Developing Champions for Life

The Stone Ridge Athletic Department is committed to having our program serve as an extension of the overall educational mission of the School. We aspire to develop Champions for Life by providing young women with an intentional and physically challenging athletic experience, inspiring not only competitive grace, but lifelong healthy habits and a physical awareness of oneself.

Through our whole child approach to coaching and teaching, complementing the five Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, we guide each Stone Ridge Girl to be the best version of themselves through sport.

At Stone Ridge, we provide opportunities for our girls to learn, participate, develop, and excel, and we celebrate that excellence in all of its forms. Explore our Gator programs & leadership development.




Gators Stay Active - Fall 2020

Athletics at Stone Ridge has provided a heartbeat of spirit for the entire school community over the years. We are committed to a return of providing athletic opportunities and achieving the level of excellence that we have become accustomed to as soon as possible. In the meantime, our aim will be to support and provide programming within the guidelines and parameters Stone Ridge chooses to follow as a whole School. We know it is important to help our students balance adherence to social distancing guidelines, while also including healthy habits, such as exercise and socialization, either virtually or from a distance, in their daily routines. 

Upper School

Upper School physical activity opportunities will strive for primarily in-person programming, remaining as an optional opt-in opportunity in line with our traditional programming. 

Optional On-Campus Opportunities:
Beginning September 8 Upper School students will have the opportunity to return to campus for both general fitness training and limited sport training opportunities outside of the academic schedule. We have intentionally focused on a general fitness approach and limited sport-specific training to aid in supporting a positive environment and preventing physical and psychological burnout prior to entering our competitive seasons.

All fitness and sport training opportunities will take place with strict social distancing while following our Health & Safety protocols. All activities will require a sign-up.

Signing up for activities:
Upper School students will receive an email on Thursdays with the schedule and sign-up links for on-campus opportunities the following week. Students must submit the sign-up by Sunday evening to secure a spot in the week’s activities. Sessions will be limited to a certain number of participants. Activities may vary week to week, but will generally include:

Mornings: Anticipated 8:00 - 9:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

  • Yoga on the Turf
  • Running & Speed Development
  • Lap Swimming
  • Spin Class on Campus Walk

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Intro to Golf
  • Lap Swimming
  • Spin Class on Campus Walk

Afternoons: Anticipated 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Mondays: Lacrosse Training on Gator Field
  • Tuesdays: Soccer Training on Bermuda Field
  • Wednesdays: Field Hockey Training on Gator Field
  • Thursdays: Strength & Conditioning on Gator Field & Soccer Training on Bermuda Field
Description of Upper School Programs

Yoga on Gator Field
Yoga classes will be open to all US students and will be led by Coach John Hallwig. Coach John joined Stone Ridge in 2019 and holds certifications in Bikram yoga and Gymnastics Coaching. Classes will be designed to meet students where they are - as beginners or more advanced. A great stress-free way to start the day!

Spin Class on Campus Walk
A new class on the new Campus Walk! Get your heart rate up in the morning and improve your aerobic conditioning. Classes will be led by Stone Ridge coaches and will be a great mode of exercise for all students.

Running & Speed Development
Led by our Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track & Field Coaches, these sessions will work on running fundamentals and speed that are essential for all athletes.

Strength & Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning sessions will be led in partnership between strength and conditioning coaches from Health Baller and SR Athletics staff. In an off-season from competition, there is no better way to become a stronger and more healthy athlete.

Intro to Golf
Led by our Varsity Golf Coach, our Intro to Golf sessions will transform our grass fields into the optimal setting for learning and mastering the life-long game of golf. Open to all Upper School students, these sessions will address the basics of the game, fundamentals of the swing, progressing into learning how to control the ball with different clubs and in different scenarios. Golf clubs will be provided by Stone Ridge for the sessions, or students may bring their own.

Lap Swimming
Supervised by our Varsity Swimming & Diving Coach, Upper School students will be able to utilize the pool for morning lap swimming. These sessions are NOT learn-to-swim sessions, but an opportunity for members of the swimming program or other students that can adequately swim laps to exercise. Lane limits will be determined by county guidance, and locker rooms will not be available and students should plan to arrive and depart in their swimsuit.

Sport-Specific Training
Sport-specific training sessions will be organized by our Varsity Head Coaches in the sports of Soccer, Field Hockey, and Lacrosse as these sports are outdoor field-based sports that can provide adequate distancing in training. Sessions are limited to reduce over training and will emphasize skill development. Sessions are open to all US students.

Middle School

All Middle School students will continue participation in physical education classes during both virtual and hybrid school schedules. 

Middle School Physical Education
Beginning September 8 Middle School students will find a P.E. period in the schedule several days of the week. A Google meet sessions will consist of 11-15 students and 2 coaches/teachers and will serve as our “classroom” component of P.E., talking about healthy habits and routines, walking students through basic exercises, suggesting the best age-appropriate ways to be physically active at home, participating in team building activities, and other programming. 

Middle School Optional On-Campus Opportunities 
Beginning the week of September 14 Middle School students will have the opportunity to return to campus for limited sport training opportunities in the afternoons after virtual classes. As we progress to having students on campus, activities for MS students will be limited to outdoor team sport training that can be adequately socially distanced and accommodated on SR field space. Sessions are planned to begin the week of

September 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Mondays: MS Soccer Skill Training - Grass Fields
  • With Varsity & JV Head Coaches Luis Rodriguez and Juan Velasquez
  • Tuesdays: MS Lacrosse Skill Training - Turf
  • With VarsityHead & Assistant Coaches Kristen McDaniel and Lynne McTague
  • Wednesdays: MS Soccer Skill Training - Grass Fields
  • With Varsity & JV Head Coaches Luis Rodriguez and Juan Velasquez
  • Fridays: MS Field Hockey Skill Training - Turf
  • With Varsity Head & Assistant Coaches Gloria Nantulya and Lynne McTague

Participation in activities on campus will require adherence to sign-up and screening procedures in line with our Health and Safety protocols.