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.


Robin Lowe

DIRECTOR of ATHLETICS
Girls' Programs
rlowe@parkschool.net
410-339-4150

Jenny Brennan

DIRECTOR of ATHLETICS
jbrennan@parkschool.net
410-339-4143

Dia Clark

DIRECTOR of ATHLETICS
Boys' Programs
dclark@parkschool.net
410-339-4140
 

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). Login to the Magnus Health portal to access it 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 2017-2018

Lacrosse, Softball, and Baseball tryouts/practices will begin Wednesday, February 21 and Boys’ Tennis will begin Monday, March 5:

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse teams will practice M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Softball practice will be M-F 3:45-5:45 at Sugar Campus
  • Baseball practice will be M-F 3:45-5:45 at Sugar Campus
  • Boys’ Tennis practice will be M-F 3:45-5:45 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

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Wednesday, February 21 on Kelly field (weather permitting) or indoors in Athletic Center. Weather related changes will be communicated via email by 1 p.m. on a given day. 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 the Athletics page on the school website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Arm pads/Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. Reversible Park Lacrosse Jersey
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Wednesday, February 21 on Kelly field (weather permitting) or indoors in Athletic Center. Weather related changes will be communicated via email by 1 p.m. on a given day. 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. 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 the Athletic page on the school 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 bottle recommended but not required

 


Softball

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) or indoors in the Blaustien Gyms. Weather related changes will be communicated via email by 1 p.m. on a given day. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule rotates between early and late practices in the 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 3:45-5:45 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 3:25 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 5:50, and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:45 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 bottle recommended, but not required

Tennis

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practices will begin on Monday, March 5 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. Weather related changes will be communicated via email by 1 p.m. on a given day. 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 3:45-5:45 at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts.

School provided transportation will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 5:50, and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10. Parents may pick up students at the practice courts at 5:45 if they choose. Student drivers who drive to school in the morning will be allowed to drive to practice or home matches; however, they will not be permitted to drive other students aside from siblings.

The match schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The Varsity season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Racquet
  • Athletic attire, including tennis shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

Baseball

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practices will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) or indoors in the Blaustein Gyms. Weather related changes will be communicated via email by 1 p.m. on a given day. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule rotates between early and late practices in the Blaustein Gyms. This schedule will be posted weekly in the Athletic Center until regular outdoor practices begin.

We plan to field a single varsity team, but will feature a number of additional games for more in experienced players. Regular practice will be 3:45-5:45 at Sugar Campus with school-provided transportation. The daily shuttle to Sugar Campus will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 5:50, and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:45 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 the Athletics page on the school website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Brown baseball socks (available for purchase)
  • Brown baseball belt (available for purchase)
  • Solid white baseball pants
  • Park baseball cap (available for purchase)
  • Water bottle 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.

Middle School Spring Athletic Information 2017-2018

Middle School Lacrosse/Baseball/Softball season will begin on Tuesday, February 27:

  • Girls’ Lacrosse practices will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We are planning to field an A Team only (4-5 days a week).
  • Boys’ Lacrosse games and practices will be 5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m. We are planning to field an A Team only.
  • Softball will practice 4-5 days a week (M-F) from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus
  • Baseball will practice 4-5 days a week (M-F) from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus

Coed Tennis season will begin on Monday, March 5:

  • Coed Tennis will practice 3 days a week (M-Th) from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at St. Timothy’s School

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

COED Tennis

BOYS and GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practices will begin on Monday, March 5 (weather permitting). Otherwise, practice will begin upon our return from Spring Break (Wed. 3/21).

Practice will be held 3 days a week at St. Timothy’s School’s tennis courts from 3:40-4:40 M-Th. A daily shuttle will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m., depart from St. Timothy’s at 4:50 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 5:10 p.m.. Parents may pick up students at St. Timothy's at 4:40 p.m. if they choose.

The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment required:

  • Racquet
  • PE uniform
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

 

 


Lacrosse

BOYS — GRADES 6-8 

Practices will officially begin on Tuesday, February 27 on Boys’ Varsity Field (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. If weather prevents outdoor play, practice will move indoors to the Athletic Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will communicate weather-related changes via email before 1 p.m. on a given day. 

Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field an A Team only. The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Arm pads/Shoulder pads
  • Cleats
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. reversible jersey or grey shirt
  • Athletic shorts (black athletic shorts are required for games
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

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

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practices will officially begin on Tuesday, February 27 on Girls’ Varsity Field (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. If weather prevents outdoor play, practice will move indoors to the Athletic Center beginning from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will communicate weather-related changes via email before 1 p.m. on a given day.

Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field an A Team only. The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Girls’ stick
  • Mouthguard
  • Goggles
  • Cleats and running shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

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


Softball

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practices will officially begin on Tuesday, February 27 on the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) from 3:25-5:10 including transportation both ways. If weather prevents outdoor play, practice will move indoors to the Blaustein Gyms run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will communicate weather-related changes via email before 1 p.m. on a given day.

Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar Campus on a daily basis, departing from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m. and then from Sugar Campus at 4:50 p.m. arriving back on Main Campus at 5:10 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 4:40 p.m. if they choose.

Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Cleats (no spikes) or athletic shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

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


Baseball

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practices will officially begin on Tuesday, February 27 on the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) from 3:25-5:10 p.m., including transportation both ways. If weather prevents outdoor play, practice will move indoors to the Blaustein Gyms run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We will communicate weather-related changes via email before 1 p.m. on a given day.

Transportation will be provided to and from Sugar Campus on a daily basis, departing from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m. and then from Sugar Campus at 4:50 p.m. arriving back on Main Campus at 5:10 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 4:40 p.m. if they choose.

We plan to field an “A” team; however, the schedule will accommodate students of all levels of experience through a handful of B-Team games. Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Athletics page on the school website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Black baseball socks
  • White baseball pants
  • Park baseball cap (will be available for purchase)
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

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


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.

FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE SPORTS ACTIVITES

Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents:

We would like to welcome you to Park School Athletics for the 2017-2018 school year and to introduce the Lower School Athletic offerings. Fourth and fifth grade students are given the opportunity to participate on a Park team and to compete, sport dependent, against other schools. The philosophy of our Lower School Athletic Program is for all students to have the opportunity to be on a team and to have balanced participation in games. Practice will be used to teach fundamentals of the sport as well as the strategies needed to be successful in scrimmage play in a supportive and positive manner. Our goals are for the kids to have fun, experience team play, and to insure that they are excited about continued participation in Park Athletics when they reach our Middle School.


Lower School Athletic Information 2017-2018

Schedules (when complete) are at the Park School website: http://www.parkschool.net/athletics/teams-and-schedules/, and on the Veracross Athletics Calendar.

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

REMINDER REGARDING HEALTH FORMS: See INFORMATION FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE above.

All Practices will run from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the season.


FALL

Boys’ Soccer — Grades 4-5

Girls’ Soccer — Grades 4-5

Field Hockey — Grades 4-5

SOCCER

BOYS — GRADES 4-5

Practice begins Monday, September 11 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity fields. Please note that all practices this fall for Lower School will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m.. All home games will be played on Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity fields.

Coach: TBD

GIRLS — GRADES 4-5

Practice begins Monday, September 11 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity fields. Please note that all practices this fall for Lower School will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. All home games will be played on Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity fields.

Coach: TBD

Equipment Required for Soccer Teams:

  • Soccer cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle recommended but not required
  • Gym shorts and T-shirt will be acceptable for practice
  • Game jerseys will be provided by the school.

FIELD HOCKEY

GIRLS — GRADES 4-5

Practice begins Monday, September 11 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Rosenberg Field. Please note that all practices this spring for Lower School will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. All home games will be played on Rosenberg Field. We will usually meet on Rosenberg Field, but if the weather is questionable players should check the whiteboard in the LS office for our indoor meeting place. There will be practice regardless of weather, so you should bring gym shoes in case practice is moved indoors. Please bring your stick, mouth guard, a water bottle and dress for outdoor play. If you don't own a stick, you may borrow a stick on a daily basis and return it at the end of every practice. No Park School uniforms are needed — the school will provide game/scrimmage vests when needed. Questions? Contact Stradine Harris at 410-339-7070 ext. 4519 or sharris@parkschool.net.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Water bottle recommended but not required
  • Shorts and T-shirt will be acceptable for practice
  • Game jerseys will be provided by the school

Coach: Stradine Harris


SPRING

Boys’ Lacrosse — Grades 4-5

Girls’ Lacrosse — Grades 4-5

LACROSSE

BOYS — GRADES 4-5

Lower School Boys’ Lacrosse practice begins on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (weather dependent).  Practices are on Monday, and Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Tompkins Field.  If the weather is questionable players should check the whiteboard by the LS office for our indoor meeting place. Weather related changes will be communicated to parents via email by 1 p.m. on a given day.

Please plan on picking up your child at 4:40 at the carpool line. Extended Day children will be brought to extended day 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
  • Arm pads/Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. reversible jersey
  • Athletic shorts

Questions? Contact Dia Clark at 410-339-4140 dclark@parkschool.net.

GIRLS’ — GRADES 4-5

Lower School Girls’ Lacrosse practice will begin on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 on Rosenberg Field. (Practices are on Monday, and Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Rosenberg 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 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. Weather related changes will be communicated to parents via email by 1 p.m. on a given day.

 

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required
  • Dress for outdoor play

Questions? Contact Stradine Harris at 410-339-7070 ext. 4519 sharris@parkschool.net, or Robin Lowe at 410-339-4150 rlowe@parkschool.net.


Lower School sports have been a tradition at Park. We are one of the very few schools who offer team sports at this level. Our parents have been tremendous supporters of this program and our kids’ participation has been outstanding. We hope that your child will join our teams and be a part of “Bruin Pride”. Please feel free to contact Robin Cardin Lowe rlowe@parkschool.net, Dia Clark dclark@parkschool.net should you have any questions.