Athletics

Welcome to the Athletic Program at USH – Home of the Panthers!

MESSAGE FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

 

 

Dear Athlete and Parent:

We have produced this guide as resource for our athletes and their parents. The information contained in this document is meant to inform you about the policies and procedures governing Union School Athletics. Please take the time to carefully read all the material in this booklet prior to signing.

We are committed to creating an athletic program which strives for excellence in sports through education. To excel at athletics is our main goal, but not our only one. While working towards athletic excellence we also keep in mind the development of our athletes as students and USH community members.  We are determined to do our best to field competitive, well-coached teams composed of young men and women who, in turn, represent our school with pride and enthusiasm.

If USH is to be recognized as a strong school in the international community, we must provide a quality program of athletics for the student body. To this end, we will work to insure that each participant’s academic and athletic experience will yield satisfaction and rewards that will continue to enrich their lives long after leaving USH.

Union School will offer 3 athletic sport seasons.  I am happy to say that there are more schools in the country that are joining this schedule to compete against us. The Athletics schedule for the year is as follows:

Fall: Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer  (September 1 – December 11) Varsity and JV teams

Winter: Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer  (January 5 – March 30)

Spring: Boys Flag Football (April 2 – May 30)

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the material covered in this packet, please feel free to reach me through e-mail mark.tichenor@unionschool.edu.ht , by phone: (509) 2943-1972, or swing by my office at Union School.  I look forward to a great year of athletics!

Sincerely,

Mark Tichenor
Athletic Director

 

Boys Varsity and JV soccer team tryouts and final selections take place during the 1st 2 weeks of September ( Monday thru Thursday) from 4.15-6.15pm.It is the most popular sport to play in Haiti and tryouts to make our 2 teams are VERY COMPEDITIVE.Criteria to make the teams are based on:
                                    -CHARACTER
                                    -ATTENDENCE
                                    -SKILL
                                    -TEAM SPIRIT/LEADERSHIP
                                    -ACADEMIC GPA
                                    -PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

 

The goal of the Union School athletics program is to provide each student with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic activities while cultivating a love for sport and an appreciation for physical fitness.

We offer a variety of sports that students can participate in including soccer, basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, badminton, track and field, fool sal, and chess.  Our athletes participate in tournaments throughout Haiti and world-wide.   Our facilities include a full-sized soccer field and a basketball court.  Our coaches have the expertise to allow our students to thrive in their chosen sports.

We believe that teamwork is the cornerstone to a good athletics program.  For those students who are not natural athletes, Union School provides a safe and inclusive environment where athletic skills can be developed in a friendly, competitive environment.  Our students portray our school-wide core values of honesty, responsibility, courage, empathy, and respect.   The result is that students who participate in our athletics program display an increase in confidence, enthusiasm, and self-esteem.