Lefler Athletic Programs


Philosophy:  The goal of activities is to provide a supportive environment for students to enhance academic pursuits and to achieve goals pertaining to increased success, social development, physical development, cooperation, positive self-concept, and personal worth and integrity. Further, activities should enable students to explore interest areas, develop new interests, and apply new knowledge through participation in individual and group activities. The intent of activities is for students to gain a sense of pride in accomplishments, to maintain the proper perspective of losing and winning, and to do one’s best at whatever that level may be.

Lefler athletics are open to all 7th and 8th grade students.  6th grade students are allowed to participate in some sports, in which they my practice, but not compete in the contests due Department of Education Rule 10. 

Student-Athletes are required to complete a Middle School Activity Consent Form before practicing.  The form is linked HERE.


Volleyball Game Entrance at Lefler during Construction:

Please use DOOR 12.  Athletes and Parents should park in the south lot (48th and C Street).  Walk around on the sidewalk on the EAST side of the school (away from the main door) and enter through DOOR 12, Double Silver Doors.  8th grade will play in the old gym (1st gym), and 7th grade will play in the new gym (2nd gym).

Please remember that students are not allowed to attend INDOOR Middle School Activities due to lack of space.  Students who show up to INDOOR activities will be asked to call for a ride and wait outside to allow parents and families to watch.  

Students are encouraged to attend any of the OUTDOOR contests such as Cross-Country & Soccer.  

Sport Activities for the 2022-2023 School Year:

1st Quarter: Girls Volleyball, Boys/Girls Soccer, & Boys/Girls Cross Country (6th grade allowed to practice)

2nd Quarter: Girls Basketball & Boys/Girls Wrestling (6th grade allowed to practice)

3rd Quarter: Boys Basketball

4th Quarter: Boys/Girls Track and Field (6th grade allowed to practice)

Practice Days & Times:  Monday thru Friday 3:00-4:30 pm

Contest/Games:  Saturday Mornings 8:30-12pm, and some Weekday evenings 4:30-8:00pm

LPS Middle School Athletics Schedules:  LINK 

For more information contact Bill Wenzl at bwenzl@lps.org or 402-436-1215.