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10

different sports offered

95%

of Upper School students participate on at least team.

25

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

2018-2019 Sports Offerings

as of August 2018

Fall

 

Sports Offered Tryouts* Season Dates

Practice Days

 

Game (Meet) Days
JV Soccer Aug 28-30; 3:15 - 5:00 PM Sept 4 - Nov 1 beginning Sept 4
Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Tues and Thurs, with a few exceptions
Varsity Soccer Aug 28-30; 3:15 - 5:00 PM

 

Sept 4 - Nov 1

 

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

 

 

Girls Tennis Club (Grades 6-8) Sept 11; 3:15 - 4:30 PM*** Sept 4 - Nov 1

 

NA

 

10/5 @ Bullis @ 2:45 PM
10/9 @ St. Andrew's @ 3 PM
Stone Ridge TBD
Holton Arms TBD
Girls Volleyball Club (Grades 6-8) Sept 6; 3:15 - 4:30 PM***

 

Sept 4 - Nov 1

 

Tuesdays or Thursdays - Exact Dates TBD

 

9/18 @ Stone Ridge @ 2:45 PM
9/25 @ St. Andrew's @ 3 PM
10/11 @ McLean @ 4 PM
10/16 @ Norwood @ 3 PM
10/18 @ Bullis @ 2:45 PM
Tournament @ Norwood on 10/24 @ 3 PM & 4 PM

 

 

Cross Country NA

 

Sept 4 - Nov 1

 

Occasional Practices on Fridays - Exact Dates TBD**

 

 

10/2 @ Barrie @ 4:10 PM
10/25 @ Norwood - Boys @ 2 PM, Girls @ 2:30 PM

* Fall 2018 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 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 Mon, Nov 5; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 7; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 26 - Feb 28 Thurs, Nov 8 and Tues & Thurs starting Nov 27 Any day of the week
JV Girls Basketball Tues, Nov 6; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 7; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 26 - Feb 28 Thurs, Nov 8 and Tues & Thurs starting Nov 27

 

 

Any day of the week

 

Varsity Boys Basketball Mon, Nov 12; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 14; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 26 - Feb 28 Mon & Wed starting Nov 26 Any day of the week

 

Varsity Girls Basketball Tues, Nov 13; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 14; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 26 - Feb 28 Mon & Wed starting Nov 26

 

Any day of the week

 

Co-ed Swim Club NA TBA TBA, depends on available pool times. TBA, at least 4-5 meets will be scheduled.

Spring

Sports OfferedTryouts*Season DatesPractice DaysGame Days
JV & Varsity LacrosseNATBAMon & Wed; 3:15 - 5:00 PMMon & Wed
JV & Varsity SoftballNATBATues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PMTues & Thurs
JV & Varsity BaseballNATBATues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM

Tues & Thurs
Boys Tennis Club (if interest)NATBATBATBA
Boys Volleyball Club (if interest)NATBATBATBA
Co-ed Golf ClubNATBATBATBA

* 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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