Welcome to Athletics
At Allen Academy, interscholastic sports are just one of a number of programs and experiences available to students in order to assist in their personal growth and development. While Lower School participates in a daily physical education program, Middle and Upper School students enjoy the opportunity of participating in any of 13 available activities. We are greatly encouraged by the strong participation in all of these programs.
Allen Academy is very invested in teaching life skills within an athletic setting. As such, athletics can help promote the acceptance of hard work, loyalty and dedication to tasks; convey the importance of team work and team unity; develop the necessity of establishing and working toward goals; and encourage the principles relating to sportsmanship and fair-play.
All athletes do not perform at the same level, but maximum effort, commitment to team and a humble spirit are requisite expectations for all team members.
Interim Athletic Director
Allen Academy will make the move to TAPPS in 2016-17 after six years of success in the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL). Allen Academy was an original member of TAPPS from 1978-2010 before joining TCAL in the 2010-11 school year. While a member of TCAL, Allen won 19 state titles, finished as state runner-up 10 times, had 287 All-State honors earned by our student-athletes and was named TCAL School of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. Eight Allen student-athletes have also earned TCAL Player of the Year recognition in their sport, while five different Allen head coaches have earned Coach of the Year honors. In six years with TCAL, nine Allen graduates have gone on to compete at the collegiate level in football, basketball, golf, swimming, track & field, and baseball.
TAPPS will provide the next great challenge in the growth of Allen Academy athletics. Rejoining TAPPS is a great fit at a very exciting time at Allen Academy.
Founded in 1978, TAPPS began with 20 schools. TAPPS has since grown to a membership of over 230 schools with a combined enrollment of more than 40,000 students. Schools are presently aligned in five classifications with districts across the state of Texas. Headquartered in Salado, TX, TAPPS serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic, and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for students.
All middle school and high school student athletes must complete the following forms for the 2016-2017 school year: