Athletics

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Building Champions through Christ

Welcome to Calvary Day School’s Athletic program. Our program provides an excellent arena for students to grow physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. As members of the Christian body, we value the importance of individuals working together for a common goal. No matter one’s role in athletics—coach, athlete, spectator, scorekeeper, manager, or volunteer—all must put on the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:1-5 commands us to be united in Spirit, united in purpose, and united in love. We consider others before ourselves in humility, and we demonstrate Christ-like attitudes and behaviors. We desire to labor together as a team that glorifies God, encourages each other in physical and spiritual growth, and exudes Christ’s love to all whom we encounter.
In addition to seeking success on the playing field, Calvary Day School’s teams desire to draw closer in our relationships with Jesus Christ. We are united spiritually and athletically, and we will strive to develop our God-given abilities to their highest level of performance. We imitate Christ and are testimonies for Him on playing fields and courts, in the classroom, and in our lives outside of school. We use devotions before, after, and often during practice to maintain team unity. It is our personal privilege to work with each athlete and his or her family, and our desire is to facilitate growth in each young person.
Calvary Day School is a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and follows the code of ethics, constitution, and by-laws established by the GHSA, which are available at the GHSA’s website. Our Middle School participates in the Savannah Parochial Athletic League (SPAL). Additionally, our athletes adhere to Calvary Day School’s sportsmanship code of conduct: As ambassadors for Christ, we humble ourselves before the Lord and allow Him to lift us up. We treat our opponents, officials, and spectators with respect. We respect the property and reputation of our opponents as well as that of our own school. In every situation, we will use sound common sense, judgment, and courtesy.
David N. Palmer, MD – Team Physician, Calvary Day School Optim Orthopedics, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

David Palmer, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine. Dr. Palmer received his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He followed his internship with a medical residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. After completing his residency he pursued additional training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Specializing in treating athletes and athletic conditions, Dr. Palmer found his passion for sports medicine while playing linebacker for the Florida State Seminoles. Observing and interacting with the team’s trainers gave him the desire to pursue a career in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Palmer has been in practice with Optim Orthopedics for 22 years; seeing patients in Savannah and the surrounding areas. He has proudly served as the team physician for Calvary Day School for three years. To learn more about Dr. Palmer, please visit optimorthopedics.com.