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FALL ATHLETICS

REGISTRATION 2022-2023

Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the upcoming soccer, girls’ tennis, football, and volleyball seasons.  Registration numbers help plan our teams, coaches, games, and practice schedules, so please register by midnight on Sunday, August 7th.  Registrations received after the due date will incur a $25 late registration fee. 

In order to participate in any tryout, practice, or game, all grade 5-12 athletes must complete the following:

  1. Complete registration through the online registration portal. (Click link for directions on setting up or accessing your family account)
  2. Have a current physical (within 3 years) uploaded or on file with the athletic office. (See below for information about uploading a physical)
  3. Attend the fall athlete and parent meeting on Monday, August 15, at 7:00 PM in Eagle Court.

If you have questions or need assistance with the registration, please contact Athletic Director Dan DeWitt (dandewitt@newlifeacademy.org; 651-757-4338) or Robbie Whitney (robbiewhitney@newlifeacademy.org; 651-757-4178).

Team Information

Sport

Season Start Date

Fee

Practice Location

 

Contact for More Sport Information

Football#

Boys Grades 9-12

Monday, August 15

$325

St. Croix Prep

Ryan Wood

ryanwood@stcroixprep.org

Club Tennis^

Girls Grades 7-12

Monday, August 15

$160

Victoria Park

Woodbury

Luke Bostrom

lukebostrom@newlifeacademy.org

Soccer*

Girls Grades 8-12

Monday, August 15

$230

M Health Fairview

Sports Center

Samantha Colombo

deweycolombo@gmail.com

Soccer

Girls’ Grades 5-7

Monday, August 29

$160

New Life Academy

Dan DeWitt

dandewitt@newlifeacademy.org

Soccer*

Boys Grades 8-12

Monday, August 15

$230

M Health Fairview

Sports Center

Robb Rupp robbrupp@newlifeacademy.org

Soccer

Boys Grades 5-7

Monday, August 29

$160

New Life Academy

Robb Rupp robbrupp@newlifeacademy.org

Volleyball*

Girls Grades 8-12

Monday, August 15

$230

New Life Academy

Dede Lawson

dederabbit@yahoo.com

Volleyball

Girls Grades 5-7

Monday, August 29

$160

New Life Academy

Dede Lawson

dederabbit@yahoo.com

 

#Academy Force Football Cooperative

 

^Tennis will operate as a club, not a varsity sport this year.  Players of all ages and levels are encouraged to join the program to increase their skills and experience in the sport with the goal that tennis can return as a varsity sport in the coming years.  Tennis practices will occur at nearby Victoria Park (roughly where Newbury and Woodlane meet) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM.  The plan is to schedule a few matches with other programs of similar experience and skill during the season.

 

*8th graders in the indicated sports are welcome to begin practice with the high school team on August 15.  Coaches will evaluate and make selections from grades 8-12 to participate at the high school varsity, JV, or C level.  8th graders who do not earn a spot on a high school level team will be able to play on a middle school team and the differences in fees will be refunded.  8th graders who wish to only participate on a MS team do not need to attend HS practices when they begin on August 15.

 

Physical Examinations

If you have a new physical or are registering for the first time, please upload the physical examination file and enter the date of the physical examination during Step 4 of the registration process.  Physicals must have occurred within the last three years and must remain current throughout the entire season. (Physicals are recommended but not required for students in 5th or 6th grade.). If you are in need of a physical, your pediatrician, family physician, or places like Minute Clinic can perform a qualifying sports physical. 

Schedules

For NLA teams, games schedules are available on the New Life activities calendar*.  Practice schedules will be added to the calendar as soon as possible.  For co-op teams like Academy Force football, please contact the coach or co-op host for practice schedule details.

*Middle school teams game schedules may not be available until the beginning of September.  Expect 2 practices per week and 1-2 games per week on weeknights (not Wednesdays) or Saturday morning/early afternoon.

 

ATHLETIC TRANSPORTATION

Transportation policies outlined below exist for the safety of all students and liability for families.

Shuttle Bus:  A shuttle bus is available after school to provide transportation to off-campus practice facilities such as M Health Fairview Sports Center (boys’ and girls’ soccer), and St. Croix Prep Academy (Academy Force Football).  Transportation is NOT provided back to NLA from these facilities.  Students with a license and a vehicle may drive themselves to practices but should NOT transport other students besides family members.

 

ATHLETICS PARTICIPATION FEE REFUND POLICY

Full refund will be given when:

  1. A student does not make a team after the tryout process.
  2. A student elects not to participate on a team or suffers a season-ending injury within the first 7 days from the start of the season.

50% Refund will be given when:

  1. A student elects not to participate on a team or suffers a season-ending injury after the first 7 days of the season have passed but within 28 days from the start of the season.

No Refund will be given when:

  1. A student elects to not participate on a team or suffers a season-ending injury after the first 28 days of the season. 

 

IMPORTANT MSHSL BYLAW TO NOTE

Bylaw 208.00 Non-School Competition and Training (Team and Individual Sports)

1. During the High School Season:

Cross Reference: Bylaw 411.10.C Definition (End of Season)

A. A student who is a member of a high school team may not participate as an individual competitor or as a member

of a non-school team in the same sport during the high school season. Participation Definition: Participation is

defined as practice, training, scrimmaging, tryouts and competing. Exceptions:  1) Baseball, softball and skiing.

This comes into play mostly with 7th and 8th graders who may be on a high school team.  No student-athlete can be a member of a high school team (Varsity/JV/C) and a non-school (club, AAU, traveling) team in the same sport at the same time (except for baseball, softball, and skiing as noted above).  Please contact the Athletic Department with questions.