SLA Athletics

Athletic Director

Due to COVID-19, our athletic seasons have been adjusted for the safety of our athletes and coaches. Below is a general schedule of these adjustments:

Cross Country (Boys & Girls): Oct. – Dec.

Soccer (Boys & Girls): Oct. – Dec.

Flag Football (Co-Ed): Jan. – March

Volleyball (Girls): Jan. – March

Basketball (Boys & Girls): March – May

More specific announcements will be made and posted at school and on the SLA website when each season nears its time for tryouts.   

Our mission at SLA is to guide, support and encourage our Student-Athletes to strive for excellence academically, athletically and socially. Above all else, we want to produce leaders that serve our community. We coach and instill the following core values that guide and govern our actions on and off the field, and we hope these values become a mainstay in our Student-Athletes lives for years to come. 

Excellence - Teamwork - Respect - Accountability - Integrity





Dear Parent/Guardian:


Attached are four forms required for your child to participate in sports at SLA.

Please be sure all information is complete, accurate and notarized if required.







All students MUST have these four forms completed, notarized and turned in before they are

able to participate in sports at the Student Leadership Academy.  In addition, each student must maintain a semester grade point average of 2.0 in order to participate in school sports. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at 941-485-5551.



Thank you,

Matthew Chapman

SLA Athletic Department

200 Field Ave East

Venice, FL. 34285

SLA is a Public Charter Middle School, on the Island of Venice, Florida and open to all that we

can serve.  ALL Public Charter Schools are free of tuition. 

Please feel free to fill out an application or drop in to see if there is an opening. 

We look forward to helping you and your student choose the right school.