Thomas Jefferson Academy Athletic Department
The TJ Athletic Department offers the following high school sports:
Cross Country (girls and boys)
Swim Team (girls and boys)
Basketball (girls and boys)
Soccer (girls and boys)
Gymnastics (girls and boys)
Track (girls and boys)
Athletics at Thomas Jefferson has been very competitive and our teams have made several playoff appearances. We have also had individual State Champions in the sports of Gymnastics, Swimming, and Wrestling.
In order for a student to tryout for an athletic team, they must have a valid physical and medical history form turned in to the Athletics Office. This must be on the official LHSAA Medical History Evaluation form that can be obtained in the front office or you may print the form below.
Once a student makes a team, they will need to register with FamilyID.com and pay a $25 Athletic Fee. This fee is used for general athletics maintenance, end of year awards, and various administrative items purchased throughout the year. Please see the Athletic Director, Coach Emily Cormier, to make your payment or you may pay online at JPSchools.SchoolCashOnline.com.
Athletic Physicals will be provided by Ochsner this Saturday, April 24, at 8:00 - 9:30 am. The physicals will be held at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Clinic at 1221 S Clearview Pkwy (Elmwood).
Cost of physicals is $15 and must be paid in cash (exact amount) at the door. Money made from these physicals will be donated back to the school to offset the cost of athletic training supplies.
Please note that physicals are needed for spring and summer workouts, so please check the date of your last physical to be sure it is not expired or will not expire soon. The physical is good for 13 months from the date listed on the bottom of the physical.
It is not required to attend the physicals through Ochsner, it is just a convenient way to get a thorough exam from Sports Medicine Professionals.
If you decide to attend, you will need an LHSAA physical form https://www.lhsaa.org/siteuploads/editorimg/file/LHSAA%20Medical%20History%20Evaluation%20Form.pdf
signed by a parent with the top of the form (Medical History) completely filled in and $15 cash.
Lily Van has been named to the prestigious LHSAA Academic All-State 2021-2021 Cross Country Team. This particular award acknowledges the students who have achieved and maintained the highest GPA among all athletes during their academic career while participating in varsity high school athletics. Lily has maintained straight "A"s at Thomas Jefferson Academy and is a wonderful ambassador for all of our sports programs.
Mr Vincent, Lily Van, Coach Cormier
The Thomas Jefferson Athletic Department requires an online registration process for all athletes. This online registration eliminates many forms that are required for athletic participation.
This year, the district is requiring all athletes and parents to complete a COVID-19 Waiver. This waiver is included on FamilyID.
FamilyID must be completed BEFORE a student can participate in any tryouts, conditioning or practices for any sport.
The website is www.familyid.com
In addition to the online registration, all athletes must have an up to date physical turned in to the athletic office and also pay a yearly, non refundable $25 Athletic Fee. This fee can be paid by cash or check to Coach Cormier (Athletic Director) or on the new JP School Cash Online system.
Athletic Awards Ceremony
2019 - 2020
Here is the long awaited 2019-2020 Athletic Awards Ceremony Video. Each coach has a video to announce their team members and their special team awards.
The awards are in and can be picked up by seniors (class of 2020) and virtual only students on Tuesday, August 11th, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm and Thursday, August 13th, from 4:30-5:00 pm. If anyone cannot make that time, they can email our athletic director, Emily Cormier, at Emily.Cormier@JPSchools.org to set up an appointment time for those awards. All hybrid students will get their awards when they return to school.The awards that are given include Special Team Award Trophies (MVP, MIP, etc.), Academic All State Certificates (Seniors) and Athlete of the Year Trophies. The Spring Sport Patches are not in. As soon as they come in, we will post it on the web site.
It's Time to Order Letterman Jackets
Congratulations to all of our Thomas Jefferson Athletes that earned their Letterman Jackets! Below is the link to order your Letterman Jacket or Patch. Athletes must have had an asterisk by their name in the Athletic Awards Video posted above. Josten’s will confirm with the school that the athlete is eligible before making the jacket.
The base jacket is $90 and comes with the letter, one sport insert and name embroidered on the chest. If the athlete is a multi sport letterman, you will need to purchase the extra insert. There is a link to the catalog to see the patch options.
If you should have any questions please email Coach Cormier at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org.