To give each student-athlete the opportunity to grow in Christian Character

That the world would see Christ in us as we compete

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

That our athletes learn a godly concept of success

While winning the contest is the object of planning and preparation on the part of both coach and athlete, it must not be the sole measure of success. Developing the character of Christ, which are being built into the athlete, must be the ultimate criteria on whether or not we are truly successful.

The criteria for determining the growth of our student-athletes will be seen in the qualities they are developing in their lives

Character is often shaped through athletic competition, and it will carry over into all other areas of life to include qualities such as respect for others, perseverance, self-discipline, self-control, teamwork, and humility.

Sports Offered

BASKETBALL - Co-op classes are on winter break from roughly Thanksgiving through Valentines Day. This break helps families have LOTS of time for the holidays and family events and gatherings, time off to reset after the holidays, and even a time away during cold and flu season. Basketball season runs from November 8 - Feb 28 and coincides nicely with this break. The main purpose of our basketball program, aside from learning the sport, is to offer a place for socialization and connection. Many students build closer friendships and families get to know each other in a smaller setting through this ministry.

In accordance with guidance from the OHSAA for player safety, practices do not start until after November 1 and will be held 3 days per week. Our practices are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. Games start in Mid December (with time off for Christmas) and total practice/game days will not exceed 3 days per week. Games are typically on a Monday or Tuesday evening. All practices are in Newark either at the co-op or Cornerstone Church, and all games are within a 45 minute drive of co-op with home games at the First Baptist Church of Heath. High school teams have more travel than Middle School Teams. Middle schoolers are located mostly in Newark and will have 3-4 games which are away games.

Any student can play with ELCC because we are considered a club team and potential members should review this registration to determine if ELCC is a good fit for them. PLEASE NOTE: ELCC plays in a league and participates in league games, standings, tournaments and scouting in high school. Any high school player should ONLY play for ONE ENTITY as it could make you ineligible for the season everywhere if you play for both ELCC and your local public school and/or in another league.

Schedules are printable on the bottom of the page

HS Girls Basketball Head Coach - Heather Stokes

HS Boys Basketball Head Coach -Drason Sillin

Middle School Coach

Marshal Sillin

High School Girls Basketball (7th and up)

High School Boys Basketball 9th and up

New this year is our Co-ed MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM for 5th - 7th/8th grades.

HS Girls & HS Boys Asst. Coach - Mark Lucas

HS Boys Assistant Coach -

Earl Rodgers

Middle School Coach -

Carrie Whitehead

Volleyball Coach
-Keri Sanders

Girls Volleyball - Congrats on a great season!

Assistant Coach

Cammy Brown