By Chris Bavender
Traders Point Christian High School is now part of the Indiana High School Athletics Association (IHSAA). When the school opened in 2007, its vision included a “comprehensive athletic program.”
“The IHSAA provides the umbrella and structure needed in order for athletics to be a credible and competitive aspect of the program,” said Adam Stevenson, TPCHS athletic director. “Going forward, we believe this transition will allow us to be more competitive, and it will benefit all of our programs and coaches. The additional visibility and credibility should allow us to continue to develop our facilities as well, which will help us with our student retention.”
For the past four years, the school has been on “probation” with the IHSAA as part of its bid for membership. Stevenson said it’s standard procedure, which allows the IHSAA to see that a new school petitioning for membership is going to be a sustainable and positive member of the association.
“That is a wide enough window for them to ensure that we will continue to develop and grow as a school and offer those same programs,” he said.
The school will compete the Class A level, the same classification as several local schools, including University High School in Carmel, Bethesda Christian in Brownsburg and several others in the Indianapolis area, such as the International School.
“For the first time, many of our players will have a tournament series to compete in at the end of the season, whereas for these past several years, once our last game was over, the season was over,” Stevenson said. “This will add a sense of excitement, and hopefully allow us to continue to develop positive relationships with all of our area schools, which athletics can do probably better than any other area of a school.”