After-School Athletics

After-school Athletics | grades 3 and 4
Physical activity is part of a girl’s education at all grade levels. Girls develop strength and resilience both mentally and physically and experience the joy of testing limits. Skills training begins in Lower School with a focus on fun and basic skills in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, softball, track and field, dance, and many other sports. After-school Athletics is a developmental sports program for students in grades 3 and 4 that is run by the Ellis Athletic Department. Six-week sessions meet once a week beginning in September, January, and April.

After-school Athletics

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  • NFL Flag Football: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
    Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00pm
    TBA
    8 Weeks
    Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
    10 Students

    Cost:
    $215
    $260 / includes EDP

    The Pittsburgh Flag Football League (PFFL) is Western Pennsylvania’s exclusive provider of the NFL Flag football program and we are ready to bring it to The Ellis School. In addition to participating in and learning about the fast growing co­ed sport of flag football, we will also offer weekly games and competitions for all girls that participate. Each player will receive an NFL Flag belt and youth football to keep. There will be age appropriate games to engage players in the basic concepts of throwing, catching and pulling flags with an introductory exposure to competing in a flag football game.

    Instructor: Christopher Curd
    As the Founder and Commissioner of the PFFL, Chris Curd will act as the lead coach for the Flag Football After School Adventure. With seven years of experience in operating the PFFL and coaching young athletes, Chris and his staff recently lead the effort to serve over 300 hundred campers (Kindergarten through 8th grade) in a five week intensive summer camp. With a focus on the fundamentals of flag football, teamwork and fun this After School Adventure promises to be one your daughter will never forget. Chris is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and former member of the Pitt Football Team. Post college he was fortunate enough to have a brief stint in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons along with numerous AFL (Arena Football League) teams throughout his professional playing career.

    Students should wear comfortable clothes in order to move freely.
  • Soccer Shots - Classic: Pre-K, K, 1

    Grades: Pre-K, K, 1
    Fridays
    Lower School Gym
    6 Weeks
    Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 
    12 Students

    Cost:
    $115
    $205 / includes EDP

    Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. We positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through our best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. The Soccer Shots curriculum is aligned to the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood. Comprehensively, our curricula include activities that meet over 30 Pennsylvania Learning Standards. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation. Soccer Shots will expose your child to the fun of soccer and provide the foundation needed to get started in the sport.

    Instructor: Soccer Shots Certified Coaches
    Soccer Shots’ outstanding crew of instructors consists of professional soccer players, local college soccer players, education majors, and other highly qualified and motivated soccer coaches. Their number one goal is to ensure your child is having a good and safe time all the while learning basic soccer skills, teamwork, and fair play.

    Students should wear comfortable clothes in order to move freely
  • Tennis: K, 1, 2

    Grades: K, 1, 2
    Wednesdays, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
    Lower School Playground
    8 Weeks
    Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
    12 Students

    Cost:
    $215
    $260 / includes EDP

    Join the Excitement as you Enjoy learning TENNIS with "Koach"! Tennis is the cardio and lifetime family sport. The girls will experience plenty of energy and enthusiasm as they hit serves, volleys, ground strokes and more... "Koach" looks forward to teaching new students and those that have been in class before.

    Instructor: "Koach" Tim Conroy
    "Koach" Conroy, B.S. Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Coaching from Slippery Rock University. Certified Tennis right hand Professional Tennis Registry and left hand Professional Tennis Association, Middle States Professional of the Year, Allegheny Mountains District Professional of the Year, Middle States Seminar Winner and Middle States Service Award Winner.

    Students should wear comfortable clothes in order to move freely
  • Developmental Lacrosse: 3, 4

    Grades: 3, 4
    Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Lower School Gym
    6 Weeks
    Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
    12 Students

    Cost:
    $100
    $190 / includes EDP

    Third and fourth grade athletes will learn the core concepts and techniques of lacrosse: proper grips and posture, ball and stick control, cradling, passing, shooting, and game strategies. Class size is limited to just 12 students so there is plenty of time to play!

    Instructor: Coach Michelle Cook
    Michelle Cook is the Lower School Physical Education teacher and Middle School coach. She is dedicated to the principle of a “sound body, sound mind.” Through team and individual sports, fitness activities and movement experiences, students are encouraged to develop leadership, character, teamwork, motor skills, personal fitness, and graceful movement. All students are strongly encouraged to make physical fitness and wellness an integral part of their lives, and hopefully, the lives of others around them.

    Students will need a mouth guard and goggles the first day of the clinic. Sticks are available to borrow. Students should wear comfortable clothes in order to move freely.