Kindergarten - Grade 6 Physical Education

My main goal in K-6 Physical Education is to have fun playing games that get them moving! These games/activities introduce kids to developing skills in stretching, running, throwing, catching, kicking, and hand-eye coordination. Games like soccer, capture the flag, and basketball encourage teamwork and social interaction. Learning how to persevere in winning and losing, staying humble, and being confident in who God has made us to be are a few of my character/attitude goals this fall.
Because our physical, mental and emotional well-being are so interconnected, I am excited to help students grow in many areas through physical education!

– Daniel Ricketts

TDA is blessed to provide training for sports such as karate and futsal. Instructors not only possess credentials to teach, but they provide Christ-like character that facilitates both an enjoyable and a learning environment.

Some of our elementary grade​ parents serve as volunteer coaches

Thank you for your skill and faithful service! Our students have formed teams to play soccer, basketball, and flag football ​in local leagues such as the YMCA, Leawood Parks & Recreation, and i9 sports. Each season as been a wonderful opportunity to develop greater camaraderie with classmates, develop sports skills, and stay active.”

Elementary Soccer

Families please see email to parents for further details as to practice times and days. 

This is such a wonderful opportunity to work under our coach Andy Schmitt, who was born in New Jersey and has played soccer through all levels in the United States. Andy is a graduate of Holy Cross High School, went to Fairleigh Dickinson University (Division 1) where he played under Tom Lang. He later graduated from Baptist Bible College with an Elementary Education degree. Andrew received awards for playing such as: 2 time team MVP, 2 time conference player of the year, recognized 2 times on the All-Region team, regional player of the year, tournament MVP, and 2 times NSCAA College All-American. Andrew has played in South America for Clubs such as Proyecto San Jose (Trinidad, Bolivia) and La Universitario (Trinidad, Bolivia). He returned to the United States and in 2005 played in the USL PDL (Player Development League) with the Cascade Surge (Salem, Oregon) where that team won its second consecutive Northwestern Conference Title. Andrew moved to Germany and played with German club AFC Walddorf, under fantastic coaches that included: Jesus Reynaldo (former Bolivian National team Coach) and Martin Rene (currently Carolina Railhawks head coach). Andrew started coaching/training teams while in college and was assistant coach for Baptist Bible College after graduation. He has trained in numerous clubs which include USTA, MLU, Marlton Soccer Club, NJSA 04, and currently is Director of Coaching for SWSA. Andrew’s coaching qualifications include USSF Licences, NSCAA diplomas, SFA levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and a physical preparation certificate. Currently Andrew is the only American to ever receive SFA level 4 Youth Award and is pursuing his SFA Advanced Youth Licence. In order to pass this licence Andrew will make 7 trips to Scotland where the courses are held at Toryglen Regional Sports Facility and Hampden Park. Andrew will be instructed by football legends Donald Park, Neil Macintosh, and Andrew Gould. Andrew’s passion and commitment to the development of players and the sport of soccer is unparalleled. His enthusiasm for the sport coupled with his unique coaching methodology provides players the necessary tools to be successful as well as develop a love for the sport.