Where Values Matter More Than The Outcome

Springdale Athletics

At Springdale, the objective of athletic competition is not just to emerge victorious, but to recognize and instill the many core values developed through participation.

Competing on the court, track or field helps students build character and develop confidence, discipline, mental resilience, and leadership skills.

Our coaches are every bit as concerned with cultivating teamwork and sportsmanship as they are with the final score. And cheering on their classmates and roommates creates a strong sense of community among the students who come out to enjoy the games.

Members of Springdale’s teams are held to a high standard on and off the playing field. Student-athletes sign a creed outlining a code of conduct that embraces a philosophy of competition and behavioral expectations for all of them. 

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Athletic teams for boys and girls at Springdale revolve around student interests and provide social and athletic choices and experiences. Currently, our students participate in basketball, track, tennis, equestrian, and Esports programs as well as in cheerleading teams. Our Springdale Lions have the chance to represent Springdale in athletic competitions, another important aspect of the athletic educational experience.

We encourage all our students to participate on sports teams, whether they have played a sport for years or wish to learn a new one. Our student-athletes learn new skills while developing teamwork and companionship with fellow student-athletes. Participation in sports encourages increased levels of physical fitness and promotes well-rounded individual growth.

Our Programs

The basketball program at Springdale Preparatory School presents athletes with a competitive schedule of national caliber programs and tournaments. We believe playing against the nation’s best private school programs builds character, teaches perseverance, and provides discipline among our student athletes.

Our Springdale Lions athletes contribute to the school community academically as well as athletically. The skills that students learn as a part of our sports program translate to the classroom and will carry on to future life experiences.

Springdale Esports is a fun, competitive, team-based program. Our training system gets students in the game as much as possible and allows for virtual participation. Our students will have the opportunity to grow and develop as competitive video game players as well as students. With a focus on education, discipline, principles, and critical thinking, we utilize video games as a helpful tool for building strong, disciplined students who are creative thinkers and team players fully ready for college and beyond.

The Esports program at Springdale is growing and expanding every year with more teams, games, and coaches added to our roster. Building on our strong foundation, we strive to train championship teams and star Esports athletes while encouraging our players to be strong, well-rounded students. We are becoming a driving force for the Springdale Preparatory community and look forward to many years of continued success.

Our players meet regularly to practice, developing skills and a sense of teamwork. We are providing our team players with opportunities to participate in regional tournaments, statewide tournaments, and national tournaments as well.

COACH: Mr. Andrew Malcolm

Providing riding lessons and academic instruction for interested students, the Springdale Equestrian Studies Program caters to all levels from novice to experienced riders. In partnership with Talbot Run Equestrian Center, the program combines direct instruction, hands-on experience, and academic learning. Springdale students have an opportunity to learn riding skills onsite at Talbot Run while studying animal science on campus. Animal Science will introduce students to both small and large animals in a variety of settings, topics will include animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health and basic care. Students will learn about livestock, zoo animals, and companion pets.  Additional topics will include a focus on Equine care at Springdale’s sister stable – Talbot Run with hands on experience.  In addition, Students will examine careers in animal science and discuss animal welfare and rights.  Students will have opportunities for local field trips and hands-on experiences at Talbot Run.

An after-school riding program complements the animal science course offered at Springdale. Students do not need to be enrolled in the equestrian science program to participate in the after-school riding program. After school, students at all levels can learn to ride or improve existing riding skills in a safe setting dedicated to teaching balanced seat riding and horsemanship. In addition, community service hours are available for students who wish to help in various ways at the riding center. Transportation to equestrian classes is provided by the school.

Springdale’s Equestrian Studies Program helps interested students develop critical thinking, integrity, confidence, and respect while learning lifelong skills and responsibility through horsemanship, fostering healthy well-rounded individuals. Equestrian activities help students develop new skills and meet challenges with confidence and a sense of adventure.

Springdale Tennis Club is focused on helping its students excel athletically and competitively within an academic-centric environment. Each member of the club is encouraged to work toward improving tennis skills while also focusing on their academic goals as student-athletes. As our Springdale tennis players learn to become efficient athletes, they are also developing their individual skills in a team format. Learning to maintain health minds and healthy bodies is another important element in becoming a productive member of the Springdale community. We encourage students to reach for their potential as players, to enjoy practice and competition, and to learn important life lessons from failure as well as success while participating in the sport of tennis.

The Springdale Tennis Club is aimed at improving the level of play and overall athleticism for each club member. Players may range from the beginner to intermediate level, and the goal is to develop skills and be able to compete with area schools as part of providing a sense of competition and accomplishment for our student-athletes.  We continue to recruit student-athletes to help our tennis club grow as we work toward becoming a competitive team in area scholastic tournaments.

The track program is designed to help student-athletes with an interest in improving their physical fitness, mental stamina, teamwork, and leadership skills to develop their skills and interest through regular practice and organized competition in track and field. Springdale students practice weekly when weather permits on our academic campus. Track meets and practices are held in the spring and students practice conditioning during the winter months. Transportation, as needed to other locations and competitions, is available for Springdale students.

At Springdale, cheerleading is an organized sport activity involving short routines that combine dance, gymnastics, and stunt elements to cheer on our teams, especially our Springdale Lions basketball teams. Cheerleading originated in Britain and spread to become highly popular in the United States where it further developed; it is also commonly practiced in Europe, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Asia.

During every home and away game, a licensed athletic trainer is present to care for athletes during competition. In the event of an injury, the administrator on the field will communicate with medical professionals and contact parents appropriately.

If an injury occurs, our medical professionals will follow the correct protocols outlined by our athletic director and director of medical services. We consider all injuries to be serious and take every precaution ensure the safety and health of our student athletes. Coaches train in CPR and first aid, and always have medical equipment and first aid kits on hand during practices and competition.

We do not permit an injured player to return to practice or competition unless written permission is granted by the treating physician.

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Springdale Preparatory School is a Maryland State Department of Education approved boarding and day academic community.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Springdale Preparatory School will not discriminate against students or employees on the basis of race; national or ethnic origin; religion; gender; sexual orientation; age; or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions decisions, employment practices, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.