Spartans News · Winter Sports Information


SPARTAN ATHLETICS

 

Students and Parents,

 

We are excited about the 2020-2021 winter sports season and being able to offer sports to our student athletes. There will be many changes and modifications throughout the year but we are excited to be able to proceed with a winter sports season.  All athletic registration and form collection will be done online. The school office will no longer collect paper forms.  

This winter, Leading Edge Academy-GEC will be offering boys and girls JV and Varsity Basketball as well as Junior High Boys Basketball and Junior High Softball.  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 and all forms below must be uploaded 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 try out 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 try out 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 November 9-10  from 7:00-9:00 pm. Practice schedules will be handed out following tryouts. 
  • GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.

 

High School Girls Basketball: (9th-12th): There will be one Varsity Girls Basketball team and one JV Girls Basketball team.

 

  • Basketball tryouts will be November 9-10  from 5:00-7:00 pm. Practice schedules will be handed out following tryouts. 
  • GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.
  • JV and Varsity Teams will be announced on Wednesday, November 6. 
  • 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.

 

Junior High Boys Basketball (5th-8th)  There will be one Junior High Boys Basketball team.

  • Basketball tryouts will be November 16-17 from 6:00-7:30 pm
  • GEC will provide each athlete with a basketball uniform.
  • After tryouts many of the teams practices will be at the Gilbert Boys and Girls Club (44 N Oak Gilbert, AZ 85233)
  • The team will practice or play games 4-5 days per week after school.

 

Junior High Girls Softball  (5th-8th)  There will be one Junior High Girls Softball team.

  • Softball practice will begin November 2 at 3:30pm at McQueen Park. 
  • GEC will provide each athlete with a softball jersey, visor and socks. It will be each athlete’s responsibility to obtain black softball pants and cleats by the first game. 
  • The team will practice or play games 4-5 days per week after school.