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Tempe Elementary School District middle schools, Laird School and Ward Traditional Academy participate in two athletic conferences: the Tempe Athletic Conference (TAC) and the All City Athletic Conference (ACAC).

Tempe Elementary School District provides all students in grades K-5 Physical Education classes two times a week for 30 minutes. At our 6-8 Middle Schools, Physical Education is offered as a semester elective class. The elective classes are five days a week for one period per day. All instruction is aligned to Arizona Physical Education State Standards. Tempe Elementary Physical Education teachers in the Tempe Elementary School District are appropriately certified and provide the physical and gross motor needs to our diverse student population.

Tempe Athletic Conference Sports (TAC - Competitive League)

The TAC has both Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity teams. The Varsity team consists of highly skilled athletes in sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade. The Junior Varsity team consists of the most skilled athletes in sixth- and seventh-grade.

Questions: Call (480) 730-7215 or Email:

Note: Any students trying out for any sport, must have a completed Athletic Participation Packet on file with the school Athletic Director prior to participating in tryouts. This packet can be obtained from the school Athletic Director or downloaded below.

TAC Sports offered by Season: (Click on the links below to download the schedules).

PLEASE NOTE: All schedules are subject to change, and will be posted after the start of the school year. 

2018-2019 TAC Sports by Seasons

Girls Volleyball
Co-ed Soccer

Boys Basketball
Girls Softball

Girls Basketball
Co-ed Cross Country
Boys Baseball


All City Athletic Conference (ACAC - No cut league)

The City of Tempe Recreation Department runs this league. Practices and games are held at Connolly, Gililland, Fees College Prep, and Ward Traditional Academy. Any student who tries out for these teams will make the team. This is a no cut league. Please call the City of Tempe Recreation Department at (480) 350-5267 for more information.

ACAC Sports offered by Season:

Girls Volleyball - Sixth-grade team and seventh-/eighth-grade team
Boys Flag Football - Sixth-grade team and seventh-/eighth-grade team

Boys Basketball - Sixth-grade team and seventh-/eighth-grade team
Girls Softball - Sixth-grade team and seventh-/eighth-grade team

Girls Basketball - Sixth-grade team and seventh-/eighth-grade team

Note: Students cannot play in both leagues

TAC Athletic Handbook 2019-2020

July 2019 Sports Physicals English

July 2019 Sports Physicals Spanish

TAC Athletic Participation Packet 2019-2020(Return to School)

TAC Athletic Participation Packet 2019-2020(Keep at Home)

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