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 Winter Athletics 2021-22

  • Upper School Squash and Basketball tryouts/practices will begin Tuesday, November 8, 2021. 
  • Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball teams will practice M-F, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Squash will practice M-F from 8–8:45 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 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 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

Basketball

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Tryouts Begin: Monday, November 8, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gym I. Practices will continue to run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the season unless otherwise stated.

Equipment Required: Proper basketball shoes, athletic shorts, and Park basketball practice jersey.

Uniforms for games will be distributed by the school for use during the season and return afterward. A water bottle is required.

Boys’ Varsity Coach: Kevin Connelly

Email: Connellykjc@gmail.com

Boys’ Junior Varsity Coach: Tommy Jones

Email: TjonesCG47@gmail.com


GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Tryouts Begin: Monday, November 8, from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gym I. Practices will continue to run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the season unless otherwise stated.

Equipment Required: Proper basketball shoes, athletic shorts, and shirt.

Uniforms for games will be distributed by the school for use during the season and return afterward. A water bottle is required.

Girls’ Varsity Coach: Maurice Johnson, Bobby Zirkin

Email: m.johnsonjr@hotmail.com; zirkin2002@yahoo.com

Girls’ Junior Varsity Coach: Abby Paris

Email: abpar001@mail.goucher.edu


SQUASH

BOYS AND GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice Begins: Monday, November 8, from 8-8:45 p.m. All practices will be at Coppermine Racquet & Fitness Club – Bare Hills (420 Clarkview Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209). Practice will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8-8:45 p.m.

There will be a shuttle provided for matches that require an early dismissal or at 4:30 p.m. or earlier. Please visit the team webpage for match locations and times.

Equipment Required: Racquets and eye guards, non-marking tennis shoes. 

Coach: Albert Grosman, Lazarus Chilufya 

Email: grosman07@yahoo.com


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 Winter Athletics 2021-22

  • Middle School Basketball practices will begin on:
    • November 22 – Girls
    • November 22 – Boys
  • Boys' and Girls' Basketball "A" teams will practice five days a week (M-F); B teams will practice four days (M-Th). All MS basketball practices for boys and girls will be from 3:30-4:30 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

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

Basketball

BOYS — GRADES 7-8

Practice begins Monday, November 22, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the A and B teams will be held on November 22 and 23. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center & the Blaustein Gyms, with games being held in Blaustein. Please note that practices will be Monday-Friday for the A Team and Monday-Thursday for the B Team.

Equipment Required: Proper basketball shoes, athletic shorts, P.E. uniform shirt, or Park basketball practice jersey.

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

A-Team Coach: 

Matt Yarnevich

Email: mattyarnie5@gmail.com

B-Team Coach: 

TBD

Email: 


GIRLS — GRADES 7-8

Practice begins Monday, November 22, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the A and B teams will be held on November 22 and 23. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center & the Blaustein Gyms, with games being held in Blaustein. Please note that practices will be Monday-Friday for the A Team and Monday-Thursday for the B Team.   

Equipment Required: Proper basketball shoes, athletic shorts, P.E. uniform shirt

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

A-Team Coach: 

Akira Townes

Email: atownes@parkschool.net

B-Team Coach: 

Jeremy Smith & Graysen Christopher

Email: jsmith@parkschool.net


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.