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Spring 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 spring preseason letter from the Athletic Leadership Team 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). 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. 

Upper School Spring Athletic Information 2019-2020

  • Lacrosse, Softball, and Baseball tryouts/practices will begin Tuesday, February 18 and Boys’ Tennis will begin Monday, March 2 (weather permitting)
  • Boys’ & Girls’ Lacrosse teams will practice M-F from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Softball practice will be M-F 4-6 p.m. at Sugar Campus 
  • Baseball practice will be M-F 4-6 p.m. at Sugar Campus
  • Boys’ Tennis practice will be M-F 3:45-5:45 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 Tuesday, February 18 on Kelly field (weather permitting) or indoors in the 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 p.m. 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 bottles (recommended but not required)

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin Tuesday, February 18 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 p.m. daily. 

We plan to field a single 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
  • Armpads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. Reversible Park Lacrosse Jersey
  • Athletic shorts
  • Water bottles (recommended but not required)

Softball

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin Tuesday, February 18 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 varsity team. Regular practice will be 4-6 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 6:05 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:20 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 6 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 own) 
  • Cleats (no spikes)
  • Water bottles (recommended but not required)

Tennis

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practices will begin Monday, March 2 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 and JV team. Regular outdoor practice will be 3:45-5:45 p.m. at Stevenson University Greenspring Campus’ Tennis Courts. 

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 6:05 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:20 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 6 p.m. 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 third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Racquet
  • Athletic attire
  • Tennis shoes.
  • Water bottles (recommended but not required)

Baseball

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice will begin Tuesday, February 18 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 less experienced players. Regular practice will be 4-6 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 6:05 p.m., and arrive back on Main Campus at 6:20 p.m. Parents may pick up students at Sugar Campus at 6 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 the Athletics page on the school website. The Varsity season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment Required:

  • Glove
  • Brown and white baseball socks (available for purchase)
  • Solid white baseball pants
  • Solid grey baseball pants
  • Brown belt (available for purchase)
  • Park baseball Cap (available for purchase)
  • Water bottles (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 2019-2020

  • Middle School Lacrosse, Baseball, and Softball seasons will begin on Monday, March 2
  • Coed Tennis will begin Wednesday, March 11 (weather permitting). Otherwise, practice will begin upon our return from Spring Break (Wed. 3/25).
  • 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 practices will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. We are planning to field an A Team only (4-5 days a week) 
  • Baseball practices will run from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus. We are planning to field an A Team only (4-5 days a week) 
  • Softball practices will run from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at Sugar Campus. We are planning to field an A Team only (4-5 days a week) 
  • Coed Tennis practices will run from 3:40-4:40 p.m. at St. Timothy’s School. We will field a competitive squad and developmental squad (3 days a week)
  • 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 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

COED Tennis

BOYS and GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will begin on Wednesday, March 11 (weather permitting). Otherwise, practice will begin upon our return from Spring Break (Wed. 3/25). Practice will be held at St. Timothy’s School’s tennis courts from 3:40-4:40 p.m. (M, W, Th). Matches are scheduled for Thursdays (dictated by weather and other schools) with practices continuing on Mondays and Wednesdays weekly. There will not be practice on match days. 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 season will run through the third week of May.

Equipment required:

  • Racquet 
  • P.E. uniform
  • Tennis shoes

Lacrosse

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 2 on Boys’ 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. 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 Park website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Armpads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. Reversible Jersey
  • 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. A water bottle is recommended but not required.

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 2 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. 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 Park website. The Middle School season will run through the second week of May.

Equipment required:

  • Stick
  • Mouthguard
  • Goggles
  • Cleats and Running Shoes
  • Water bottles (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

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 2 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. 

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 Park 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)

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


Baseball

BOYS — GRADES 6-8

Practice will officially begin on Monday, March 2 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. 

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. 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. The game schedule is available through Veracross and the Park website. The Middle School season will run through the third 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 2019-2020 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.

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 kid’s participation has been outstanding. We hope that your child will join our teams and be a part of “Bruin Pride.”

Lower School sports have been a tradition at Park and we are excited and thrilled to have your child take part. Please feel free to contact Robin Cardin Lowe, rlowe@parkschool.net, or Dia Clark, dclark@parkschool.net, should you have any questions.


Lower School Athletic Information 2019-2020

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.

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


FALL

Soccer — Grades 4-5

Field Hockey — Grades 4-5

SOCCER

GRADES 4-5
3:15-4:30 p.m.

Practice/Game pickup and drop-off: Practice will run from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 11. 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 4:40 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. 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 3:15-5 p.m. 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)
  • Athletic shorts and t-shirt will be acceptable for practice
  • Game jerseys will be provided by the School.

Coach: Soccer Shots


FIELD HOCKEY

GRADES 4-5
3:15-4:30 p.m.

Practice/Game Pickup and drop-off: Practice will run from 3:15-4:30 on Mondays & Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 11. 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 4:30 p.m., coaches will walk the students to Carpool (main entrance of the school) for pick up and those who are not picked up by 4:40 p.m., 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 intra-squad scrimmages. If we are able, we will combine with our 6th grade field hockey players to play an interscholastic game against an opponent.

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 (if you don't own a stick, you may borrow one on a daily basis and return at the end of every practice)
  • Cleats/Athletic shoes
  • Shin guards
  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Water bottle (recommended)
  • Athletic 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 will begin Wednesday, March 25, 2020 on Tompkins Field. Practices are on Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please plan on picking up your child at 4:40 p.m. 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
  • Armpads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter & Cup
  • P.E. Reversible Jersey
  • Athletic shorts

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

GIRLS — GRADES 4-5

Lower School Girls’ Lacrosse practice will begin Wednesday, March 25, 2020 on Tompkins Field. Practices are on Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Please plan on picking up your child at 4:40 p.m. 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 needed: 

  • Stick
  • Mouthguard
  • Lacrosse goggles
  • Water bottle
  • 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.


Please feel free to contact Robin Cardin Lowe rlowe@parkschool.net or Dia Clark dclark@parkschool.net should you have any questions.