Our Sports

After school is a time for students to dig even deeper into their interests. We offer seven sports at our academy, and we have connections to five outside sports programs.

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Baseball

We would love to have you try out for our team. We did not have a season in 2020 due to COVID, but we are ready to make up for it by having an incredible season this year.
Contact Coach Riley, kriley@neacademy.net.

Softball

We would love to have you try out for our team. We did not have a season in 2020 due to COVID, but we are ready to make up for it by having an incredible season this year. Contact Coach K, mkikendall@neacademy.net.

Boys Basketball

We finished 17-5 last season, making it to the second round of playoffs. We would love to have you try-out for our team. Contact Coach Kikendall, smkikendall@philasd.org.

Girls’ Basketball

We finished 9-4 last season, making it to the second round of playoffs. We made history as the first girls’ team in Esperanza to make it to playoffs! We hope you join us, come try-out for the team. Coach: Jon Scott, grandfinale98@yahoo.com.

Cheerleading

We cheer on both of our basketball teams with pep and pride! Come try out. Contact Mr.K for more information, smkikendall@necademy.net.

Cross Country

We run competitively throughout the city. Join us! Contact Mr. K for more information, mkikendall@neacademy.net.

Girls Volleyball

This past season was our first season with a varsity team! We went 8-3, just barely missing playoffs. We would love to have you try out for the team. Contact Coach Roberts, croberts@neacademy.net.

Outside Sports Programs

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After-School Clubs

We offer several clubs: AMLA (Music), Chess, Envirotoros, Homework Zone, Youth Unite, Male Fitness, Media Arts (Film), Military Prep, Performing Arts (EA Dance Ensemble), PUSH, UNIQUE, Slam Poetry, Tutoring, and Yoga.

Fill out the sign-up form here.

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Yoga

Meeting Time: Tuesdays: 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Students learn body posture, meditation, breath control, and how to relax their body through yoga.

Chess (SAM)

Meeting Time: Tuesday & Thursday:: 3:00pm - 4:00pm : Students learn how to play chess, novices, gain tactics and strategy. Students are also given the opportunity to compete. Chess can also improve memory and strengthen logic thinking.

Envirotoros

Meeting Time: Wednesdays: 3:30pm- 4:30pm : This program is geared to increase environmental awareness and stewardship of our students.

Homework Zone

Meeting Time: Monday- Friday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Students are provided with a quiet, safe and nurturing environment to work on homework assignments, projects, and/or to study for their classes. Students can collaborate and help each other with assignments and class concepts, and students can ask teachers for help if needed.

Youth Unite

Tuesdays: 3:30pm - 4:30 pm: Using Scripture, Youth Unite will help you create achievable goals in the areas of spiritual, physical, social, and academic growth. We will support each other as a family.

Male Fitness

Meeting Time: Thursdays: 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Students are provided a workout routine to use as a guide that may or may not reflect an increase in increments, repetitions, and weight.

Media Arts (Film)

Meeting Time: Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Students learn script writing, operating the camera, editing, and performing. They also create, produce, and act in a series of short films.

Military Prep

Meeting Time: Tuesdays: 3:30pm- 4:30pm: Military Prep covers ASVAB test prep, drill, ceremony and fitness goals; recruiters and former students who are in the military come and speak.

Performing Arts (Dance Ensemble)

MUST Contact MS.RAMOS:Meeting Time: Monday - Friday:: 3:30pm – 6:00pm: Students learn and perform genres as Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African and various forms of Latin Dance.

Boys to Men

MEETING TIME: Thursday: 3:30pm-4:30pm : Young men join together to learn how to better act like gentlemen. Topics discussed will include respect, honor, integrity, manners, and self-discipline just to name a few. All young men who wish to challenge and improve themselves are welcome.

UNIQUE

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30. UNIQUE is a safe space for students with questions about LGBTQ identities. They can discuss their sexual and gender identity, learn how to support friends or family who are LGBTQ, find answers to their questions and talk with other people with similar experiences. All are welcome.

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