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Bearkats Athletics

The Bearkats are The Post Oak School's interscholastic sports teams. The teams compete against other area schools in a variety of sports such as cross-country, track and field, volleyball, flag football, soccer, and basketball.

 

Bearkats sports seasons

 

  • Fall: cross-country running, flag football, volleyball
  • Winter: basketball
  • Spring: soccer, track and field

Bearkats fields separate boys' and girls' teams at both the Middle School and High School levels.

 

How to join the Middle School & High School Bearkats

There are no tryouts for Bearkats; we encourage every student in grades 7 to 12 to come out for the team, and everyone who comes out plays on the team. Students must be in good standing in the classroom and must have been in attendance that day in order to play in an after-school game. 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.

 

Upper Elementary (UE) Bearkats

This sports squad is offered for Upper Elementary students in grades 4–6. UE Bearkats will follow the same sports seasons as Bearkats. Students will learn skills and divide into teams for scrimmage, as well as play a few games against participating schools.

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.
 

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.

Concussions are a very real danger for all student athletes. Our first and foremost priority is to be sure our kids are safe. The CDC has a new initiative called Heads Up through which they have created free tools and materials that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. You can view more information about the program by clicking here. We are asking our parents to please read, complete and return this form to Coach Tucker, and we thank you for your participation.