Senior Tigers Update: Friday, April 20, 2018

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.

BRONZE TIGERS

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 athletics@yorkhouse.ca.

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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. 

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Junior Tigers Update: April 12, 2018

Spring Break has come and gone and our spring (Term 3) Athletics are now in full swing. We have over 85 girls participating in Track & Field and another 47 playing Ultimate. These outstanding numbers are supported by 16 excellent on-staff coaches and several Senior School student coaches. A big thank you to all of our coaches!

Junior School Track & Field
The Track & Field team practice after school on Monday and Wednesday, and with such a large team we take up a good portion of our campus facilities – an exercise in organized chaos! The girls are doing a tremendous job of leading and following, listening and learning, and working towards making themselves better athletes. Our first meet is the VOC Elementary Track & Field Meet, April 20-21, at the iconic Swangard Stadium. Good luck to all!

Junior School Ultimate
Our Ultimate teams got off to a fast start with their first practice on our first day back from Spring Break. Rain or shine, the teams practise Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Lindsay Field. The first game is for our Grade 7 team, and it takes place on April 19th. Good luck girls!

Brent Jackson
Junior School Athletics Coordinator

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