Winter 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 winter 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 Winter Athletic Information 2019-2020

  • Upper School tryouts/practices will begin (check individual teams for specific tryout times):
    • Monday, November 4 — Coed Squash
    • Tuesday, November 5 — Boys’ Basketball / Girls’ Basketball / Indoor Soccer
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams will practice M-F from 4:15-6:15 p.m.
  • Indoor Soccer will practice M-F from 4:15-6 p.m.
  • Coed Squash will practice M-Th from 7:15-8:15 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

GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice/Tryouts will begin Tuesday, November 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Practices and games will rotate between the Athletic Center and the Blaustein Gyms. Practices will run from 4:15-6:15 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Equipment Required:

  • Proper basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts
  • Shirt

Varsity Coach — Abby Paris (abpar001@mail.goucher.edu)
Junior Varsity Coach — Maurice Johnson (m.johnsonjr@hotmail.com)

BOYS — GRADES 9-12

Practice/Tryouts will begin Tuesday, November 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Practices and games will rotate between the Athletic Center and the Blaustein Gyms. Practices will run from 4:15-6:15 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Equipment Required:

  • Proper basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts
  • Park basketball practice jersey

Varsity Coach — Anthony Adams (anthonyadams1217@gmail.com)
Junior Varsity Coach — Kevin Connelly (Connellykjc@gmail.com)


Coed Squash

BOYS and GIRLS — GRADES 9-12

Practice begins Monday, November 4, 7:15-8:15 p.m. All practices will be at Meadow Mill Athletic Club (3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211). Practices will be Monday through Thursday.

There will be a shuttle provided to but not for return trips after matches. Please visit the team webpage for match locations and times.

Equipment required:

  • Racquets and eye guards (available as loaners for first 2 weeks)
  • Non-marking tennis shoes
  • Balls will be provided

Equipment packages are available for purchase, which include racquets, eyewear, and balls. Contact Coach Heffernan for more information.

Coach — Peter Heffernan (peterh@meadowmill.com)


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 Winter Athletic Information 2019-2020

  • Middle School practices will begin (check individual teams for specific tryout times):
    • Tuesday, November 12 — Coed Squash
    • Wednesday, November 13 — Boys’ Basketball / Girls’ Basketball
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball A teams will practice 5 days a week (M-F)
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball B/C teams will practice 4 days a week (M-Th)
  • All MS basketball practices will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Coed Squash will practice 3 days a week (M,W,F) 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 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 6-8

Practice begins Wednesday, November 13, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the A, B, and C teams will be held on November 13 and 14. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and the Blaustein Gyms, with games being held in the Blaustein. Please note that practices will be Monday - Friday for the A Team and Monday - Thursday for the B and C teams.

Equipment required:

  • Proper basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts
  • P.E. uniform shirt or Park basketball practice jersey
  • Water bottle (recommended, not required)

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

A-Team Coaches — Neil Jennings (dittlez92002@yahoo.com), Sam Polakoff
B-Team Coach — Bryan Carter (bjcarter@bcps.k12.md.us)
C-Team Coach — Edwin Gordon (edgordo@gmail.com)

GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Wednesday, November 13, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tryouts for the A and B teams will be held on November 13 and 14. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and the Blaustein Gyms, with games being held in the Blaustein. Please note that practices will be Monday - Friday for the A Team and Monday - Thursday for the B team. The game schedule may require Friday games for the B team.

Equipment required:

  • Proper basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts
  • P.E. uniform shirt
  • Water bottle (recommended, not required)

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

A-Team Coaches — Kareem Garrison (kareemgarrison@gmail.com), Jenna Janes
B-Team Coaches — Jeremy Smith (jsmith@parkschool.net), Caitlin Joseph


Coed Squash

BOYS and GIRLS — GRADES 6-8

Practice begins Monday, November 11, 3:30-4:15 p.m. All practices will be at Meadow Mill Athletic Club (3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211). Practices will be Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:15 p.m., and Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

There will be a shuttle provided to and from practices that will leave the Athletic Center at 3:20 p.m. and return at approximately 4:50 p.m. (M/W) and 5:05 p.m. (F). There will be a shuttle provided to matches but not for return trips after matches. Please visit the team webpage for match locations and times.

Equipment required:

  • Racquets and eye guards (available as loaners for first 2 weeks)
  • Non-marking tennis shoes
  • Balls will be provided

Equipment packages are available for purchase, which include racquets, eyewear, and balls. Contact Coach Heffernan for more information.

Coach — Peter Heffernan (peterh@meadowmill.com)


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

Practice begins Monday, March 4, 2020 (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.

Games: Numbers will dictate if interscholastic play is viable as a lower school program. We will assess our numbers, experience, and skill set and may choose to combine with our Middle School program to offer game opportunity.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick
  • Cleats/Athletic shoes
  • Helmet
  • Mouthguard
  • Gloves
  • Elbow/Arm pads
  • Shoulder pads
  • Athletic Supporter
  • Athletic shorts and t-shirt will be acceptable for practice
  • Water bottle (recommended)

Game jerseys will be provided by the school.

Coach: TBD

GIRLS — GRADES 4-5

Practice begins Wednesday, March 24, 2020 (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. There will be practice regardless of weather, so you should bring gym shoes in case practice is moved indoors. 

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. 

Games: Numbers will dictate if interscholastic play is viable as a lower school program. We will assess our numbers, experience, and skill set, and may choose to combine with our middle school program to offer game opportunity.

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 (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
  • Goggles
  • Mouthguard
  • Athletic shorts and t-shirts will be acceptable for practice
  • Water bottle (recommended)

Game jerseys will be provided by the school.


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