Athletics

  • LIVESTREAM - Sports Assembly - Thursday, May 13

    April 27, 2021
    Vimeo:

    Dear 6th Grade Parents,

    On Thursday morning, May 13th, the Athletic Dept. will have an assembly in the Sanctuary, where we will recognize our 6th grade boys who have participated in our Intramural and Crusader Sports Programs. The assembly will begin at 8:15 am and we anticipate concluding by 8:45 am. We will present medals for

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  • Field Day for 1st-6th is Friday, May 7

    April 23, 2021

    FIELD DAY – Friday, May 7
    Grades 1 – 3 (8:30 – 11:30am)
    Grades 4 – 6 (12:00 – 3:00pm)
    (RAIN DATE – MAY 10)

    Dear PDS Parents,

    It is time once again for our annual Field Day filled with team play and fun activities for everyone. To encourage sportsmanship, camaraderie, and a team concept, our

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  • Crusaders Mini-Camp - Learn the Fundamentals of the Game!

    April 16, 2021
    4th Grade 5th Grade

    Learn the Fundmentals of the Game!

    BALL HANDLING, PASSING, FOOTWORK,

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  • COVID Guidelines for Intramural Soccer

    March 15, 2021

    Parents,

    The PDS Athletic Department has been preparing for our upcoming Intramural Soccer season with activities beginning the week of March 15th. We have established guidelines for the boys and spectators. By attending games it is understood that all spectators entering the field area have answered ‘no’ to the following questions

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  • 2021 Intramural Soccer Schedules

    March 3, 2021

    We are looking forward to a great soccer season this year!

  • Spring Athletics Sign-Ups - Soccer, Tennis, & Track - Deadline Extended

    February 3, 2021

    We are pleased to offer an athletic program that builds throughout your son’s 4th-6th grade career. Our program emphasizes safety, instruction in the fundamentals, teamwork, and participation for all players.

    We offer Intramural soccer to 4th – 6th grades. In addition to our Intramural leagues we offer a competitive program called

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  • Intramural Basketball Make-Up Games

    February 1, 2021

    Here is the make-up schedule from the first week of Intramural Basketball

    4th Grade

    Friday, February 26th

    • Rockets vs. Suns (East 1)
    • Celtics vs. Thunder (East 2)
    • Grizzlies vs. Lakers (West)

    5th Grade

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  • Change to Intramural Basketball Schedule

    January 4, 2021

    ÂDear Parents,

    Happy New Year! As the Athletic Dept. continues preparation for the upcoming Intramural Basketball season, we have decided to delay the start of the season. We now plan to start games next week (January 11-15). We will stick to the original schedule and the games that we miss this week will be made up at a later date.

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  • COVID Guidelines for Intramural Basketball

    December 10, 2020

    Dear Parents,

    The PDS Athletic Department has been preparing for our upcoming Intramural Basketball season with games beginning the week of January 4th. We have established guidelines for the boys and spectators. By attending games it is understood that all spectators entering the building have answered ‘no’ to the following

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  • Intramural Basketball Schedules

    November 12, 2020
    Parents, here are the schedules for our 2020-2021 intramural basketball teams.
  • PDS Will Play Basketball This Year

    October 16, 2020

    4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Families,

    I want to let you know where we currently stand with Crusader (6th grade only) and Intramural Basketball.

    We chose not to participate in football this year because there were so many unknowns. We still think it was the right decision at the time. As the school year has progressed, we have been

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  • Fall Athletics - Cross Country (6th) and Golf Try-Out Information (6th)

    August 19, 2020

    Information and registration for 6th grade Crusader golf and cross-country is now posted.

    4th, 5th, & 6th grade Football Clinic information will be sent out next week. Clinics will start after Labor Day.

    Sign-Up for Cross Country or Golf
  • An Update on Fall Athletics Offerings

    August 17, 2020

    Over the past several weeks, we have held out hope that the infection numbers would improve enough for us to be able to hold all of the normal school activities that are part of the PDS experience. Consistent with our approach of following local CDC and Shelby County Health Department guidelines regarding contact sports and other

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  • Fall Athletics Sign-Ups - Delayed

    July 22, 2020

    Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding football, we have decided to delay ALL fall sports sign-ups until we are adequately informed on how to establish a clear plan for intramural (4th-6th) and Crusader (5th/6th) football.

    We do plan to offer 6th grade Crusader golf and cross-country due to these sports fitting within the

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  • P.E. at Home - Week 8

    May 11, 2020

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    • Choose a sport to focus on each eay. Spend 10 minutes on each aspect of the sport.
    • Football or Baseball
      • Throwing and Catching
    • Basketball
      • Dribbling, Passing, and
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  • P.E. at Home - Week 7

    May 4, 2020

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Here's the printable version of this week's P.E. schedule.

    PK, JK, SK

    • Monday /
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  • Friday is "Backyard Wacky Olympics Straight Outta Left 'Field' Day!"

    April 29, 2020
    YouTube:

    This Friday, instead of our regular Field Day activities, we're asking boys in 1st-6th grade to create your own "Backyard Wacky Olympics Straight Outta Left 'Field' Day!"

    Enjoy the day with your family and take part in 7 different challenges.

  • P.E. at Home - Week 6

    April 27, 2020

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Here's the printable version of this week's P.E. schedule.

    PK, JK, SK

    • Monday /
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  • Update from the Headmaster: Field Day and Talent Show

    April 20, 2020

    Dear Parents,

    I hope you are doing well as we head into the final four weeks of school at PDS. Today, I want to share a few important details with you.

    First, all of my communications over the past weeks are archived on the PDS COVID-19 page on our website. This page also has information regarding

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  • Garret Harrison

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Physical Education
    Last Name: Harrison
    First Name: Garret
    Division: Early Childhood, Elementary, Athletics
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4680
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Physical Education
  • Spencer McLean

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Director of Physical Education and Fitness
    Last Name: McLean
    First Name: Spencer
    Division: Early Childhood, Elementary, Athletics
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4663
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.A., University of Mississippi
    Director of Physical Education and Fitness
  • Dennis Smith

    March 27, 2020

    Dennis Smith serves as Director of Athletics and Operations at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) of Memphis, TN, one of the largest elementary boys’ schools in the country.

    Dennis, born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He began his career at PDS in 1987, spending the last 29 years teaching, coaching and mentoring students.


    Working with youth from all areas of the mid-south, Coach Smith founded one of the top AAU baskeball programs in the nation, coaching his teams to three Memphis city Championships, 10 Tennessee Regional Championships, 14 Tennessee State Championships, 11 Top Ten Finishes in National Tournaments, and One National Classic Championship.

    Coach Smith has coached over 80 recreation and 40 competitive teams. He has conducted over 150 basketball camps and clinics for players and coaches.

    He was the recipient of the 1999 Youth Leadership Award presented by the University of Memphis and continues to be a leader in the community as the founder and director of Victory Ranch, a non-profit camp and retreat center located in the mid-south. Under Coach Smith’s leadership, Victory Ranch has become one of the best Christian overnight camps, existing to nurture and challenge the body, mind and spirit to the glory of God.

    In his free time, Coach Smith enjoys spending time with his family, riding his horses, and working in the yard. He is married to Anne and they have three children.

    Position: Director of Athletics & Operations
    Last Name: Smith
    First Name: Dennis
    Division: Administration, Athletics, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Security
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4626
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Director of Athletics & Operations
  • P.E. at Home - Week 2

    November 29, -0001

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Here's the printable version of this week's P.E. schedule.

    PK, JK, SK

    • Monday / Wednesday /
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  • P.E. at Home - Week 3

    November 29, -0001

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Here's the printable version of this week's P.E. schedule.

    PK, JK, SK

    • Monday /
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  • P.E. at Home - Week 5

    November 29, -0001

    Keep moving and get outside this week!

    Here's the printable version of this week's P.E. schedule.

    PK, JK, SK

    • Monday / Wednesday /
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  • P.E. at Home - Week 1

    November 29, -0001

    We hope you use this opportunity to push yourself physically, just as you have been mentally. We miss you guys and look forward to the day when we’re all back together. Until then…

    Be safe, work hard, and have fun!

    The Coaches


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  • P.E. at Home - Week 4

    November 29, -0001

    PK, JK, SK

    • Tuesday / Thursday
      • 20 Jumping t-REX Jacks (3X)
      • Jurassic Park Dino Run
        • Imitate as many Dinosaurs as you can think of
      • Work on throwing and catching with an adult
    • Wednesday /
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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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Memphis, TN 38111

901-842-4600

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