First Day of School is August 19
Limited Space Still Available at Our Emory Campus for Ages 2.5 to 4 Years
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The athletic program at Arbor strives to uphold these core values by providing a healthful, positive, and safe environment that fosters growth of the whole child. The program also strives to create an atmosphere of competition without conflict. Should conflict occur, it provides an opportunity to practice conflict resolution skills. This approach enriches the child beyond the classroom.
Cross country is about a lot more than running. It is about getting in great physical condition and having fun! Come and join our team! Cross country is a great sport for individuals who have never really “done” any sports. It is also great for soccer players, tennis players, swimmers, and basketball players who want to increase their conditioning for these other sports
Arbor’s basketball teams are an extension of the class community. Coaches are dedicated to providing a good team experience for each student athlete through a well balanced program that will allow all players to actively participate regardless of skill level. The team experience involves more than playing in the games. It involves participating in practice, conditioning, being a supportive team member, whether you’re in the game or on the bench, and keeping up with schoolwork. The scrimmages at practice provide an opportunity for less experienced players to learn from those with more experience. The team attitude should be one of fair play, courage and good sportsmanship at all times. Team members should strive to always be alert and to go home satisfied when they have given their best to the team.
Arbor’s Adolescent program track team is well established! Whether you want to sprint, run distance, jump, put the shot, or throw the discus, or just have fun with friends, come out and give track a try, because there is something for everyone. You can try as many or as few events as you like. It is also a great way to meet new people and get in shape. Coaches are parent volunteers, teachers and Arbor alumni. Practices are held three times per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Arbor participates in track and field meets organized by the Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC). This is for Adolescent program students and 6th Years; 5th Years can practice with the team. Please come and try it no matter what your skill or experience!
Arbor parents volunteer to be in charge of various clubs free of charge throughout the year.
How does my child join?Children can join the program at any time, and there is no commitment required. If he or she needs to think about it, or come watch, that's fine. Children younger than 6 are welcome to participate, but we ask that a parent be present. Runners must have appropriate footwear, that is, a closed shoe suitable for running/walking; they don't need "running shoes", but some type of "sneaker."
How does it work?Parent volunteers are stationed along a 1/4 lap around the track and part of the playground area. Kids carry cards with them while they run laps and parent volunteers punch the cards to keep track of the number of laps. At the end of their laps, the runners file their card for the next session. When the child has completed a card (5 miles) he or she chooses a "toe token" to be attached to a pair of running shoes (or backpack, key chain, bracelet, nightlight; the possibilities are endless!) Kids run/walk at their own pace, by choice, and they cover distances with which they are comfortable. Many kids choose to run steady laps for the whole session, some combine jogging and sprinting, while others do both running and walking.
Click here for an Arbor Running Club 2013 t-shirt order form.