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.


Robin Lowe

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

Dia Clark

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

Any student wishing to participate in preseason activities must have completed health forms on file (uploaded in Magnus) prior to arriving on campus. No student will be allowed to participate without these completed forms. Log in to the Magnus Health portal HERE.

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

Upper School Fall 2021 Athletic Information

Click here to read our Upper School fall athletics welcome letter.

  • Upper School Preseason tryouts/practices will begin:
  • After preseason, Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer, and Field Hockey and JV Boys’ Soccer teams will practice M-F, from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on main campus.
  • There may be days on which soccer practice (Boys’ JV or Varsity or Girls’ Varsity) will occur at Sugar Campus (1424 Hillside Road). This will be communicated in advance by athletic directors. 
  • Girls’ Tennis practice will be M-F, 3:45–5:30 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts — shuttle will depart Park at 3:25 p.m. and return to campus at 6 p.m.
  • Practice locations and times are listed below in each sport’s description.
  • 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 their responsibility to manage them 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 and/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

CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 18 at 4 p.m. Locker distribution will begin at 3:30 p.m. prior to practice — please meet in the lobby of the Athletic Center. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. Meet schedules are available through Veracross and on the team page. The season will run through Tuesday, October 26. Championships will be held at McDaniel College.

Equipment Required: Running shoes, water bottle

Coaches: Paula Smith, Rachael Battin


BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 16 at 8:30 a.m. Locker distribution will be at 8 a.m. prior to practice — please meet in the lobby of the Athletic Center. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. Meet schedules are available through Veracross and on the team page. The season will run through Tuesday, November 2. MIAA Championships location is TBD.

Equipment Required: Running shoes, water bottle

Coaches:   TBD


FIELD HOCKEY

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Thursday, August 19 at 9 a.m. Locker distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. prior to practice — please meet in the lobby of the Athletic Center. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. Game schedules are available through Veracross and online. If weather requires indoor practices, the schedule rotates between early and late practices in the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gyms. Participation numbers will dictate if we field one (Varsity) or two teams (Varsity + JV). If there are not enough players for a JV, we will do our best to schedule some “B” Squad games to provide playing experience for everyone. Regular practice will be 3:30–5:30 p.m. rotating between Kelly (turf) and Tompkins fields. The season will run through the first week in November with the championship game being played on November 6 or 7. 

Equipment Required: Stick, cleats, running shoes, mouth guard, shin guards, NFHS-approved field hockey goggles, water bottle (recommended).

Coaches: Kara Hickok (head), Bill Pullin (GK coach and program assistant)


TENNIS

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Monday, August 16 at 4 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. 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. We plan to field Varsity and JV teams. Regular outdoor practice will be 3:45–5:30 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts. Transportation will be provided to and from Stevenson, or students can be picked up at Stevenson. The season will run through the third week in October with the IAAM Tournament running the week of October 18-22. 

Equipment Required: Racquet, tennis shoes, water bottle 

Coaches: Neil Shipman (head), Betty Medalie (asst), Mike Cianos (program assistant)


SOCCER

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Preseason tryouts will begin on Monday, August 9 at 9 a.m. and run two days or until teams are decided, at which point preseason practices will begin. Locker and practice pinny distribution will be ½ hour prior to practice in the front of the Athletic Center. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. Game schedules are available through Veracross and on the team page. There will be two teams, a Varsity and a JV. Practices primarily take place on the main campus, although there may be days on which JV or Varsity practice may be held at Sugar Campus (1424 Hillside Rd.)

Regular season practice (once school begins) will be from 3:30–5:30 p.m., rotating between Kelly (turf) and Boys’ Varsity fields. The season will run through early November with MIAA Varsity Championships being played on November 7.

Equipment Required: cleats, shin guards, running shoes, water bottle, Park Soccer practice pinny

Coaches: Geoff Meyers (head) Brahema Molubah (asst); Josh Lauren ’03 (JV Head)


GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on Wednesday, August 18 at 9 a.m. Locker distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. prior to practice — please meet in the lobby of the Athletic Center. Please click here for the remainder of the preseason schedule. Game schedules are available through Veracross and online. Participation numbers will dictate if we field one (Varsity) or two teams (Varsity + JV). If there are not enough players for a JV, we will do our best to schedule some “B” Squad games to provide playing experience for everyone. Varsity practice will be 3:30–5:30 p.m. most often rotating between Kelly (turf) and Girls’ Varsity fields, although there may be days on which practice will be held at Sugar Campus (1424 Hillside Rd.). The season will run through the first week in November with the championship game being played on November 6 or 7. 

Equipment Required: cleats, shin guards, running shoes, water bottle 

Coaches: Leo Alcoreza (head), Andres Sanchez (asst)


If you have athletics-related questions, please contact Robin Lowe ’84, Director of Athletics — Girls' Programs, at 410-339-4150 or rlowe@parkschool.net, or Dia Clark ’06, Director of Athletics — Boys' Programs, at 410-339-4140 or dclark@parkschool.net.

Middle School Fall 2021 Athletic Information

Click here to read our Middle School fall athletics welcome letter.

Middle School Athletic practices will run September 8–November 5 

  • Field Hockey and Girls’ Soccer will practice 4-5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the main campus.
  • Boys Soccer A team will practice 5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the main campus. Boys Soccer B team will practice 4 days a week (M-Th) 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the main campus.
  • Coed Cross Country will practice 3 days a week (M, T, Th) from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on main campus.  
  • Practice/Game changes will be updated on Veracross and sent out via email.
  • Uniforms will be issued to students and it is the responsibility of the student 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

Soccer

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Wednesday, September 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the A and B Teams will be held on September 8 and 9 for all Middle School boys’ soccer players. Practices will only be held outdoors for this season. If weather or field conditions are a concern, practice will be cancelled. Please note that practices will be Monday-Friday for the “A” Team and Monday-Thursday for the “B” Team. 

Equipment Required: Cleats, shin guards, water bottle (recommended), and Park School PE uniform shirt. Reversible practice pinney will be provided by the school. Game jerseys will be issued by the school. You will be required to wear (and if need to purchase) black or white soccer game socks.

Coaches — Jonathan Earley - A team


GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Wednesday, September 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Girls’ Varsity Field. Practices will only be held outdoors for this season. If weather or field conditions are a concern, practice will be cancelled. Please note that practices will be Monday-Thursday and on some Fridays.

Equipment Required: Cleats, shin guards, water bottle (recommended), and socks to cover shin guards. Game jerseys will be issued by the school. You will be required to wear (and if need to purchase) black or white soccer game socks.

Coaches: Abby Paris


Field Hockey

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Wednesday, September 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tompkins Field. Practices will only be held outdoors for this season. If weather or field conditions are a concern, practice will be cancelled. Please note that practices will be Monday-Thursday and on some Fridays.

Equipment Required: Cleats or athletic shoes, shin guards, mouthpiece, field hockey stick, water bottle (recommended), and socks to cover shin guards. Game jerseys will be issued by the school. You will be required to wear (and if need to purchase) black or white soccer game socks.

Coaches: Caroline Roche


Cross Country

BOYS AND GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Monday, September 13  from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Runners should meet in front of the Athletic Center. Practice will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There are open meets/races on Thursdays throughout the season for any interested Middle School runners. 

*There is a requirement to run on the MS team, that a student be able to run for 5 consecutive minutes. If there is enough interest in participation from those who are aiming to reach the 5-minute requirement, there may be an additional running day added to the schedule. 

Equipment required: Running shoes, water bottle (recommended)

Coaches:  TBD


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.