Athletics Program

Sports Offered at Emerson

Fall (September-October)

  • Co-ed soccer, grades 6-8
  • Girls volleyball, grades 5-8
  • Cross country, co-ed, grades 5-8

Winter 1 (November-January)

  • Boys basketball, grades 5-8

Winter 2 (January-March)

  • Girls basketball, grades 5-8

Spring (April – May)

  • Track, co-ed, grades 5-8


Soccer, Volleyball, and Basketball

  • Played through the AAIAA league, comprised of area independent schools
  • Games traditionally played on Tuesdays and Thursdays (though rescheduling may occur)
  • Practices typically Monday and/or Wednesdays, plus any open Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Seasons conclude with league tournament, which include Friday and Saturday games

Cross Country and Track

  • Separate from league format
  • Meets may occur any day of the week
  • Practices tend to follow a similar schedule as league teams, but are at the discretion of the coach.

Students wishing to participate in gr. 5-8 sports teams at Emerson must have a current signed physical form on file in the office. Students who are restricted from participating in after school activities due to medical reasons require a signed release from their doctor.

+ Fall Interscholastic Sports Info
+ Winter Interscholastic Sports Info
+ Spring Interscholastic Sports Info


Other Opportunities

+ K-4 Cross-Country


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 Lenny Dale 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.