Pre-Season Information - FALL 2019

Welcome to new and returning Burke athletes!

While pre-season is not mandatory to make a team, it is highly encouraged and recommended. Pre-season training sets the tone both physically and mentally for the 8-10 weeks that follow. Students can also achieve a proper level of conditioning to reduce the risk of injury and bolster team cohesion.

Fall sports include:
  • Middle School: Soccer and Cross-Country
  • High School: Soccer, Cross-Country, and Volleyball
Soccer and Cross-Country pre-season for high school students begins on Monday, August 19 at 9 AM; Volleyball pre-season begins that same day at 4:30 PM. Pre-season for all middle school students begins on Monday, August 26 at 2:30 PM. Students will congregate in the Burke gym and then go to their respective practices from there.

Get a detailed overview in this letter from Athletic Director JD Sand.


Fall 2019 Athletic Apparel

Burke Athletics is thrilled to announce a new partnership with BSN Sports and Nike that will make Nike the official athletic apparel provider for all teams and athletes over at least the next three school years. You can access the online stores below for your sport. 

This store will open on Wednesday, July 24 and close on Monday, August 5.



Program & Philosophy

Mission: we create an atmosphere where students feel safe and learn to challenge themselves and their teammates in a way that builds skills, confidence, and character.

Core Values:
  • Teamwork: working together in a positive and inclusive manner toward a common goal; sharing responsibility toward continued improvement
  • Hard Work: giving it your all, even when challenged and pushed to your limits; being consistent and balanced through exhaustion and staying focused on the tasks at hand
  • Commitment: consistently showing up on time, prepared and ready to focus on giving your best effort for yourself and for the team
  • Respect: combining dignity and empathy, best expressed through both verbal and non verbal communication

: we eschew the "win-at-all-cost" model of coaching in favor of both wanting to win and using sports to teach broader lessons; draw from the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit founded by Stanford University.

Conference: Burke competes in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC), which consists of independent schools in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD, and has won championships in multiple sports. Our swimming team also participates in The Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming and Diving League. 

Sports Offered

Fall Winter Spring
Soccer Basketball Ultimate Frisbee
Girls Volleyball Swimming Golf
Cross Country Girls Softball
Boys Baseball
Track & Field

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