The mission of Lacordaire Academy Middle School Athletics is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through athletic competition. Our athletic program strives to be a channel that helps develop a lifestyle of character, integrity, discipline, hard work, and leadership. Athletics provide an opportunity to develop and practice skills and lessons that are learned in the classroom.
Middle School Fall Sports/Athletic programs:
Soccer:Our new Middle School Soccer program is open to Grades 5-8, as students practice twice per week in the Fall, and learn the basics of the game, from dribbling, passing and shooting, to the more technical and tactical aspects of the game.
Running Club: Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the running club twice a week after school for stretching, jogging and physical fitness. Students develop healthy habits, build endurance and socialize with friends in this popular club.
Golf:Students in grades 4-6 practice after school once per week for 8 weeks, as instructors from Garden State Golf Academy come to Lacordaire to teach our students various skills and rules of the game. There is an additional fee for this program.
Middle School Winter Sports/Athletic programs:
Boys Basketball: Boys basketball is open to all boys in grades 4-8. Basketball conditioning begins in October, with games beginning in December and running through February with practices held after school and occasionally on weekends. There are no cuts. This past year our boys competed in the GIL League and qualified for the playoffs with an outstanding season!
Girls Basketball:Girls basketball is open to all girls in grades 4-8. Basketball conditioning begins in October, with games beginning in December and running through February with practices held after school and occasionally on weekends. There are no cuts.
Volleyball: This coed team invites any Middle School student to participate (Grades 4-8). The team participates in a league with games during the Winter through the start of Spring. Practices begin during the winter season but will not conflict with participation on any other sports team. Although the team is competitive in the league, there are no cuts, and all ability levels are encouraged.
Tae Kwon Do:Students in grade 5 have the opportunity to learn this exciting Martial Art, as Talium come to Lacordaire Academy after school to teach our students once per week for 8 weeks. There is an additional fee for this program.
Middle School Spring Sports/Athletic programs:
Track and Field:Our new Track and Field program will introduce students in grades 5-8 to the various event disciplines. Running form and technique will be developed and both short and long distance events will be covered, as well as the basics of jumping and throwing.
Fencing: Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to learn this fascinating sport, as instructors from the Lilov Fencing Academy come to Lacordaire once per week for 8 weeks. No previous experience is necessary. There is an additional fee for this program.