Fall Sports Pre-Season Tryouts & Practices

Hello SLA Families,

We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer! See below for the first week of tryout/pre-season information for our fall sports. All student-athletes MUST have a fully completed PIAA physical (click on document linked below) dated June 1, 2021 or later in order to participate in any workout. If families encounter difficulties obtaining a physical from their physician’s office, most urgent care clinics will complete them for $40-50.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the coaches and/or our Athletic Director, Ms. Siswick, with any questions or concerns.

Girls Soccer

Coach: Zoe Siswick (zsiswick@scienceleadership.org)

Pre-Season/Tryout Information: Tuesday, August 17th 2pm Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th, 4pm Marconi Playground, Broad & Oregon Ave.

Boys Soccer

Coach: Jimmy O’Karma (jgokarmajr@philasd.org)

Monday August 16th, 2021 10am- 11am @ Sacks Playground (4th and Washington Avenue)- This is document collection day. Please bring your completed physical! If you want to stay and play pickup (physical needed), we will be there for the hour.

Tuesday August 17th- Friday August 20th @ Sacks Playground (4th and Washington) 10am-12pm Preseason Practice


Coach: Lorell McCook (lamccook@philasd.org)

Monday, August 9th: Free physicals at school (use Ben Franklin/Broad St. entrance) at 3:30pm Must have parent signatures on physical form Tuesday, August 10th-Friday, August 13th-Heat acclimatization/tryouts) 3:30 at 18th & Wallace

Cross Country Coach: Jaclyn Rickus (jrickus@philasd.org)

Friday, August 20th-time TBD

Girls Volleyball

Coach: Karina Hirschfield (khirschfield@scienceleadership.org)

Tryouts Wednesday, August 18th & Thursday August 19th, SLA gym, time TBD

Ultimate Frisbee

Girls Coach: John Henkel (jhenkel@scienceleadership.org)

Boys Coach: Chris Lehmann (clehmann@scienceleadership.org)

Students who are interested in playing ultimate should wear comfortable clothing and cleats (if you have them) to Summer Institute. There will be introductory sessions each day after Summer Institute

Students Run Philly Style

Coach: Jeremy Spry (jspry@scienceleadership.org)

Students who are interested in SRPS will get more information at Summer Institute and/or once the school year begins

PIAA CIPPE Physical Packet 21-22 May Update