PCCS Sports Program
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, Emmons, Gavin South, Grass Lake, Johnsburg Junior High, North Prairie, Park School, and Stanton.
Interscholastic Sports General information
- In order to participate there is an athletic fee of $125/per sport payable to PCCS Athletics – prior to the first game/meet of each season on a date specified by the Athletic Director. If your student-athlete participates in a 3rd or 4th sport during the year, the fee for the 3rd and 4th sport are reduced to $75/per sport.
- Students need to have a sports physical on file in the office before tryouts for their sport. They will not be allowed to tryout without a current sports physical on file with the PCCS office.
- 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 sports practices are typically after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:45 –5:00 and it is the parent’s responsibility for providing transportation home from these practices.
The online Sports sign up form above must be filled out.
There are try-outs for Soccer, Cheerleading, and Basketball. Track and Cross Country are open to all. Please fill out the online form to indicate your Sports interest. 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.
Contact Athletic Director – Theresa Wright
Boys and girls, 5th – 8th grade, 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.
Players are responsible for providing their own black shorts, shin guards, and white soccer socks. Uniform tops are provided by PCCS Athletic Department.
Track + Field
Track and Field is open to all 5th – 8th-grade students. The track season is every spring. The season will start in March and end in the middle of May. PCCS is a member of the IESA. This membership will allow our 5th/6th/7th/8th-grade students to qualify for and participate at the State Track Meet in Peoria, IL. There will be more information as the season gets closer.
Basketball is open to all 5th-8th-grade boys and girls. PCCS has two teams, a 5th,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 and water bottles. Team uniforms are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department. Games will be home and away against our Lake Conference competitors. Teams are determined after 2 days of tryouts and cuts.
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. PCCS is a member of the IESA for XC and athletes can qualify and compete in the IL State XC meet at the end of the season.
Cheer is open to all 5th-8th-grade students. Cheer practice is after school in the gym or Muir Hall from 3:45 pm – 5 pm.
Cheer athletes are responsible for providing their own shoes, bows, socks, and bodysuits. The uniforms are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department. The Cheer season coincides with the Boy’s basketball season.