TCA Activities Newsletter
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Notes from Coach Mitchell
Last week was another exciting week for TCA Athletics and Activities. We had three golfers qualify for the state match in October. Congrats to those young men! I could write an entire page on the boys soccer game vs Liberty. I’ve never witnessed a soccer game like that. Down by 4 goals to start the second half and come back and win by one…it was AWESOME!!
Winning is fun, exciting, adrenaline-pumping and all the good stuff. But let’s not forget the life lessons that can be taught by both winning and losing. Some of the most valuable lessons are learned when we are on the wrong end of the scoreboard. This reminds me of something I shared at the parent meeting along and at the coaches meeting. The GOAL of athletics is to WIN; the PURPOSE of athletics is to be a better friend, husband/wife, teacher/coach, neighbor. I say all of that because Mr. Shields shared an email he received concerning one of our football players and how this young man “uplifted” a young player from Sand Creek. He encouraged the other player even though we beat them by a wide margin. Players and parents, keep up this kind of good work!!
I want to wish our Band good luck at the Legend Festival this Saturday. Go get ‘em Titans!
It's Homecoming week…enough said. Be proud to be involved in TCA activities.
Quote for the week: “It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser.” - Harry Sheehy
Darron Mitchell, Athletic/Activities Director
High School Sports News
Winter Sports Registration is OPEN!!!
All registration requirements must be completed by 11/07/22 (one week prior to the first practice date of 11/14/22). Registration after this date must have special circumstances and approved by the Athletic Director. DO NOT BE LATE.
- A current physical is required before the start of the Winter season and must be good through the sports season you are registering for.
- All forms can be found on the TCA Activities website.
- College Pathway students and other non traditional TCA students must be assigned to TCA each year – we have to have a new assignment letter signed by D20 – no exceptions. If you have participated in sports at TCA in previous years, this won’t be an issue, but we must have a form for the 2022-23 school year. You must also complete an Eligibility Form indicating grade for the previous semester and that you are taking enough credits in the current semester to participate in Athletics. Both of these forms will need to be uploaded by the Family to their sports registration.
- The activity fee is required to be paid, or have a payment plan set up, the day before the first competition (including scrimmage). It can be paid on-line through Infinite Campus, by calling Finance at 488-6237 or a check dropped off to the Finance Office. Please communicate with the Athletic Director if there are monetary issues.
Per D20 policy, the only pets allowed on campus are certified service animals. This includes all outdoor after school activities.
The Cross Country teams split up between two meets last week. A large bulk of the team ran at Monument Valley Park for the Coronado Cougar Invite, which doubled as the CSML North league championship. One of the team goals before the season was to have our JV compete at this varsity event and see how they could do against the other teams in our league. The boys' won the league title and the girls finished 2nd as 22 of the 23 runners finished the race with personal bests.
The varsity team traveled to Estes Park for the 22-team Longs Peak Invite, held on the Lake Estes 9-hole golf course. The team enjoyed a beautiful setting, dodged an elk or two, and put away the competition in both races. The boys almost ran a perfect score (which is 15 points), scoring 18 points to 5A Ft Collins' 81. The girls' team was nearly as dominant, scoring 37 to Ft Collins' 84.
The team is off this week to train and get ready for the championship season. They will race again Oct. 7 at Bear Creek Park in the Doherty Spartan Invite.
The TCA men’s golf team competed very successfully in last Thursday’s regional tournament in Pueblo. Despite some rainy weather, we qualified three to play in the 4A state championship. Three or four players make a team. If a school only qualifies 1 or 2, the players compete as individuals, not as a team. Only three other schools in the area have qualified teams: Cheyenne Mountain and Falcon, both 4A, and Pine Creek, 5A. Our qualifiers are Ryan Heiser (senior), Nathan Valentin (junior), and Zac Valentine (freshman). They compete on Oct 3, 4 at Pelican Lakes golf club in Windsor.
Last week the Titans pulled off an incredible come back against 5A Liberty. The boys were down 5-1 10 minutes into the second half when they rallied and scored 5 unanswered goals to win the game 6-5. This will be another busy week with games against Palmer Ridge at home on Tuesday and away at Elizabeth on Thursday. GO TITANS!!!
The Titans roll into league play this Homecoming Friday against the Alameda Pirates. TCA is 4 and 0 after handling Sand Creek on Friday and retained their number one ranking in 2A as they embark in their new league. Joining Alameda and TCA in Colorado’s 2A League IV is Englewood, Denver West, Kent, and Elizabeth High School.
Coach Contact Info
There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.
In Season Coaches:
M & W Soccer Blake Galvin firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Matt Norton email@example.com
Football Justin Rich firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer Emily Tejada email@example.com
Softball Wyatt Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Off Season Coaches:
W Basketball Frank Haist email@example.com
M Basketball : Kevin Wenger firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Head Coach Sean Collins for all wrestling questions! (For all levels)
Track Tim Daggett email@example.com
Baseball Bart Jennings firstname.lastname@example.org
**CONTACT YOUR COACH TO BE ON THEIR EMAIL LIST!!
We are now up and running to view games via the nfhsnetwork! It is a subscription service so it won't be free like youtube. It is a monthly auto renew. It also gives parents and fans an opportunity to watch any sport across the country that uses the system. Only one usable device per subscription, so if shared, it won't allow multiple users at the same time.
ATHLETIC TRAINER'S CORNER
Athletic Trainers are like icebergs, at any one time you are only seeing about 1/10 of what they are actually doing. – t-shirt
Introduction to Athletic Training at TCA CLICK HERE
Emily Weaver: Our Athletic Trainer is on campus every day after school. You can contact her in the trainer's room or email at email@example.com
FINE ARTS NEWS
SECONDARY CHOIR NEWS
Here is the ticketing link to reserve your seats for Fall Fermata: https://www.payschoolsevents.com/events/details/22084
“The first time I sang in the church choir, 200 people changed their religion!” anonymous
TCA ACTIVITIES OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Assistant Activities/Athletics Director