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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
 

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). Log in 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. 

All interscholastic competition is suspended until further notice. There will be no Middle School team athletics until in-person learning begins. Please join the Athletic Leadership Team for a Middle School Athletics information session via Zoom on September 3 at 4:30 p.m. Zoom link will be emailed.

Upper School Fall Athletic Information 2020-2021 — Please note some information has been updated to reflect new COVID-19 protocols

  • Upper School Preseason tryouts/practices will begin for all sports on August 17 and continue through August 28:
  • Once school begins, Boys’ Cross Country, Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer and Field Hockey teams will practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4-5:30 p.m. on main campus. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a virtual practice day on
    Wednesdays.
  • Girls’ Cross Country will practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4–5:30 p.m. on the main campus. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays.
  • Girls’ Tennis will practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts from 4-5:45 p.m. — 9/10th graders will practice in person on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays.
  • If there is inclement weather forecasted, a decision regarding fall practices for the day will be made by 2 p.m. and communicated via email.
  • More practice information and practice location is listed below in each sport’s description.
  • A practice jersey will be issued to students (sport dependent) for the season and it is the responsibility of the student to manage it for the season and return it in a timely fashion after the conclusion of the season.

Expectations

  • Full adherence to all of the department’s COVID-19 policies and protocol
  • Regular attendance at practice (as transportation arrangements allow)
  • Fully prepared for practice with necessary equipment including a PPE mask and water bottle
  • 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 17 at 4:15 p.m. on the main campus and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4–5:30 p.m. on the main campus. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is on campus. The season will run through Tuesday, October 29. (Note: as of 7/17/2020, the IAAM has postponed all league meets until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment Required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches —Paula Smith, Rachael Battin

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 17 at 8:30 a.m. on the main campus and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4-5:30 p.m. on the main campus. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is on campus. The season will run through Wednesday, November 6. (Note: As of 7/17/2020, the MIAA has postponed all league meets until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment Required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — John Kessinger, Daniel Jacoby


FIELD HOCKEY

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 17 at 3:30 p.m. on the main campus and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 4–5:30 p.m. on the main campus. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is on campus. The season will run through the first week in November with the championship game scheduled to be played on Sunday. November 8. (Note: As of 7/17/2020, the IAAM has postponed all league play until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment Required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Stick
  • Cleats
  • Running shoes
  • Mouth guard
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle (recommended)

Coaches — Kara Hickok ’95 (head), Sami Topolski


TENNIS

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 17 at 4 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4–5:45 p.m. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is practicing in person. The season will run through the third week in October. (Note: As of 7/17/2020, the IAAM has postponed all league play until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Racquet
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Mike Cianos, Neil Shipman, Betty Medalie


SOCCER

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 17 at 9 a.m. (9/10 grade) and 10 a.m. (11/12 grade) on the main campus and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4–5:30 p.m. on the main campus. There will be a virtual practice day on Wednesdays as well. We plan to field two teams: a 9th/10th grade team and a 11th/12th grade team. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is on campus. The season will run through the first week in November with the championship game scheduled to be played on Sunday. November 8. (Note: As of 7/17/2020, the MIAA has postponed all league-play until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Geoff Meyers, Brahema Molubah, Roger Seidenman ’85, Edwin Gordon ’04

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin on August 17 at 9 a.m. on the main campus and will run 5 days a week (M-F) through August 28. Please click here for the full preseason schedule. Beginning August 31, practices will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4–5:30 p.m. on the main campus. There will be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays. 9/10th graders will practice on campus on Mondays and Fridays and 11/12th graders on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be virtual practices on the days the other cohort is on campus. The season will run through the first week in November with the championship game scheduled to be played on Saturday. November 7. (Note: As of 7/17/2020, the IAAM has postponed all league games until September 21, 2020. When this status changes, we will provide an update as it relates to each of our teams.)

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Leo Alcoreza, Carrie Davis ’20


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 Fall Athletic Information 2020-2021 — Please note some information has been updated to reflect new COVID-19 protocols

  • There will be no Middle School tryouts this year. All students will
    practice with their grade level cohorts
  • The following are the fall 2020 sport offerings:
    • Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer
    • Field Hockey
    • Coed Country
  • All teams will practice on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30–5 p.m.
    on the main campus. Students will only practice on the days they are on campus for classes. There will be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays.
  • If there is inclement weather forecasted, a decision regarding fall
    practices for the day will be made by 2 p.m. and communicated via
    email.
  • More practice information and practice location is listed below in each
    sport’s description.
  • A practice jersey will be issued to students (sport dependent) for the
    season and it is the responsibility of the student to manage it for the
    season and return it in a timely fashion after the conclusion of the
    season.

Expectations

  • Full-adherence to all of the department’s COVID-19 policies and protocol
  • Regular attendance at practice
  • Fully prepared for practice with necessary equipment, including a PPE mask and water bottle
  • 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

SOCCER

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Thursday, September 10 and will run in person sessions on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30–5 p.m. on the main campus. There will also be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays. Students will practice on campus the days they have in-person learning The season will run through October and there will be no interscholastic play.

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Edwin Gordon, Abby Paris

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Thursday, September 10 and will run in person sessions on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30–5 p.m. on the main campus. There will also be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays. Students will practice on campus the days they have in-person learning The season will run through October and there will be no interscholastic play.

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Jonathan Earley


FIELD HOCKEY

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Thursday, September 10 and will run in person sessions on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30–5 p.m. on the main campus. There will also be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays. Students will practice on campus the days they have in-person learning The season will run through October and there will be no interscholastic play.

Equipment required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Field Hockey Stick
  • Cleats
  • Running shoes
  • Mouth guard
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Sami Topolski, Ariella Brandt


CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS and GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Thursday, September 10 and will run in person sessions on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30–5 p.m. on the main campus. There will also be a virtual-practice day on Wednesdays. Students will practice on campus the days they have in-person learning. The season will run through October and there will be no interscholastic play.

Equipment Required:

  • PPE Mask
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle

Coaches — Paula Smith, Rachael Battin


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.