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Athletics

All Oaks athletic opportunities focus on experiencing the duty and delight of athletics while treating others how we wish to be treated. We believe that sports provide students with a different atmosphere to learn and grow where they can face new and different challenges in a supportive and encouraging environment.

The Oaks is one of 13 schools in the Indianapolis Independent School League (IISL), in which our Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams play. In addition to these teams, The Oaks follows a ‘no-cut’ philosophy that allows for every student who wants to play a sport to be on a team. Tryouts are held so that coaches can assess the skills and abilities of players and assign them to an appropriately challenging conference or in-house team. In-house teams compete in an intramural league where they may often play against one of the other Oaks in-house teams.

Registration information for Fall Sports will be coming soon and will happen in the New Parent Portal.

Tryouts for volleyball and soccer will be held July 25th – 29th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Tryouts are to divide players into appropriate age and skill level teams; however, all registered students may participate in our competitive sports programs.

Practices for all three sports will begin the week of August 8th.

Fall

Winter

Spring

Girls Volleyball

Soccer (Co-Ed)

Boys & Girls Cross Country

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys & Girls Track & Field

Boys Baseball

Fall

Girls Volleyball

Soccer (Co-Ed)

Boys & Girls Cross Country

Winter

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Spring

Boys & Girls Track & Field

Boys Baseball

Fall Sports

Soccer

Oaks Plus will be offering soccer for boys and girls entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall of 2021. Tryouts will be held July 26th-29th to determine conference and in-house team rosters. All eligible students who register will be placed on an Oaks team. Practices for all Oaks soccer teams will begin the week of August 9th and run through mid-October. Schedules will be found on the Oaks Plus calendar. The calendar will be updated as dates are confirmed. 

Our in-house players will be divided into multiple teams. Teams will combine 6th-8th grade players. The in-house league will have two practices and one game day per week. These practices and games will be on set days of the week. Games will be played against other in-house teams which could include teams from outside The Oaks Academy.

Our conference teams include one 6th grade team and one 7th/8th grade team. These teams play games against schools in our athletic conference, the IISL. Conference teams will generally participate three days per week in practices or games. Practices will generally be two set days of the week with games being spread throughout the week.  

Volleyball

Oaks Plus will be offering volleyball for girls entering 6th, 7th, & 8th grade in the fall of 2021. Tryouts will be held July 26th-29th to determine conference and in-house rosters. All eligible students who register will be placed on an Oaks team. Practice for all Oaks volleyball teams will begin the week of August 9th and run through mid-October. Schedules will be found on the Oaks Plus calendar. The calendar will be updated as dates are confirmed.

Our in-house players will be divided into multiple teams. Teams will combine 6th-8th grade players. The in-house league will have two practices and one game day per week. These practices and games will be on set days of the week. Games will be played against other in-house teams which could include teams from outside The Oaks Academy.

Our conference teams include one 6th grade team, and one 7th/8th grade team. These teams play games against schools in our athletic conference, the IISL. Conference games may be on any day of the week, Monday-Friday. Practices will generally be two set days of the week with games being spread throughout the week.

Cross Country

Oaks Plus will be offering Cross Country for boys and girls entering into 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall of 2021. The cross country season is from August 9th through mid-October. Cross country athletes will generally have three days of practice or meets per week. The meet schedule will be updated on the Oaks Plus calendar as it is finalized.

Spring Sports

Track & Field

Oaks Plus will be offering Track & Field for boys and girls in 6th – 8th grades for the 2021-22 school year. All team members who wish to participate may be a part of the Track & Field program, although participation in meets is not divided evenly based upon events students participate in. Practice will begin on Tuesday, March 8th and the season will end in mid-May with the IISL conference meetSchedules can be found on the Oaks Plus calendar, with the calendar being updated as dates are confirmed.

Team members will practice/participate in meets for a total of 2-3 times per week. The days of the week may vary and will depend upon the number of participants. Practices will generally be from 4:00 – 5:30 PM with some 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM practices at Shortridge High School. Most Track & Field Meets will be with schools in our athletic conference, the IISL. 

Boys Baseball

Oaks Plus will be offering Baseball for boys in 6th – 8th grades for the 2021-22 school year. Depending on the number of players who register, The Oaks may have one or two teams. All eligible participants who register will be placed on a team, although playing time will not be divided evenly based on the nature of the game.  Practice will begin on Monday, March 14th and the season will end in mid-May with a conference tournament. Schedules can be found on the Oaks Plus calendar, with the calendar being updated as dates are confirmed.

Each team will practice/play games for a total of 2-3 times per week. The days of the week may vary and will depend upon the number of participants. Practices will generally be from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.  Most of our games will be played with schools in our athletic conference, the IISL.

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

Oaks Plus will be offering basketball for boys in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year. All eligible students who register will be placed on an Oaks team (in-house, JV or Varsity) based upon skill level. Practice for Boys Basketball teams will begin the week of October 25th and the season will end in early February. Schedules can be found on the Oaks Plus calendar, with the calendar being updated as dates are confirmed.

Our in-house players will be divided into multiple teams. Teams will combine 6th-8th grade players. The in-house league will practice Tuesday and Thursday and have games on Fridays; all at JTV Hill. Games will be played against other in-house teams which could include teams from outside The Oaks Academy.

Our conference teams include one JV team (6th grade), and one varsity team team (7th/8th grade). These teams play games against schools in our athletic conference, the IISL. Conference teams will practice at JTV Hill on Mondays and Wednesdays, while games may be on any day of the week, Monday-Friday.

Girls Basketball

Oaks Plus will be offering basketball for girls in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year. All eligible participants who register will be placed on an Oaks team (JV or Varsity) based upon skill level. Practice for Girls Basketball will begin on Thursday, December 2nd and the season will end at the end of February/beginning of MarchSchedules can be found on the Oaks Plus calendar, with the calendar being updated as dates are confirmed.

Games and practices will occur 2-3 times a week after school at a gym facility near The Oaks Academy Middle School. While games will be spread throughout the week, practices will generally be on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Both teams will play against other schools in our athletic conference, the IISL.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Oaks Academy offers competitive athletic teams for 6th-8th grade students. Any Oaks student willing to attend consistently, work hard and do what he/she is supposed to do can participate in Oaks Athletics.

While The Oaks does not cut participants based on ability, students will be divided into Conference teams and In-House teams.

The Oaks Academy participates in the Indianapolis Independent Schools League (IISL). The IISL is composed of 13 schools; The Oaks Academy, Mooresville Christian Academy, Park Tudor School, Sycamore School, Orchard School, Hasten Hebrew Academy, Bethesda Christian Academy, Traders Point Christian Academy, St. Richards Episcopal School, International School of Indiana, Kingsway Christian School, Indiana School for the Deaf, and Greenwood Christian Academy.

Pricing and scholarship for athletics for the 2021 – 2022 school year is set on a scale between $60 and $120 as a percentage of your income. If you have any questions about which interval rate you are assigned to, please contact Dakwon Brooks (listed below).

For more information on The Oaks Athletics, contact:

Dakwon Brooks

Have Questions?

Change is always challenging, especially when it may effect your children. Please share any questions or comments you have using the form below, or by emailing me directly at ahart@theoaksacademy.org.

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