Welcome from Athletic Director David Del Pizzo
The Learning Center for the Deaf runs a robust athletic program—providing opportunities for competition, skill development, and teamwork for students of all ability levels. TLC is a strong proponent of full participation and sportsmanship, teamwork, school spirit, and healthy, respectful attitudes and behavior are important themes for all participants.
TLC's athletic program takes place in The Schwab Athletic Center which houses a regulation-size gymnasium, locker rooms, offices, and a cafeteria.
Physical Education classes are held during the school day for all age groups. Adaptive PE classes are also conducted for some students, with consultation or direct services of a TLC physical therapist. After school hours, the gymnasium bustles with the activity of seasonal sports: soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field and cheerleading.
Youth teams in soccer and basketball allow boys and girls, ages 10 to 13, to develop their skills. They participate in clinics, drills, and practice games, and compete with students from area schools. Middle School and High School students who choose to join athletic teams participate in several leagues which involve both Deaf and hearing schools. TLC boys', girls' and coed teams have won several championships in recent years and have hosted major tournaments with schools from across the country.
I invite you to come and support our teams as they continue to demonstrate excellence in sportsmanship, teamwork and school spirit.
David Del Pizzo
Director of Athletics
P.S. Athletic Directors: If you are interested in scheduling a game with our school, please feel free to contact me directly at 866.321.7494 (VP/Voice) or firstname.lastname@example.org.