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Rochester Central Lutheran School



RCLS offers a complete athletic program, including soccer, cross country, volleyball, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, softball, and track and field. The athletics program is designed to develop Christian character through team sports and to train student-athleties––spiritually, academically, and physically.

Our teams compete in the Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Athletic Conference (SEMLAC), and in some sports, against area public and non-public schools. The teams are coached by faculty members, volunteer parents, or volunteer friends of RCLS. Exhibiting Christian sportsmanship is a high priority, and student-athletes are encouraged to witness their faith with their words and actions, including hard, aggressive, and fair play.

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8

 Boy kicking soccer ballSoccer

Two boys running in cross-country meetCross-country

Girl serving volleyballVolleyball

Girl dribbling basketballBasketball

Boy pitching a softballSoftball

Boy doing long jumpTrack & Field

Codes of Conduct

Athletics Registration & Medical Release

Registration for athletic teams opens one season at a time on or about the following dates:

August 10: Cross-country (5th-8th) & Soccer (6th-8th)*

October 1: Basketball

March 1: Softball & Volleyball*

Please note: the registration form requires parents and athletes to have read the Codes of Conduct. Those may be found above. Before beginning a registration, please read Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct. 

*COVID-related Contingencies

The volleyball season is typically conducted in the fall, but because of COVID-19 precautions and state-recommended guidelines, RCLS's volleyball season will be held in the spring during the 2020-21 school year.

Additional contingencies are yet-to-be-determined. For example, the conference may limit spectators at meets/games, and the the usual postseason tournaments and meets may not take place. Team coaches will update athletes and their families as these details become clear.

And yet, Go Bobcats!

RCLS Athlete Participation on RPS High School Teams

Athletic Handbook