4th through 8th Grade - SPORTS ARE BACK!

Mostly, kind of. Through new allowances at the county level, and approval from the senior administration at Wesley, students are allowed to participate in low-to-medium contact sports. Hooray!

Students have signed up to start either soccer, basketball, or volleyball practice the week of March 15th, with some friendly competition between classes, within classes, and maybe (but just maybe) with another school, starting after Spring Break.

We're excited to allow students to compete. And while it's been a year away from the court and the pitch, it's important to take a collective breath and remind ourselves why any of us play sports in the first place - to have fun! And that's what we're aiming to do for the remainder of the school year. 



Some more info:

- Physical distancing will be in effect as much as possible.

- Students must wear face coverings. 

- Bring your own water bottle from home. 

- Hand washing stations will be available and required.

- Athletic clothes and shoes are required. Cleats may be worn (only if you already have them) for soccer. Court/gym shoes must be worn for basketball and volleyball. Students may wear their sports jerseys to school on game days.

- Coach Freddy is doing basketball, Coach Nestor soccer, and Coach JoAnn volleyball.



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, the athlete second.

The mission of the Athletic Program is to have FUN while teaching 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 break a sweat. 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 High Delphic League. We participate in interscholastic team and individual competitions in both leagues. The school offers three seasons of athletic competition for students in the 4th through 8th grades.

In the fall, we offer girls basketball, flag football, co-ed middle school swimming, and co-ed middle school cross country. Practices and games will begin Wednesday, September 4.

In the winter, we offer girls soccer, boys basketball, and 7th/8th grade boys' soccer. Practices begin at the end of November. Games begin in the middle of January.

In the spring, we offer girls volleyball, middle school boys volleyball, 4th-6th grade boys soccer, and co-ed middle school 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 EXCEPT: Cross Country will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm at North Hollywood Park across the street. Swim team practices are currently TBD.

Occasionally, practices are adjusted for the needs of the team, individual coaches, and/or the school. Teams are given a practice schedule prior to the start of the season. Games are played once or twice a week, Monday through Thursday, "home" or "away." The team travels with their coach via bus to the "away" games.

Please email me if you have any questions.

JoAnn Neil
Athletic Director/Middle School PE
818 636-4338


Click here for the Athletic Handbook

Click here for the Athletes Code of Conduct

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