Athletics Program

Real Life Christian Academy offers an active athletic program for students from kindergarten through 12th grade that are led by a dedicated team of coaches.

We believe that athletics teaches important characteristics of hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

We offer a variety of teams which are competing in a variety of sports for students of all ages, from intramural sports teams in the lower school to participation in

Sunshine State Athletic Conferrence (SSAC) in our upper school. More than half of our collective student body participates in sports for the opportunity to excel beyond the classroom, learn the fundamentals of the sport and be part of a larger community to enjoy life changing experiences.

Debi Lawson, RLCA Athletics Director

Coach Lawson has been married to her husband, Ron, for 40 years. They have two children, Ron Lawson III and Ashley Wilmore and two grandchildren, Lily Wilmore and Levi Wilmore. She has been an Athletic Director for 27 years, 13 of those years, here at RLCA. Her experience includes teaching PE for 20 years, Coaching Volleyball for 25 years, Basketball for 24 years, and Softball for 20 years. She has served as the Vice President of the Florida Christian Conference for 3 years and was a High School Volleyball Official for 4 years. When not at Real Life, Coach Lawson loves to travel, watch sports, shop, cook and spend time with her family, especially her beautiful grandchildren.

In 2008, RLCA offered only JV Volleyball, JV Basketball and JV Cheerleading. Since Coach Lawson's arrival, they have added a full elementary athletic program, Volleyball for MS, JV & Varsity girls, MS & Varsity Soccer, Golf, MS Track, MS Flag Football, Varsity Football, Varsity Cheer for Football and also for Basketball, a Competitive Cheer team, MS & Varsity Baseball, Varsity Softball, MSGirls, MSBoys, JV Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball and Beach Volleyball.

Raptor Hall of Fame

The Raptor Athletics program has a history of fielding teams that are driven and highly competitive. Our teams have enjoyed a high level of success, which led RLCA to pursue joining the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA), the governing body for high school athletics in the state of Florida, providing a higher level of competition to our athletics program.