Our CHA lunch soccer league may be the most popular event taking place at CHA these days. This league takes place during the recess portion of lunch, and currently has eighty students participating in grades 1-5. We just finished the regular season in the upper league (grades 3-5) and will start the playoffs next Wednesday. We will let everyone know who makes it to the championship game. So far the Sharks are the team to beat, as they won every game they have played. Jacob Schar (3rd grade) has scored 11 goals in three games to help lead the Dolphins. As for the Primary league, both games this week finished in ties. The schedule for the league will be posted on the door by the library for those interested in coming out to show your CHA support. We are planning for a school wide audience for the championship games in both the upper league and primary league--Parents are more than welcome.
Our Middle School Athletics Department is run by Coach Lance Allison who is also the Program Coordinator at the Sports Center on the campus of Alliant International University. Its his goal to have our Middle School Students increase their physical ability through a variety of traditional sports and athletic programs. He has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing physical education programs for middle school and high school students. Physical activity and physical education programs are the cornerstone of an active lifestyle for all students. The students are part of a full middle school athletic program with all these offerings:
Conduct intense skills based sports clinics
Establish a positive and safe learning environment for all students
Teach a variety of physical activities and sports that make physical education class fun and enjoyable
Create maximum opportunities for students of all abilities to be successful
Promote student honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship
Guide students into becoming skillful and confident
Assist students in setting and achieving personal goals
Provide specific, constructive feedback to help students develop athletic skills
Prepare and encourage students to practice skills that they can use for a lifetime
CHA middle school students participate in developmentally appropriate activities that help increase their physical competence, self-esteem and joy of being physically active no matter what their physical abilities.
Students learn the importance of a mind-body fusion at the school's ongoing Athletics Program.
Inspired by department chairman Austin Olson's own unique approach, students learn to physically excel and many of the 12 values imbued in the academy's ethics-based curriculum.
In this way, they learn to persevere, set goals to improve their fitness and to combine a drive to succeed with a sense of kindness and team spirit.
Some of the organized sports taught by Olson includes flag football, soccer and basketball.
The idea is to ensure that the students understand the importance of a mind-body fusion, that healthy bodies help spark active, effective minds, says Olson.
Olson - who has both a BA in communications and a masters in Physical Education - also managed the educational programs at Sea World in addition to his duties for the academy.
Team Sports are competitive amongst Jr. and Sr. Divisions
Sr. & Jr. Divisions
Competition is enhanced by the development of offensive and defensive strategies, leadership and teamwork.
Jr. & Sr. Division
Jr. division baseball is called all run baseball where each student plays an offensive game.
Jr. Division is centered around team evaluation and coordination. Points are scored based on team playing and each individuals passing game.
Jr. Division games focus on fundamentals. Offensive and defensive strategies, dribbling, passing and shooting techniques.
Competition and good old fun enhances team reliance skills. Players learn the many forms and varying rules of volleyball around the world.