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PlayLCA is a community outreach program that provides exposure to multiple sports with an emphasis on fundamental skills in an environment that is safe, fun, and educational.

All PlayLCA programs will focus on age-appropriate skill development using a “skills over schemes” coaching strategy. Our coaches are committed to training the development of character and sportsmanship as well as their own continuous learning and networking to ensure that we are using best practices when it comes to coaching children.

We believe that sports should be fun for kids—and improvement and learning can only happen if kids stay in the game … so let’s play, LCA!!

Letter from the PlayLCA Director, Kinsey Snell

PlayLCA Fan & Athlete Code of Conduct

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PlayLCA Cheer Academy

Cost: $75.00
Registration: Register here.
Grade: PreK–5th

Under the direction of Coach Molly Spencer, students will learn the fundamental skills of cheerleading, with a focus on building confidence and having fun.  Each PlayLCA Cheer Academy session includes 6 practices and a performance at a home varsity football game.   All participants will receive a t-shirt.

All practices will be held immediately after school until 4:00 pm on the upper school field.   Coach Spencer will pick up students from carpool.   

PreK-K "Tiny" Academy:               8/7,  8/14, 8/16, 8/21, 8/28, 8/30
                                                      Performance 8/30 Football Game

1st/2nd Grade "Mini" Academy:    8/8, 8/13, 8/15, 8/20, 8/22, 8/29
                                                      Performance 8/30 Football Game

3rd/5th Grade "Youth" Academy:  10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7
                                                      Performance 11/8 Football Game

All players and parents are expected to adhere to the PlayLCA Fan & Athlete Code of Conduct.

PlayLCA Soccer Academy

Cost: $75.00
Registration: Register here.
Grade: K–5th

Focus will be on practicing and developing fundamental soccer skills and fitness while having fun.  Practices will be held immediately after school until 4:00 pm on the upper school field.

K - 2nd Grade:      10/7, 10/9, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23

3rd - 5th Grade:    10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24

Skills Exhibition for all grades at the 11/8 home Varsity Football Game. All players and parents are expected to adhere to the PlayLCA Fan & Athlete Code of Conduct.

PlayLCA FLAG FOOTBALL 5 v 5

Cost: $75.00
Registration: Register here.
Grade: 1st–8th

Registration fee covers a reversible jersey. Flags will be provided to coaches for practice and games and will be returned at the end of the season. Players are responsible for a mouthpiece.

Game days:  8/15*, 8/24, 8/29*, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21

Saturdays: 9am – noon/practice fields

*Thursdays: 6pm – 9pm/Hawkins Field (lights)

All players and parents are expected to adhere to the PlayLCA Fan & Athlete Code of Conduct.

PlayLCA Volleyball Academy

Cost: $75.00
Registration: Register here.
Grade: 1st–6th

Sessions will run 3:30-5:00 pm in the LCA gymnasium on the following dates:  

Fridays:  8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20
Wednesday:  9/25

Registration fee covers a dri-fit T-shirt. All players and parents are expected to adhere to the PlayLCA Fan & Athlete Code of Conduct.

 

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PlayLCA Basketball Academy

Cost: $75.00
Registration Dates: TBA
Grades: Boys and Girls, 1st–5th

The basketball academy is open to LCA students and the surrounding community. The focus will be on practicing and developing fundamental basketball skills.

Grade level basketball teams

PlayLCA Competitive/Developmental Basketball Teams – Boys
Cost: $100, Plus Uniform
Registration Dates: TBA
Grades: Boys 3rd–6th Grades

  • Athens Premier League

  • Open to LCA students; openings filled outside of LCA will be done at the coach’s discretion

  • No more than 2 non-LCA players per team, per league rules

  • Athletes will be divided on teams at PlayLCA director’s discretion; athletes may be allowed to play up one grade level at director’s discretion

  • Athletes will be placed on teams based on current skill level and experience; we may have multiple teams per grade level, if needed a competitive team and a developmental team.

  • Season begins the first weekend of December and runs through mid-February; season will break on December 16 for the Christmas holidays

  • Games played Thursdays–Sundays at various gyms in the northeast Georgia area (LCA may be able to host a few of these games – TBD)

PlayLCA Competitive/Developmental Basketball Teams – Girls
Cost:
$100, plus uniform
Registration Dates: TBA
Grades: Girls 3rd–5th Grades
(IF there are 6th grade girls who try out for and do not make the LCA Middle School team, they will be eligible to play on a PlayLCA team.)

  • Northeast Georgia Feeder League

  • Open to LCA students; openings filled outside of LCA will be done at the coach’s discretion

  • Non-LCA players are allowed ONLY in the case of not having enough players to form a team, per league rules

  • Athletes will be divided on teams at PlayLCA director’s discretion; athletes may be allowed to play up one grade level at director’s discretion

  • Athletes will be placed on teams based on current skill level and experience; we may have multiple teams per grade level, if needed a competitive team and a developmental team.

  • Games played on Saturday at United Teams Sports Center in Athens; tournament play in late January/early February played during the week.

Click here for more information/FAQs about PlayLCA basketball.

Running Club

Come run with Coach Snell! This is open to 2nd - 8th graders. Running club will be focused on body-weight conditioning exercises, speed and agility, and flexibility/range of motion. All programming will be age-appropriate, safe, and fun. Open to the community.

Cost: $75, includes a dry-fit running club shirt
Dates: TBA
Time: 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Location: LCA track
Coach Snell will pick up Lower School runners from carpool and take them to change. 
Register here.

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Baseball Academy

Grades: 1st–5th Grade; Open to Community Students
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: LCA Softball Field
Register here.

Softball Academy

Grades: 1st–5th; Open to Community Students
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: LCA Softball Field
Register here.

Middle School Baseball

Grade level baseball teams are open to 6th-8th grade boys. PlayLCA will host a single team per grade level to play in a league outside of LCA. Priority will go to LCA students and vacancy on the team will be filled at the coach's discretion. Please complete this interest form to help us plan for the PlayLCA baseball program.