Message from the Athletic Director
First, I would like to say I am honored to serve as the athletic director at Keystone School. Here at Keystone, we strive to achieve excellence academically as well as athletically. Our focus is to develop our young student athletes into productive citizens for the Keystone community and the wider world.
The Keystone Athletic Department is also committed to the physical and emotional well-being of student-athletes and to the social development of the whole person. We recognize that great demands are placed on students who participate in school athletics, and we are committed to providing support to help them manage these demands and get the most out of the athletic experience.
We believe athletics is a key component of student life as well as an extension of the classroom. Our goal is to have an outstanding athletics program known for student-athletes who display excellent sportsmanship while achieving academically and competing to the best of their abilities. Our athletic department is here to serve student-athletes by building their confidence, maximizing their potential, and developing skills of resilience, perseverance, confidence, and commitment.
We welcome all students to participate in our interscholastic sports program, and we offer a range of opportunities to get involved in each division:
Lower School offers intramurals that focus on skill work and small sided modified games for skill building. The focus is to provide students with necessary fundamental skills that can be built upon later while helping students to discover sports that they may become passionate about. Many of our Lower School students develop their skills further in interscholastic soccer.
Middle School competes with similar sized middle schools in the area under the Independent Schools Athletic League in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. The focus of middle school athletics is skill development through team dynamics and competitive play. Each student will get an opportunity to experience practice and game situations. This is an opportunity for student-athletes to learn how to make a commitment and build their time management skills.
Upper School competes at the varsity level under TAPPS in soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf baseball, track and field and swimming. Upper school student-athletes will have access to coaching and training resources to promote team success and optimize individual development and performance. Participation requires an elevated level of commitment and focused training to compete at this level.
As we embark on a new school year, please come out and support all our athletic teams. Our student-athletes have worked hard to prepare for their contests and thrive off the support that our fans can provide. Be encouraging and uplifting to our Cobra student-athletes and be equally polite and gracious to our opponents. Let’s have a great season!