Middle School Athletics (Adolescent 1)


LIST Coordinator (A1 sports): Matt McElrath -  Contact by email at mmcelrath@greatriverschool.org

Sports for Adolescent I (7/8)

A1 LIST Soccer

LIST (League of Independent School Teams) is a consortium of private and charter school teams that organize a series of co-ed seasons, including soccer, basketball and volleyball specifically for Middle Schools in the Twin Cities.  The philosophy of LIST is to introduce students to these sports, so they are intentionally co-ed and cross grade-level.  LIST also encourages teams to only practice once or twice a week, with games every Friday, so students are exposed to the experience, without it becoming overwhelming or all-encompassing.

Our fall co-ed soccer team is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  We will begin the season once everyone has returned from Fall trips.  Practices will take place from 3:30 – 5:00pm on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 16th at McMurray field – which is located just north of Great River School in Como Park.

Games will take place every Friday beginning Sept. 19th and are either scheduled for 4:30 or 5:30 pm.  The league generally publishes the game schedule around Labor Day weekend.  Once we have the schedule, it will be posted on the website and emailed to parents.

League fees for soccer are $75 and can be paid by cash or check at the Front Office.  The two forms needed for participation are included below.

If you have any questions about LIST soccer, contact Matt McElrath at mmcelrath@greatriverschool.org

To be eligible for Middle School Athletics:

  1. Have a current physical on file (expires every 3 years)
  2. Pay appropriate registration fees at the beginning of each sport season (make checks out to Great River School)
  3. Sign the Liability Medical Release 2014 form.
  4. Read the Code of Conduct 2014 form.

LIST Code of Conduct 2014
LIST Liability Medical Release 2014


Winter Sports

Basketball; fee $100 (to be confirmed)


The LIST basketball season will be starting for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in November.  The team is open to both boys and girls and follows the LIST league philosophy, which is to encourage participation and exposure to new sports and experiences.As such, the teams usually practice only once a week and have weekly games on Fridays.  Our basketball team has been eager in the past to practice twice a week.  We are in the process of scheduling practice times with Hancock Rec Center for Tuesday and Wednesday practices, beginning in mid-November.

Games will be scheduled each week at either 4:30 or 5:30pm against other schools in the league.  The final game schedule will be available in late November, with the first games beginning in December and running through early February.

Although team costs are determined by the overall size of the team and the number of practice dates, it will likely be similar to the $100 fee from last year.

Please contact Matt McElrath at mmcelrath@greatriverschool.org for more information, with questions or to join the LIST basketball email list. A1 Teams – away game addresses

Spring Sports

Volleyball begins early March and ends late April
Activity Fee: $65 (to be confirmed)

Practices are on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 pm
Location: West Minnehaha Recreation Center, 685 Minnehaha Ave. W. in
St. Paul