The Leander ISD Middle Schools Pre-Athletic class is a Physical Education class which is designed to prepare 6th grade students for Leander ISD Athletic Programs. The purpose of the Pre-Athletics program is to provide students with an advanced curriculum directly linked to upcoming UIL sports in which they will be eligible to participate in as 7th graders. The Pre-Athletics PE course will prepare students for the expectations associated with all aspects of LISD athletics including UIL academic requirements, sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, accountability, and character development.
Students participating in Pre-Athletics must recognize that the workouts will build up to, and then be comparable to, the workouts we give to our 7th and 8th grade athletes. The mental and physical demands are greater than what they may experience in a regular PE class. Physically, the course will focus on athletic conditioning, strength, agility and sport specific skills. Throughout the course, leadership skills, responsibility, academic awareness and many other aspects will be included to ensure the development of the whole child. Most of all, sixth grade student-athletes will have fun and believe in themselves as they gain confidence through sports.
A student earns 20 points a day for their grade, with the final grade of the week being a 100 if they participate and dress out every day for class. The 20 points are broken down into 2 categories - 10 points for participation and 10 points for dressing out correctly in the required uniform and some type of non-marking athletic/tennis shoe. Students must come to class prepared to participate in a safe manner and this begins with the proper shoe attire. If a student does not wear the correct shoes or wears inappropriate shoes needed for pre-athletics, a student will lose 20 points for that day and it will be considered a “no-suit.” A student will not be allowed to participate if they are not in some type of non-marking tennis/athletic shoe. Parent contact will be made on the second time the student fails to dress out and also when he/she fails to wear the correct shoe.
All pre-athletics and lifetime fitness students are required to wear a uniform in class. Uniforms can be purchased from the coaches for $20 (cash or checks only). Please make checks out to Leander Middle School and include phone and driver's license #. Replacements are available throughout the year, $10 for shirt, $10 for shorts.