2021/22 WINTER Sports Youth Offerings


HAWKEN YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB – (Boys and Girls Grades 1-6)

Hawken School has a long and proud tradition of competitive, scholastic wrestling at the middle and high school levels. We are now extending our wrestling program to include students in grades 1-6 through Youth Wrestling. 
The first day of practice will be in mid-November. In all training and wrestling, participants will be matched by weight and experience. Participants will learn the basics of wrestling rules, positioning, and technique in all aspects of the sport. We expect to frequently divide instructional groups into novice and advanced.
Practices will be held two times per week (Tuesday, Thursday) beginning November 16 and run through mid-February. All Tuesday/Thursday practices will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Gates Mills campus in the wrestling room. Additionally, we will have a handful of Saturday practices; times will be communicated once scheduled. Most competitions will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and while not required, will be highly encouraged. A schedule will be released at a later date.
Cost is $150.00 per wrestler and includes all practices, meets, some but not all tournaments, and a t-shirt. Headgear and wrestling shoes are required. Singlet uniform will be provided by the club during the season. 
We will also be offering the opportunity to purchase additional team gear. Watch for more information.
Register here

HAWKEN YOUTH BASKETBALL – (Boys and Girls Grades 3-6)

The Hawken Youth Basketball program is offered to Hawken boys and girls in grades 3-6. We will have boys teams in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. We will field a 3rd/4th grade girls team and a 5th/6th grade girls team.
The boys teams will participate in the Big Leaf Basketball League, and the girls teams will participate in the Eastside Girls Basketball League. Below is some information on practice times.
  • The first practice for the boys program is mid-October (exact date – TBA), as their league play starts earlier than the girls.
  • The first practice for the girls program is late November (exact date – TBA), as their league play starts later than the boys.
  • Boys teams will practice through January and possibly early February depending on tournaments team(s) may enter.
  • Girls teams will practice through mid-February depending on tournaments team(s) may enter.
  • Most practices will be on the Lyndhurst campus in Ingalls Gym, but some may be held at Gates Mills.
  • Most teams will practice twice a week. Practices will either be from 5:00- 6:00 pm, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, or 8:00 – 9:00 pm during the week.
Boys: All games will be played on Saturday at various locations such as Cleveland Heights, University School, and Hawken Gates Mills and/or Lyndhurst campus. The games will occur between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Girls: Games will be on Saturday at various east side locations such as Cleveland Heights, Orange Middle School, and Hawken Lyndhurst campus. The games will occur between 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Cost is $150/per player. 
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H.I.L.T is all about fast paced lacrosse reps. Our coaches will be teaching skills on the fly, and our players will be working hard throughout the 1.5-hr long session. Every drill will start off with a foot speed ladder, sprints, and lacrosse specific moves. This is for a lacrosse player that wants to put hard work in once a week to prepare for the spring 2022 season. 
Who: Boys 2nd-8th grade
Where: Force Indoor Richmond
When: Sundays
Dates: December 5,12,19 :: January 9,16,23 :: Feb 13,20
Times: December 5:00 pm-6:30 pm :: Jan/Feb 1:00-2:30 pm
Cost: $250
We welcome any new players who are interested in learning the great sport of lacrosse.  We create a fun learning environment with competitions and skill building. All you need is a lacrosse stick!
Who: Boys 2nd-8th Grade
Where: Hawken Upper School/Lyndhurst
When: Saturday Mornings 9:00 am-10:00 am 
Dates: Dec 11,18 :: Jan 8,15,22,29 :: Feb 5,12
Cost: $100
Coaches: Coach Dan Usaj, Program Director Hawken Boys Lacrosse, Hawken Varsity coaching staff and captains along with Gilmour Academy Head Coach Jim Scully.

Brian McLaughlin
Youth Sports Coordinator

Athletic Summer Camps
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**The dates above for all levels are tentative due to the ever-changing climate surrounding Covid-19.  We will share more concrete information as it becomes available. Hawken School is paying close attention to the OHSAA and state officials' recommendations and guidelines. The safety of our student-athletes and community is our first priority.

Youth Sports Offerings

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Field Hockey
Boys Lacrosse
Girls Lacrosse
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