Welcome to a new generation of Eagles Athletics. As an institution, we are dedicated to creating a program of interscholastic athletics that will become a point of pride to the AYA community at large. During the course of the current academic year our emphasis will be on building quality programs in the following high school level sports:
● Soccer (boys and girls)
● Basketball (boys and girls)
● Flag football (girls)
● Volleyball (boys)
● Track and Field (boys and girls)
It is anticipated that participation levels will increase as the word spreads of the many great things happening with Eagle Athletics. In the future, we hope to broaden our selection of sports at the high school level and to add middle school level sports programs for boys and girls.
An integral part of building our programs will be joining the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA). We will prepare and submit the application and supporting documentation in April and should be granted provisional membership status for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Membership in FHSAA will bring many benefits to our athletes and teams.
Without a doubt, the most crucial element in this process is parental/community support. We will be working hard to find many ways in which parents can contribute to the development of our programs, so everyone will find some way to help that suits their interest or skill set.
Please check back in from time to time. As schedules are filled in, they will be posted. As events are scheduled, they will be made public. This promises to be a busy and rewarding year for Eagles Athletics.
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If you have any questions about any of AYA’s After-School Athletics Programs, please contact the Athletics Director.
Participation in our athletics program is a privilege. Student athletes are role models. We expect our student athletes to rise to a higher standard. We believe the value of athletic competition complements the mission of AYA. Participation in athletics provides students with an opportunity to grow in the manifestation of Islamic character as they face and conquer challenges faced within the team and amongst the competition.
Our student athletes experience growth as they strive to master traits of selflessness, diligence, self-control, patience, courage, perseverance, humility, and submission. These experiences translate directly to real life during, and after, these formative school years.
“The best of you is he from whom good is anticipated and safety from his evil is assured; the worst of you is he from whom nothing good is expected and one is not safe from his evil.” (Tirmidhi, Sahih)
Athletics: Winning the Right Way
It is our belief that the sunnah of our beloved Prophet Mohammed (sw) should be implemented in every part of our lives and sports is no exception. AYA students are expected to play with and have shown heart, spirit, and the best of Islamic character. Every day, every minute, and every second is a blessing, a responsibility, and an opportunity to shine the light of our iman through our conduct (sportsmanship), leadership, and actions that positively affect the lives of others .
"There is nothing which is heavier upon the balance than the good character.” Reported by Muslim (4/1362/no. 6226)