Sadly, Wesley, like all other schools in the area and within our league, has officially canceled the spring sports season. Athletic directors, coaches, players, and parents all share in the disappointment this news brings. There is little I feel stronger about than the benefits of exercise, but even more so, the rewards and lessons of team competition. Please make your children aware, as much as possible, that this, too, shall pass - and let's all hope sooner rather than later.
We will meet again on the pitch, the court, the track, and the links, share stories of "stay at home" workouts and baking bread, TikTok and take-out dinners, and appreciate anew all that we missed during these last few months apart. It is only a matter of "when," not "if."
Be well, stay well.
- Coach Neil
Below are some videos that might help your student-athletes stay in shape and keep up their skills, until we meet again:
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.
Athletic Director/Middle School PE