Prairie Crossing Charter School encourages its students to take part in the many sports programs available at the school. Participation in sports encourages students to be part of a team, show their competitive spirit and support their school and peers. PCCS is a member of the Lakes Region Athletic Conference. The schools that are in the conference are Alden-Hebron, Big Hollow, Emmons, Gavin South, Grass Lake, Harrison School, Johnsburg Junior High, North Prairie, Park School, and Stanton. PCCS participates in Cross Country, Soccer, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Cheerleading, and Track. Interscholastic sports teams are available for students beginning in 5th grade in Cross Country, Cheer, and Track. Students in 6th through 8th grade are eligible to participate in all interscholastic sports offered at the school. PCCS is very proud of our student athletes and highlights our sports’ program achievements with an end of season assembly and a staff vs. student game, which is a spirited tradition at the school. Please refer to the different sport team summaries for more information about each sports program we offer.
General Information regarding Interscholastic Sports:
There is an athletic fee of $125 payable to PCCS Athletics prior to the first game of each season on a date specified by the Athletic Director. If your student athlete wants to participate in a 3rd or 4th sport during the year the fee will be $75. Students need to have a Physical on file in the office before tryouts for their sport. They will not be allowed to tryout without a physical.
Each student who chooses to participate in an interscholastic sport is required to sign a Lakes Region Code of Conduct form and PCCS Eligibility of Students Commitment form. Interscholastic sport practices are after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:45 –5:00 and it is the parent’s responsibility for providing transportation home from these practices.
There are try-outs for Soccer, Cheerleading, and Basketball. Track and Cross Country are open to all. There are sign-up forms on the website for each sport. These sign-up forms need to be filled out and turned in before tryouts. This will allow for the Athletic Director and Coaches to be prepared for tryouts.
For information regarding addresses and phone numbers of all off-campus games, please see here.
All 5th-8th grade students are eligible to try out. Practices will be at John Gage Park directly across the street from the school. All home games will also be played at John Gage Park.
For practice each player needs to bring:
- Size 5 ball
- Cleats (rubber – not baseball)
- Shin guards
- Water bottle
Players are responsible for providing their own black shorts, shin guards and white soccer socks. Uniform tops are provided by PCCS Athletic Department, and a replacement fee of $40.00 will be charged if the uniform is lost or destroyed.
Athletic Fee DUE: March 11th, 2016
Track is open to all 6th – 8th grade students. The track season is in the spring. It will start on March 9th and end in the middle of May.
For the 2015-2016 school year, PCCS has joined the IESA. This will allow our 6th/7th students to qualify for the State Track Meet. There will be more information provided during the Track season.
The events that we participate in are: 100 M Hurdles, 400 M Relay, 100 M Dash, 1600 M Run, 800 M Relay, 400 M Dash, 800 M Run, 200 M Run, 1600 M Relay, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus.
Boys’ Basketball Sign Up Information
Boys’ Athletic Fee DUE: October 16th
Girls’ Athletic Fee DUE: January 8th, 2016
Basketball is open to all 6th-8th grade boys and girls. PCCS has two teams, a 6th/7th grade team and an 8th grade team. Basketball practice is after school in the gym.
Players are responsible for providing their own basketball shoes, black shorts, and water bottles. Uniform tops are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department and a replacement fee of $40.00 will be charged if the uniform is lost or destroyed.
All 5th-8th grade boys and girls are eligible to join the cross country team. The season takes place in early fall. Students will compete in conference meets throughout the season, with boys’ heats, girls’ heats, and mixed heats. The course will vary from 1 1/2 mile to 2 mile races.
Practices will be on campus and will meet in the gym. Players are responsible for providing their own black shorts and water bottles. Uniform tops are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department and a replacement fee of $40.00 will be charged if the uniform is lost or destroyed.
Cheer Sign Up Information
Athletic Fee DUE: October 16th
Cheerleading is open to all 5th-8th grade students. PCCS has two teams, a junior varsity (5th, 6th, and 7th grade) and a varsity (8th grade) team. Cheerleading practice is after school in the gym or Helle Hall.
Cheerleaders are responsible for providing their own shoes, bows, socks, and bodysuits. The uniforms and pom pons are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department and a replacement fee will be charged if lost or damaged. Replacement fees will be priced at the time of replacement, as costs may vary by year and uniform style.