Dear Parents/Guardians


The athletics season is now in full swing.  We have had a successful start to the Girls Volleyball, Soccer, Swim, Badminton, and Ultimate team’s seasons.  As mentioned previously, there will be a fee for sports this year.  Teams are responsible for paying for the space that they are using.  The transportation costs, coaches fees, and insurance will be covered by the school.  The school will also cover the two week trial period at the start of the season to give students a chance to try out the sport.  


The fee breakdown for each sport is as follows:


Girls Volleyball: No Fee - Uses School Courts - until Oct 27, 2018


Badminton Team: 900 NTD per student - until Dec 13, 2018


Soccer Team: 1,500 NTD per student - until Nov 8, 2018


Swim Team: 3,500 NTD per student - until Dec 11, 2018


Ultimate: 700 NTD per student - until Nov 10, 2018



One rule that we are putting in place as there are many teams practicing off campus is in regards to pickups.  If your student-athlete will be walking home, taking an Uber/Taxi or getting a ride with another student, please provide the sponsor teacher with an email/written note giving your consent that this is how you would like them to be going home.  If your student-athlete is still at the field/court 30 minutes after practice finishes, a taxi will be ordered to take them home, with the cost to be paid by the student/parent/guardian at the destination.


A few notes on each sport:


Girls Volleyball:

  • AST will have a Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball team.  Some middle school players have been invited up to play with the Junior Varsity team
  • Ada, a university volleyball player at the National Taiwan Sport University has been hired to coach the Girls JV and V team.  She worked with AST volleyball teams in the past and is excited to be coaching the girls teams this year
  • Mr Melnychuk is the AST sponsor teacher for the Girls Volleyball teams - ymelnychuk@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • We still need a parent manager for this sport to attend the tournaments and games
  • We have two student managers/translators for the team who are managing logistics for the team
  • All girls are welcome to join the volleyball team practices, but only some are being selected to play on the school teams


Soccer:

  • Mr Dombkowski is the AST sponsor teacher for the soccer team.  He is also the soccer teams coach.  He can be reached at edombkowski@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • Practices are being held at Chaoma Sports Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • We will have a JV Boys soccer team and a middle school 7th grade boys soccer team.  Due to low sign up by girls, we will unfortunately not have a girls team, but girls are welcome to practice throughout the season
  • If you are picking up your student-athlete from Chaoma, please do not use the parking lot as it will get locked.  Please park on the street beside Chaoma

  • Mr Melnychuk is working to arrange some friendly matches for the soccer team. They will be announced soon
  • The cost of soccer also includes the Ultimate Frisbee training and tournament


Ultimate Frisbee:

  • Mr Melnychuk is the AST sponsor teacher for the Ultimate team.  He is also the Ultimate Frisbee teams coach.  He can be reached at ymelnychuk@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • Practices are being held on Thursdays at Chaoma.  Any interested students are still welcome to join
  • We will be working throughout the fall to grow the sport and grow interest.  We will be trying to attend the tournament in Kaohsiung in November


Swimming Team:

  • Ms Pearson is the AST sponsor teacher and swim teams coach.  She has over 20 years of experience coaching swimming and is excited to be working with the AST swimmers.  She can be reached at spearson@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • Practices are being held at the North District Civil Sports Center
  • Swimmers have to buy their uniforms/swim suit this year.  The cost is not included in the cost of the team.
  • There is a swim meet on Sept 7, 2018 at Morrison Academy Taichung (MAC), Sept 17 and on Sept 29, 2018 at MAC that the team will attend


Badminton Team:

  • Mr Dodge is the AST sponsor teacher for the Badminton team and club.  He is excited to continue working with the kids from previous years
  • Practices are being held at ZhonXin Badminton Club
  • Students on the badminton team and/or club are practicing together and will be charged the same amount
  • We will be using the PE Uniform as the Badminton teams Uniform for tournaments and games
  • A invitational Badminton Tournament will be held at AST in late October/Early November







We look forward to seeing you at games and tournaments supporting our student athletes!


Yuri Melnychuk

AST PE Teacher and Athletic Director



親愛的家長,


本學年運動賽季已全面展開。我們的女子排球、足球、游泳、羽毛球和極限飛盤隊也都已經有了成功的開始。如前次周報所述,今年有些運動隊伍將酌收些許分攤費用。而學校將負擔交通、教練和保險費等相關費用。另外,在賽季開始後的第一、二週試用期間,學校將負擔所有費用,已便同學們都有機會先嘗試每一個社團活動。



同學們加入各體育社團活動的費用如下:


女子排球隊:            免費-使用學校球場- 至2018年10月27日止


羽球隊:                                   每一位學生$900- 至2018年12月13日止


足球隊:                                   每一位學生$1,500- 至2018年11月8日止


游泳隊:                                   每一位學生$3,500- 至2018年12月11日止


極限飛盤隊:                            每一位學生$700- 至2018年11月10日止


由於許多社團是在校外練習,關於社團後回家接送問題,我們需要您的配合。 如果您的孩子將走路、乘坐Uber/計程車或與其他同學一起共乘回家,請務必先用電子郵件/書面通知帶隊老師,表示您同意他們回家的方式。 如果您的孩子在社團練習結束30分鐘後仍然留在運動場地未接回,我們將會安排計程車帶孩子回家,車費則將由學生/家長/監護人支付。



各體育社團的注意事項如下:


女子排球隊:


  • AST有Varsity和Junior Varsity(JV) 兩組女子排球隊。我們會邀請一些初中部球員參加JV校隊的比賽。
  • 我們已聘請台灣體育大學的大學排球運動員 Ms. Ada 擔任Varsity 或JV女子隊的教練。她過去曾與AST排球隊合作,今年很榮幸地能夠請她繼續指導女子排球隊。
  • Mr. Melnychuk是女子排球隊的AST指導老師。email: ymelnychuk@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • 我們還需要有志願的家長經理參與我們的排球活動和比賽。
  • 我們有兩名學生經理為團隊管理/翻譯。
  • 歡迎所有女孩加入排球社隊的練習與訓練,不過只有部分女孩將獲選參加校隊。



足球隊:     


  • Mr. Dombkowski是足球隊的AST指導老師。他也是AST足球隊的教練。他的email: edombkowski@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • 每週二和週四我們在朝馬國民運動中心練習。
  • 我們將有一個JV男孩足球隊和一個初中部七年級男子足球隊。由於此次女子隊報名率低,遺憾地,本學期我們就沒有女子隊了,但仍歡迎在校所有女孩在整個賽季期間參與練習。
  • 如果您要從朝馬國民運動中心接回孩子,請不要在停車場內等候,因為停車場大門會被關上。請您停在朝馬國民運動中心旁邊的街道上等。
  • Mr. Melnychuk正在努力為足球隊安排一些友誼賽。我們一有消息將會儘快向大家宣布。
  • 足球社的費用也包括了極限飛盤隊的訓練和比賽。


極限飛盤隊:  


  • Mr. Melnychuk是極限飛盤的AST指導老師。他也是極限飛盤隊的教練。email: ymelnychuk@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • 每週四在朝馬國民運動中心練習。歡迎有興趣的學生加入。
  • 我們將在整個秋季進行練習,以發展這項運動並希望能提升興趣。我們將試著參加11月在高雄的比賽。


游泳隊:  


  • Ms. Pearson是AST指導老師和游泳隊教練。她有超過20年的游泳教練經驗,很高興能與AST游泳隊員一起練習。她的email: spearson@ast.tc.edu.tw
  • 游泳隊員在北區國民運動中心練習。
  • 游泳隊員今年必須先購買自己的泳衣/泳帽。社團費用不包含泳衣/泳帽。
  • 2018年9月7日Morrison Academy Taichung(MAC)舉行了游泳比賽,我們也將於9月17日和2018年9月29日參加MAC的游泳比賽。


羽球隊:


  • Mr. Dodge是AST羽球隊和羽球社的指導老師。他很高興能繼續與孩子們一起練習羽球。
  • 羽球隊員在忠興羽球館練習。
  • 羽球隊和/羽球社的學生將一起練習,並將收取相同的費用。
  • 進行比賽時,我們將以AST的體育服坐作為羽球隊制服。
  • 我們預計於10月底/ 11月初將在AST舉行羽球比賽。



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