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10

different sports offered

95%

of Upper School students participate on at least team.

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Sports Teams

5%

of Woods graduates are Division 1 college athletes, compared to nationwide average of less than 1%

2

consecutive undefeated seasons for the JV A Girls Basketball team coached by George Leftwich

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Athletics Participation

Upper School students in Grades 5 through 8 may participate in interscholastic athletic teams after school. There are three seasons - Fall, Winter, and Spring. Team sports offerings include soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, and lacrosse. We also offer cross country, swimming, golf, tennis, and volleyball clubs. The Woods Academy competes against area schools with similar athletic program philosophies. Most of our games take place in the Maryland and DC area. When applicable, students in Grades 5 & 6 participate on Junior Varsity (JV) Teams and students in Grades 7 & 8 participate on Varsity Teams. All student in Grade 5 through 8 who wish to participate in athletics must submit a completed Upper School Sports Permission Slip.

Upper School Sports Permission Slip

The Upper School Sports Permission Slip is REQUIRED if your child will be participating in a sport.

All of our coaches are certified in CPR and First Aid and are aware of the signs and symptoms of concussion. We encourage parents to be familiar with these as well. Please review the Heads Up Concussion Fact Sheet for Youth Sports Parents.

Concussion Fact Sheet

2019-2020 Sports Offerings

as of August 2019

Fall

 

Sports Offered Tryouts* Season Dates

Practice Days

 

Game (Meet) Days

Boys Soccer (JV - Grades 5&6; Varsity - Grades 7&8)

Aug 27-29; 3:15 - 5:00 PM Sept 3 - Oct 30 beginning Sept 3
Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Tues and Thurs, with a few exceptions
Girls Soccer (JV - Grades 5&6; Varsity - Grades 7&8) Aug 27-29; 3:15 - 5:00 PM

 

Sept 3 - Oct 30

 

beginning Sept 4
Mon & Wed; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Mon and Wed, with a few exceptions

 

 

Girls Tennis Club (Grades 6-8) Sept 10; 3:15 - 4:30 PM*** Sept 3 - Oct 30

 

NA

 

Tentative Match Dates: 10/17, 10/22, 10/28

Girls Volleyball Club (Grades 6-8) Sept 5; 3:15 - 4:30 PM***

 

Sept 3 - Oct 30

 

Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 4:30 PM

 

Tues, Thurs, and occasional Fri

 

Cross Country NA

 

Sept 3 - Oct 30

 

Occasional Practices on Fridays - Exact Dates TBD**

 

 

10/24 @ Norwood

11/4 @ Bullis

 

* Fall 2019 soccer tryouts will be held the first week of school. All students interested in playing soccer in the fall must attend all tryout days. Please keep in mind that students are trying out to make our "A" team or "B" team, if numbers permit. Our A team is our competitive team, while our B teams will mainly focus on skills development. Games have been scheduled for both A and B teams.

** All students in Grade 5-8 are encouraged to participate in Cross Country. We will hold a few scheduled practices this year. Students who are interested in running must attend at least half of the practices offered to be able to participate in the meets.

*** There are no cuts for girls tennis or girls volleyball, anyone that attends tryouts will be able to participate. Tryouts are to help identify individual abilities.

Winter

Sports Offered Tryouts Season Dates Practice Days Game (Meet) Days

JV Boys Basketball (Grades 5&6)

Mon, Nov 4; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Tues, Nov 5; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 18 - Feb 27 Tues & Thurs starting Nov 19 Mostly Tues & Thurs, could be Mon or Wed
JV Girls Basketball (Grades 5&6) Wed, Nov 6; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Thurs, Nov 12; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 18 - Feb 27 Tues & Thurs starting Nov 19

 

 

Mostly Tues & Thurs, could be Mon or Wed

 

Varsity Boys Basketball (Grades 7&8) Mon, Nov 11; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 13; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 18 - Feb 27 Mon & Wed starting Nov 18 Mostly Mon & Wed, could be Tues or Thurs

 

Varsity Girls Basketball (Grades 7&8) Tues, Nov 12; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Thurs, Nov 14; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 18 - Feb 27 Mon & Wed starting Nov 18

 

Mostly Mon & Wed, could be Tues or Thurs

 

Co-ed Swim Club (Grades 5-8) NA TBA Fri, 3:00 - 4:00 PM TBA, at least 4 meets will be scheduled.

Spring

 

Sports Offered Tryouts* Season Dates Practice Days Game Days
JV & Varsity Lacrosse NA TBA Mon & Wed; 3:15 - 5:00 PM Mon & Wed
JV & Varsity Softball NA TBA Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM Tues & Thurs
JV & Varsity Baseball NA TBA Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM

 

Tues & Thurs
Boys Tennis Club (Grades 6-8) (if enough interest) NA TBA TBA TBA
Co-ed Golf Club NA TBA TBA TBA
Track & Field NA TBA NA at least 2 meets

 

* No tryouts will be held for the spring season. There will be one team per sport and everyone will make a team, if we have the numbers. If we do not have the numbers to form a team, a clinic will be provided.

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