Learning Community Charter School
is a part of the Charter School Athletic League (CSAL), which is a division of the New Jersey Education Consortium. We currently have a competitive girls' and boys' basketball team,  a co-ed soccer team, a co-ed volleyball team, as well as a co-ed dance team, all comprised of our middle school scholar-athletes. Additionally, we have recently added a 5th-8th grade cross country team/running club

Our athletic teams are supervised by our Athletic Director, Shanelle Muse, who is also our School Counselor. Our liaison for all business matters involving our athletic teams is our Assistant Head of School, James Laster.

Any questions or concerns involving our athletic teams, please contact:

Athletic Director – Shanelle Muse

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: Our Athletics' Program is funded solely by the fundraising efforts of our dedicated athletic department staff, in addition to any generous donations community businesses provide us with. Our scholar-athletes are always in need of uniforms, bus transportation, referees, concessions, equipment and so much more.

Any amount makes a difference. If you find it in your heart to donate to the LCCS' Athletic Program, please find your way to our donation page:

Boys basketball

Boys' Basketball

Our boys basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade and is coached by Angel Melendez, who is the head coach, and Jerome Davis, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our boys basketball team, please contact Angel Melendez at

**Pre-Season Conditioning Dates: Oct. 18, 22, 25, 29 & Nov. 5, 8, 12

**2016-2017 Practice Times: Saturdays 9:00-11:30, Sundays 9:00-11:30 @ LCCS Gym.

**2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule:

  • *Jan. 6 @ 6:00 vs: TECCS
  • Jan. 11 @ 6:00 @ Robert Treat (earlier time slot! Change made 01.10.17) 16-22 L
  • Jan. 18 @ 5:00 vs: HOLA  44-24 W
  • Feb. 1 @ 6:00 vs: North Star 50-28 W
  • Feb. 6 @ 5:00 vs: CCSP RESCHEDULED
  • Feb. 8 @ 6:00 vs: Pride 34-40 L
  • Feb. 15 @ 6:00 vs: Passaic 39-32 W
  • Feb. 17 @ 6:00 vs: KIPP OOC Game Scrimmage
  • March 1 @ 6:00 vs: Jersey City CS
  • March 9 @ 6:00 vs: Beloved 

Girls basketball
Girls' Basketball


Our girls basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 7th and 8th grade and are coached by Stephanie Megaro, who is the head coach, and Melissa Megaro, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our girls basketball team, please contact Stephanie Megaro at

**2016-2017 Practice Times: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm & Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm @ LCCS Gym.

**2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule:

  • Jan. 11 @ 6:00 @ Robert Treat - FORFEIT
  • *Jan. 18 @ 6:00 vs: Univ. Heights CANCELED
  • Jan. 23 @ 5:00 vs: Paterson Arts CS coached by Mr. Silva RESCHEDULED due to weather
  • Feb. 1 @ 5:00 vs: North Star 24-9 W
  • Feb. 8 @ 5:00 vs: Pride 18-21 L
  • Feb. 15 @ 5:00 vs: Passaic Arts & Science CS 17-37 L
  • Feb. 17 @ 5:00 vs: KIPP 5-38 L (OOC game)
  • March 1 @ 5:00 vs: Jersey City CS
  • March 9 @ 5:00 vs: Beloved 

Co-Ed Soccer

In the spring of 2014, we officially launched our first co-ed soccer team. Oursoccer team is comprised of middle school students from 6th-8th grade and are coached by Anto Higgins, head coach and Andres Nunez, assistant coach.

Any questions about our soccer team can be directed to Coach Higgins at

**2015-2016 Practice Times: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 & Thursdays 3:30-5:00 at Lincoln Park West. 

Home Field: Essex County West Side Park

                      18th Ave & 13th St., Newark


In the fall of 2014, our school's first ever Dance Team made its' debut! 5th - 8th grade girls and boys made LCCS history! Our dance team performs a choreographed routine during halftime of the boys' and girls' basketball games and is coached by Natasha Tyjer.

Any questions about our dance team can be directed to Coach Tyjer at

** 2016-2017 Practice Times: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm (gym) & Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm (gym) 

*Performances: Halftime of boys' basketball game & Halftime of girls' basketball game
*Season Schedule HereBasketball Season 2016-2017 final.pdf

Co-Ed Volleyball

In the spring of 2016, we officially launched our first co-ed volleyball team. Our volleyball team is comprised of middle school students from 6th-8th grade. Our head coach is Mr. Scott Silva, and is assisted by Ms. Carr.

Any questions about our volleyball team can be directed to Scott Silva at

**2015-2016 Practice Times: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 (gym) & Saturdays 9:00-11:00 (gym) 


Cross Country Team/Running Club

In the winter of 2016, we officially launched our first running club. Our running club will be comprised of middle school students from 5th-8th grade, boys and girls. The club facilitator will be Christina McGarry.

Any questions about our running club can be directed to Christina McGarry at 

**Practice Times: Wednesdays (all participants) & Fridays (all participants) from 3:30-5:00 pm at Lincoln Park
All meetings held in Room 307.

  • October 6, 2016 (Thurs.)              4:30 pm                         @ West Side Park vs: Kipp/Phillip’s/LCCS


  • October 11, 2016 (Tuesday)         4:30 pm                         @ West Side Park vs: Merit Prep/LCCS


  • October 15, 2016 (Saturday)        10:00 am                       @ Gateway Field vs: BelovED/Phillip’s/LCCS                                **No bus transportation provided

  • October 22, 2016 (Saturday)       9:00 am                          @ Branch Brook Park for the COUNTY MEET                             **No bus transportation provided

  • October 25, 2016 (Tuesday)         4:30 pm                         @ Gateway Field  vs: BelovED/LCCS


Game Day Protocol for Basketball


Please refer to these rules and guidelines when attending an LCCS basketball game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


upcoming events 

  •  Tuesday, 11.22.16 -Girls' Basketball Team Tryouts (mandatory) from 3:30-5:00 pm in LCCS gym
  • Friday & Saturday, 11.18.16 & 11.19.16 -Boys' Basketball Team Tryouts (mandatory)       Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 pm          Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00
  •  Thursday, 11.10.16 Boys' Basketball Interest Meeting  (optional) @ 12:15 p.m-12:45 p.m. Room 307 with Coach Melendez
  •  Wednesday, 11.09.16  Girls' Basketball Interest Meeting  (optional) @ 11:30 p.m-11:45 a.m.. Mr. Laster's Office with Coach Megaro
  • Thursday, 10.27.16 Dance Team Tryouts (mandatory) @ 11:30 a.m-12:13 p.m.. in Mr. Laster's office with coaches S. Megaro & M. Megaro
  • Thursday, 10.20.16 Dance Team Interest Meeting @ 3:30 p.m-4:00 p.m.. Room 307 with Coach Tyjer
  • Tuesday, 10.25.16 Cross Country Meet @ 4:30 p.m. Gateway Field, Jersey City vs: BELOVED/LCCS
  • Saturday, 10.22.16 County Cross Country Meet @ 9:00 a.m. at Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. (Entrance is at Lake St. and Ballantine Parkway)--**OPEN TO ALL RUNNING CLUB MEMBERS
  • Saturday, 10.15.16 Cross Country Meet @ 10:00 a.m. Gateway Field, Jersey City vs: BELOVED/LCCS/PHILLIPS

  • Tuesday, 10.11.16 Cross Country Meet @ 4:30 pm West Side Park, Newark vs: MERIT PREP/LCCS


  • Thursday, 10.06.16 Boys' & Girls' Basketball Team Interest Meeting & PreSeason Conditioning @ 3:30-4:15 pm Room 307

  • Thursday, 10.06.16 Cross Country Meet @ 4:30 pm West Side Park, Newark vs: KIPP/PHILLIPS/LCCS

  • Wednesday, 09.21.16 Cross Country Team/Running Club Interest Meeting @ 3:30-4:00 pm Room 307
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