The goal of the Athletic Program is to provide an engaging, enjoyable, and collaborative environment that supports the student athlete's total development through a well-rounded program that stresses and values the student first, while developing the athlete second. The mission of the Athletic Program is to (have fun) prepare each student athlete to practice good teamwork and sportsmanship, including fair play, integrity, and observance of rules. We believe these factors, combined, translate into a successful individual on and off the athletic field.
Joining a school sports team is a great way to get to know new classmates or strengthen existing friendships. It makes no difference if your child is aiming for the Olympics or just hoping to have some fun. The after-school sports program at Wesley is a safe environment, both physically and emotionally. At this level, it's not about winning and losing. It’s about taking chances and reaping the rewards of doing so.
The Wesley School is a member of both the San Fernando Valley Private School League and the Junior Delphic League. We participate in interscholastic team and individual competitions in both leagues. The school offers three seasons of athletic competitions for boys and girls in the 4th through 8th grades.
In the fall, there is a choice between girls basketball, co-ed flag football, co-ed swimming, and co-ed cross country. Practices and games will begin in mid-September.
In the winter, we play girls soccer and boys basketball. Practices begin at the end of November. Games begin in the middle of January.
In the spring, we play girls volleyball, boys baseball, 7th-8th grade boys volleyball, 4th-6th grade boys soccer, and co-ed track. Practices begin early March. Games begin in April.
Lower school students practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Middle school students practice Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. The cross country and swim teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Occasionally, practices are adjusted for the needs of the team, individual athletes, and/or the school. Teams are given a practice schedule prior to the first practice. Games are played once or twice a week, Monday through Thursday, and are either played "home" or "away." Directions for the "away" games can be found in the Athletic Handbook below.
Please email me if you have any questions.
Coach Leroy Edwards
Athletic Director/Middle School PE