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 look forward to every new season. Our doors are always open; please do not hesitate to reach out.

Robin Cardin Lowe ’84
Director of Athletics – Girls’ Programs | rlowe@parkschool.net
Dia Clark ’06
Director of Athletics – Boys’ Programs | dclark@parkschool.net

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 2022-23

Upper School Squash and Boys’ Basketball tryouts/practices will begin Monday, November 7, 2022

Girls’ Basketball /practices will begin Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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 7, 4:30–6:30 p.m. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gyms. 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, & 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:
Sam Polakoff
Email: samuel@cormonydeveopment.com

GIRLS – GRADES 9-12

Tryouts Begin: Tuesday, November 8, 3:30–6 p.m. Practices will rotate between the Athletic Center and Blaustein Gym. 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:
Bobby Zirkin (Head), Grace Gahagan (Asst)
Email: zirkin2002@yahoo.com

Girls’ Junior Varsity Coach:
Chris Adams (Head), Cate Wade (Asst)
Email: adams_lee_c@yahoo.com

Squash

BOYS AND GIRLS – GRADES 9-12

Practice Begins: Monday, November 7, 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-Friday from 8-8:45 p.m.

There will be a shuttle provided for matches that begin at 4:30 or earlier. Please visit the team webpage for match locations & times.

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

Coach:
Albert Grosman and Tavonte Dupont
Email: grosman07@yahoo.com

If you have athletics-related questions, please contact Robin Lowe, Director of Athletics & Physical Education — 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 2022-23

  • ​Middle School Basketball practices will begin on:
    • November 16th – Girls
    • November 16th – Boys
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball “A” teams will practice 5 days a week (M-F); B teams will practice 4 days (M-Th). All MS basketball practices for boys and girls will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Intramural team (gender nonspecific) will practice 2 days a week (TBD) 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 to 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 6-8

Practice Begins: Wednesday, November 16, from 3:30-4:30pm. Tryouts for the A and B teams will be held on November 16 and 17. 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.   There will be an A team practice on Friday, 11/18.

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 return afterward. A water bottle is recommended but not required.

A-Team Coaches: 

Dia Clark

Email: dclark@parkschool.net

B-Team Coach: 

Edwin Gordon

Email: egordon@parkschool.net

Girls: Grades 6-8

Practice Begins: Monday, November 16, from 3:30-4:30pm. Tryouts for the A and B teams will be held on November 16 and 17. 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.  There will be an A team practice on Friday, 11/18.

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 return afterward. A water bottle is recommended but not required.

A-Team Coach: 

Abby Paris (Head Coach)

Email: abpar001@mail.goucher.edu 

B-Team Coach: 

Jeremy Smith (Head Coach)

Email: jsmith@parkschool.net

Intramural Team: Grades 6-8

Practice Begins: The week of Monday, December 5, from 3:30-4:30pm. Days are to be determined. Students who are not selected to the A or B teams will have the opportunity to develop skills, learn game strategies, and have the opportunity to compete internally.  Season will last 7 weeks.  Sessions will end the Week of January 30.

If you have athletics-related questions, please contact Robin Lowe, Director of Athletics & Physical Education — 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