Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
Student-athletes at TVPSA will be required to enroll full-time or part-time at Calhoun Community College, which will offer a wide range of majors. Full-time students will be enrolled in the “Junior College Track” pursuing 12 credit hours. It is important to note that full-time students begin losing NCAA Eligibility when taking 12 credit hours. Part-time students will be enrolled in the “Post-Grad Track” pursuing 6 credit hours. Part-time students conserve all of their NCAA Eligibility when taking less than 12 credit hours. Students will have the opportunity to increase their core GPA through NCAA approved courses. They will also be provided with the opportunity to improve ACT scores through intense ACT prep course, and improve study habits and time management skills through a disciplined daily schedule. TVPSA will not only help student athletes to get into college, but will also ensure each student obtains the skills and discipline needed to succeed.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandela~
Creating a Brighter Future
Our leadership program is designed to help you take student athletes through the real-life challenges and opportunities that they face daily and to prepare them for life beyond the classroom. The program will help them realize their ability to lead their peers and make wise decisions during their time here at TVPSA. We believe that all student athletes have leadership potential and that their particular gifts, talents, and skills can be enhanced through education, training, and development. Furthermore, we believe that leadership is a process, not a position; therefore, the broad goal of our leadership program is to promote a culture of engaged and ethical leadership.
It is imperative that here at TVPSA we practice and teach a transformative model of leadership that recognizes a multiplicity of identities and encourages our student athletes to develop relationships that meaningfully engage difference. As well, the need for effective leadership transcends traditional boundaries and contexts. Our leadership program will encourage students to identify ways they can practice leadership in the classroom, during athletic competition, and in the community.
Leadership outcomes include: Cognitive Complexity; Knowledge Acquisition, Integration and Application; Humanitarianism/Civic engagement; Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence; Practical Competence.
TVPSA is a program of “Volunteer Defenders” students and staff members who give back to the Huntsville community and beyond on a weekly basis.
Through community service, students gain real-world experience and practice important habits like leadership, problem-solving, and time-management. Volunteering offers students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to practical scenarios that have real implications. In other words, service-learning opportunities can offer the same skills-boosting opportunities as student internships, but with the added benefit of improving the lives of others.
Chapel is a key element in our team-building process and an important part of game-day preparation. Student athletes are given the opportunity to worship together at least one Sunday out of the month on game-day. This is an important time for our student athletes to spend together with a common goal in mind while putting the stress of game-day on the back burner. It is a time to reflect, give thanks, and keep things in perspective. The pressures of game-day can be very overwhelming, and chapel helps remind the student athletes that there is more to life than sports. During each team chapel, local area churches play hosts to our students and offer messages that can help them find an inner strength to handle the challenges that they are about to encounter. It is TVPSA’s personal mission to lead, encourage and inspire our student athletes as they pursue the fulfillment of God's purposes for their lives.