Athletic Philosophy
At MacLaren, the student athlete is first and foremost a student. Coaches, team captains, and faculty work hard to promote excellence on the court or the field and not produce an athletics subculture in the school. An unhealthy preoccupation with athletics can produce an athletics elite, which would ultimately be divisive and detrimental to the community of learners. While always secondary to the academic life of the school, a healthy athletics program is nevertheless an important aspect of life at MacLaren. 

The athletics field or court is a kind of classroom where students learn lessons about teamwork, fair play, healthy competition, honorable victory, gracious defeat, respect for opponents and courtesy. The goals and objectives of the athletics program are:

  • To seek victory through skill, teamwork, stamina, courage and commitment.
  • To develop healthy bodies, agility, strength, endurance, mental discipline and athletic skills.
  • To foster the growth of personal character by demanding the highest standards of good sportsmanship, by teaching loyalty and perseverance and by encouraging personal sacrifice for the sake of the team.

We are a member of Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and compete in the Black Forest League, at the 2A Classification for all high school sports except for HS Basketball (3A) .

We are a member of the Central Colorado Athletic League (CCAL) for all middle school sports.

We currently offer the following sports for boys and girls, both at the MS and HS Level:

  • Soccer
  • Cross-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field

Registration Information

Registration is done through MySchoolBucks, where parents will sign online forms and submit payment. Notification of the open registration window will be emailed to all parents/guardians prior to each new season. 

All athletes must have a current sports physical on file to be able to participate in MacLaren athletic programs. A physical may be submitted any time during the year. If your health practitioner does not have a form they already use, please use this one. Physical exams are valid for one year from the date of the exam.

Registration fees updated for 2023-24:

HS Registration fee: $175
(Reduced lunch students $87.50; Free lunch students $43.75)

MS Registration fee: $125
(Reduced lunch students $62.50; Free lunch students $31.25)

Non-enrolled students must apply to participate in Thomas MacLaren Athletics. 

Please contact Chrissy Steigerwald, Athletic Director, at (719) 313-4488 x123 with any questions you may have.

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