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 spring preseason letter here.


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
 

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 emailed to the parents of players using the Veracross system. 

Upper School Spring Athletic Information 2018-2019

  • Upper School Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball tryouts/practices will begin on February 19
  • Boys’ Tennis tryouts/practices will begin on March 4
  • Boys’ & Girls’ Lacrosse teams will practice M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Softball/Baseball practice will be M-F 3:40-5:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus
  • Boys’ Tennis practice will be M-F 3:40-5:40 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 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

LACROSSE

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 19 on Kelly field (weather permitting). 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 p.m. 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
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, not required

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

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 19 on Kelly Field (weather permitting). 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. Regular outdoor practice will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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
  • Arm pads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic supporter & cup
  • PE reversible Park lacrosse jersey
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottle recommended, not required

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


SOFTBALL

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 19 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 3:40-5:40 p.m. 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 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:40 p.m. 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 your own)
  • Cleats (no spikes)
  • Water bottle recommended, not required

TENNIS

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on March 4 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 3:40-5:40 p.m. 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 3:25 p.m., depart from the courts at 5:40 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10 p.m. Parents may pick up students at the tennis courts at 5:40 p.m. 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
  • Tennis shoes
  • Athletic attire
  • Water bottles recommended, not required

BASEBALL

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on February 19 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 3:40-5:40 p.m. 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 5:40 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:10 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 5:40 p.m. 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 baseball socks (available for purchase)
  • White baseball pants
  • Grey baseball pants
  • Park baseball cap (available for purchase)
  • Baseball cleats
  • Athletic shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, 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 2018-2019

  • Middle School Lacrosse/Softball/Baseball season will run from:
    • March 4 – May 10
  • Coed MS Tennis season will run from:
    • March 11 – May 10
  • Girls’ Lacrosse games and practices will be 4-5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be 1 girls’ MS Team.
  • Boys’ Lacrosse games and practices will be 5 days a week (M-F) 3:30-4:30 p.m. There will be 1 boys’ MS team.
  • Softball/Baseball will practice 4-5 days a week (M-F) from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus. Shuttle will leave Park at 3:25 p.m. and return at 5:10 p.m.
  • Coed tennis will practice on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at St. Timothy’s School’s tennis courts. Shuttle will leave Park at 3:25 p.m. and return at 5:10 p.m. There will be additional opportunities for more advanced level players on some Monday afternoons. Coaches will communicate with students and parents about Mondays once participation numbers are confirmed.
  • 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 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

TENNIS

COED — GRADES 6-8

Practice will begin on Monday, March 11. Practice will be held at St. Timothy’s School’s tennis courts from 3:40-4:40 on Wednesdays & Fridays. A daily shuttle will depart from the Athletic Center at 3:25 p.m., depart from St. Timothy’s at 4:50, and arrive back on Main Campus by 5:10. Parents may pick up students at St. Timothy's at 4:40 if they choose. 
 
We plan to have an interscholastic team, consisting of 8-10 players, (3 days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays) and an intramural team, (2 days a week: Wednesday & Fridays). The interscholastic team will compete against other schools, and the intramural group will compete within our own group.
 

Equipment required:

  • Racquet
  • P.E. uniform
  • Tennis shoes

LACROSSE

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 4 on Tompkins Field (weather permitting) at 3:30 pm. Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field one team (5 days a week). Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Arm pads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic supporter & cup
  • PE reversible jersey
  • Athletic shorts (black athletic shorts required for games)
  • Water bottle recommended, not required

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

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 4 on Girls’ Varsity Field (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. Practices and games will be held Monday-Friday. We are planning to field one team (4-5 days a week). Game schedules are available through Veracross and Park Website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May,

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Mouthguard
  • Goggles
  • Cleats
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle recommended, not required

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 Monday, March 4 on the Sugar Campus (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. or indoors in the Blaustein Gyms at 3 p.m. 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 4:50 p.m., and arrive 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. We are planning to field one team (4-5 days a week). The game schedule is available through Veracross and Park Website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

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

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


BASEBALL

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will begin on Monday, March 4 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 3:25 p.m., depart from Sugar Campus at 4:50 p.m., and arrive 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.

Equipment required:

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

Uniforms 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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019

Schedules (when complete) are at the Park School website: https://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.


FALL

Soccer — Grades 4-5

Field Hockey — Grades 4-5

SOCCER

GRADES 4-5
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Practice/Game pickup and drop-off: Practice will run from 3:15-4:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 12. Students will meet coaches at the entrance to the Athletic Center and travel to 1 of the 3 west fields on our main campus (Boys’ Varsity Field, Girls’ Varsity Field, or Rosenberg Field). All 3 of the fields are in the rear of the Athletic Center and are easily accessible from one another. If for some reason the practice location should change, we will communicate the change via email. At 4:30 p.m., coaches will walk the students to carpool (main entrance of the school) for pick up. Those not picked up by 4:30 p.m. will be accompanied to Lower School Extended Day.

Games: we are in the process of arranging dates for a potential game (or two) with another school, but hope to have 2 Brown and White intra-squad games this season (dependent upon the number of participants). The games will fall within the normal practice days of Mondays and Wednesdays, but will require a larger time commitment than a normal practice. Most likely a game-day will occupy the hours of 3:15-5pm on your child's schedule. If we are able to travel to play another school, that will also add to the time commitment for that day. We will communicate additional game day information once the game dates are finalized.

Absences: If your child misses school or will miss practice or a game for any reason, please let us know so that we are able to account for all students. Feel free to send an email to athletics@parkschool.net and we will make sure it gets to the coaches.

Equipment Required for Soccer:

  • 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.

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.

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.

Coach: TBD


FIELD HOCKEY

GRADES 4-5
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Practice/Game Pickup and drop-off: Practice will run from 3:15-4:30 on Mondays & Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 12. Students will meet coaches in Blaustein Gym II (pick up equipment) and travel to practice as a group (indoors in Blaustein Gyms, Kelly turf field or Tompkins field). If for some reason the practice location should change, we will communicate the change via email. At 4:15pm, coaches will walk the students to Carpool (main entrance of the school) for pick up and those who are not picked up by 4:40pm, will be accompanied to Lower School Extended Day.

Games: There will be no interscholastic competition this fall but we hope if our numbers allow we will play one or two Brown and White inter-squad scrimmages. More to come on that as the season continues. . .

Absences: If your child misses school or will miss practice or a game for any reason, please let us know so that we are able to account for all students. Feel free to send an email to athletics@parkschool.net and we will make sure it gets to the coaches.

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

Practice begins Monday, March 27, 2019 (weather permitting) from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Tompkins Field. Please note that all practices this spring will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on 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 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. The season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Elbow/Arm pads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter
  • P.E. reversible jersey
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required

Game jerseys will be provided by the school.

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

Coach: TBD

GIRLS — GRADES 4-5

Practice begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (weather permitting) from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Rosenberg Field. Please note that all practices this spring will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. 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. The season will run through the second week of May

Please bring stick, mouthguard, lacrosse goggles, a water bottle, and dress for outdoor play. If a player does not own a stick, they may borrow one 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, sharris@parkschool.net, or Robin Lowe at 410-339-4150 rlowe@parkschool.net.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Water bottle recommended, but not required
  • Shorts and t-shirts will be acceptable for practice

Game jerseys will be provided by the school.


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 or Dia Clark dclark@parkschool.net should you have any questions.