Athletics

The West Valley Athletic Conference Parent, Player, Coach and Administration Code of conduct:

Ware AIA (VAC) student-athletes, coaches, administrators and spectators involved in AIA (VAC) athletics and activities.

The AIA (VAC) "Pursuing Victory with Honor" initiative will create and environment in Arizona where the student-athlete, coach official and spectator is committed to "Pursuing Victory with Honor" and teamwork through TRUSTWORTHINESS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, FIARNESS, CARING AND CITIZENSHIP.

AIA (VAC)member schools, student-athletes, coaches, administrators and spectators are here to implement a program of assessment and accountability of the AIA (VAC) "Pursuing Victory With Honor."

IF at anytime you are not examples of this you will be asked to leave.

ALL Tryouts are Closed to Parents!

Permission Slip & Grade Check required for athletes to tryout.

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Spring Meeting for Student Athletes interested in trying out for Baseball, Softball & Track will be on February 12, 2020 at 8:20 in the gym. This is an informational meeting for students to pick up required permission slips and grade checks and find out tryout times.

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ALL TRYOUTS CLOSED TO PARENTS

 

Location: L. Thomas Heck Middle School Athletic Fields

Purpose: 6-7-8 Grade Tryouts for Softball, Baseball & Track

Requirements: Parents & Athletes have the understanding that there is a possibility of injury or a concussion at any athletic tryout. https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/ Students are required to have insurance. Parents are required to pick their child up on time or give permission to walk/bike home immediately after.

Date & Time of Tryouts: 

JV Girls Softball 6/7 Grade - Coach Newsome

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from (4:00-6:00 pm) 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from (4:00-6:00)  (Athletes making 1st cut) 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from (6:45-8:15) (TBD if needed)

Var. Girls Softball 8 Grade - Coach Reibel

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from (4:00-5:30 pm) 

Wednesday, February  19, 2020 from (4:00-5:30)  (Athletes making 1st cut) 

JV Boys Baseball 6/7 Grade - Coach Geisler

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm  (6 & 7 grade)

Wednesday, February 19 , 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm  (Athletes making 1st cut)

Var. Boys Baseball 8 Grade - Coach Garza

Monday, February 24, 2020 from (4:00-5:30 pm) 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from (4:00-5:30)  (Athletes making 1st cut) 

Boys & Girls Track 6/7/8 Grade - Coach Smith & Coach Hills

Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4:00-5:30 pm  (All Grades)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 4:00-5:30 pm  (All athletes return)

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Spring Sports - Baseball, Softball & Track
JV Baseball - Coach Geisler
Var. Baseball - Coach Garza
JV Softball - Coach Newsome
Var. Softball - Coach Reibel
Girls Track - Coach Smith
Boys Track - Coach Hills

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Sports Game Schedules
L. Thomas Heck
      Varsity (8gr)
Baseball & Softball Schedule
Date
            Start Time
    Opponent
3/18
                5:00 pm
@ VERRADO
3/23
                4:45 pm
@ WESTERN SKY
3/25
                5:00 pm
HERITAGE
3/30
                4:45 pm
@ WIGWAM
4/1
                4:45 pm
@ BELEN SOTO
4/6
                5:00 pm
VERRADO
4/8
                4:45 pm
BELEN SOTO
4/13
                4:45 pm
WESTERN SKY
4/15
                5:00 pm
@ HERITAGE
4/22
                4:45 pm
WIGWAM

 

L. Thomas Heck
         Junior Varsity                      (6/7 GR)
Baseball & Softball Schedule
Date
            Start Time
    Opponent
3/18
                5:00 pm
VERRADO
3/23
                4:45 pm
WESTERN SKY
3/25
                5:00 pm
@ HERITAGE
3/30
                4:45 pm
WIGWAM
4/1
                4:45 pm
BELEN SOTO
4/6
                5:00 pm
@ VERRADO
4/8
                4:45 pm
@ BELEN SOTO
4/13
                4:45 pm
@ WESTERN SKY
4/15
                5:00 pm
HERITAGE
4/22
                4:45 pm
@ WIGWAM
LTH Track Meet Schedule
 

Date

Location

Meet

3/24

Carl Hayden

Practice Meet

3/31

Carl Hayden

Practice Meet

4/7

Carl Hayden

Practice Meet

4/14

Agua Fria

Practice Meet

4/21

TBD

Preliminary Meet

4/23

TBD

Championship 

Practice Schedules

Baseball

Softball

Track

**Due to later end times at schools, home games will start at approximately 4:45 except for Verrado, Verrado Herritage & Belen Soto games will be at approximately 5:00. 

Due to the varied start and end times of each campus the following will be approximate pick-up times for athletic buses:

Wigwam Creek:  4:15-4:20pm
L Thomas Heck:  4:20-4:25pm
Western Sky:  4:20-4:25pm
Verrado:  4:25-4:30pm
Verrado Heritage: 4:25-4:30
Belen Soto: 4:25-4:30

Athletes will need to be picked up at the various schools after every away game. Please plan accordingly.

(WSMS) Western Sky Middle School 4095 N. 144th Ave. Goodyear, AZ 85338

(WC) Wigwam Creek Middle School 4510 N. 127th Ave. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

(VMS) Verrado Middle School 20880 W. Main Street Buckeye, AZ 85396

(VH) Verrado Heritage Elementary School 20895 West Hamilton StreetBuckeye, Arizona 85396 

(BSE) Belen Soto Elementary School 18601 West Campbell Avenue Goodyear, AZ 85395

Volunteers Needed:  We are seeking volunteers to help with operating the score clock during games and/or running a concession stand.  If you are interested, please e-mail (lairc@lesd.k12.az.us) or call 623-547-1700.

Medical Insurance:  ALL student-athletes must also have medical insurance before they will be eligible to play.  If your student-athlete does not have medical coverage, it can be obtained for a low price through United Health Care.  For more information, please refer to www.k12studentinsurance.com.  There is also a link that can be found on our district webpage (www.lesd.k12.az.us) under the "parent forms" link.  Each student-athlete must submit proof of coverage before they will be eligible to play.

**For the upcoming season, sports physicals are not required.**

 
 
 
 
 
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