Athletics

Athletics

 Learning Community Charter School
is a part of the Charter School Athletic League (CSAL), which is a division of the New Jersey Education Consortium. We currently have a competitive girls' and boys' basketball team,  a co-ed soccer team, a co-ed volleyball team, as well as a co-ed dance team, all comprised of our middle school scholar-athletes. Additionally, we have recently added a 5th-8th grade running club


Our athletic teams are supervised by our Athletic Director, Shanelle Muse, who is also our 5th grade ELA teacher. Our liaison for all business matters involving our athletic teams is our Assistant Head of School, James Laster.

Any questions or concerns involving our athletic teams, please contact:

Athletic Director – Shanelle Muse

smuse@lccsnj.org
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FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: Our Athletics' Program is funded solely by the fundraising efforts of our dedicated athletic department staff, in addition to any generous donations community businesses provide us with. Our scholar-athletes are always in need of uniforms, bus transportation, referees, concessions, equipment and so much more.

Any amount makes a difference. If you find it in your heart to donate to the LCCS' Athletic Program, please find your way to our donation page: https://www.crowdrise.com/lccs-athletics/fundraiser/shanellemuse

Boys basketball

 
Boys' Basketball

Our boys basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade and is coached by Angel Melendez, who is the head coach, and Jerome Davis, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our boys basketball team, please contact Angel Melendez at AMelendez@lccsnj.org

**Practice Times: Saturdays 9:00-11:30, Sundays 9:00-11:30 @ LCCS Gym.



Girls basketball
Girls' Basketball

 

Our girls basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 7th and 8th grade and are coached by Stephanie Megaro, who is the head coach, and Melissa Megaro, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our girls basketball team, please contact Stephanie Megaro at SMegaro@lccsnj.org

**Practice Times: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 & Thursdays 3:30-5:00 @ LCCS Gym.



Soccer
Co-Ed Soccer

In the spring of 2014, we officially launched our first co-ed soccer team. Oursoccer team is comprised of middle school students from 6th-8th grade and are coached by Roberto Rengifo and Nicole Dynega.

Any questions about our soccer team can be directed to Coach Dynega at ndynega@lccsnj.org.

**Practice Times: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 & Thursdays 3:30-5:00 at Lincoln Park West. 

Tentative Game Schedule:

Tuesday, April 5th vs. Marion P. Thomas CS (6:00 pm) RESCHEDULED

Wednesday, April 13th vs. North Star Academy Vailsburg (4:45 pm) RESCHEDULED

Tuesday, April 19th vs. Link Community CS (4:45 pm) 7-0 W

*Thursday, April 21st vs. Hans Soleiz (6:30 pm)*out of conference game* No transportation provided  2-3 L

Wednesday, May 4th vs. TEAM Academy (6:00 pm) 

Tuesday, May 10th vs. Merit Prep (4:45 pm)

Tuesday, May 17th @  College Achieve (5:30 pm)

Tuesday, May 24th vs. Rise Academy (4:45 pm)

Home Field: Essex County West Side Park

                      18th Ave & 13th St., Newark





Dance

 

In the fall of 2014, our school's first ever Dance Team made its' debut! 5th - 8th grade girls and boys made LCCS history! Our dance team performs a choreographed routine during halftime of the boys' and girls' basketball games and is coached by Natasha Tyjer.

Any questions about our dance team can be directed to Coach Tyjer at ntyjer@lccsnj.org.

**Practice Times: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 (gym) & Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 (class) 



Co-Ed Volleyball

In the spring of 2016, we will officially launch our first co-ed volleyball team. Our volleyball team will be comprised of middle school students from 6th-8th grade. Our head coach is Mr. Scott Silva, who will be assisted by Mr. Andres Nunez throughout our first, pilot season.

Any questions about our volleyball team can be directed to Scott Silva at ssilva@lccsnj.org

**Practice Times: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 (gym) & Saturdays 9:00-11:00 (gym) 

Game Schedule:
Monday, April 25 vs: Girls' Academy & Phillip's Academy @ Phillip's
Wednesday, May 4 vs: Link & HOLA @ LCCS (Home)
Wednesday, May 11 vs: Phillip's Academy & HOLA @ HOLA
Wednesday, May 18 vs: Link & HOLA @ LCCS (Home)
Monday, May 23 vs: Girls' Academy @ LCCS (Home)
Saturday, June 4 Volleyball All-Star Saturday @ LCCS (Home)

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In the winter of 2016, we officially launched our first running club. Our running club will be comprised of middle school students from 5th-8th grade, boys and girls. The club facilitator will be Samantha Brooks.

Any questions about our running club can be directed to Samantha Brooks at sbrooks@lccsnj.org 

**Practice Times: Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm at Lincoln Park
All meetings held in Room 307.

Running Club Session Schedule 
March 3rd @ 3:30-4:00 pm. Information Session Room 307
March 10th @ 3:30-4:30 pm. (*gym*)
March 17th @ 3:30-4:30 pm. (*gym*)
March 24th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
April 21st @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
April 28th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
May 5th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
May 12th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
May 19th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
May 26th @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
June 2nd @ 3:30-4:30 pm.
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Game Day Protocol for Basketball

 

Please refer to these rules and guidelines when attending an LCCS basketball game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

upcoming events

 

  •  Monday 04.04.16 -Volleyball Tryouts (6th-8th grade boys and girls) @ 3:30-5:00 at LCCS Gym. (Appropriate clothing and sneakers) 
  • Wednesday 03.23.16 Soccer Tryouts (6th-8th grade boys and girls) @ 3:30-5:00 at LCCS Gym. (Appropriate clothing and sneakers) Please bring outdoor options for clothing/sneakers

  • Monday 03.21.16 Soccer Tryouts (6th-85h grade boys and girls) @ 3:30-5:00 at LCCS Gym. (Appropriate clothing and sneakers)Please bring outdoor options for clothing/sneakers

  • Tuesday 03.15.16 -Volleyball Interest Meeting Co-Ed. @ 3:30-4:00 pm in Room 307 (All levels welcome)

  • Thursday 03.03.16 Running Club Initial Information Session & Meeting. 3:30-4:00 Room 307
  • Tuesday 03.01.16 Boys' Basketball Practice for Round 1 of Playoffs @ 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Monday  02.29.2016  Middle School Co-Ed Soccer Team Interest Meeting. 3:30-4:400 p.m. in Room 100
  • Saturday 02.27.16 -All Sportsmanship Day @ St. Phillip's Academy 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 11.19.15 & 11.20.15 - LCCS 2nd Annual Winter Holiday Tournament from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 11.21.15 - Boys' Basketball Tryouts @ 9:00-11:00 in gym. Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Must stay for entire duration. (2 DAY TRYOUT)
  • Friday 11.20.15 - Boys' Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30-5:30 in gym. Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Must stay for entire duration. (2 DAY TRYOUT)
  • Wednesday 11.11.15- Girls' Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30-5:00 in gym. Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Must stay for entire duration. (2 DAY TRYOUT)
  • Monday 11.09.15 - Girls' Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30-5:00 in gym. Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Must stay for entire duration. (2 DAY TRYOUT)
  • Saturday 11.07.15 - Intramural Sports @9:00-10:00 in gym. GA-GA-GA BALL GAME
  • Saturday 10.31.15 - Intramural Sports @9:00-10:00 in gym. SOCCER 
  • Wednesday 10.28.15 - Dance Team tryouts!! 3:30-5:00 @ Gym. Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water.
  • Saturday 10.24.15 - Intramural Sports @ 9:00-10:00 in gym. FLAG FOOTBALL!
  • Friday 10.23.15 - Dance Team Interest Meeting @ 3:30 Ms. Tyjer's Room (boys & girls)
  • Saturday 10.17.15 - Intramural Sports @9:00-10:00 in gym. PINBALL KICKBALL
  • Wednesday 09.30.15 - PreSeason Basketball Conditioning Interest Meeting @ 3:15 Room 307 (boys & girls)
  • Friday 09.25.15 - Friday 10.09.15 School Apparel Spirit Wear Swag! Show your school spirit and purchase school swag! (T-shirts, hats, sweats, bags, etc.)
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