A Message from Our Athletic Director
Socrates Academy emphasizes the importance that interscholastic team sports plays in the lives of our students. We believe that competitive athletics teaches lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. Socrates currently competes against other middle schools in the Greater Charlotte Area. Socrates currently offers Cross-Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, and Girls Soccer.
Support is a core component of Socrates Academy’s athletic tradition. Parental support is an integral and necessary part of our athletic success. We strongly encourage our parents to join the Owl Club.
Myles Pearl, Athletic Director
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Becoming the Athletic Director in 2017, Myles Pearl came into Socrates Academy prepared to energize and ramp up athletics for not only the Middle School Program but also at the elementary level. Currently he is taking the next steps to introduce athletics for our new Socrates Academy High School!
What sports does SA offer in Middle School?
-SA currently offers Coed Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Coed Track, Coed Golf, and Cheerleading. These sports are offered to 6th-8th grade students.
Are Middle School Sports Try-Out sports?
-The only Track, Cross-Country, Tennis and Golf are sports where athletes are not required to try out.
What sports does SA offer at the Elementary level?
-SA currently offers 3rd-5th grade basketball during the months of December through February. We also offer 2nd-5th grade soccer during the months of September through October.
Who coaches the SA Teams?
-At the Middle School level, all teams are coached by faculty members or outside individuals who all have playing and coaching experience. For our Elementary teams, we have volunteer parents lead our individual teams
Why do our Elementary Basketball teams only have one day of practice per week?
-Currently with only one gym, we dedicate gym practice time to our Middle School teams daily from 4:00-7pm for both our Girls and Boys teams. Fridays have been designated only for our Elementary teams.
Does SA plan on constructing a new basketball gym and other athletic facilities along with the SA High School expansion?
-Yes, under the new project plans, SA does plan on constructing a new HS Gym that will be used primarily for HS PE and both HS and MS Games. Also in our construction plans, SA plans to construct a new athletic soccer field with a track around.
How can I get involved as a parent in the SA Program?
-In 2018, the SA Athletic Program announced the creation of the SA Owl Club. The SA Owl Club is similar to an athletics booster club. Parent volunteers work with Coach Pearl collectively on ways to improve and help the SA Program.
For questions or concerns, please contact Myles Pearl at Mpearl@socratesacademy.us