Three seasons make up the Athletic calendar at United Friends School: In the fall months, students play Soccer; To the winter months, students play Basketball; and during the spring months, students participate in Track. We encourage all students to participate and we welcome all to each team. All teams are co-ed and consist of students from Fourth through Eighth grades. We hire experienced coaches for all three sports from both within and outside of the community. Coaches will vary from year to year. Any student who plans to participate in UFS after-school athletics will be required to submit a health evaluation form. Students who are required to have a physical for enrollment in 6th grade can use that assessment for athletics. Soccer Soccer practices are three times a week and held at the local Quakertown Soccer Club fields, which are within walking distance to the school. Students play approximately eight games for the season, usually four home games and four away games for which transportation is provided. Friends and family are welcome to attend all games. In addition to the eight games offered in a season, students look forward to our annual parents versus students soccer scrimmage. Basketball Basketball practices are held at the Finland Mennonite Church, three times a week. New players will learn the fundamentals of the game, while more experienced players will focus on advancing their skills. Students are transported to and from practice. A season usually consists of six to eight home and away games. Students play primarily against other independent Quaker schools. We encourage all to attend. Track & Field Track practices are held at Quakertown Memorial Park, to which students will walk from UFS with the Track coach. Track meets are held two Saturdays a month from 8:00 AM-12:00 at the Quakertown Community School District track. Students will compete with schools from around Bucks and Montgomery counties as well as teams from select New Jersey schools. Transportation is not provided; Parents must bring their children to the meet and are asked to provide support including helping the coach with timing, setting up of events, cleaning up of hurdles, and measuring long jump and discus. Parents also provide and monitor snacks for the team.