Spartans News · Leading Edge Academy Fall Sports 2020 Info


Students and Parents,

 

With school and sports scheduled to begin on August 17th, we are taking extra precautions in order to safely begin sports for the 2020-2021 school year. A survey recently went out about interest in each sport for the Fall 2020 sports season. Please be sure to complete the survey by Thursday, July 30 as a lack of interest in a sport will cause that sport to be dropped for the Fall 2020 season. 

 

Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Fall Sports Participation Survey

 

We plan to begin workouts for each sport on Monday, August 10 if possible. In order for your student-athlete to participate, they must be fully registered with all signed paperwork submitted in Register My Athlete and have a completed physical on file to attend the workout. 

 

In order to help aid in the registration process, we will be offering a Physical Day on campus with our Athletic Trainer and Team Physician on August 14 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Again, please note that any student waiting until this date will not be able to attend workouts until after that physical is completed. Please see the flyer below for more information.

 

Leading Edge Academy Physical Day

 

Throughout the school year, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID situation and evaluate our policies and protocols in accordance with all federal, state, and local policies. We will also follow the LEAD Charter Network guidelines in all practices, workouts, and games. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the Leading Edge Academy Athletic Protocol for the Fall of 2020. 

 

Leading Edge Academy Athletic Protocol

 

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 and Junior High Flag Football. Please be sure to complete the above survey and register online 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 a $150 fee for Junior High Sports. If your student tries out and makes the team, this fee must be paid no later than September 4.

 

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 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 and Opioid Training: It is also the policy of the AIA that all High School (9-12) athletes complete Concussion (Brainbook) and Opioid Training prior to tryouts. The training is provided by the AIA via the AIA Academy. 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). 

 

AIA Academy (Brainbook and Opioid Training Courses)

 

Junior High student-athletes will complete the Concussion Training with their team once the season begins. 

 

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

 

Assumption of Risk Form: Below is a Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk form. We ask that each student-athlete have this waiver signed and uploaded on Register My Athlete prior to attending any workouts, practices, or tryouts. 

 

Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk 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 10-11 from 3:00-5:00 pm.  

  • Each athlete will be provided a jersey. 
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain black knee pads and black spandex 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 Monday, August 17. Practices will be at a location off-campus and transportation to practice will not be provided. 

  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain shin guards and cleats prior to the start of practice. 

 

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 Monday, August 17. 

  • 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 Monday, August 17 with a time TBA. 

  • 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 Flag Football (6th-8th): There will be one Flag Football team. Flag football tryouts will be held Monday, August 17 at an off-campus site. Transportation will not be provided. 

  • Each athlete will be provided a uniform.
  • It will be the responsibility of each player to obtain a mouthguard 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.