Athletic Department Philosophy
Interscholastic sports are one of several programs and experiences available at Allen Academy at the middle and upper school level to assist students in their personal growth and development. Allen Academy is dedicated to 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 teamwork and team unity, develop the necessity of establishing and working toward goals, and encourage the principles relating to sportsmanship and fair play. The Allen Academy coaching staff embraces the opportunity to develop Allen Academy student-athletes that will become better people. Ultimately, building meaningful experiences through participation in sports as a Ram!
Athletic Department Mission
The mission of the Allen Academy Athletic Department is for student-athletes to build life skills by working hard towards their goals, value teamwork, and being accountable. When challenged, these characteristics provide an opportunity to achieve excellence in academics and athletics. This is done by developing physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy lifestyles. Which creates “Ram Tough” teams and individuals.
- Adrian Adams, Athletic Director
Athletic Competition Association (TAPPS)
Allen Academy High School Athletics competes as a member of TAPPS (Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools).
Allen Academy was a charter member of the organization which was founded in 1978 beginning 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 Fort Worth, 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.
The Rams have had much success athletically with 62 state championships and 47 state runner-ups. Most recent accomplishments include: 2018-2019 Boys Basketball State Champs, 2020 Sixman Football State Runner-Up, 2021 & 2022 Boys Golf State Runner-Up, and 2021 Girls Cross Country State Runner-Up.
Allen Academy participates in TAPPS for Upper School sports and the Brazos Valley Junior High League for Middle School sports. The opportunity for student-athletes to compete in the following Upper School (V) and Middle School (MS) sports include:
Fall - Cheerleading (V/MS), Cross Country (V/MS) Sixman Football (V/MS), Volleyball (V/MS)
Winter - Basketball (V/MS), Cheerleading (V/MS), Soccer (V/MS)
Spring - Baseball (V/MS), Cheerleading (V/MS), Golf (V/MS), Tennis (V/MS), Track & Field (V/MS)
*Middle School - 100% participation rate, 96% multi-sport student-athletes.
*High School - 73% participation rate, 58% multi-sport student-athletes.
Required Participation Forms Due August 1st
2022-2023 Athletics Health Forms & Rank One Sports
All students will be promoted and added to the database at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to complete and upload all required athletic participation forms was Monday, August 1st. All Middle & Upper School families should have completed their Rank One Sports registration and submitted the required documents online. Please remember do not submit the forms to the school as all records are now tracked strictly through Rank One. You may follow the steps outlined in the parent user guide with specific instructions/visuals for creating an account and filling out the required forms. Please remember that this must be done to meet TAPPS eligibility requirements for all our high school athletes, and to track physicals for all Middle & Upper School students. If you have issues, please contact Coach Adams - firstname.lastname@example.org.