Western's teams strive to foster the development of athletic skills while emphasizing the value of teamwork and building unity through achievement of team goals. A variety of coaches and personalities contribute to Western's athletic programs, but they all share a commitment to developing healthy attitudes toward competition, promoting physical fitness, and, most of all, recognizing that all gifts and success come only from our God. Many coaches choose a theme verse for each new season, and that theme is integrated into devotions all season long. Student athletes are encouraged to recognize their roles as leaders in the school and representatives of the school and their Creator in the community. Athletics is another great opportunity in which Western students can be mentored by positive adult leadership and then develop important leadership skills in their own lives.