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.

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


2018 Spring Sports Information (dates, fees, instructor and more): Spring Sports


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

  • Details:
  • Schedules:
  • Registration forms->FULL. Seasons started August 30.

Soccer In-house League:  Grades 3 & 4.  The season runs for 8 weeks on Tuesdays (Grade 4) and Thursdays (Grade 3: 7 sessions)  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.

  • Registration ->          

Badminton In-house League: Grades 4-8.  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 3:40-5:00 p.m.


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.

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.

  • Details: coming soon
  • Registration: FULL

*Cross Country Skiing: *Changes: 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 and there are plans to arrange carpooling from YA to attend. The Minneapolis Skiwerx group meets Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 PM at Theodore Wirth Park. The season runs from November 27th 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.

  • Details: coming soon
  • Registration: FULL
  • Registration: SS Winter 2

*NEW Indoor Soccer: Grades 1-2, 3-4.  Grades 3-4 first 8 Tuesdays of Term 2.  Grades 1-2 last 5 Tuesdays of Term 2.  Tuesdays 3:35-5:00PM. Skills and scrimmages.

  • Registration:Grade 3-4 FULL
  • Registration: Over

Winter Adventures: Grades 2-4.  Eight Mondays December 11-February 26, 2018 from 3:30-4:55.


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. Grade 6-8 track meets: TBD.

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

  • April 10-may 29
  • Registration: FULL

Badminton In-house League: Grades 4-8.  Eight week session.

Spring Adventures: Grades 1-3. Eight week session on Mondays.

*NEW Flag Football: Grades 4-8. Six week session.

*NEW Ultimate: Grades 4-8. Eight sessions . Wednesdays and Fridays May 9-June 1. This is a great team game (frisbee/disc). It has fair play and sportsmanship built into the game “Spirit of the game.”

Nature Explorers: Grades KG-1. Day TBD

  • Nature Explorer details: coming soon
  • Registration:

SUMMER CAMP: June 18-22, 2018

Trekker Camp: Going into Grades 4-6

  • Registration: FULL
  • Details: Cost $225 for 5 days.  Fish, bike, in-line skates, geo-cache, explore and so much more.

Adventure Camp: Going into Grades 1-3


LIST Volleyball Rules 2017

LIST Membership 2016-2017


LIST Basketball Rules 2017_2018

LIST Code of Conduct Agreement 2017



Concussion Information

Concussions and Coaches Information

Sports and Concussions Parents Information

First Aid

Developmental Relationships

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.