Athletics

At Springdale Preparatory School, athletic competition will center not on the final score but on core values developed through participation.

We aim to build character, confidence, discipline, mental toughness and leadership skills, all key principles demonstrated in all levels of competition. Our athletes will learn to be gracious winners and losers as they recognize the skills and talents of their opponents as well as their teammates.

 

Our young athletes will be remembered as good sportsmen for their fair and generous behavior and treatment of others on and off the playing field. All student athletes sign a participation creed outlining the code of conduct that serves as the underlying philosophy for competition when representing the Springdale Lions.

We will aim to build character, confidence, discipline, mental toughness and leadership skills, all key principles demonstrated in all levels of competition.

Interscholastic Programs

Students will have the opportunity to represent Springdale Preparatory Boarding and Day School in athletic competition. Beginning in 2018, Springdale will field teams for boys and girls lacrosse competition and teams for other sports based on student demand. The Springdale Lions will compete as independent teams in an effort to provide increased exposure and choices for our students.

 

Students are encouraged to participate on teams for sports they already enjoy or wish to learn during each season. All athletes will learn new skills, develop teamwork and camaraderie with fellow student athletes, and experienced increased levels of physical fitness. Participation in multiple sports will promote well-rounded and strong individual growth.

FALL

Boys and Girls Soccer
Boys and Girls Golf
Boys and Girls Cross Country

WINTER

Boys and Girls Basketball

SPRING

Boys and Girls Lacrosse
Boys and Girls Tennis
Girls Softball
Boys Baseball
Boys and Girls Track & Field

Participation Creed

Those students who become members of an athletic team at Springdale Preparatory Private School will agree to uphold certain standards expected of our athletic community:

  • Set a positive example both on and off the playing arena.
  • Respect all decisions made by the coaching staff and officials during a game.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for fine play by an opponent.
  • Demonstrate proper sportsmanship at all times.
  • Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

 

Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action and possible dismissal from team participation.

the Springdale boys basketball team in our athletics program
Student getting individual instruction from coach in athletics program

During every home and away game, a licensed athletic trainer is present to care for athletes during competition. In the event of an injury, the administrator on the field will communicate with medical professionals and contact parents at the appropriate time.

 

Injuries do occur, and our medical professionals will follow the appropriate protocols outlined by our athletic director and director of medical services. All injuries are considered serious and every precaution is taken to ensure the safety and health of our student athletes. Coaches will be trained in CPR and first aid, and will always have medical equipment and first aid kits on hand during practices and competition.

 

Under no circumstances will an injured player be permitted to return to practice or competition unless written permission is granted by the treating physician.

Any bump or blow to the head is taken seriously, and the student athlete will be removed from competition to check for concussion symptoms. If a concussion diagnosis is made, the student must meet specific criteria over an extended period of time in order to allow the brain to properly heal prior to returning to activity.

 

This process is supervised by the school’s medical staff in collaboration with the coach and the diagnosing physician. Teachers will be informed to ensure the proper transition to the regular academic schedule.

Student getting individual instruction from coach in athletics program
MEDICAL CARE FOR ATHLETES

During every home and away game, a licensed athletic trainer is present to care for athletes during competition. In the event of an injury, the administrator on the field will communicate with medical professionals and contact parents at the appropriate time.

 

Injuries do occur, and our medical professionals follow the appropriate protocols outlined by our athletic director and director of medical services. All injuries are considered serious and every precaution is taken to ensure the safety and health of our student athletes. Coaches are trained in CPR and first aid, and always have medical equipment and first aid kits on hand during practices and competition.

 

Under no circumstances will an injured player be permitted to return to practice or competition unless written permission is granted by the treating physician.

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

Any bump or blow to the head is taken seriously, and the student athlete will be removed from competition to check for concussion symptoms. If a concussion diagnosis is made, the student must meet specific criteria over an extended period of time to return to activity in order to allow the brain to properly heal.

 

This process is supervised by the school’s medical staff in collaboration with the coach and the diagnosing physician. Teachers will be informed to ensure the proper transition to the regular academic schedule.

RESPECT. LIFELONG LEARNING. INNOVATION.