After School Sports

Overview

As of the 2016-17 academic year, the Athletics Department is responsible for the administration and delivery of all after-school sport opportunities at UNIS. This page provides information regarding the planned activities for each age group, and allows parents to register their child for after-school sport sessions. Opportunities are available for the following age groups: JA - J1, J2 - J4, M1 - M2, and M3 - M4.

The full schedule of activities for Winter 2018 can be downloaded at this link.

Background

Following consultation with a steering committee made up of key P.E. staff and senior leadership in the Junior and Middle School, it was determined that the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model would be utilized as the philosophical basis of the after-school sports program. The LTAD approach is a seven-stage framework designed to guide participation in sports from infancy to adulthood; one that focuses primarily on the needs of participants and their individual stages of development. It provides a point of reference for coaches, administrators, and parents and aims to provide the core skills needed to promote a lifelong engagement in sport.

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Please note that the registration period for Winter 2018 is now closed.

After School Sports Program Information

Taekwondo

Taekwondo sessions at UNIS are led by the martial arts organization Professional Taekwondo School.

The focus of after school Taekwondo is on physical fitness, character development and self defense. In our club, experienced instructors are able to work with JA-M4 students at all ability levels.

Basketball

After school basketball is coached by Guy Evans. Guy represented his national team (Wales) as a player in basketball, coached within a professional basketball club for several years and was featured in the internationally-distributed book Athlete-Centered Coaching.

"For the fall term of sessions," Evans says, "students can expect a focus on individual offensive fundamentals such as shooting, ball-handling, passing and cutting. Our classes will be engaging, intense and challenging - although certainly each activity will be modified to suit each player.

See you on the court!"

Dance

UNIS is proud to partner with the nationally renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater company.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents.

Intramural Sport

Intramural Sport is also available as an after school activity at UNIS. M1-M2 and M3-M4 students are invited to enjoy participating in a variety of recreational invasion games, at no cost. The focus here, as ever, is on fun!

Soccer

The Manhattan Kickers FC (MKFC) partners with UNIS to deliver our after school soccer program. MKFC aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the sport that will both teach the game to beginner players, and challenge more experienced players.

MKFC is a non-profit youth soccer school in New York City serving players ages 4 to 12. According to the club, "we believe foremost in the development of individual skill and game intelligence. Our coaches strive to instill a passion and respect for the game in our players, along with the right attitude to succeed."

Tennis

Another external organization with an outstanding reputation is Advantage Tennis. At UNIS, expert instructors from the club lead after school sessions twice per week.

With a thorough grounding in tennis fundamentals, Advantage coaches tutor players in a manner that is "safer, smarter, and more fun."

Multisports

Junior school students will now be able to participate in Multisports, a new program focused on 'non-invasion' activities (i.e. net/wall, target, striking/fielding games). These sessions will be led by the JS P.E. teaching staff as a continuation of the JS P.E. curriculum.

Fundamental Movement

Experienced Junior School P.E. staff at UNIS lead an important session each week that is essential for developing physical literacy - Fundamental Movement (JA-J1) on Mondays.

These sessions are designed to be a continuation from the themes and principles covered in Junior School P.E. lessons. Students build on their natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their world. By watching, listening, and experimenting with movement and ideas, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.

Looking for information on general after-school activities/after care?

Please visit http://www.unis.org/beyond-the-classroom/camps-care-after-school for information regarding after-school activities which are not organized by the Athletics Department (i.e. languages, music lessons, etc.)

Further Information

The registration period for all activities will close on Wednesday, September 12th 2018. Only one registration form is to be completed per child (the option to register for multiple programs on a single form is available). Student accounts will be billed after Monday, September 17th 2018.

Any questions or feedback regarding after school sport should be directed to Guy Evans, Assistant Director of Athletics and P.E. (gevans@unis.org).

We appreciate your interest in our programs, and look forward to another exciting year of sports at UNIS.

Regards
Athletics Department