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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 Basketball 2018-19

Calling All Coaches!

Informational Meeting || June 26

 

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Play Days

Cost: Free

Dates: To Be Determined

Coach Kinsey Snell will host Play Days for LCA PreK–1st graders throughout the school year. Play Days will be fun with the goal of getting kids moving and playing while introducing and improving physical literacy skills such as agility, balance, coordination, and speed. 

 Kinsey is the director of PlayLCA. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. She is a certified USA Triathlon Level 1 and Youth and Junior coach, as well as a Level 1 USA Track and Field coach. Kinsey has more than 10 years of coaching experience in swimming, basketball, XC, track and field, and triathlon. She has been a competitive runner since high school and currently competes in long course triathlon events. Kinsey's passion is inspiring children to embrace an active lifestyle that they will be able to continue into adulthood.

Kinsey is the director of PlayLCA. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. She is a certified USA Triathlon Level 1 and Youth and Junior coach, as well as a Level 1 USA Track and Field coach. Kinsey has more than 10 years of coaching experience in swimming, basketball, XC, track and field, and triathlon. She has been a competitive runner since high school and currently competes in long course triathlon events. Kinsey's passion is inspiring children to embrace an active lifestyle that they will be able to continue into adulthood.

Kinsey Snell
(Hover over picture for full bio.)

 
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1st–5th Grade Flag Football

Cost: $75.00
Registration Dates: April 20–July 27, Register here.
Grade: 1st–5th

Flag football games will be scheduled on the following days, during the hours listed. It is our plan to have all games finished by 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, but we have an extra hour listed in the event that we need it. We look forward to a fun season of learning, fun, and competition! 

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Practice fields will be made available on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings beginning August 7 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Practice will be scheduled at the coach's discretion.

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

PlayLCA Volleyball Academy

Cost: $75.00
Registration Dates: April 20–July 27, Register here.
Grade: 1st–5th

Volleyball Academy skill clinics are scheduled on the following days, during the hours listed, and will be held in the gym at LCA.

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

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: September 7 and remain open through duration of the academy. Register here.
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. During January/February 2019 in the LCA gym, there will be six 2-hour sessions to be held on Saturday mornings and/or Sunday afternoons – dates TBD.

Grade level basketball teams

PlayLCA Competitive/Developmental Basketball Teams – Boys
Cost: $100, Plus Uniform
Registration Dates: September 7 through October 1, 2018. Register here.
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: September 7 through October 1, 2018. Register here.
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.

  • Season begins Saturday, November 17, and runs through February 2

  • 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.

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INTRAMURAL SOCCER

Kindergarten–5th Grade; Open to Community Students

PlayLCA Baseball Academy

1st–5th Grade; Open to Community Students

PlayLCA Softball Academy

1st–5th Grade; Open to Community Students

Grade Level Baseball

Grade level baseball teams are open to 2nd–5th grade students. PlayLCA will host a single team per grade level to play in a league outside of LCA. Priority will go to LCA student and vacancy on the team will be filled at the coach's discretion.

Grade Level Softball

Grade level softball teams are open to 2nd–5th grade students. PlayLCA will host a single team per grade level to play in a league outside of LCA. Priority will go to LCA student and vacancy on the team will be filled at the coach's discretion.


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6Th | 7th | 8th GRADE FLAG FOOTBALL

Cost: $75.00
Registration Dates: April 20–July 27, Register here.

Flag football games will be scheduled on the following days, during the hours listed. It is our plan to have all games finished by 4:00p.m. on Sundays, but we have an extra hour listed in the event that we need it. We look forward to a fun season of learning, fun, and competition! 

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Practice fields will be made available on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings beginning August 7 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Practice will be scheduled at the coach's discretion.

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