Athletic Program

        Go Dragons!!         

The Yinghua school mascot, the Dragon, is a revered, ancient Chinese symbol of honor, luck and success. They are powerful yet protecting… a fitting symbol for Yinghua athletes.

ATHLETIC FUND RAISER: Did you miss the $30 sweatshirt order? We have a few left over. Contact: Sarah Totall

TRAVEL TEAMs (co-ed)

Our travel teams are for students in grades 5-8.  These teams will play against other schools in a league called LIST. Practice is held here at Yinghua Academy. A typical week is two practices and one game. Games are either at Yinghua or other schools. Grades 5-6 play games on Wednesdays and grades 7-8 play games on Fridays.


Our in-house league is typically for students in grades 3-6. In-house means that Yinghua students will play against each other. There are 8 weekday sessions and no traveling to nor playing against other schools.

Athlete Safety: Sports and Concussions Parents Information


On-line Behavior Form 2019-20Fall Sports 2019

FALL SPORTS Fall Sports 2019

Soccer Traveling Team:  Co-ed Grades 5-8. Season runs from September-early November.

Soccer In-house League:  Grades 3 & 4.  The season runs for 7-8 sessions. Thursdays starting in September and ending in late October.

Sports Sampler:  Grades 1-3. The season runs for 8 weeks on Tuesdays starting in September and ending in late October.

Badminton In-house League: Grades 5-8.  The season runs for 8 weeks on Tuesdays starting in September and ending in early November.

Cross Country Running Team:  Grades 4-8.  Season starts in September and finishes mid-October. Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:35-5:00 p.m.

Fencing: Grades 5-8. Competitive and beginner. September-November. Practices Monday, Thursday and Saturday.


Winter Sports Information–> Winter Sports 2019-20

Basketball Traveling Team:  Co-ed Grades 5-8. The season starts mid-November and ends in early-February.

Floor Hockey In-house: Grades 3-6.  The season runs for 6 weeks starting in February and ending in March. Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • Details: coming soon
  • Registration: Floor Hockey
  • Instructor: Phil Morris

Basketball In-house League: Grades 3-4.  The season runs for 8 weeks starting in December and ending in February.  Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.

*Cross Country Skiing: Yinghua Academy will combine with other schools for a ski program.  Similar programming is offered through the Skiwerx program run by the Minnesota Youth Ski League . The Minneapolis Skiwerx group meets Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 PM at Theodore Wirth Park. The season runs from late November through early March. Registration begins in October. More information at: OR contact Amy Cichanowski –

Sports Sampler (In-house): Grades 1-3.  Eight Tuesdays. Winter Term 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Indoor Soccer: Grades 2-4.

Winter Adventures: Grades 2-4.  Eight Mondays December-February.



Spring Sport Information. Last years sample–> Spring Sports 2019.2

Volleyball Traveling Team:  Grades 5-8.  The season starts in late-February and ends in early May.

Track & Field Team:  Grades 6-8: season runs from mid-April to end of May. Grades 4-5 is in-house track: seasons starts late April-mid May for 8 sessions. Practice: Mondays & Thursdays. Grade 6-8 track meets: TBD.

Fencing: Grades 5-8. Competitive and beginner.

Spring Sports Sampler: Grades 1-3. Eight week session on Tuesdays.

Badminton In-house League: Grades 5-8.  Eight week session on Tuesdays.

Spring Adventures: Grades 2-4. Eight week session on Mondays.

Flag Football: Grades 4-8. Six week session on Thursdays.

Ultimate: Grades 4-8. Eight sessions . Wednesdays and Fridays in May. This is a great team game (frisbee/disc). It has fair play and sportsmanship built into the game “Spirit of the game.”

“LIST” League of Independent Sports Teams: RULES AND INFORMATION

LIST Website

LIST Members Directory

LIST Code of Conduct Agreement



Asthma PDF

Concussion Information

Concussions and Coaches Information

Sports and Concussions Parents Information

First Aid

Developmental Relationships PDF

Relationships Matter video

Insideout Coaching:  How Sports can transform lives

Insideout Coaching

Growth Mindset

Developing Talent Through : a Growth Mindset

US Soccer


DRAGON ATHLETIC PLEDGE I will do my best to represent my team, school and coach in a respectful manner.  I accept the responsibilities of being part of a team: cooperation, respect (both on and off the court), sportsmanship, working hard and supporting my teammates.  I will work hard in the classroom to keep up with my academic responsibilities.


SPORTS BOOSTER: Promoting and supporting participation, sportsmanship and the student athlete. Yinghua Athletics is looking for parents who are interested in helping with the development of the athletic program.  All types of support is needed.  If you are interested please contact Sarah Totall.

Athletic Program Mission Statement: To prepare our student athletes to be respectful, successful and happy competitors by providing a safe and supportive sports experience within a fun, challenging, well-rounded and well-organized athletic program.

Program Philosophy:
At Yinghua Academy we believe that participation in athletics plays an important and valuable role in the social-emotional growth of students and also recognize the positive impact sports can have on student leadership and learning. In addition to teaching athletic skills, a successful sports program allows student athletes to foster friendships, develop confidence, teach sportsmanship and build self-esteem. Coaches are needed for all seasons and all teams. If you have questions, please contact Athletic Coordinator, Sarah Totall.LIST Members Directory