Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The PDS Athletic Dept. is excited about Crusader Golf for Spring 2020. The team will be led by Coach Ross Spain.

Due to the time and training involved, the Athletic Dept. encourages you and your son to thoughtfully evaluate whether or not he wants to make this commitment. Once the season begins, the boys will average 2 to 3 activities per week. Boys will practice on Mondays and Tuesdays and participate in matches on Thursdays. 

Also know, due to conflicting schedules, if you choose to participate in the Crusader Golf program, you may not participate on the Crusader Track team. Please note that soccer games are only on Wednesdays and Fridays, therefore boys who choose to participate on the golf team or run on the track team may still play in the PDS Intramural Soccer League. 

TRY-OUTS: We will hold a two day try-out on Monday, November 4th from 3:30-6:00pm and Tuesday, November 5thfrom 3:30-6:00pm at Galloway Golf Course. Boys should be dropped off and picked up at the clubhouse. 

For the 8 boys who are selected for the golf team, the cost is $175.00 (you will be billed by the school).

Any boy that has not previously submitted a physical and the necessary concussion and cardiac arrest forms need to do so before try-outs. All forms can be turned in to the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 842–4626 or You will be receiving more information on the first day of practice. As always, thank you for your support and here’s to a great season!

Dennis Smith 

Director of Athletics and Operations

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The Athletic Dept. is excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Mark Fruitt and Palmer Albertine will coach the team. 

TRY-OUTS: Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Monday, October 28th from 3:30–5:30pm and Tuesday, October 29th from 3:30–5:30pm in the PDS gym. Boys should be picked up at the main entrance at 5:30pm. Try-outs will be closed to all parents and spectators.

The Crusader basketball team is designed for boys who want additional opportunities for basketball practice and games. However, playing time is not guaranteed. While it will be more intense and competitive than our intramural basketball program, it will be consistent with our philosophy and high standards relating to sportsmanship and keeping athletics within a proper framework.

Assuming that more boys try out than the 10 spots available for the team, we will have to make cuts (unlike Crusader football). Before try-outs, we will talk to the boys about their attitudes and responses to the selection process. We hope and think that our 6th grade boys are mature enough to handle the disappointments that some of them may experience by not being chosen. Boys that play Crusader Basketball are also encouraged to play in the Intramural league. The two programs do not conflict. Looking forward to a great season!

Dennis Smith
Director of Athletics and Operations

Monday, 19 August 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 5th and 6th Grade Intramural Football schedule.


Athletic Dept.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 4th Grade Intramural Football schedule.


Athletic Dept.

Friday, 09 February 2018

Our 6th-grade Crusader basketball team won the middle school championship game last night at St. Mary's!

Thanks to all the boys who came out to support the team!

Friday, 07 March 2014

It was an exciting finale to the Lee Burns' era Student/Faculty games at PDS. With the game on the line, Headmaster Burns stepped to the line for a chance at two free-throws to clinch the game for the faculty. What happened next? Watch and see:

Monday, 06 January 2014

Over Christmas Break our 6th-Grade Crusader basketball team won the Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) basketball tournament with wins over Lausanne, Germantown, and Fellowship Christian Academy!

Way to go, Crusaders!

Friday, 09 August 2013
Wednesday, 01 August 2018

All fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are eligible to participate in the year-round, after-school intramural program. Tackle football is offered in the fall, basketball in the winter, and soccer in the spring.

We encourage as much participation as possible. All participants will be on a team, and all will play in each contest, provided they attend the practice sessions during the week. The school will provide the coaching. The parents are requested to provide for their sons any necessary special equipment. The school asks that only high quality, safe equipment be purchased. Call the Athletic Director if you have any questions concerning the purchasing of this equipment.

Students participating in the after-school athletic program must have a physical examination annually. A physician’s statement that a boy is physically fit for participation in our after-school program is required to be in the student’s file before he will be permitted to participate. The school reserves the right to remove any boy from an athletic team when it deems such removal is in the best interest of the boy or school. The ultimate decision to suspend from after-school athletics rests with the Elementary Division Principal.

Any 5th or 6th grade boy with an average of D or F in a core subject will not be allowed to participate in intramural or Crusader sports until that grade has improved. The decision to resume participation rests with the Elementary Division Principal.

A student must have been in class at least three hours of the school day in order to participate in athletics on the same day.

Parents, guardians and other family members/friends attending games must behave in a respectful manner consistent with the school’s values. This includes, but is not limited to, not booing, yelling or directing negative comments at any player, coach or referee/umpire.

For questions or more information on Athletics, contact Dennis Smith, Director of Operations and Athletics.

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