and an avid sports fan, Mr. Houston's position at NHA keeps him active, in shape, and endlessly young!
Mr.Houston's sports philosophy and vision is that there is something for everyone to enjoy. "We just need to find different physical activies until we find something that makes us happy, joyful, and motivated. Doing that will help us maintain an active healthy lifestyle." Group sports teach wonderful team-building skills, good sportsmanship, and how to work with others with very different skill sets. For those who find the demands of team sports are not for them, individual sports like Tae Kwon Do, tennis, track, boxing, golf, and fitness work well too! All sports teach perseverance, resilience, how to handle setbacks, goals setting, time management and honesty with self.
New Hope Academy strives to provide a wide range of recreational sports and activities for anyone who wants to participate. In select activities, such as dance and basketball, opportunities to participate in elite, competitive and nationally ranked teams are possible goals. In past years, graduates of these elite teams have been awarded substantial college scholarships.
IN THE NEWS!
New Hope Lady Tigers Win Nationals!
New Hope Academy's Lady Tigers earned the 2019 GEICO High School National Champions title in only the 2nd year of the NHA girls’ basketball program!