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Learning, Enrichment & Athletic Program


Learning, Enrichment, Athletic Program

Attention parents: the LEAP Office is currently updating our online registration system. Registration for the 2017-18 school year will be live and open on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Thank you for your patience as we upgrade our systems.

Register & Learn More

Click on the links below to register for all LEAP activities. A current list of offerings and registration deadlines is below. Additional opportunities will be added as they become available, so be sure to check back often!

2017 TCAPS Summer Programs  |  Community Summer Programs

Registration Information

  • Payment is due at the time of registration
  • Register online by clicking on the LEAP offering to be taken to the registration page. (MasterCard, Visa Discover and ACH accepted for most programs)
  • Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Drive, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance. The LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. School year office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.
Sport / Activity Grade Registration Deadline Practice Starts Season Ends
Acting Academy 6th-8th Friday before start of term    
External LinkArt Classes at Crooked Tree Arts Center PreK-12th varies varies varies
Basketball-Boys 2nd-3rd 3/23/17 4/3/17 5/10/17
Basketball-Boys 4th-5th 12/16/16 1/3/17 2/11/17
Basketball-Boys 6th-8th 10/14/16 10/24/16 12/21/16
Basketball-Girls 2nd-3rd 9/7/16 9/19/16 10/26/16
Basketball-Girls 4th-5th 10/14/16 10/29/16 12/15/16
Basketball-Girls 6th-8th 12/22/16 1/3/17 2/25/17
Cheer - Fall Season 7th-8th 8/19/16 8/22/16 10/19/16
External LinkCheer - Junior Pom Clinic 1st-5th 2/11/17 2/11/17 2/11/17
Cheer - Winter Season 6th-8th 10/14/16 10/24/16 2/25/17
College Financial Aid Information Workshop 6th-8th   5/2 & 5/3/17  
Cross-Country Running 3rd-5th 9/7/16 9/12/16 10/20/16
Cross-Country Running 6th-8th 8/19/16 8/22/16 10/20/16
Drama Kids 1st-5th varies by school    
Flag Football 2nd-5th 9/7/16 9/19/16 10/22/16
Football 7th-8th 8/19/16 8/22/16 10/19/16
Junior Roller Derby Ages 8-17 varies by session varies by session varies by session
LEGO Robotics: Underwater Creatures 1st-3rd 4/7/17 4/12/17 5/3/17
Martial Arts PreK-5th varies by session    
NMC Children's Choir 2nd-3rd 1/19/17 1/26/17 4/27/17
Rowing-Middle School 6th-8th until filled 5/13/17 6/10/17
Rowing-Womens 9th-12th until filled 4/17/17 6/11/17
Softball 6th-8th 4/3/17 4/3/17 5/26/17
Super Structures 3rd-5th 4/7/17 4/11/17 5/18/17
Team Tennis 4th-5th 4/21/17 5/3/17 6/3/17
Team Tennis 6th-8th 4/5/17 4/10/17 5/19/17
Tennis 2nd-3rd 4/28/17 5/5/17 5/26/17
Track & Field 4th-5th 3/23/17 4/3/17 5/18/17
Track & Field 6th-8th 4/3/17 4/3/17 5/ 26/17
Volleyball 4th-5th 1/27/17 2/11/17 3/22/17
Volleyball 6th-8th 8/19/16 8/22/16 10/15/16
Wrestling K-5th 1/20/17 1/30/17 3/11/17
Wrestling 6th-8th 12/22/16 1/3/17 2/24/17
YMCA Triathlon Training 5th-12th varies 1/10/17 2/9/17

*Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date. 

*Reduced rates are available to those who qualify for the free/reduced meal program for select offerings. Please see individual offerings for prices and availability.

You may also register in person at the TCAPS LEAP Office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Drive. Our location is just inside the main entry doors on the right.

What is LEAP?

LEAP, also known as the Learning, Enrichment and Athletic Program, provides athletic, arts and enrichment opportunities for preschool through 12th grade students. It is the vision of LEAP to provide students with increased opportunities for engagement beyond the school day through educational and recreational activities to improve learning, health, and wellness. Programs goals include 1) ensuring access to available programming for each student committing to participate in athletic and/or recreational activities offered through LEAP, and 2) participants, coaches, parents, and spectators will demonstrate the highest degree of sportsmanship at all times.

Expectation of LEAP Participants

  • Attend all scheduled practices and competitions
  • Give best effort at all times
  • Conduct self in sportsmanlike fashion at all times
  • Treat teammates with respect
  • Have fun

*Any behavior which is contrary to LEAP vision, mission, and/or program goals could result in an individual (student, parent, and/or coach) or team being denied further access to program offerings.

Sports Physical Requirement (Grades 6-8)

All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2017, on file prior to the start of their sports season.

The physical form gives TCAPS representatives the ability to authorize treatment in case of a medical emergency. Once on file, sports physicals are good for one school year. Physical forms can be turned into main office at East Middle School and the North Wing Office at West Middle School. 
External LinkDownload sports physical form

LEAP Admission Prices

Admission prices for LEAP middle school football, basketball and volleyball activities are as follows:

Regular Contests

  • Adults - $3.00
  • Students - $2.00
  • Children 5 & Under - Free


  • Adults - $5.00
  • Students - $3.00
  • ​Children 5 & Under - Free

All-Access Sports Passes

All-Access Sports Passes are available for purchase and include admission to all LEAP and TCAPS high school athletic events. MHSAA tournaments are excluded. Prices are $90 adults, $60 students, and $30 seniors. Passes can be purchased from the LEAP Office, located at Central High School as well both high school athletic offices.

Interested in Coaching?

LEAP offers excellent opportunities for parents and community members to volunteer as a coach for its multiple sports programs. Most positions are non-paid, volunteer positions, however, some middle school coaching positions do offer a small stipend. 

How to Apply

  1. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 to express your interest in a coaching position. 
  2. In addition to calling the LEAP office, for all volunteer positions, please complete the TCAPS volunteer application so the appropriate background check may be completed.
  3. View all External Linkcurrent paid coaching opportunities available. Complete the online application process for the position(s) you desire and be sure to call the LEAP office to express your interest.

Contact LEAP Staff

LEAP Main Office - 231.933.1758

Janna Deering, Director

Lydia Clemons, Administrative Assistant

David Payne, Elementary School Liaison

Danielle Humphrey, East Middle School Liaison

Ryan Ranger, West Middle School Liaison