SPRING SPORTS ARE OFF AND RUNNING
A busy spring season is now well underway at YHS.
The YHS Senior Track & Field Team has been training and they participated in two Lower Mainland Independent Secondary School (LMISSAA) track meets at Swangard. The girls and coaches have been braving the less than ideal weather conditions to prepare for the season.
Our Junior and Senior Soccer Teams have started their league play with our Junior Team winning their first match 2-0 over Crofton House (CHS) and our Senior Team dropping their first two games 1-0 to Little Flower Academy (LFA) and 2-1 to CHS. This past week the Tigers defeated St. Pat’s 4-0 to improve their record to 1-2. Both Junior and Senior Soccer Teams are competing at the ISA Championships April 19-20 at Southridge School in South Surrey.
YHS teams up with St. George’s to form five different ultimate frisbee teams. The girls have been practising and have competed in early season tournaments. This past weekend in a 5 on 5 event, the YHS-STG “Tight” Senior Varsity Team and Junior A Team both placed first.
YHS Badminton players have been practising and played matches against LFA and Crofton House. On April 19, our badminton players competed at the ISA Championships at St. Michaels University School (SMUS) in Victoria. The girls played well all day only placing behind CHS and SMUS. Congratulations on a strong 3rd place finish. Our Badminton Team continues their season May 3 with matches at Stratford Hall.
While YHS does not have a competitive Tennis Team that competes regularly, with enough student interest, experienced club players come together to form a small team to compete at the ISA Tournament. This spring, eight girls from Grades 8-12 have come together to form a team to compete against other ISA schools on April 18-19 at the ISA Championships at UBC. YHS defeated Brentwood College and Glenlyon-Norfolk to place first in their pool. In the semi-final match, the Tigers lost a close battle with top-ranked CHS who went on to compete against Collingwood in the final. Our girls played well and are laying their claim to a 3rd place finish.
Both Badminton and Tennis seasons at YHS are limited by the structure of high school sports. The independent school league in the Lower Mainland is very small and limited. Independent schools were excluded from the public school league back in 2011. In order to compete in highly competitive tournaments and the BC High School Championships, boys are required to form a complete team for competition. St. George’s combines with CHS and Vancouver College combines with Little Flower in both of these sports. If you have questions about the structure of badminton and tennis at YHS and in BC, please contact the Athletics Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL IN ATHLETICS
We encourage our Senior School student athletes to take ownership of their athletic experience. If your daughter has questions or concerns about decisions in athletics, the first step in communication is for the student athlete to speak to her coach. Student athletes can also come speak to the Athletics Director if they have questions or feel they need help communicating with their coaches. Athletics can help our students gain the confidence and build their communications skills, which are core competencies emphasized in the new curriculum. If parents have questions or concerns, please communicate directly with the coach or contact the Athletics Director.