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of Upper School students participate on at least team.


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


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

2017-2018 Sports Offerings

as of June 2017


Sports OfferedTryouts*Season Dates

Practice Days

Game (Meet) Days
JV SoccerAug 29-31; 3:15 - 5:00 PMSept 5 - Nov 1beginning Sept 5
Tues & Thurs; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs
Varsity SoccerAug 29-31; 3:15 - 5:00 PM

Sept 5 - Nov 1

beginning Sept 6
Mon & Wed; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs

Girls Tennis Club (Grades 6-8)Sep 5; 3:15 - 4:30 PMSept 5 - Nov 1


Tues & Thurs with occasional Fri
Girls Volleyball Club (Grades 6-8)Sept 7; 3:15 - 4:30 PM

Sept 5 - Nov 1


Tues & Thurs with occasional Fri

Cross CountryNA

Sept 5 - Nov 1


Mon, Sept 16 @ Barrie School; 4:00 PM

Fri, Sept 22 @ Barnesville; 3:00 PM

Thurs, Oct 26 @ Norwood; Boys @ 2:00 PM, Girls @ 2:30 PM

Sat, Oct 7 - 3rd Chesapeake Bay Middle School Cross-Country Invitational - TBA

* Fall 2017 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.


Sports OfferedTryoutsSeason DatesPractice DaysGame (Meet) Days
JV Boys BasketballMon, Nov 6; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 8; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 27 - Feb 28Thurs, Nov 9 and Tues & Thurs starting Nov 28Any day of the week
JV Girls BasketballTues, Nov 7; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 8; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 27 - Feb 28Thurs, Nov 9 and Tues & Thurs starting Nov 28

Any day of the week

Varsity Boys BasketballMon, Nov 13; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 15; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 27 - Feb 28Mon & Wed starting Nov 27Any day of the week

Varsity Girls BasketballTues, Nov 14; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov 15; 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Nov 27 - Feb 28Mon & Wed starting Nov 27

Any day of the week

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


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

* 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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