The Bearkats are The Post Oak School’s interscholastic sports teams.
All students in grades 7 to 12 are eligible to play. We aim to schedule games with other schools that share our philosophical approach to sports and with whom we are fairly matched.
Teams compete in basketball, cross-country, flag football, golf, soccer, track and field, volleyball.
Teams and individuals compete in the private school division of The Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League & Private School League (TCSAAL-PSL).
These are our priorities with sports:
- Improve fitness;
- Learn skills;
- Develop sportsmanship, to respect your own teammates, the other team, and the referee;
- Have fun playing with friends and classmates;
- Learn to work together as a team;
- Challenge yourself against worthy competition;
- Play hard;
- Build school spirit;
- Win gracefully and lose gracefully. Winning is usually more fun, and we like to win, but the young athlete learns about life by experiencing both outcomes. In any event, winning is a lower priority than any of the preceding values.
How to join the Bearkats
There are two Bearkat levels at Post Oak divided into Middle School and High School. We encourage all eligible students to come out for the teams. Students must be in good standing in the classroom and must have been in attendance at the week’s practices in order to play at a game. It is our aim to give every player playing time, and playing time will be based on practice attendance and effort at practice. We practice and play after school three days per week, and assume that everyone on the team wants to be at every game and practice. We encourage full and consistent participation because that is better for both the individual player and the team. You may register online through My BackPack.
Guidelines for parents at games
- Be encouraging; your presence alone communicates that clearly.
- Let the coach give instructions to the players during the game. When others shout instructions to players during the game, it is confusing.
- Model good sportsmanship for your child and the community.
- Appreciate the other team and the officials; without them, there is no game.
Read the list of priorities above. These are the values we uphold with our student-athletes; we ask you to support them.
Keep track with TeamSnap
TeamSnap is the communication tool for the Athletic Department. Parents will receive an invitation via email to TeamSnap for each sport played by their child. Accepting each invitation allows you to see the game schedules, rosters, and get last-minute updates, etc. for each team.