Dear Parents/Guardians/Students


The school year has now fully started and the athletics season is fast approaching. We are happy to announce that many students signed up for a variety of sports this school year and that we will be running several teams this school year. We are all looking forward to many practices, games, and tournaments where we hope our student-athletes will find success both on and off of the fields and courts where they will be playing.


A few announcements for the athletics programs this year:


  1. In order to provide students with a more professional athletic space, this year we will be renting space at sports facilities in Taichung, for our student-athletes to practice. The majority of the expenses, including transportation, insurance, tournament fees, and coaches fees will be covered by the school. The students will only pay for the space that their team/club is using. The teams/clubs that this effect include the Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, and- Badminton teams. Effectively this means that there will be a practice space rental fee for those teams to cover.  

  1. Chaoma Sports Center: The Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee teams will be practicing at Chaoma Sports Center.  The address for Chaoma Sports Center is No. 145, Chaoma Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, 407 臺中市西屯區朝貴路199號. Students will take a direct sports bus to ChaoMa. Transportation home has to be arranged by parents from Chaoma.


  1. ZhonXin Badminton Club: The badminton club and team will be practicing at the ZhonXin Badminton Court (忠興羽球館). The address is No. 57, Jingxian South 1st Road, Beitun District, Taichung City, 406. Students will take C (and/or) D buses to the court. Students will be able to take the late bus home


  1. North District Civil Sports Center: The Swimming team will be practicing at the North District Sports Center. North District Civil Sports Center (北區運動中心).  The address is No. 55, Section 1, Chongde Road, North District, Taichung City, 404 臺中市北區崇德路一段55號 (中正公園內). Students will take D bus- 2nd stop to the swimming pool, parents will pick students up at 5:20 p.m. from the North District Sports Center.


  1. Trial Period: The first two weeks of a sport season are considered a chance for students to try the sport out before committing to it for the season. The school will cover field fees and all of the other expenses for these two weeks.  If a student does not wish to continue playing their selected sport they can remove themselves from the team roster within that two week time period by talking to their team coach. After these two weeks, students who attend will be asked to pay the sport fee and commit to the season practice. Fees for teams and how they are to be paid will be announced soon.


  1. Student Managers and Translators: We are looking for students to volunteer and act as translators and managers for specific teams. These students will need to act as translators for hired coaches that can only speak Chinese.Team Managers will need to help with the paperwork and keep statistics for their teams. Team managers and translators are considered part of the team and will need to attend practices, games, and tournaments. Students that would like to volunteer as translators and/or managers should speak to Mr. Melnychuk.  We are currently looking for a manager for the soccer and girls volleyball teams and two translators for the girls volleyball teams.


  1. Parent Managers: We are also looking for parents to volunteers as parent manager for teams. These parents will need to assist in ensuring student-athletes have food and water during tournaments and assisting the coaches with logistics. Please talk to Mr Melnychuk and/or the GAO.  We are currently looking for parent managers for all fall sports (Volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate, Badminton, and Swimming).


  1. Cross Country Race: It is mandatory for students that participate on the Junior Varsity or Varsity Basketball/Volleyball teams to participate in the Cross Country Race at AST as either a runner or volunteer on March 16th, 2019.


  1. Uniforms: Uniforms for teams will be provided by AST. The swim team will have to buy their own uniform (swim cap and bathing suit) for better fit and for personal use.  


  1. Student-athletes for other sports will be expected to wear appropriate athletic wear for their sport (shorts, tshirts, cleats, knee pads, etc).


  1. Teams may still be added or folded dependent on student participation.


  1. Mr Melnychuk will be working with other school’s Athletic Directors to schedule friendly matches for teams.  Stay tuned for announcements on these games and meets.


For the annual sports schedule, please click here.  


We look forward to another great year and hope to see you at games supporting our student-athletes!


Thank you,


Yuri Melnychuk

AST PE Teacher and Athletic Director


親愛的家長和同學,

新的學年已經全面進入正軌,各種體育賽季也即將來臨。 我們很開心地宣布,已有許多同學都報名參加本學年的體育活動,及加入學校開設的體育隊伍了。 我們都熱切地期待著接下來的許多練習、比賽和校際錦標賽,希望我們的學生運動員們,都能在他們將要參加的比賽場上和比賽之外的日常生活中獲得不凡成就。

關於本學年的體育活動我們有幾點說明如下:

1. 為了提供給同學們更專業的運動空間,今年學校將在台中市區租用專業運動場地供我們部分運動團隊練習使用。這些團隊活動的大部分費用將由學校負擔,包括交通、保險、比賽費用和教練費。 而參加練習的同學則須分擔支付各自團隊/社團所租用的場地費。 目前需要負擔場租費的團隊/社團有:足球、游泳、極限飛盤和羽毛球隊的同學們。


2. 朝馬國民運動中心:這學年的足球隊和極限飛盤隊練習場地將向朝馬運動中心租用。朝馬運動中心的地址為: 臺中市西屯區朝貴路199號。 學校會負責學生由學校前去朝馬運動中心的交通。學生由朝馬運動中心回家的交通則請家長們自行負責接送。

3. 忠興羽球館:我們羽球社和羽球隊同學的練習場地將向忠興羽球館租用,地址為:台中市北屯區景賢南一路57號。羽球社團同學可搭乘學校放學校車的C車或D車前去忠興羽球館練球,並搭乘當天晚班校車回家。

4. 台中市北區運動中心:我們游泳隊則將在北區運動中心練習。北區運動中心泳池在中正公園內,地址為:臺中市北區崇德路一段55號。參加練習的同學可搭乘學校放學校車D車前去泳池,並請家長們於練習日的下午5:20到北區運動中心泳池外接孩子回家。


5. 試用期:本學年的體育/社團隊伍皆設定有開始前兩週的試用期,學生可參加有興趣的隊伍嘗試實際練習的機會。 學校將支付這兩週的場地費和所有其他費用。 如果學生不希望繼續參加他們所選擇的運動,他們可以在兩週時間內與團隊教練確認,將自己從團隊名單中刪除。 在這兩週過後,繼續參加的學生將須支付運動費,並持續練習一整季。 各運動團隊參加學生須負擔的運動費將盡快另行公布。

6. 學生經理和翻譯員:我們也在尋找學生自願擔任特定團隊的翻譯和經理。 這些學生經理需要在練習時,為外聘只能說中文的專業教練將中文指示翻譯成英文。學生經理也需要幫忙完成所負責團隊的文書工作和保留統計隊伍練習、比賽等數據資訊。 因此,團隊經理和翻譯員將被視為該團隊的成員之一,也需要參加該團隊的練習和學校內、外各場比賽。 有意自願擔任翻譯/經理人員的學生請跟Mr. Melnychuk老師說。 我們目前正急需足球隊和女子排球隊的經理各一名,以及女子排球隊的翻譯員兩名。


7. 家長經理人員:我們也同時在尋找家長志工擔任一些運動團隊的家長經理。 我們希望這些家長志工協助確保學生運動員在比賽期間有獲得供應食物和水,並協助教練們進行團隊的後勤工作。 有興趣協助的家長,請與Mr. Melnychuk老師或學校總務室聯繫。我們目前急需秋季運動家長經理的團隊有排球隊、足球隊、極限飛盤隊、羽球隊和游泳隊。

8. 越野比賽:參加學校JV或Varsity籃球/排球隊的學生,皆必須強制參加2019年3月16日由AST主辦Cross Country越野賽的跑者或志願服務者。

9. 團隊制服:AST各運動/社團隊伍的制服將由學校提供。 游泳隊的泳衣和泳帽因更須符合個人需求,我們會請游泳隊的隊員透過學校購買。

10. 學校也要求其他運動團隊的學生在做運動時,須穿戴適合所作運動的服裝 (如短褲, t-恤, 釘鞋, 護膝等)。

11. 各團隊的學生人數目前尚未確定,仍可能有增減。

12. Mr. Melnychuk老師後續將與其他學校的體育組長安排出校際友誼賽時程。敬請期待我們接下來關於體育活動的公告。


各項運動比賽、活動日期請點閱 這裡.  



我們期待AST學生再創體育活動光輝燦爛的一年,並希望在各項比賽、活動中見到您前來支持AST學生運動員們!

感謝您,
Yuri Melnychuk
AST體育組長