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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Outside Sports Programs
As part of a growing number of programs partnering with Esperanza to offer a wide berth of opportunity to our student-athletes, Esperanza has been working with the SquashSmarts program hosted at the Lenfest Center. We are proud to partner with Squash Smarts to offer this exciting connection.
What is SquashSmarts?
SquashSmarts is a free, intensive out-of-school program changing the lives of Philadelphia’s public school students. SquashSmarts works with 7th-12th grade students who are selected based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability. Operating out of two facilities, the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Arlen Specter US Squash Center (West Philadelphia), students attend practices three days each week focusing on SquashSmarts’ Four Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash & Fitness, (3) Camps & Leadership, (4) Service to the Community. Students also participate in competitive squash opportunities, community service projects, cultural outings and special events.
Esperanza Van Pick-up: SquashSmarts vans will pickup students at 2:30 pm outside the main door at Esperanza Middle School. Vans will depart at 2:45 pm for the Lenfest Center. At 6 pm, students will need to be picked up or walk home from the Lenfest Center.
For more information see Mr. Davis or reach out to the following contact information below:
www.squashsmarts.org | email@example.com | Call – 215.221.6860
Squash Smarts Permission Slip | Squash Smarts Participation Form|
Squash Smarts Participation Form (Spanish)
The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. The First Tee helps young men and women become better golfers but more importantly better people.
MORE THAN A GAME
85% OF ALUMNI SAY FIRST TEE HELPED THEM BECOME A BETTER STUDENT.
At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.
WHO CAN PLAY?
First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.
Snider Hockey builds lives and unites communities by positively impacting the lives of our students while preparing them for success on the ice, in the classroom, and in their community.
FREE after-school programming! >>> Open to ages 5 – 18 <<<
Please contact Mr. Davis from Esperanza or Snider Hockey directly via phone or email to get started with Snider Hockey:
Contact >>> 215.952.5271 | RFigueroa@sniderhockey.org
Sports Physical: A school physical cannot be used as a clearance for participation in sports. Athletes must complete a sports physical. The entire packet of signatures from both Parent/Guardian, Student-Athlete and Medical Professional need to be completed prior to any participation in athletics or sports. We will be holding a clinic for athletes to complete their sports physical at Esperanza this year in the first two weeks of school. Stay tuned for exact dates for the after school clinic for all athletes interested in playing sports through the 2020-2021 school year.
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Once tryouts are complete for any given sport, all athletes must complete the Athletic Code of Conduct to demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of the student-athlete as it pertains to grades, behavior, attendance, acceptable online behavior etc. Any student-athlete who does not return this form will not participate in games until complete.