Hyde Park is proud to offer 3/4 and 5/6 boys and girls soccer programs in the fall, as well as 3/4 and 5/6 boys and girls basketball programs in the winter months. We also offer K-2 introductory skills for both soccer and basketball during the same time frames.
HPES Sports Philosophy
At Hyde Park we believe that every student that chooses to participate in an athletics program has a great deal to offer. Our focus is on Fun, Skill Development, and Positive Work Ethic. At the elementary school level, every child that is willing to be present, work hard, and maintain a respectful attitude toward self and others will earn abundant playing time. Although winning games is a goal, it will NEVER be the most important aspect of our athletics program.
Furthermore, to participate in an extra-curricular activity such as soccer or basketball is a privilege, not an expectation. Behavior during the school day as well as at practices or games may result in consequences regarding school sport.
The research supporting youth participation in extra-curricular activities far reaching benefits is astounding. Leadership, increased focus in class, positive work ethic, and social development are just a few of the incredible life skills that are focused on during these activities.