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Middle School Athletics

Twin Cities Academy

Middle School and High School Athletics Programs

Twin Cities Academy offers a wide variety of competitive athletic opportunities. Some are by grade-level, some are mixed Middle School grades, and some are traditional JV/Varsity programs. Placement on the team and level is dependent on the grade and/or tryouts held at the beginning of the season. High School level programs hold practices daily and will have 2-3 games a week while the Middle School programs will have 2 practices and 1 game a week.  When a school bus is provided, student-athletes are required to ride it. 

Twin Cities Academy is a member of the LIST league (Middle School), the Twin Cities Athletic Conference (comprised of 22 charter, private, and Christian schools), and the Minnesota State High School League. We open certain High School programs to grades 7 and 8 for growth and competitive reasons. We are called the Charter Stars for High school sports and the Tigers for Middle School sports.  $120 player fee. 50% F/R lunch. -$10 per sport/sibling.  

High School sports: Registration packets must be complete by the date listed or a $25 late fee will be assessed (if registrations are still being accepted). A Sports Physical is required and must be on file in the school’s main office (dated more recently than: 10/30/2017 for fall sports; 2/28/2018 for winter sports; 5/23/2018 for spring sports). Participation is dependent on a 2.0 or higher GPA to get on the team and grades are checked regularly in order for athletes to maintain eligibility.

Some of our sports are offered at both the Middle School and High School levels. Student-athletes in grades 7 and 8 must decide prior to the start of the season which program to try out for. If a 7th or 8th grader tries out for a Charter Stars/High School sport and does not make the team, the athlete will no longer have the option of playing in the Middle School program due to roster deadlines.

 

Fall Sports Offerings

HS practices start August 12, registration closes on August 9 2019

MS practices start the first week of school

  • Coed Cross Country – grades 7-12
      • Practices 3x week at Como Park or around TCA
      • Races once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays

 

  • High School Boys’ Soccer – grades 8-12
      • Practices daily from 4:30 to 6:30pm 
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • High School Girls’ Soccer – grades 8-12
      • Practices daily from 4:30 to 6:30pm 
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • Middle School/LIST Coed Soccer – grades 6 / 7+8
    • 6th grade team and 7+8th grade team – team placement based on sign-up on days 1 + 2 of school
    • 20 student-athletes per team
    • Practices Monday + Tuesday  from 3:50 to 5:30pm at Conway Rec
    • Games Wednesdays for 6th grade / Fridays for 7/8th grade

 

Winter Sports Offerings

HS practices start November 11 or 18, registration closes on November 8, 2019

  • High School Girls’ Basketball – grades 8-12
      • JV and Varsity – team placement based on tryouts 
      • Practices daily at Twin Cities Academy – times will vary 
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • High School Boys Basketball – grades 8-12
      • JV and Varsity – team placement based on tryouts 
      • Practices daily at Twin Cities Academy – times will vary 
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • Middle School/LIST Coed Basketball – grades 6 / 7+8
      • 6th grade team and 7th/8th grade team – team placement based on sign-ups/grades end of Quarter 1.
      • 12 student-athletes per team
      • Practices Monday + Tuesday  from 3:50 to 5:30pm at Conway Rec
      • Games Wednesdays for 6th grade; Fridays for 7/8th grade

 

  • High School Boys’ Hockey – grades 8-12
      • Program hosted by St. Paul Academy (SPA)
      • Athletes and families are responsible for coordinating their own transportation
      • Practices daily at SPA
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • Middle School Cheerleading – grades 6-8
      • Tryouts the first week of practice (end of Quarter 1).
      • Practices Tuesday + Thursday from 3:40 to 4:15pm at Twin Cities Academy
      • Cheer at various MS Basketball games on Wednesdays or Fridays

 

  • High School Cheerleading – grades 9-12
    • Tryouts the first week of practice
    • Practices 2-4 times per week (tapering at the end of the season)
    • Cheer for select High School Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball games

Spring Sports Offerings

HS practices start March 10 or 17 – registration closes on March 7, 2020

  • High School Baseball – grades 8-12
      • Program hosted by Nova Classical Academy
      • Athletes and families are responsible for coordinating their own transportation
      • Practices daily at Nova or Palace Rec Center
      • Games 2-4 times per week
      • Bus trips to some away game site are provided, return bus trips are infrequent
      • Begins Monday, March 9 at Nova. Pre-registration info will come from Mr. Lindholm via Nova in early February.

 

  • High School Softball – grades 8-12
      • JV and Varsity – team placement based on tryouts 
      • Practices daily at Twin Cities Academy 
      • Games 2-3 times per week

 

  • Middle School Coed Baseball – grades 6-8 
    • Tryouts for our 6-8th grade baseball team will be the mornings of March 24 and 25 at 7:45 in the TCA gym.  The roster of 12 players will be determined on the 25th, families will be notified and a parent-coaches meeting with Coach Buerkle will take place Thursday, March 26 at 4:15 in the dining hall.
    • Practice will start on Monday, April 6 and the season will run Mondays-Thursdays through May 21.  Practices will be Monday-Thursday until 5:30 pm at Conway Rec Center
    • We are very excited to welcome Ben Buerkle as our coach.  He has a very decorated baseball resume.
    • Please note we hold tryouts for baseball due to safety.  We play almost all-8th grade teams and skills and experience will be important for player well-being.

 

  • Middle School/LIST Coed Volleyball – grades 6 – 8
    • One 6th grade and one 7/8th grade team of 12 student-athletes per team based on sign ups/grades January 17, 2020. Announcements will run each day the week of 1/13-1/17 to fill up rosters and waiting lists.
    • Volleyball starts during late-February and goes until mid-May
    • Practices Monday + Thursday  from 3:50 to 5:30 pm at Twin Cities Academy, or Conway Rec Center
    • Games will be on Wednesday for the 6th grade team and Fridays for the 7/8th grade team.