Lions’ Sports Update October 4
Middle School Athletics
6th grade volleyball will practice on Thursday, October 5, from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm. They begin tournament play as the #2 seed vs #3 seed Windermere Prep at 4:15 pm on Friday, October 6, here at the Home of Lions. The winner will advance to the finals vs #1 seed Trinity Prep at 5:15 pm. Please come out and support the team.
7th grade volleyball finished their season on Monday, October 2, with a close loss in the semifinals of the Greater Orlando Athletic Conference tournament. Congratulations to Coach Ricchi and the 7th grade team!
8th grade volleyball will practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4, from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm. They will begin tournament play undefeated as the #1 seed vs Windermere Prep on Thursday, October 5, at 5:00 pm. The winner of their match will go on to play in the championship at 6:00 pm. The tournament will take place at Foundation Academy located at 15304 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, FL. 34787. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on the Lions!
Cross Country will have their final practice on Thursday, October 5, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. The GOAC cross country meet championship will be on Tuesday, October 10, at Trinity Pep starting at 4:30 pm.
Flag Football ACYS registration is open by going to www.acys.org and the deadline to register is October 26.
Boys’ Basketball tryouts are Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm in the gym.
Girls’ Basketball tryouts are Wednesday, October 18, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm in the gym.
Boys’ Soccer will begin practice on Friday, October 20, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Trotters Park.
Girls’ Soccer will begin practice on Friday, October 20, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Trotters Park.
Lower School Athletics
4th and 5th grade volleyball will practice on Thursday, October 5, from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm. Their next matches are on Saturday, October 7, with 4th grade playing at 11:00 am and 5th grade playing at 10:00 am.
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Flag Football clinic begins on Friday, October 6, in the green space from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm.
ACYS Flag Football registration for 3rd, 4th & 5th grades is open. Register at www.acys.org. The deadline to register is October 26.
Spotlight on: 7th Grade Volleyball Coach Chat Ricchi
How do you feel about coaching at TCS? It’s very rewarding! Practicing, competing, and growing every season with these great students has been amazing.
What is your favorite thing about coaching volleyball? My favorite thing about coaching volleyball is getting to see firsthand the growth of the team year in and year out. To see that is extraordinary and one of my highlights of coaching.
Do you have any goals that you hope to achieve this year? Every year has the same goal: getting better at your skill and your position, individually and as a teammate. It doesn’t matter where you start; it matters where you are when you finish. That can only be measured by improving and getting better one step at a time.
What has been highlight for you as a coach? I think one of my favorite highlights has been when the girls were down in a match and they didn’t quit and give up and they make the comeback against all odds.
Photo: Chat Ricchi and the 7th grade volleyball team