Athletic Program

Athletic Program

Our physical education and athletics program are a winning combination that enable and empower our students to give their best. We are committed to offering opportunities through which students can promote their physical and mental well-being. Our programs foster and inspire motivation, discipline and self-assurance.

ATHLETICS PROGRAM


Welcome to MET Athletics. At the MET, our philosophy for athletics is strongly based on the principles of education-based athletics, an integral approach to sports education that seeks to develop not only the physical but personal growth of each student. When kept in proper perspective, interscholastic athletics allow kids to be kids. Young children and young adults grow by learning the values of healthy competition, teamwork, goal setting, principled sportsmanship, respect and hard work. The educational experiences of our students are enhanced through our athletics education, as everyone strives to be their best as individuals, students, teammates, and members of the community, rather than just as athletes.

Below you may find the MET's Top 10 reasons for participating in the athletics program:

Students...

1. Students forge close relationships with their friends and coaches, building stronger connections with the school

2. Students learn the 3 "P's": persistence, patience and practice

3. Students develop teamwork skills and cooperation as they work together towards a common goal

4. Student acquire time management skills

5. Students learn the importance of mantaining good, healthy balance in their lives

6. Students learn to take responsibility for individual performance and hard work

7. Students learn how and when to take measured risks

8. Students develop a success mindset, building creativity in finding ways to improve

9. Students develop a strong focus and concentration

10. Students learn the importance of healthy competition and principled sportsmanship - they develop respect and humility

PROGRAMS OFFERED


The MET's Athletic Programs are offered to students from 1st through 12th Grades and there are a variety of sports that students have the option to participate in throughout the year. The MET Athletics Program promotes, encourages and facilitates multisport athletes. Student-athletes should strive to be well-rounded athletes who are committed to their development in various sports, especially at the lower levels, in order to reach their maximum potential.

Every trimester offers a different sport, organized by age and gender with the exception of swimming and triathlon, which are year-round programs.

Below you will find a schedule with the MET's Athletic offerings for the current academic year.

FIRST TRIMESTER  

SECOND TRIMESTER  

THIRD TRIMESTER

Basketball (Sub 10 - Sub 18)    Basketball (Sub 10 - Sub 18) Basketball (Sub 10 - Sub 18)
Soccer (Sub 10 - Sub 18) Soccer (Sub 10 - Sub 18) Soccer (Sub 10 - Sub 18)
Swim Jr. (1o y 2o grado) Swim Jr. (1o y 2o grado) Swim Jr. (1o y 2o grado)
Swim Sr. (3o - 12o grado) Swim Sr. (3o - 12o grado) Swim Sr. (3o - 12o grado)
Triathlon Triathlon Triathlon
Flag Football Flag Football Volleyball
  Volleyball  

TRY-OUTS

Try-Outs are required for participation in MET Athletics. To ensure a positive experience for all students wishing to participate in competitive sports we must limit roster space. Students who do not make the team for performance reasons with be notified by the coach. All students must successfully complete the try-out/evaluation process at that moment. These measures are put in place to ensure we comply with league mandated roster limitations, maintain safe coach to player ratios and most importantly to ensure that the experience for each child is a great one. 

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES

Please note that some of the athletic programs are only offered for certain age/grade levels and that fees may vary by sport and category to cover the operation cost of the individual activity.

- All afternoon practices occur from Monday through Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and Fridays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

- All morning practices occur from Mondays through Fridays from 5:45am to 7:15am.

 All practices are afternoon practices unless noted otherwise (*). 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Soccer M/F (Sub 8-10) Soccer M/F (Sub 12) Soccer M/F (Sub 8-10) Soccer M/F (Sub 12) Soccer M/F (Sub 12)
Soccer M (Sub 14) Soccer F (Sub 14-18)   Soccer M (Sub 14) Soccer F (Sub 14-18) Soccer M (Sub 14)
Basketball M/F (Sub 14-18)   Soccer M (Sub 18)   Basketball M/F (Sub 14-18) Soccer M (Sub 18)    Soccer F (Sub 14-18)
Volleyball Basketball M/F (Sub 10) Volleyball Basketball M/F (Sub 10-12) Soccer M (Sub 18)
Triathlon* Triathlon* Soccer F (Sub 15) Triathlon* Basketball M/F (Sub 14-18)
  Swim Team Sr* Triathlon* Natación Sr* Volleyball 
    Swim Team Sr*    Swim Team Sr*

We ask you to keep in mind that outdoor activities may be affected by inclement weather conditions. In the case of excessive rain or lightning, we will always have an indoor backup plan for each activity.

COSTS

Upon entering the team, the fee will be automatically reflected in the students' account statement.

Sport

Price

Basketball $140
Soccer $175
Swimming $140
Flag Football $200
Triathlon $140

 

ATHLETIC UNIFORMS

Practice Uniforms

Students must wear their practice uniforms, physical education uniform, or similar attire to change into for after school practices, and bring an additional set of clothes to change into before getting on their bus. Please be aware that bus monitors will not let your child on the after school bus if his/her clothes are muddy or wet. A change of clothes to change into after the activity is required.

Game Uniforms

For friendly or competitive games with other schools, all teams must wear the school's athletic uniforms. The MET Athletic Department is opening the option for student-athletes to purchase the uniform if they desire. The cost of each uniform may vary by sport. If you choose to purchase a uniform, the cost of the uniform will be added to the athletic fee and reflected in the student's account.

If a student-athlete does not wish to buy their MET Athletic uniform, the school will provide the student with one. This uniform belongs to the school and must be returned at the end of the season. Since tri-suits and swimsuits are custom made, these suits must be purchased by each athlete participating in those teams.

Below you will find the prices of each uniform by sport:

SPORT

PRICE

Basketball $50
Soccer $50
*Swim Boys $32
*Swim Girls $35
*Triathlon $85

 

*Students must purchase uniform for this sport because the uniforms are custom made for each child and for sanitary reasons it is necessary for each child to have their own.


NOTE: If student previously purchased uniform in the first trimester it is not necessary or obligatory to purchase a new uniform. Students may continue to use the same uniform for the remainder of the school year.

TRANSPORTATION

The MET will be offering transportation services after practices and students will be taken to their residence. After week-day games at other schools (away games), the MET will only offer transportation services back to the MET. Parents will be responsible for providing pick-up for their children at the school.

In competitions that occur during the weekend, parents will be responsible for providing transportation to and from the games. It is the students' and parents' responsibility to arrive to the games on time in order to play.

REGISTRATION PROCESS


IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE

  • The registration process will open on Thursday, March 9th
  • The deadline to complete your registration will be Sunday, March 19th
  • We will notify parents of their children's activities by Monday, March 20th
  • Second Trimester Athletics will begin on Monday, March 27th and end on Friday, June 9th, 2017
  • Students may change activities until April 21st after which the costs will be reflected on the student's account statement. No refunds will be made after this date.

REGISTRATION LINK

A link to the online registration form will be sent directly to parents via e-mail on the MET Weekly. 

 

 


If you have any questions about any of the above activities or the registration process, please feel free to contact our Athletics Director via e-mail at athletics@themetropolitanschool.com.

Javier Wallace
Athletics Director
athletics@themetropolitanschool.com