Good Shepherd Episcopal School offers several team sport options for its students. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some sports may not be available during the 2020-21 school year.
Youth soccer is offered for Grades 2-8 in the fall and Grades 1-8 in the spring. In the past, we have fielded both a varsity and junior varsity team. GSES teams compete with other area private school teams. Practices typically run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Junior Varsity games are on Thursdays and Varsity games are on Fridays.
Youth basketball is offered for Grades 5-8 from November – March. The GSES basketball team competes with other area private school teams.
MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM
The Good Shepherd Racing Rams mountain bike team competes against Virginia area school teams. Open to students in Grades 5-8, the sport engenders respect, camaraderie, and physical and mental fitness. Students have positive attitudes and are interested in taking good care of themselves, and because it is such a demanding endurance sport, it leaves little room for unhealthy behaviors.
“Our daughter has had an amazing experience on the mountain biking team. While the team is typically only open to grades 3-8, our 1st grader bravely asked the coach if she would be allowed to try out. Now, she is its youngest member and the experience has given her a great deal of self-confidence. It’s easy to see how this shy little girl finds the courage to assuredly interact with adults and older children when you consider she is constantly and bravely hurling herself down a steep biking trail in front of all her teammates! The experience has also created a means of bringing her caring nature forward. This is evident every time she slows down to cheer on those who lag behind, or when she offers to help push them up the hill—even when they are twice her size.”
— CHRIS HARRIS