For the past three years, Sea Crest School has been awarded the Smith Cup for outstanding performance in the Small School Intermediate League. Of all of the schools in the league, our teams continually have the highest number of first and second place standings. In addition, at least 80 percent of Sea Crest Middle School students participate in a team sport each year.
“We’re no bigger than the other schools, but we have great, enthusiastic kids who want to participate,” says Director of Athletics Craig Strong. “Winning is not our emphasis, and that’s why we win. We don’t focus on the scoreboard. We focus on getting better every day.”
Coach Strong believes that our success in Athletics stems from strong Physical Education courses, led by Katie Moore, and school-wide character education.
“The important element for Coach Moore and myself has always been character development. We not only expect risk-taking, we celebrate it when we see it in our daily P.E. classes. Risk-taking becomes a habit for our children, and when it comes time to try out for a sport, they’ve learned to put themselves out there and not be afraid.”
Coach Strong would also like to thank our families: “Our parents drive to away events, communicate with coaches, and help make sure our athletes get their schoolwork done. We have very supportive parents. They’re always cheering positively for our teams, and that makes a big difference.”