Middle School Athletics

Philosophy

The mission of Lacordaire Academy Middle School athletics is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally through athletic competition. Our athletic program strives  to be a channel that helps develop a lifestyle of character, integrity, discipline, hard work and leadership. Athletics provide an opportunity to develop and practice skills and lessons that are learned in the classroom.


 

Sports Teams

Fall Sports Teams and Clubs

Running Club: Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the running club twice a week after school for 90 minutes of stretching, jogging and phsyical fitness.  Students develop healthy habits, build endurance and socialize with friends in this popular club.  Running club members, parents and alum join the coach in a local 5K run in November.

Volleyball:Fall clinics are offered to students in grades 4-8 to introduce skills and encourage students to come out for the volleyball team in the Spring.  Older students also run a clinic for students in the first through 3rd grade sometime in the fall. Volleyball is a coed sport.

Winter Sprots Teams and Clubs

Boys Basketball: Boys basketball is open to all boys in grades 5-8.  Basketball conditioning begins in October a couple times of week.  Games begin in December and run throguh February with an additional practice on the weekend.  There are no cuts.

Girls Basketball: Girls basketball is open to all boys in grades 5-8. .  Basketball conditioning begins in October a couple times of week.  Games begin in December and run throguh February with an additional practice on the weekend.  There are no cuts.

Spring Sports Teams and Clubs

Running Club: Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the running club twice a week after school for 90 minutes of stretching, jogging and phsyical fitness.  Students develop healthy habits, build endurance and socialize with friends in this popular club.  The focus of Spring running club session is to introduce track and field skills and events. Students hold their own track meet at a local park or participate in a Middle School Track and Field meet in May.

Volleyball:This coed team invites any Middle School student  to participate. The team participates in a Catholic school league with many games during the Spring. Practices begin during the winter season but will not conflict with participation on any other sports team.  Although the team is competitive in the league, there are no cuts.
 

Schedules

Sports schedules are available at http://www.lacordaire.net/athletics-calendar.html

Directions

Lacordaire Academy (Volleyball, Basketball)
155 Lorraine Avenue
UpperMontclair, NJ 07043
973.744.1156

Nearby Streets and Routes: Lacordaire Academy is easily accessible from nearby Route 3, Route 46, Bloomfield Avenue, and the Garden State Parkway.

From The GSP: From either north or southbound sides, take the Watchung Avenue exit WEST to Park Street. Turn right onto Park Street and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 3: From either east or westbound sides, take the Grove Street exit, follow the ramp towards Grove Street-Montclair, take Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn right onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 46: Take the Valley Road exit, follow the ramp toward Valley Road-Montclair, take Valley Road to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Bloomfield Avenue: Take either Park Street or Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to
Lacordaire.


Brookdale Park (Tennis, Soccer, Softball)

Rte. 280 to Parkway N. to Exit #151.
Turn L at light.
Go approx. a 1/2-mile (pass Broad St. intersection)—turn R into Brookdale Park             

Coaches

                                        Athletic Director: Chris Calveley 

                                        Email: ccalveley@lacordaire.net
                                              
                                        Duties: Oversee all Upper School and Middle School Athletics, Physical Education/Health classes Pre K to 12           
                                                                              and Extra Curricular clubs

                                               Education: BA Honors Sports Science with Business
                                                                     MSc of Sports Science, University of Stirling, Scotland
                                             
                                                NJ Certification: Teacher of Physical Education
                                                                                Teacher of Health and Physical Education

                                               Professional Development/Certification:
                                                                     American Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder; AED &CPR Certification
                                                                     National Soccer Coaches Association of America "National Diploma" and "Advanced
                                                                     Regional Diploma"
                                                                     Scottish Football Association Coaching Certificate
                                                                     British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV Exercise Instructor
                                                                     Coaching certification in NFL, Flag Football, Tennis and Swimming
                                                Experience:
                                                                   
  Physical Eduation Teacher/Managing Director of Athletics - The Lewis School of Princeton, NJ
                                                                     Senior Staff Coach, FC Copa Soccer Academy, Metuchen, NJ
                                                                     Head Women's Soccer Coach, Chatham High School, NJ
                                                                     Director for S.P.A Soccer
                                                                     Regional Director for United Soccer Academy,Philadelphia, PA
                                                                     Exercise Consultant, Glasgow, Scotland
                                                                     Personal Trainer, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland







Head Varsity Coach: Diane Cogott

Sport: Volleyball

Email: dcogott@lacordaire.net

Education:: Endicott College, Associates of Science: Medical Administration

Caldwell College, Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Coaching Experience:1998-Present Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Elementary Division

2001 to 2006 Assistant Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Varsity, Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Junior Varsity

Other Accomplishments: 1998 to Present Founder and Commissioner of North

Jersey Junior Volleyball League

As members of this league the Elementary Divisions Record follows:

2001 - 2nd Place League Championship
2005 - 2nd Place League Championship
2006 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2007 - 1st Place League Champions Undefeated 32-0
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2008 - 2nd Place League Championship
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2009 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2010 - 1st Place League Champions
2nd Place Christmas Tournament



  Coach: Jessica Garrabrant 

Sport: Soccer Asst. Coach

Email: jgarrabrant@lacordaire.net

Education: Bachelors of Art, Montclair State University
 

 
Other Accomplishments: 

4 Year Starter and 2 Year Captain (Basketball) at Montclair State University

1st Team All NJAC 2008, 2nd Team All NJAC 2005,2006,2007

Drew University Soccer Camp Counselor 2010

Top 5 Rebounders in Montclair State University School History

Coached Middle School Soccer at Kinnelon Public School 2009-2010

Ran NYC, Boston Marathons (2011,2012) 

1st Year Varsity Coach at Lacordaire Academy Soccer and Basketball 2011-2012



                                              Coach:  Kevin Marks
                                             
                                              Sports: Middle School Boys Basketball, Upper School soccer, softball
                                             
                                               Education: 
BS Temple University

                                           
                                               Email:  kmarks@lacordaire.net

                                               Coaching Experience: To Be Completed


 
 Coach: Brittany Pitts 

Sport: Girls Tennis 

Email: bpitts@lacordaire.net

Education: BS in Psychology, Ramapo College
                     Early Childhood Certification
 
Coaching Experience:  To Be Completed
 

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