About AL Athletics

Académie Lafayette offers a variety of sports programs for boys and girls.

Académie Lafayette has recently gathered city championship trophies in in girls’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, and track & field. But our coaches and staff know sports participation is about more than winning. AL students are learning the value of teamwork, the rules of sportsmanship and friendly competition, and the beauty of supporting one another in all endeavors. It’s more than fun; it’s life‑changing.

Athletic Director:
Edouard Djiba
816.361.7735, ext. 221

Boys’ Basketball
Season: Winter
Coach: Hans Thomas

Girls’ Basketball
Season: Winter
Coach: Edouard Djiba

Cheer Team
Season: All year
Coach: Jessi Wallace

Cross Country
Season: Spring
Coach: Brenda Kumm

Boys’ Soccer
Season: Fall
Coach: Mamadou Dieng

Girls’ Soccer
Season: Spring
Coach: Mamadou Dieng

Track & Field
Season: Spring
Coach: Brenda Kumm

Girls’ Volleyball
Season: Fall
Coach: Sheila Dougherty

Required Forms

Sports Release

Required for all students (K–8) who participate in sports programs at AL

Download form

Health Status

Required for all students (K–8) who participate in sports programs at AL

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Required for middle school students only
(Requires physician signature)

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Permission to Walk

For students who will be walking from class to the gym or practice field

Download form

How to return forms

1. Upload your PDF file(s) to M Djiba or
2. Return to either campus office, to the attention of M Djiba or
3. Bring form(s) to the first practice

Other Requirements

Review our academic standing and parent responsibility document to understand the expectations for you and your student as he or she participates in sports programs at Académie Lafayette.

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Contact Athletic Director M. Edouard Djiba
Edouard Djiba or
call him at 816.361.7735, ext. 221