Preseason Information

Our collective goal is to provide positive and meaningful experiences for all students who participate in our program. There is no better place to learn life lessons than on an athletic field, court, or course. Teamwork, leadership, emotional control, confidence and self esteem, handling adversity, and commitment are just a few of the many benefits that participation on a team can help instill. We want to challenge students to take risks and compete outside their comfort zone. We hope to positively place student athletes allowing for maximum growth within a season. All students are encouraged to try a sport this year; regardless of experience, there is a place for everyone in our program. Take a risk, take a chance – try something new!

We are looking forward to a great year. Our doors are always open; please do not hesitate to reach out.

Read the entire winter preseason letter here.

All athletes must return a Park School Annual Medical Statement to Jan Brant, the school nurse, before the start of the first practice. Park athletes are not permitted to begin any season without returning this form. (Please direct any questions to Jan Brant at 410-339-4149).

Copies of the Annual Medical Statement are available HERE.

Changes in the weekly practice and game schedule will be e-mailed to the parents of players using the Veracross system. 

Upper School Spring Athletic Information 2016-2017

Upper School Lacrosse, Softball, and Baseball tryouts/practices will begin:

February 22 — Girls
February 27 — Boys 

Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse teams will practice M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Softball practice will be M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sugar Campus

Baseball practice will be M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sugar Campus

Boys’ Tennis practice will be M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts

Practice locations and times are listed below in each sport's description. Times and locations may change depending on the weather.

Practice/Game changes will be updated on Veracross and sent out via email

A weekly game schedule will be sent out the Friday before the following week

Uniforms will be issued to students for the season and it is his/her responsibility to manage it for the season and return it in a timely fashion after the last contest 

Expectations

  • Regular attendance at practice
  • Fully prepared for practice with necessary equipment
  • All absences must be communicated with Coach or Athletic Director
  • Best effort should be given at all times
  • Show respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, officials, and the game at all times
  • Leave bench areas cleaner than you found them
  • Represent Park School in a positive light at all times

Lacrosse

GIRLS – Grades 9-12

Practice will begin on February 22 on Kelly field (weather permiting) or indoors in Athletic Center. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule will rotate between early and late practices in the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gyms. This schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin. We plan to field both a Varsity and JV team. Regular practice will be 3:30-5:30 for both Varsity and JV teams. Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Varsity season will run through the second week of May and JV will finish the first week in May.

Equipment Required:

    • Stick
    • Mouthguard
    • Goggles
    • Cleats and Running Shoes
    • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

BOYS - GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 27 on Kelly field (weather permiting) or indoors in Athletic Center. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule will rotate between early and late practices in the Athletic Center. This schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin. Regular outdoor practice will be from 3:30-5:30 daily. If numbers allow, we will have a B-Squad which will play a separate schedule than that of the varsity team. Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

    • Stick
    • Helmet
    • Mouthguard
    • Gloves
    • Armpads
    • Shoulder pads
    • Athletic Supporter & Cup
    • P.E. Reversible Park Lacrosse Jersey
    • Athletic shorts
    • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

Softball

GIRLS - GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 22 at the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) or indoors in the Blaustien Gyms. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule rotates between early and late practices in the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gyms. This schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin. We plan to field a varsity team. Regular practice will be 3:30-5:30 at Sugar Campus. Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar. There will be a daily shuttle to Sugar Campus which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15pm, depart from Sugar Campus at 5:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 5:55. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:30 if they choose. Student drivers who drive to school in the morning will be allowed to drive to practice or home games; however, they will not be permitted to drive other students aside from siblings. Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Varsity season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Brown and white baseball socks (school will provide and bill)
  • Solid white softball pants (school will have available to purchase or borrow or you can acquire on own)
  • Cleats (no spikes)
  • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

Tennis

BOYS – GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on March 6 at Stevenson University tennis courts (weather permitting). If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule will rotate between early and late practices in the Athletic Center except for days on which we are able to secure indoor tennis court space. These days on which we will be indoors will be communicated by coaches once practice begins. The weekly practice schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin.

We plan to field a Varsity team and provide JV matches if numbers dictate. Regular outdoor practice will be 3:30-5:30 at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts. Transportation will be provided to and from Stevenson University Greenspring Campus tennis courts. There will be a daily shuttle to the courts which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m., depart from the courts at 5:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 5:55. Parents may pick up students at the tennis courts at 5:30 if they choose. Student drivers who drive to school in the morning will be allowed to drive to practice or home games; however, they will not be permitted to drive other students aside from siblings. Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Racquet & athletic attire including tennis shoes.
  • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

Baseball

BOYS—GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 27 at the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) or indoors in the Blaustien Gyms. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule rotates between early and late practices in the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gyms. This schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin. There will be a varsity team but plenty of opportunities (game and practices) for younger players to develop Regular practice will be 3:30-5:30 at Sugar Campus Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar. There will be a daily shuttle to Sugar Campus which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 5:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 5:55. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:30 if they choose. Student drivers who drive to school in the morning will be allowed to drive to practice or home games; however, they will not be permitted to drive other students aside from siblings. Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Brown and white baseball socks (available for purchase)
  • Baseball Belt (available for purchase)
  • 1 pair of white and 1 pair of grey baseball pants
  • Park baseball Cap (available for purchase)
  • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

If you have athletics-related questions, please contact Robin Lowe, Director of Athletics — Girls' Programs, at 410-339-4150 or rlowe@parkschool.net or Dia Clark, Director of Athletics — Boys' Programs, at 410-339-4140 or dclark@parkschool.net. Questions about Coed Squash should be directed to Jenny Brennan, Director of Athletics at 410-339-4143 or jbrennan@parkschool.net.

Middle School Spring Athletic Information 2016-2017

Middle School lacrosse season will run from:

  • March 1 through May 12 — Girls
  • March 1 through May 18 — Boys
  • Girls' Lacrosse practices will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We are planning to field an A Team (5 days a week) and a Clinic Team (3 days a week)
  • Boys’ Lacrosse games and practices will be 5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m at Sugar Campus. There will be 1 boys’ MS team.
  • Softball will practice 4-5 days a week (M-F) from 3:30-4:30 p.m at Sugar Campus
  • Baseball will practice 4 days a week (M-T) with Fridays reserved for potential games. Practice will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Sugar Campus.
  • Practice locations and times are listed below in each sport’s description
  • A weekly game schedule will be sent out the Friday before the following week
  • Practice/Game changes will be updated on Veracross and sent out via email
  • Uniforms will be issued to students for the season and it is his/her responsibility to manage it for the season and return it in a timely fashion after the last contest

 

Expectations

  • Regular attendance at practice
  • Fully prepared for practice with necessary equipment
  • All absences must be communicated with Coach or Athletic Director
  • Best effort should be given at all times
  • Show respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, officials, and the game at all times
  • Leave bench areas cleaner than you found them
  • Represent Park School in a positive light at all times

Tennis

CO-ED — Grades 6-8

Practice will begin on March 6 (weather permitting). Otherwise, practice will begin upon our return from Spring Break (Wed. 3/22). Practice will be held at St. Timothy’s School’s tennis courts from 3:30-4:30 M-Th. A daily shuttle will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m, depart from St. Timothy’s at 4:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 4:55. Parents may pick up students at St. Timothy's at 4:30 if they choose. The Middle School season will run through the second week in May.

Equipment Required:

  • Racquet
  • P.E. uniform
  • Tennis shoes.

Lacrosse:

Boys: Grades 6-8 

Practice will officially begin on Wednesday, March 1 at Sugar Campus (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. or indoors in Athletic Center at 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar Campus. There will be a daily shuttle to Sugar Campus which will a shuttle to Sugar daily which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 4:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 4:55. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 4:30 if they choose. The Middle School season will run through the second week in May.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Armpads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. Reversible Jersey
  • Athletic shorts (black athletic shorts are required for games).

Jerseys for games will be distributed by the school for use during the season and return afterward. A water bottle is recommended but not required.

Girls: Grades 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Wednesday, March 1 on Girls’ Varsity Field (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. or indoors in Athletic Center at 3 p.m. Should the weather cooperate and Upper School Teams are practicing outside we may begin practice as early as Monday, February 27. Team placements will occur during the first week of practice. Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field an A Team (5 days a week) and a Clinic Team (3 days a week). Game schedule for the A team is available through Veracross and Park’s website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May

Equipment Required:

  • Girls: Stick, Mouthguard, Goggles
  • Cleats and Running Shoes
  • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

Uniforms for games will be distributed by the school for use during the season and return afterward.


Softball

Girls: Grades 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Wednesday, March 1 on the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. or indoors in the Blaustein Gyms at 3 p.m. Should the weather cooperate and Upper School Teams are practicing outside we may begin practice as early as Monday, February 27. Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar. There will be a daily shuttle to Sugar Campus which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 4:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 4:55. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 4:30 if they choose. Team placements will occur during the first week of practice. Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field an A Team (4-5 days a week). The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Park website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Cleats (no spikes) or athletic shoes
  • Water bottles are recommended but not mandatory

Baseball

Boys—Grades 6-8 

Practice will begin on Wednesday, March 6 at Sugar Campus (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. or indoors in Blaustein Gyms at 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar Campus. There will be a daily shuttle to Sugar which will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:15 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 4:40, and arrive back on Main Campus at 4:55. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 4:30 if they choose. The Middle School season will run through the third week in May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Black baseball socks
  • White baseball pants
  • Park Baseball Cap (will be available for purchase)

Jerseys for games will be distributed by the school for use during the season and return afterward. A water bottle is recommended but not required.


If you have athletics-related questions, please contact Robin Lowe, Director of Athletics — Girls' Programs, at 410-339-4150 or rlowe@parkschool.net or Dia Clark, Director of Athletics — Boys' Programs, at 410-339-4140 or dclark@parkschool.net. Questions about Coed Squash should be directed to Jenny Brennan, Director of Athletics at 410-339-4143 or jbrennan@parkschool.net.

Lower School Spring Athletic Information 2016-2017

Girls’ Lacrosse — Grades 4 and 5

Practice begins: Wednesday, March 22 on Rosenberg Field. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4:15 p.m. on Rosenberg Field. Please plan on picking up your child at 4:15 in front of the Athletic Center. Extended Day children will be brought to extended day after pick up. We will usually meet on Rosenberg Field, but if the weather is questionable players should check the whiteboard by the LS office for our indoor meeting place.

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Mouth guard
  • Lacrosse goggles
  • Water bottle is recommended but not required
  • Dress for outdoor play

Questions? Contact Stradine Harris at 410-339-7070 ext. 4519 or sharris@parkschool.net.
No sign up necessary.
Game schedule — coming soon!

Boys’ Lacrosse — Grades 4 and 5

Practice begins: Wednesday, March 22 (weather dependent) and will run through the second week in May. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Tompkins field. Please plan on picking up your child at 4:40 in front of the Athletic Center. Extended Day children will be brought to extended after pick up. Kids should plan to meet one of the coaches in front of the Athletic Center at the beginning of practice, but if the weather is questionable players should check the whiteboard by the LS office for indoor practice location.

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Armpads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Ahtletic supporter & cup
  • PE reversible jersey
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottle is recommended but not required
  • Gym shorts and t-shirt acceptable for practice

Questions? Contact Dia Clark at 410-339-4140 or dclark@parkschool.net.
Game schedule — Coming soon!