2018 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, Big Hollow, Emmons, Gavin South, Grass Lake, Johnsburg Junior High, North Prairie, Park School, and Stanton.
General information regarding Interscholastic Sports: There is an athletic fee of $125 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 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.
Boys and girls, 5th grade and older, 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, and a replacement fee of $40.00 will be charged if the uniform is lost or destroyed.
2018 Track + Field
Track and Field is open to all 5th – 8th-grade students. The track season is spring 2018. The season will start in March and end in the middle of May. Since the 2016-2017 school year, PCCS has been 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.
Track Sign up Form
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, 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.
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 Muir Hall from 3:45 pm – 5 pm.
Cheerleaders are responsible for providing their own shoes, bows, socks, and bodysuits. The uniforms and pom poms are provided by the PCCS Athletic Department and a replacement fee will be charged if lost or damaged. The Cheer season coincides with the Boy’s basketball season.