Girls Athletics

Want to be in Girl's Athletics 7th or 8th grade?!?

There are four points of entry for girls who want to sign up for athletics:

Entry Point One - Current Seventh Graders Currently Enrolled in Athletics: Girls who are currently enrolled in athletics in the seventh grade may sign up for athletics again in the eighth grade as long as the student has met the requirement of participating in one school sponsored sport during her seventh grade year. Students who have not met this requirement must receive permission from Coach Edwards.

Entry Point Two - Completion of the "Athletics Unit": Girls who want to sign up for athletics who are not currently in Athletics must go through the "Athletics Unit" in the spring (February 2018) for 2 weeks - A total of 10 lessons. If they complete the unit, they can sign up for athletics during their registration period.

Once in athletics, girls who want to play volleyball or basketball must still tryout and make the teams. Students who make the team will practice their sport during the athletics period as well as before/after school. Those who do not make the team will take part in the conditioning program (Off Season) during the period only.

Students who do not complete the athletics unit will register for Lifetime Fitness, or another activity class during their registration period. Only those students who complete the athletics unit will be permitted to sign up for girls athletics.

Entry Point Three - Making the Volleyball Team: If a student does not complete the Athletics Unit in the spring, signs up for Lifetime Fitness, and then chooses to tryout for volleyball and makes the team, she will receive a schedule change and be placed in the athletics period at that time and for the remainder of the school year. These students will still be required to complete the athletics unit as soon as a schedule change occurs. Since the student will be pulled from her practice to complete the unit, it is highly encouraged that any child interested in being in athletics complete the unit in the Spring.

Entry Point Four - Making the Basketball Team: If a student does not complete the Athletics Unit in the spring, signs up for Lifetime Fitness, and then chooses to tryout for basketball and makes the team, she will receive a schedule change and be placed in the athletics period at that time and for the remainder of the school year. These students will still be required to complete the athletics unit as soon as a schedule change occurs. Since the student will be pulled from her practice to complete the unit, it is highly encouraged that any child interested in being in athletics complete the unit in the Spring.

General Information: Athletics is considered a full year course. Students either sign up for the class at the start of the school year or move into the period because they have made either the volleyball or basketball team. The 7th grade volleyball and basketball team practices before school and into the 1st period athletics class. The 8th grade volleyball and basketball team practices during 8th period athletics class and after school. Girls that are in athletics are required to participate in one of the school sponsored sports (i.e. cross country, volleyball, basketball, track, or soccer). For more information please check out our webpage, or for additional questions email Brenda.edwards@Leanderisd.org