Winter Sports Information

*All players must have a current physical on file at the school prior to practice. Players must have all fees and forms completed before beginning practice.*

LIST Coordinator (A1 sports): Matt McElrath –  best to contact by email at

A2 & A3 Sports High School Athletic Director: Ilse Larsen - best to contact by email at


A1 (Grades 7 & 8) Basketball

The A1 soccer team is a co-ed team for boys and girls in the 7th and 8th grades.  The team is intended for athletes of all abilities.  The team will generally have one practice and one game (usually on Fridays) each week.  Practices and game dates will be announced later in the summer.

Student athlete paperwork will be emailed home to parents and guardians.  Fees for the season include practice space, t-shirts, coaching and membership in the league, which includes games and referees.  Dues for the season are $65 – They can be paid either by cash or check made out to Great River School.

High School (A2 & A3) Boys’ Basketball

Coach Michael VanderPlas, a teacher at Twin Cities Academy, will be coaching this year’s High School Boys’ Basketball team. To contact Coach VanderPlas, you can email him at or call him at 651-205-4797.

Practices are held from 4:30 to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. The address is 835 E. Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN  55106. Wednesday practices will be conditioning or film.

The Charter Stars are members of the EMAC, the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference. Home games will be played at Hmong College Prep Academy near Snelling and Como Avenues. To view this year’s Game Schedule, click here.

Watch this space for updates throughout the season, including changes to the practice or game schedules.

Cheerleading (A2 & A3 – grades 9-12)

The Cheerleading Squad welcomes two new coaches this year, Coach Sam Berg, who also serves as the Charter Stars Volleyball Coach, and Elizabeth Wiggen, also from TCA. To contact Coach Berg, you can email her at; to contact Coach Wiggen, you can email her at

Practice Schedule: The Cheerleading Squad practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6pm at Twin Cities Academy in the Cafeteria.

The Charter Stars Cheerleading squad cheers for our Boys’ Basketball team in games throughout the metro area. Click here to see this year’s Cheerleading Schedule.

Watch this space for updates throughout the season, including changes to the practice or game schedules.

JV Boys’ Hockey (A1, A2, & A3 – grades 7-12)

Head Hockey Coach Bill Owens returns to lead this year’s St. Paul Academy JV Boys’ Hockey Team. To contact Coach Owens, you can email him at

Practices are held from 3:30PM to 6:00PM Monday through Friday at SPA.

Home games are played at St. Paul Academy in Drake Arena.