Athletics Program

All students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate in competitive team sports. We also offer a handful of intramural options for those who choose to play for fun and fitness. These opportunities foster a sense of curiosity, good sportsmanship, empathy, and resilience.


  • Boys Soccer, grades 5-8
  • Field Hockey, grades 5-8
  • Girls Volleyball, JV grades 5-6, Varsity grades 7-8
  • Flag Football, grades 5-8
  • Cross Country, co-ed, grades 5-8

Early Winter

  • Boys Basketball, grades 5-8
  • Intramural Boys Basketball, grades 3-4

Late Winter

  • Girls Basketball, JV grades 5-6, Varsity grades 7-8
  • Intramural Girls Basketball, grades 3-4


  • Girls Soccer, grades 5-8
  • Track, co-ed, grades 5-8
  • Boys Volleyball, grades 5-8
  • Intramural Pickleball, grades 5-8
  • Intramural Lacrosse, grades 4-8


Other Opportunities


Run Club/Cross-Country, grades 1-4
The Run Club/Emerson Cross Country Team is open to students in grades 1 through 4 who love to run and are interested in learning more about cross country. The season will last 5 weeks and consist of one practice and one race each week.
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Emerson Teams through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Often Emerson lower school students participate in Ann Arbor Rec & Ed sports. These Emerson teams form based on interest and are parent-driven, parent-coached teams. All registration and games are scheduled through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed rather than through Emerson School; however, coaches typically hold practices after school at Emerson, when time and space allow.

All families interested in coaching, forming, or participating in a Rec & Ed Emerson team should contact the ESPO grade level representative or the ESPO Leadership. They will reach out to parents of the specific grade level to determine interest.

All Rec & Ed Emerson Coaches should do the following:

  • Communicate with Athletic Director, Jessica Hoag regarding the use of Emerson facilities.
  • Communicate with Director of After School and Auxiliary Programs Carly Meloche to provide practice schedule, roster, and any cancellation of practices.