Spartans News · Winter Sports Tryouts (Basketball and Wrestling)


SPARTAN ATHLETICS

Students and Parents,

We are excited about the 2018-2019 school year as we look to build on the success of our first two years in the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) at the high school level as well as continued success in the Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) at the junior high level. All athletic registration and form collection will be done online. The school office will no longer collect paper forms. Please pay close attention to the information in this letter. It is imperative that all parents, students, the school, and the athletic department are on the same page with this change.

This winter, Leading Edge Academy-GEC will be offering boys and girls JV and Varsity Basketball as well as Junior High Boys Basketball and Coed Wrestling. There is a $200 Athletic Fee for High School sports and a $150 Athletic Fee for Junior High Sports. If your student tries out and makes the team, this fee must be paid no later than December 1st.

Registration: All athletic registration is facilitated digitally through www.RegisterMyAthlete.com. Please click on the link 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.

This information must be filled out before the student-athlete is permitted to participate in tryouts. Please register early as minimal responses 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 AIA and LEA 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 submitted to the office, in its entirety, NO EXCEPTIONS! A licensed physician must complete all physicals. The Physical Form (3 parts) can be found below or online at www.aiaonline.com. Most medical offices will have a copy on file as well. The completed physical forms will need to be uploaded as part of the registration process. No student-athlete will be permitted to participate in tryouts without an uploaded physical.

Physical Form A
Physical Form B

Concussion Training: It is also the policy of the AIA that all High School (9-12) athletes complete the Brainbook Concussion Training prior to tryouts. 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! (Please note that the student-athlete only needs to complete the training once in their HS career) The training can be found at the link below. Additionally each parent must sign and upload a copy of the Consent to Treat form as well as the MITB Concussion Acknowledgement form below.

AIA Consent to Treat Form
MITB Concussion Acknowledgement Form
Brainbook Concussion Training

High School Boys Basketball (9th-12th): There will be one Varsity Boys Basketball team and one JV Boys Basketball team.
Basketball tryouts will be October 29- October 30 from 3:15-5:15 pm. Practice schedules will be handed out following tryouts.
If your student-athlete makes the varsity team they will be purchasing team shoes. JV athletes will need to purchase basketball shoes prior to the first game. GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.
The varsity boys basketball team will be playing in a Holiday tournament in Tucson December 27-29. Please plan to have those dates available for the season.

High School Girls Basketball: (9th-12th): There will be one Varsity Girls Basketball team and one JV Girls Basketball team.
Basketball tryouts will be October 29- October 30 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Practice schedules will be handed out following tryouts.
If your student-athlete makes the varsity team they will be purchasing team shoes. JV athletes will need to purchase basketball shoes prior to the first game. GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.
The varsity girls basketball team will be playing in a Holiday tournament in Gilbert December 27-29. Please plan to have those dates available for the season.

Junior High Boys Basketball (6th-8th) There will be one Junior High Boys Basketball team.
Basketball tryouts will be November 1 from 5:00-6:30 pm and November 2 from 1:00-2:30 pm. GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.
The team will practice or play games 4-5 days per week after school.

Junior High Wrestling (6th-8th): We will be introducing a Junior High coed wrestling team this winter.
Wrestling practice will begin on November 1 at 3:30-5:00 pm and be on Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 19. Starting November 19 practices will be Monday-Thursday.

Adidas Team Store: As an official partner with Adidas, all varsity athletes will be outfitted in Adidas apparel and shoes during games. The varsity teams will fundraise for team shoes and/or other apparel. All other LEA athletes are encouraged to wear Adidas in games as well. Once tryouts are complete we will offer a team store to purchase additional apparel and equipment through Adidas. In the meantime feel free to check out our online store at the link below. Please keep this in mind when making any preseason purchases.

Leading Edge Online Apparel Store

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.