Athletics - Esports

The AIA and PlayVS are proud to announce league competition for esports with both a fall and spring season. ALA is excited to be part of the inaugural season. 

Congrats to our ALA Esports team for qualifying for the 16 team AIA State playoffs! Our Rocket League team, ranked #13, consists of Nathan Thompson, Wade Bebee, Aaron Sprain, and Charlie Feliciano, coached by Mr. Groth and Mr. Severeid. They completed their season in the first round of State on Jan. 9. 

Esports League Structure
There will be two seasons each school year, ALA is playing in the fall season:

  • Fall - October to January
  • Practices will be held on school days from 3:10 - 5:00 PM in room 10.
  • Matches are played on a weekly basis and consist of a set number of games. 

League of Legends

                                         Tuesdays at 4 PM  |  Two consecutive games (best-of-two)

                                                                      Rule Book  |  Player Code of Conduct (print form

League of Legends


Rocket League 

                                   Thursdays at 4 PM  |  Up to five consecutive games (best-of-five)
                                                                          Rule Book  |  Code of Conduct (print form)

Rocket League

Fall 2019 Schedule

Each season is divided into 3 different phases.

1. Preseason Practice on the PlayVS platform.
Week 0: 10/14/2019 and 10/21/2019

2. Regular Season Each team's record determines the standings for entering the Playoffs Season.

Week 1: 10/28/2019  
Week 2: 11/4/2019
Week 3: 11/11/2019
Week 4: 11/18/2019
Week 5: 12/2/2019
Week 6: 12/9/2019
Week 7: 12/16/2019

3. Playoffs Season The top teams play in a single-elimination bracket until the finalists are determined.
Playoffs: January 2020
Championships: TBD 


  • Players also must agree to follow the rules for fair play as stated in the "Player Code of Conduct." 
  • Participation fee is $150. (This covers the cost of AIA participation fees and the purchase of necessary equipment) 

“The addition of esports as an AIA activity exponentially increases the opportunities for students to take part in extracurriculars and represent their schools,” said David Hines, Executive Director, AIA. “Many of them wouldn’t necessarily suit up and play varsity sports. This allows for a large portion of high schoolers to be competitive in an area thought to be recreational, and to utilize much-needed teamwork skills.”


Head Coach
Matt Groth


The ALA Esports teams completed the regular season schedule during exam week.

The League of Legends team finished their season with a victory over Dobson High School.

Congratulations to the Rocket League team who qualified for the AIA state tournament. Sixteen teams from Arizona will be competing for a state championship. Your Rocket League team is ranked #13 and consists of Nathan T, Wade B, Aaron S, and Charlie F.

State Championship:
  • January 9 at 4pm
  • ALA vs Mountain View High School.