Athletics

Athletic Director: Lindsey Parks

Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS has made the decision to cancel the following middle school sports: Boys and Girls Track, Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Wrestling. The district will make a decision regarding other athletics seasons at a later date.

We will provide updates on all other athletic programs as we receive them.


Mission Statement

The mission of Vista Peak Exploratory athletics and activities is to provide opportunities for students that maximize student engagement, participation and achievement. Student athletes are expected to display a competitive spirit, exhibit good sportsmanship and meet our standards for behavior and academic effort.

Philosophy

We believe that participation in athletics and activities is a powerful tool for the academic and personal growth of our students. The work habits and character development necessary to be successful in athletics and activities has a direct influence on a student’s academic and personal achievement.

Vista PEAK Exploratory offers the following sports

to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades only:

Track

Canceled for 2020

Wrestling

Canceled for 2020

Girls' Soccer

Canceled for 2020

Girls' Basketball

Nov 4 - Jan 18

Girls' Swim

Jan 22 - Feb 29

Boys' Basketball

Jan 22 - Mar 7

Volleyball

Mar 23 - May 9

Boys' Soccer

Mar 23 - May 9

Broncos Future Football

TBD

Practice Times: Students will practice Monday - Friday during the season on all student contact days, unless there is a game or practice is cancelled. In general, practice will be after school until about 5:00 p.m. Please check with each coach to find out their practice schedule. If your child is to be picked up, please be on time.

All student athletes must meet the following criteria before they are eligible to participate in the athletic programs at Vista PEAK. Students may not practice until all forms and fees are paid. Please make sure all of the items are filled out correctly. Any form that is not filled out will delay your child's participation.

Parent Permission Form

Insurance Waiver

Sports Medical Physical

Code of Conduct

*Forms can be found at this link.


Did You Know?

There are several benefits to participating in school sponsored sports. Below are just a few:

  • A student involved in middle school athletics has a much lower chance of receiving a behavior referral.

  • A student’s engagement, as measured by effort grades, dramatically increases when involved in a middle school sport or activity.

  • Coaches and teachers have anecdotally noticed great improvement of the self-efficacy of a student after they become involved in athletics and activities.

  • Students who stay involved in school-based athletics or activities at lease up until they turn 15 have much higher graduations rates.

  • Female students who stay involved in school-based athletics or activities at least up until they turn 15 have a much lower risk of teenage pregnancy.