After-school athletics at Gateway offer Middle School students experiences that help them grow physically, mentally, and socially. With a focus on building and reinforcing high self-esteem, mastering fundamental skills, valuing teamwork, and learning good sportsmanship, Gateway’s athletics program has a place for every interested student. Team offerings include soccer in the fall; basketball in the winter; and softball and track & field in the spring.
As a member of the Middle School Athletic League, the Gateway Lions participate in interscholastic competitions with member schools around New York City, including the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Mary McDowell Friends School, City & Country School, Solomon Schechter School, Hannah Senesh Community School, The Child School, The Ideal School, and several others.
Registration for Fall 2016 soccer closed in September. Boys and girls entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible. The season runs from September to November.
The season runs from November 8, 2016 to March 10, 2017. Teams practice in a regulation-size gym located a block away. See the master schedule.
Practices: Players can be picked up at 4:30 p.m. at Gateway. Parents should wait by the glass doors on the 6th floor. Players who are approved walkers will be brought down to the street level.
Games: Players and coaches travel together to each game. After the game, players who are approved walkers can leave from the game location on their own. The other players can leave with their parents. Those whose parents cannot come to the game will travel back to Gateway with the coaches and can be picked up at Gateway. Typically, parents communicate about their pick-up plan with the coaches.
Registration for co-ed softball is open through March 16, 2017. Boys and girls in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible. The season runs from March 28 to May 26.