Athletic Department Philosophy
Interscholastic sports are one of a number of 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 work in a diverse climate where intelligence and character growth flourish. Allen Academy student-athletes will become better people and build lasting relationships through their participation in sports as a Ram!
Athletic Department Mission
The mission of the Allen Academy Athletic Department is to develop student-athletes who: value the diversity and contributions of others; respectfully assume responsibility of their own actions; live physically and mentally healthy lives; and display grit when working to achieve excellence in academic, team and individual goals. This creates empathetic Rams that lead with integrity.
- Adrian Adams, Athletic Director
Conference affiliation (TAPPS)
Allen Academy made the move to TAPPS in 2016-17 after six years of success in the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL). Allen Academy was an original member of TAPPS from 1978-2010 before joining TCAL in the 2010-11 school year. While a member of TCAL, Allen won 19 state titles, finished as state runner-up 10 times, had 287 All-State honors earned by our student-athletes and was named TCAL School of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. Eight Allen student-athletes have also earned TCAL Player of the Year recognition in their sport, while five different Allen head coaches have earned Coach of the Year honors. In six years with TCAL, nine Allen graduates have gone on to compete at the collegiate level in football, basketball, golf, swimming, track & field, and baseball.
provides the next great challenge in the growth of Allen Academy athletics. Rejoining TAPPS is a great fit at a very exciting time at Allen Academy.
Founded in 1978, TAPPS began 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 Salado, 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.
Required Participation Forms Due August 1st
All students in grades 6-12 are required to submit a completed health physical to the school, not just athletes. TAPPS has launched a new website and medical forms, and links are currently unavailable. Please submit a copy of the physical form provided by the physician. Through our partnership with Physician's Premier, they will provide an athletic physical at a discounted rate with proceeds coming back to Allen Academy. Fall sports (cheer, football, volleyball, and cross-country) student-athletes will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until all forms have been completed and submitted. Please turn in all forms to either Tina Tucker or Gabby Rodriguez.