Athletics Program & Categories

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Athletics Program & Categories

The Student Athletics Program is an integral part of the learning experience offered to Academia Cotopaxi students. The aim of the program is to develop self-confidence, teamwork, and sportsmanship through skill development and participation in appropriate competition. The Student Athletics Program is characterized by:

  • Commitment to the school’s core values;
  • Development of basic physical and athletic skills;
  • Encouragement of students to participate in a variety of sports;
  • Support for broad participation of all students;
  • Opportunities for success in appropriate competition.

In Elementary School, students are exposed to a wide variety of sports and activities with an exploratory and developmental focus setting the foundation for our Athletics Program.The extracurricular sports program provides the opportunity to experience basic physical activities to support their growth and development in a fun, non-competitive, and safe environment.

Middle School Athletics is an all inclusive program. All students interested in learning and being part of the program are welcome. The sports offered are: Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer. The information regarding practice days, times and competitions, is detailed in the MS and HS Athletics section of this website.

High School Athletics adds more practice days and more competition. With these added demands come responsibility and dedication. All members of our teams owe themselves to their teams and their dedication is an expectation. Teams practice together, learn together and perform together. Come support our Cougars, fans are a big part of all competition and  your presence will certainly tip the odds in our favor. See you on the stands!

 

Categories of Competition

 

Under 14 - Applies to Middle School students that are under 14 years of age up to September 1st. Elementary School students are not eligible to play in this category.

Under 16 (Junior Varsity/JV) - Applies to High School students that are under 16 years of age up to September 1st. Middle School students may be invited to play in this category by the JV coach if they are participating in the corresponding U-14 team.

Under 19 (Varsity) - For High School students that are under 19 years of age up to September 1st. Middle School students are not eligible to play on Varsity teams.