Athletics

Extracurriculars

Athletics

For interested students, all athletic participants must be in good academic standing and have updated physical and medical records and no disciplinary infractions.

Basketball

South Loop Elementary School has competitive basketball teams for girls and boys, grouped by grades 5th-6th and grades 7th-8th. Attendance at team practices and competitions is required.  

  • Eligibility: Try-outs in September for grades 5th-8th.
  • Season: Winter.
  • Commitment: practice and game schedules are TBD
  • Fee: $40 athletic fee.
  • Contact: Mr. Laino

Cheerleading

South Loop Varsity Cheerleaders learn to execute a three-minute routine to perform at one to two competitions each year.  The routine consists of a cheer, dance, tumbling, and stunts.  During practice, girls work on strength and flexibility while perfecting the elements of their routine.  Ms. Knox is the coach and choreographer and brings her experiences from cheering in junior high, high school, and college. She also cheered for a nationally competitive all-star team. On top of teaching cheerleading skills, Ms. Knox uses her opportunity as a coach to teach discipline, accountability, and responsibility to her athletes.

  • Eligibility: Try-outs in late October for girls in grades 5th-8th.
  • Season: October to Mid-March.
  • Commitment: Practice on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., with additional practices close to competition.
  • Fee: None.
  • Contact: Ms. Knox 

Cross Country

Cross Country is a competitive program for boys and girls. Athletes learn about running and endurance, while competing against schools across the city. There are three or four meets along with a regional meet. Qualifiers may compete in a city championship. Each athlete must be able to provide his/her transportation to/from the meet. Attendance at team practices and competitions is required.

  • Eligibility: Open to all students in grades 5th-8th.
  • Season: Fall
  • Commitment: Morning practices from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and meets.
  • Fee: $40 athletic fee.
  • Contact: Mr. Doyle 

Track and Field

Track and Field is available for boys and girls.  Athletes compete in various events against other schools across the city. Each athlete must be able to provide his/her transportation to/from meets. Attendance at team practices and competitions is required.

  • Eligibility: Enrollment is open to all students in grades 5th-8th.
  • Season: Spring.
  • Commitment: Practice on mornings from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $40 athletic fee.
  • Contact: Mr. Doyle 

Volleyball

Volleyball information will be updated as it becomes available.

  • Eligibility: Open to all students in grades 5th-8th.
  • Season: Fall.
  • Commitment: Practices TBD.
  • Fee: $40 athletic fee.
  • Contact: Mr. Laino

Athletics Announcements:

If you are interested in coaching Cheerleading (Grades 1st-4th) or Soccer, please email Ms. Shelton to submit your name as a potential coach.

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