Athletics and Teams

Welcome to Knights Athletics

Knights_Text_LogoAt Hamilton District Christian High, it is our vision to participate in sport for God’s glory. Through athletics, we want to honor God and the people that we compete with by playing our best every time we enter into a competition. We desire to be leaders in the way that we treat the coaches, referees, fans and opponents in each match we play.

HDCH participates in the HWIAC, competes in Zone 1 of SOSSA, and is eligible for competition at OFSAA. As a part of OCSSAA, we are also able to compete with member Christian high schools from all over Ontario at a variety of annual tournaments held throughout the year.


Athletic life is rich at Hamilton District Christian High offering a wide variety of sports teams to take part in, including:


Athletic Council
Badminton
Basketball Jr Ladies
Basketball Sr Ladies
Basketball Midget Men
Basketball Jr Men
Basketball Sr Men
Cross-Country
Golf Club
Hockey
Intramural Sports
Lacrosse Ladies
Lacrosse Men
Outdoor Adventure Club
Slo-pitch Softball
Soccer Midget Ladies
Soccer Ladies
Soccer Midget Men
Soccer Men

Snowboarding
Swim Team
Track & Field
Volleyball Midget Ladies
Volleyball Jr Ladies
Volleyball Sr Ladies
Volleyball Jr Men
Volleyball Sr Men

Become a Knight

Leagues
Unless otherwise noted, HDCH teams participate in the HWIAC, competes in Zone 1 of SOSSA, and is eligible for competition at OFSAA. As a part of OCSSAA, teams are also able to compete with member Christian high schools from all over Ontario at a variety of annual tournaments held throughout the year.


Girls Soccer
Open to Grades: 9-12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
February – June

Description
Varsity Girls Soccer is a competitive team run from mid-February – the end of the school year. It is a busy & intense season playing usually 4x a week. The team plays in a competitive city league and also gets the chance to enter a few tournaments per year. Playing sports and being on a team is a highlight for many HDCH students!

When and Where
Practices are at HDCH, usually three times per week. (In the gym until it gets nice enough to go outdoors!) In addition to league play, this team participates in a few local tournaments. If they make it to OFSAA (as they did in 2017!) this is a special road trip.

Related: Girls Soccer capture OFSAA Bronze >>


Boys Soccer
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
Tryouts begin in February, the season goes into June.

When and Where
Practices are 3 – 4:30 pm some weekdays. They begin indoors at HDCH and move outdoors as weather allows. Games are in the Hamilton area, some tournaments are a short distance away. If the team makes it to OFSAA, that can involved travel.


Midget Girls Volleyball Team
Open to Grades: 9
Varsity – Competitive

Season
November – January

Description
This team plays in a few local tournaments. Grade 9 Girls can also try out for the Junior Girls Volleyball Team.

Practices
We practice once per week in the HDCH gym.


Junior Boys Basketball
Open to Grades: 9 & 10
Varsity – Competitive

Season
Early November – late February

Description
A competitive team of 11 – 13 players who compete against schools in the HWDSB.

When and Where
Practices are after school at HDCH. We play games at home or at schools in the surrounding Hamilton area. We typically also play two to three tournaments on various weekends.


Girls Softball
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
Tryouts starting early May. A tournament is in late May at Turner Park.

Description
Girls from all grades and with some baseball skills and knowledge in baseball are welcome to play.

When and Where
Practices are on the HDCH ball diamond.


Hamilton District Christian High Ski Snowboard TeamSki & Snowboard Team
Open to Grades: 9-12
Racing Club

Season
November to March

Description
Although it is open to everyone, you have to be a confident skier/snowboarder as it is a racing team and not just a rec club.

When and Where
We do dryland training November to February in HDCH’s weight room, and a few on-hill training days during the winter where you practice racing through gates. (This may be at Mt St Louis, Blue Mountain, Beaver Valley Ski Club.) There is a race in February for SOSSA — and, if you qualify, OFSAA is in early March. SOSSA and OFSAA are trips, and there is a cost for each. The school subsidizes the cost, but students do need to pay a portion of it.

Related: New Ski & Snowboard Team >>


Senior Girls Basketball
Open to Grades: 11 & 12
Varsity – Competitive

Description
We play in a league with the HWDSB schools (see more info below).

Season
September through November

Locations
We practice at HDCH twice weekly. Games are at Hamilton area schools. We also play at least three tournaments.


Senior Boys Basketball
Open to Grades: 11 & 12
Varsity – Competitive

Description
Competitive basketball team

Season
November – February

When and Where
Practices are at HD  three to four times a week. We play in various tournaments during the season.


Senior Girls Volleyball
Open to Grades: 11 & 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
November to March

Description
We play in the public league in Hamilton and have a chance to qualify for regional championships and provincial championships.  We also compete at a 2-day Christian High School tournament.

When and Where
Practices are at HDCH. Games are at our school and local gyms in Hamilton. There are some out of town tournaments as well, such as the Christian High School Tournament in Toronto.

Related: Girls Volleyball hosts OFSAA >>


Senior Boys Volleyball
Open to Grades: 11 & 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
September to November

Description
We play in the city league and can qualify for regional and provincial championships.

When and Where
Practices are at HDCH. Games are at our school and local gyms in Hamilton. There are some out of town tournaments as well, such as the Christian High School Tournament in Belleville.

Related: Boys Volleyball captures OFSAA Bronze >>


Beach Volleyball
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
May – June

Description
There are tryouts for this 4×4 co-ed Beach Volleyball. We play in two tournaments. (There isn’t regular league play at this time.)

Where and When
Practices are at the HDCH gym or the Redeemer University College Beach Court.


Golf
Open to Grades: 11 & 12
Varsity – Competitive

Description
Competitive golf team. We have tryouts to make the team which can be made up of five girls and five guys. The entire team competes at cities and a couple of practice rounds. If they do well at Cities they advance.

Season
September – October

When and Where
Various golf courses


Weight Room
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Intramural – Open to Everyone

Season
All school year

Description
We gather to exercise with weights & workout equipment. All are welcome.

Where and When
The HDCH Weight Room. Every school day from 3 – 4pm.


Hockey Jersey HDCHHockey Team
Open to Grades:9 – 12
Varsity – Competitive (Single A)

Season
October to early March

Description & League
This team participates in the Great Lakes Hockey League and co-hosts a Christian High Tournament in February.

When and Where
Practices are at local rinks (Chedoke, Spring Valley). Games are often at Canlan Oakville and Mohawk Quad. We do a bi-annual trip to play a tournament at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Related: Road Trip to Michigan >>


Badminton Team
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Varsity – Competitive

Season
Try-outs for Varsity begin around March Break and the season runs until May.

Description
Our school has Midget, Junior, and Senior Badminton Teams.

When and Where
Practices are held after school in the HDCH gym. We host invitational tournaments and we compete outside of HDCH in Smithville, St. Catharines and in the Hamilton Wentworth Athletic Program. We have some day tournaments around the city and a Christian tournament at Brock University in the spring.


Badminton Club
Open to All, Grades 9-12

Description
It’s a chance to swing a racquet with other interested students and work on your badminton skills.

When and Where
Drop into the HDCH gym at 7:30 am most Wednesday mornings from September through March.


Swim Team
Open to All, Grades 9-12

Description
We did not have a 2017/2018 Swim Team, however, we look forward to more students ready to compete next year.

Related: Getting our Feet Wet >>


Cross Country
Open to All, Grades 9-12

Season
September – November

Description

Cross Country is an amazing sport that combines teamwork and peer support with individual goal setting. This is a team that spans all of the grades in high school, so long-lasting friendships are made on the team. Cross country running gives an opportunity for HD athletes to compete against public, Catholic, and Christian school runners while always working to beat your own personal best. It is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors!

When and Where
The group practices every Tuesday and Thursday after school at HD. Meets can be all over Ontario.


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