Our middle school sports program is a strong part of the Saint Andrew’s community. Playing interscholastic sports is a great way for student-athletes to learn positive skills and traits that can transfer into other aspects of life. Participating in competition and practice, being part of a team, can give students-athletes the tools necessary for success on and off the field. We compete against other independent schools in the area during the fall and winter seasons. If you think your child may be interested in participating, please send me an email or have your child let me know. The sooner we can get some preliminary numbers, the easier it will be to schedule practices and games. Below is information that hopefully answers most of the frequently-asked questions. For further information or clarification, contact Miles Ripley at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fall Sports – Cross Country and Soccer 2018 Season
- All practices are held on campus beginning at dismissal and ending at 5:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
- Practices for soccer and cross country will begin on Wednesday, September 5.
- We will have a mandatory parent meeting for both cross country and soccer parents on Thursday, September 6, at 4:45 under the pavilion.
- All participants must complete the registration form, provide proof of health insurance, and pay the sport specific athletic fee. The fee for fall sports is $200 per athlete. The registration form and fee are due by Tuesday, September 4.
- The parents are responsible for transportation to away athletic contests and home from them. Parents benefit greatly from setting up car pools. A note must be sent to the office giving permission for a child to ride with another family.
- Cross country – One coed team that practices together. The girls and boys run separate races at the same meets. Typically, the students race once a week beginning in the middle of September.
- Soccer – We have one coed team for grades 5-8. If our numbers dictate a second team, we may try to schedule a few games specifically for our younger players. We do not cut athletes from the team; however, playing time is not equal. The coaches make every attempt to play every player in every game, but the level of competition and the numbers of players on the team factor into the amount of playing time each player has in a game.
- The fall season concludes on October 30 with a home cross country meet and a soccer play day/tournament during Spirit Week at Saint Andrew’s.