SouthLake Christian Academy founded the Junior Eagles sports ministry in 2005 with the purpose of providing Lake Norman's youth with programs that teach players the fundamentals of team sports while incorporating Christian principles. The Junior Eagles leagues are open to all families in the Lake Norman area. Junior Eagles currently administers JEFA (Jr. Eagle Football Association) in the fall, JEMA (Jr. Eagle Mat Association) in the winter, and JEBA (Jr. Eagle Basketball Association) in the spring.
Junior Eagle Authentics: Christian life principles are taught in each Junior Eagles practice and game:
- Heart & Hustle
Junior Eagles Football Association was formed in 2005 to teach young men the skills necessary to play the game of football and to grow into godly young men. The league is open to SouthLake Christian students and non-students alike.
The league operates from July through the end of October, culminating in a championship under the lights. Players practice two nights per week and play most games on Saturdays on our turf field. Players are matched up against others of similar size in our Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions.
In addition to regular league play, JEFA operates a summer camp in June. To register for the JEFA summer camp, click here.
The Junior Eagle Basketball Association (JEBA) is a Spring Basketball League open to the Lake Norman community, for students in 2nd through 5th grade. JEBA consist of a Six game season with practice once a week.
Practices will be held on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm for 2nd - 3rd graders and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 pm for 4th and 5th graders.
Games will be played on Saturday mornings, 9 am 2nd-3rd grade and 10am 4th -5th grade, Practices are led by the SouthLake Christian Academy Varsity Basketball coaching staff and players and officiated by North Carolina certified referees.
Player Evaluations: Saturday March 13th, 2nd – 3rd grade 9am, 4th – 5th grade 10am
Game Dates: April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th
$125 SLCA Students, $150 Non SLCA Students