He was a little slower than the others, his shots rarely went in the basket, and even on an intramural court, he didn't display much athletic ability. Then I saw him, one of Ozark's most talented varsity basketball players. He walked up to this young man and with a grin and some quick words of encouragement, brought a smile that didn't quickly fade away. At Ozark Adventist Academy our athletic program is not just about winning and losing. It's about instilling in each student-athlete Christian character. That on any court, and wherever God shall call them, they will be a blessing and encouragement to others. At Ozark Adventist Academy, we believe what makes a good player truly great, is not just how he behaves on the field, but what kind of person he is becoming off the field.
At Ozark Adventist Academy we offer boys' varsity soccer, girls' varsity volleyball, boys' and girls' varsity basketball, varsity co-ed softball, gymnastics, and a variety of intramurals from ultimate frisbee to flag football.
To help cover the costs of uniforms and travel expenses, there are additional fees for students involved in gymnastics and varsity team sports. Gymnastics and varsity team fees may be paid online HERE.
Basketball games, soccer and volleyball tour, Acrofest, and Ozark's Gymnastics homeshow are all the type of athletic events that are put on our online calendar. It is constantly being updated. Check out our calendar HERE.
Intramural games are played from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Ozark's gymnasium or on our athletic field on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. The current intramural schedule is available HERE.
Glimpses from a Tuesday evening in August of 2022. Press the play button to watch the video on YouTube.
Check out the video to the left or above if on a mobile device for video clips from an evening recreation period in August of 2022. Students who are not participating or watching the scheduled intramural game often play their own games of basketball, tennis, volleyball, throw a football around, or just hang out with their friends. Follow us on INSTAGRAM or check out our VIDEO GALLERY and PHOTO GALLERY to see more photos and videos from Ozark.
Ozark offers girls' and boys' varsity basketball during the second and third quarters of the school year. OAA played the Tahlequah Knights on November 3, 2022. Photos from the boys' and girls' games are available HERE.
Ozark offers girls' volleyball during the first quarter of the school year. In October of 2022, Ozark Adventist Academy's volleyball team traveled to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska for their Fall Tournament. Photos are available HERE.
Boys' soccer is also available during the first quarter of the school year. Along with the girls' volleyball team, OAA's soccer team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska for their Fall Tournament. Photos are available HERE.
Co-ed softball is a new varsity sport that has been added to Ozark's schedule during the 2022-2023 year. It will be available during the fourth quarter of the school year. Practice times are in the evening but game times may vary.
Gymnastics is available during all four quarters of the school year. Practices are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and it is a co-ed sport. This year students in gymnastics traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska for Acrofest in November of 2022. Check out our short video from Acrofest on Instagram.
Intramural games take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. OAA students interested in playing only need to sign up. Intramural sports are not the same every year but often include sports like ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and soccer.
If you have any questions about our athletic department please contact our Athletic Director, Cole Hagele, via the link below.Get in Touch