Nov 27 - Nov 29
Athletics has a long-standing tradition of success at Pine Crest School. As educators, we believe that physical education, developmental and competitive sports, and the arts complement academics and character building.
Some of our student-athletes commit to playing their sport at the collegiate level, and some even advance to play professionally. Regardless, our alumni agree that the lessons learned on the fields, courts, track, and in the water translate to life skills that have benefited them well beyond Pine Crest.
Competitive sports begin for students in grade six. The Middle School athletic year is divided into five seasons to allow students to participate in a variety of sports.
Students in grades six, seven, and eight have the opportunity to opt into a team sport or weight training in the place of PE class.
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As student-athletes move into the Upper School, they are able to compete at the junior varsity (JV) and/or varsity level during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. In addition, Upper School students have access to the Brandon Knight Sports Performance Center for personalized workouts catered to their sport of choice, or for their overall health and wellness.
Our coaches are members of two professional development organizations: the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) and the Positive Coaching Alliance. Our coaches receive specialized training in a positive, developmental approach with safety and injury prevention as the utmost priority. Coaches improve upon their craft in the profession by attending conferences and clinics periodically throughout the year.
Coaches and student-athletes have access to a fully-staffed, fully-equipped training room and weight room. Our facilities and equipment are sound and safe, and we all follow a very strict concussion protocol should any student-athlete experience a high-impact incident.
The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is our utmost priority. As Middle and Upper School sports increase in difficulty and competition, so does the risk of injury. We go to great lengths to implement recent, research-based training techniques using the safest equipment available on well-maintained fields, courts, and pools.
Student-athletes who intend to continue their athletic career at the college level demonstrate passion, a strong work ethic, and most of all, discipline.
At Pine Crest School, student-athletes are supported by their coaches and college counselors to ensure a prospective college has the full picture of each student-athlete.
With the resources to train the entire athlete as well as assistance with editing and preparing highlight videos that showcase each student’s strengths, Pine Crest works with students to find the best fit and opportunity.