Announcements – Summer Activities
• We will have some optional workouts/camps for student-athletes interested in playing fall sports. There will be opportunities for participation in summer football, volleyball and basketball workouts. Specific information will be made available over the next couple weeks on the sport-specific web pages as the coaches arrange their own schedules. Expect most of these workouts to begin after the July 4th holiday. Coaches will also communicate with the parents of student-athletes that expressed interest in participating before the end of the school year. Thank you, and have a great summer!
• Our mission in athletics is to teach student-athletes both the fundamental skills necessary to be better athletes, and the fundamental character traits necessary to be better people. Fundamental emphasis shall be placed on the philosophy that athletic activities are an extension of the educational program, and are justifiable only to the extent that they are desirable and constructive learning experiences.
Sportsmanship will be the top priority of Lynx Athletics, and an expectation of all coaches, student-athletes, and parents. Commitment to fair play, integrity, and genuine empathy for others must be taught and practiced if we are to make a difference. Athletics assist in the development of fellowship and goodwill. Athletics will play an important role in developing a healthy self-image, as well as a healthy body. Athletics will also contribute to school/community spirit and pride. Lynx Athletics uses tiered programs to promote the concept of winning, while inspiring development of athletic skill for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade student athletes. This concept supports a successful transition of the student-athlete to high school sports should the student choose to pursue such opportunities.
We have partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance to develop better athletes, and better people. Our coaches will work diligently to create this culture in all of our programs. Please see this video clip to gain a better understanding of the culture we are trying to implement here at Monument Academy!
Available Athletic Programs
Monument Academy is a full member school in the Central Colorado Athletic League (CCAL), and will directly support the participation of student-athletes in this program. CCAL provides a competitive environment with a playoff structure for a school’s A-Team. Competitive events are also held for a school’s B-Team, but the league does not keep a record of season standings, and there is no playoff structure. CCAL Programs are offered to all 7th and 8th grade student-athletes, with limited programs available to 6th grade student-athletes. 5th grade student-athletes may participate in competitive chess. More information can be found in the 2017-2018 Athletic Handbook
|CCAL Program:||2017-2018 Season Dates:||More Information:|
|Basketball – Boys||October 9th – December 8th||Click Here|
|Basketball – Girls||December 11th – February 16th||Click here|
|Cheerleading||Entire School Year||Click Here|
|Chess||Late October – April||Click Here|
|Cross Country||August 14th – October 23rd||Click Here|
|Football||August 7th – October 4th||Click Here|
|Matchwits||Late October – April||Click Here|
|Soccer – Boys||August 14th – October 4th||Click here|
|Soccer – Girls||March 20th – May 12th||Click here|
|Track and Field||March 20th – May 12th||Click here|
|Volleyball – Girls||August 14th – October 6th||Click Here|
Junior Lynx Program:
Monument Academy will indirectly support competitive programs for our 5th and 6th grade student-athletes. We may need to limit the number of participants on Junior Lynx teams depending on the turnout for each program, and the number of available coaches. If there are more student-athletes interested in participating than we have resources to accommodate we will hold tryouts. Monument Academy will facilitate arranging program coaches, assembling Junior Lynx school teams, and entering them into appropriate, grade level competitive leagues hosted by outside organizations. Competitive events may be held during the week, and on Saturdays. More information can be found in the 2017-2018 Athletic Handbook
|Junior Lynx Program:||2017-2018 Season Dates:||More Information:|
|Basketball – Boys||October 23rd – December 16th||Click Here|
|Basketball – Girls||January 8th – March 10th||Click here|
|Volleyball – Girls||August 28th – October 14th||Click Here|
Student Athletic Handbook
Parents and students wishing to participate in Monument Academy Athletics are required to read and sign the Student Athletic Handbook. The Student Athletic Handbook contains information regarding:
- Expectations for personal conduct and eligibility
- General procedures for meetings, practice, games, transportation, and communication
- Information about available programs, fees, and equipment
- Click here to download the Student Athletic Handbook for 2017-2018
Required Athletic Forms (Available for download in PDF format)
Parents and students participating in Monument Academy Athletics must complete and return all necessary forms in order to participate. Forms that Monument Academy requires are available to download as a PDF file below. Please complete, and return to your head coach, the front desk at Monument Academy, or the Athletic Director. No athlete will be allowed to participate in any school sponsored athletics programs, in any capacity, until all forms are completed, and submitted.
You can use any qualified doctor as the source for your sports physical, and many urgent care facilities will provide them for you without an appointment, and for a reasonable fee. Participation in CCAL Athletic Programs (including tryouts) is not possible without a physical that has been completed within the last year.
Concussion Baseline Evaluation
Concussion awareness in athletics has improved over the years as more people begin to realize the seriousness of such injuries. Monument Academy has a concussion protocol that follows recommendations of the CDC. In addition to this protocol, the Colorado Springs Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center offers a Concussion Baseline Testing service as an aid to diagnose concussions, and evaluate the progress of an athlete that has suffered a concussion. If you would be interested in this type of service for your athlete, please contact the Athletic Director at email, visit www.CSHPR.com, or click on the link below:
Game Day Attire / Athletic Spirit Wear & Orders
Game uniforms/jerseys may be worn on the day of an athletic event. Students must wear either uniform attire, or a white shirt underneath jerseys and uniforms. Monument Academy approved Spirit Wear can be worn on MA Spirit Wear days only. Athletes can order MA approved Athletic Spirit Wear at the following link:
Good coaches are a vehicle by which our children learn the life and athletic skills necessary to grow. Often our coaches are also parents of children that attend Monument Academy, and as they grow up and move on, so do some of our coaches. Occasionally we will have openings for those that are interested in coaching. If you might have interest in coaching one of our sports, please contact the Athletic Director via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Athletic Director at 719-481-1950, ext “1314”, or via email