We are excited about the 2017-2018 school year . We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all parents of students in grades 9-12 hoping to play athletics in the 2017-2018 school year. The meeting will be held on August 2 at 5:30pm in the Lecture Hall at LEA. It is imperative that all parents, students and the athletic department are on the same page.
This fall, Leading Edge Academy-GEC will be offering boys soccer, girls soccer, and girls volleyball. There is a $200 Athletic Fee for Fall High School sports. If your student tries out and makes the team, this fee must be paid no later than August 25th.
Registration- All athletic registration is facilitated digitally through www.RegisterMyAthlete.com. Please click on the link below to begin the registration process. First, choose the state (Arizona) and school (Leading Edge Academy) for which you wish to register and create an account for yourself. Then, register your student-athlete in the program and choose which sport for which they wish to try out. Finally, upload all of the required paperwork into the system. After uploading and signing the necessary documents your student will be registered for tryouts. (Detailed Instructions are Attached)
This information must be filled out before the student-athlete is permitted to participate in any camps and/or tryouts. Please register early as minimal response will be considered lack of interest and programs may be dropped Note: One registration must be completed for each Student-Athlete.
Sports physicals- It is the policy of the Leading Edge Academy and the AIA that all student athletes obtain a sports physical for each school year prior to participating in tryouts. Any student without a physical will be ineligible to tryout or practice until the right documentation has been uploaded via RegisterMyAthlete.com, in its entirety, NO EXCEPTIONS! A licensed physician must complete all physicals. The Physical Form (2 parts) can be found below or online at www.aiaonline.org in the “About/Forms” section. Most medical offices will have a copy on file as well.
Concussion Training- It is also the policy of the AIA that all High School (9-12) athletes complete the Brainbook Concussion Training once during their high school careers. Students will need to create an account and register, please be sure to select “Leading Edge Academy-Gilbert” as the home school. Any student who has not completed the Brainbook Training will be ineligible to tryout or practice until the course is complete, NO EXCEPTIONS! The training can be found at the link below:
Soccer- (9th-12th). There will be one Varsity Boys Soccer team and one Varsity Girls Soccer team.
Soccer tryouts will be August 9th and 10th from 3:30-5:30pm. Transportation will be provided if needed.
GEC will provide each athlete with a soccer uniform; however, it will be the responsibility of each athlete to obtain shin guards and cleats.
Volleyball – (9th-12th). There will be two volleyball teams, Varsity (9th-12th) and Junior Varsity (9th-11th)
Tryouts will be August 7 and 8 2:50-4:50pm
There will be a weeklong camp on July 31-August 3 from 3:30pm-5:30pm and August 4 from 12:45-2:45 for all prospective volleyball players. This camp is strongly encouraged for any student hoping to make the team as it will give the athletes a chance to work on their skills with the coaches before tryouts. Cost for the camp will be $150 and will include a camp T-Shirt. Registration for camp must be completed with the attached form and turned in to the school office.
Varsity athletes will be provided with a volleyball jersey and spandex shorts; team shoes, socks, knee pads and a warm up shirt may also be provided for a small fee for varsity athletes due to our sponsorship deal with Adidas.
Junior varsity (JV) athletes will be provided with a game jersey and practice shirt; they will need to obtain athletic shoes, black knee pads, and solid black spandex shorts with at least a 4” inseam by the first game.
Adidas Team Store- As an official partner with Adidas all varsity athletes will be outfitted in Adidas apparel and shoes (with the exception of soccer cleats) during games and matches. All other athletes are encouraged to do so as well. Once tryouts are complete we will offer a team store to purchase apparel and equipment through Adidas. Many of the items will come at a steep discount (35%-40% off retail). The store will include, shirts, polos, shorts, cleats, knee pads and socks among other items. Please keep this in mind when making any preseason purchases.
Thank you again for your support of Spartan Athletics, we look forward to a great year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 480.545.8011 or by email at EGray@LeadingEdgeAcademy.com.