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Athletics 

The goal of the physical education program at The Episcopal Day School is to provide students with a basic foundation of motor and manipulative skills, an understanding of the importance of physical fitness and the opportunity to develop effective personal and social skills that will enable them to maintain a healthy, active life long lifestyle. The physical education program encourages the child to develop a sportsmanlike attitude, both as a participant and as a spectator.

Physical Education – 5K – 6 th grade students attend classes 5 times a week for 45 minutes where they participate in ball handling, fitness skills, gymnastics, team games, parachute unit, jump rope unit, kick ball, softball, soccer, indoor hockey, yoga and dance. Our P.E. classes are lead by Mrs. Lisa Money

Field Day – Each year the EDS student body looks forward to this day! 2K - 5K grade classes participate in a half-day of age appropriate field activities. 1st - 6th grades participate in multi-grade team activities for a full day; students look forward to setting up their camp under tents, music and fun. Mrs. Lisa Money organizes this special day with the help of teachers.

Self Defense – Martial Art guest speakers talk with the students in all grade levels about action steps for safety against child predators and different types of bullying. Mrs. Lisa Money organizes this event. 

Volleyball Team

Volleyball season at EDS starts in August thru October and practice is held Monday – Thursday after school from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. A full schedule with games, practice times and fees will be distributed at the beginning of the season. Practice is mandatory for students to participate in games. 5th and 6th grade students are encouraged to tryout for the co-ed team at the beginning of the year during P.E. class. 

All volleyball players participate in BANSA league, a co-ed league, where all games are held on Mondays. EDS plays against other Brownsville private schools September and October; games start at 4:30 and last about an hour. 

6th grade volleyball players participate in both BANSA and VISA league (co-ed league where students play other private schools within the Rio Grande Valley). Parents are asked to provide transportation for away games. VISA games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the months of September and October. 

Volleyball Camp is offered at the beginning of August and focus on the following skills:

  • Improve overall conditioning
  • Improving volleyball footwork and maximize
  • Fundamental skills on bumping, serving, over- hand hitting and digging
  • Learn basic rules of game
  • Scrimmages and practice games

For more information please contact Ms. Catrina Pineda (956) 459-1392

Cheerleading

EDS Cheerleaders promote and spread school pride throughout the year by attending camps, cheering at basketball games, parades and pep rallies at school. 1st - 4th grade students are welcome to join our team! Cheerleaders learn: cheers, chants, jumps, motion techniques, dance routines and have lots of fun. At the beginning of the school year, in August, there is an informative meeting and sign-up session for parents and students to attend. For more information please contact Mrs. Cherie Clint or Mrs. Patty Talamantez 

Basketball Team

The Episcopal Day School’s basketball team training is based on the idea that learning in a challenging, yet fun environment yields the best results. The greatest improvement is seen when passion, hard work, fun, and understanding all mesh together on the court. We pride ourselves on the ability to get the most out of each student athlete every time we work with them. This coupled with a unique approach to promote a deeper understanding of the game, has led to great success for all of the players and teams we have worked with over the past 4 years. Our team practices year round and our BANSA season starts in December and ends in February. We also offer summer camps for players in June and July. 

During a team training session, players will be put through a series of drills to improve their individual skills and also their knowledge of team play. We may request certain skills be worked on or even drawing up new plays for the team to run in games. Coach Martinez will work side-by-side with students to help the team be the best it can be. 

Our Focus:

  1. Preparation
  2. Repetition
  3. Attitude
  4. Concentration
  5. Technique
  6. Intensity
  7. Conditioning
  8. Expectations
  9. Track your training
  10. Train to play the game, don’t play to train.

 

Team Practice is year round:

Kinder & 1stGrade co-ed – Little Dribblers (15 max enrollment)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 pm – 4:30pm

Boys – Mondays and Wednesdays 

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grade 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Girls – Tuesdays and Thursdays 

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grade 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

For more information please contact Coach Martinez 956-545-9858 or email me.

 

 

Track & Field

EDS boys and girls are encouraged to join our track team. 2nd - 6th grade students participate and compete in BANSA track against other private schools here in Brownsville. Our track and field events are held at St. Joseph Academy

Please contact  us if your child is interested in participating.

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