Sign up for Athletics Fall Programming
Session 1: Sept. 21 - Oct. 28
Please see below information about our Athletics fall programming for Upper School students, as well as a sign-up form for participation.
Athletics Fall Programming
Open to all Upper School students, these synchronous, after-school spaces will provide opportunities to be in community, to get P.E. credit, or to prepare for an upcoming season.
Classes offer .5 P.E. credits upon completion. Classes are designed for continuous conversation and growth, and participants are expected to attend regularly. Drop-ins are not an option.
We plan to offer in-person opportunities for all classes one day per week, however being in-person is not a requirement. Students will have the option to remain fully remote in any class offered. In-person spaces will start later to account for travel time and will adhere to strict social-distancing and PPE protocol. Registered students will receive full details and will be required to sign a community safety agreement to participate in person.
Blended classes combine one hour per week of classroom discussion with one hour per week of movement. Students will explore a sports-related topic of their choice and break a sweat — just not at the same time.
- Race, Activism & Sports (Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm) — From recent WNBA and NBA strikes to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee, athletes are taking a stand for Black lives and futures. In doing so they join a long history of Black athletes using their platforms to protest racial injustice. What connections can we draw between today's actions and those of the past? And how does athlete activism subvert racial power dynamics in sports? Join this class to explore what "sports are a microcosm of society" really means. (This class is full.)
- Captain's Corner (Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm) — Not just for captains! Captains Corner gives students the opportunity to intensively develop and train their leadership skills mentally, emotionally and physically. The program will focus on topics such as energy, communication, accountability and personal reflection. This class will be run by Raven Scott, Assistant Director of Programming for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University.
- Sports Psychology (Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm) — Ever heard someone say sports are mostly mental? Join this class to explore the links between the psychological and physical elements of sports. This class will explore topics like mindset, self-talk and performance anxiety, and students will practice tools to help them perform at their best.
Movement-only classes include two hours per week of movement training. Students will focus on the foundations of movement.
- Circuits & Core (Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm) — The core provides stability and power for every motion the body makes. Join this class to strengthen from the center. (This class is full.)
- Body & Mind (Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm) — This class applies yoga practices and mindfulness tools to enhance balance, strength and flexibility.
- Run Club (Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm) — This class focuses on running and endurance as well as the body movements and strength-building necessary for injury prevention and success.