Spartans News · Fall 2019 Sports Information


Students and Parents,

 

We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year as we look to build on the success of last year 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 no longer collects paper forms.  Please pay close attention to the information in this letter. It is imperative that all parents, students and the athletic department are on the same page with this change.

 

This fall, Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College will be offering High School Girls Volleyball (Varsity and JV), High School Coed Soccer, and High School Cross Country. We will also be offering Junior High Girls Volleyball, Junior High Flag Football and Junior High Cross Country. Please register ASAP as low registration numbers will be considered a lack of interest and the program may be dropped. There is a $200 Athletic Fee for High School sports and $150 fee for Junior High Sports. If your student tries out and makes the team, this fee must be paid no later than September 6.

 

Registration: All athletic registration is facilitated digitally. The link can be found in the top right corner of our athletics website, www.LeadingEdgeSpartans.com. Or you may click on the link below to begin the registration process.  

    • To begin, 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.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT A STUDENT ATHLETE WILL NOT BE CLEARED FOR TRYOUTS UNTIL EACH STEP HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED

 

 

www.registermyathlete.com 

 

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 AIA and CAA 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 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.

 

AIA Physical Form A

AIA Physical Form B

 

Concussion Training: It is also the policy of the AIA that all High School (9-12) athletes complete and upload the certificate from 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 and once in their JH career). Additionally each parent must sign and upload a copy of the Consent to Treat form as well as the MITB Concussion Acknowledgement form linked below.

 

AIA Consent to Treat Form

MITB Concussion Acknowledgement Form

 

High School Volleyball (9th-12th): There will be one varsity volleyball team as well as one junior varsity volleyball team. Volleyball tryouts will be August 12-13 from 3:00-5:00pm.  

  • Each athlete will be provided a jersey. Varsity players will be provided spandex as well.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain black knee pads prior to the first game. JV players will need to obtain solid black spandex prior to the first game.
  • Practice schedule will be announced once the teams are set.

 

High School Soccer (9th-12th): There will be a varsity coed soccer team this year at LEA. Practices for each team will begin on Wednesday, August 14 from 3:00-4:30pm at Freestone Park. Transportation will be provided to and from campus. 

  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain shin guards and cleats prior to tryouts. 
  • Practice schedule will be announced once the team is set. 

 

High School Cross Country (9th-12th):  There will be one Varsity Cross Country team. The team will participate as part of the AIA in both boys and girls divisions. Cross Country practice will begin on Wednesday, August 14 at 3:00pm. 

  • Practices will be Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm-5:30pm; with some practices at 12:30pm on Fridays.
  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform.
  • It will be the responsibility of each athlete to obtain comfortable running shoes prior to practices beginning. 

 

Junior High Volleyball (5th-8th): There will be one junior high volleyball team. Volleyball tryouts will be Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8 from 3:00-5:00pm.  

  • Each athlete will be provided a jersey.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain black knee pads and solid black spandex prior to the first game.
  • Practice schedule will be announced once the team is set.

 

Junior High Cross Country (5th-8th):  There will be one Junior High Cross Country team. The team will participate as part of the CAA in both boys and girls divisions. Cross Country practice will begin on Tuesday, August 13 at 3:00pm. 

  • Practices will be Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm; with some practices at 12:30pm on Fridays.
  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform. 
  • It will be the responsibility of each athlete to obtain comfortable running shoes prior to start of practices. 
  • Please note: Most Junior High Meets will be on Saturdays so please keep that in mind when committing to the team.

 

Junior High Flag Football (6th-8th): There will be one Flag Football team. Flag football tryouts will be Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8 from 3:15-5:15pm at the Gilbert Boys and Girls Club (44 N Oak; Gilbert, AZ). Transportation will be provided.

  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain a mouth guard and cleats prior to the first game.
  • Practice schedule will be announced once the team is set.

 

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 the athletic department at 480.633.0414 or by email at gecathletics@LeadingEdgeAcademy.com.