Athletics

 

HAPPY END OF SUMMER!

(updated September 3, 2021)

 

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions and understaffing at the pools we normally use, we were unable to secure a pool for practices, so will not be offering swim this fall. My apologies for the late notice.

We are gearing up for fall sports, with Covid protocols in place. With new testing requirements for youth sports and in light of the unvaccinated status of those under twelve, I will only have three afternoons a week to schedule games. This may affect practice from time to time, and prevents us from offering any student the opportunity to play more than one sport this season (this fall). BUT, we're still going to have a ton of fun.

Please understand that best efforts will be made for the most rewarding season we can provide for the students, and we appreciate your patience and adaptability :)

There will be no buses this season so I will explain the situation with parents driving as we get closer to the first game (late September).

For now, the practice schedule is as follows:

4th and 5th grade 

Co-ed flag football - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm, starting Sept. 9

Girls' basketball - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm, starting Sept. 14

6th-8th grade 

Co-ed flag football - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting Sept. 8

Girls' basketball - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting Sept. 13

Co-ed cross country - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, starting Sept. 8

Please sign up before Friday, September 3rd. Click HERE to do so.

More details to come including coaches, logistics, uniforms, etc. In the meantime, feel free to email me with any questions (but not too frequently) - jneil@wesleyschool.org :)

Looking forward to seeing students running, sweating, and competing again!

- Coach JoAnn

THE ATHLETICS PROGRAM

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, and co-ed 6th-8th grade cross country. Practices and games begin in September.

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, 7th/8th boys volleyball, 4th-6th grade boys soccer, and co-ed 6th-8th grade school track. Practices begin early March. Games begin in April.

Fourth and fifth grade generally practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Sixth through eighth grade students generally practice Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 with the exception of Delphic League sports - cross country, swim, golf, and track and field - which vary. Practice schedules for these sports will be communicated as soon as possible before the first practice.

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 Friday, "home" or "away." The team travels with their coach via bus to the "away" games. (Covid-19 issues will require adjustments to this.)

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

Sports Master Calendar 2019-20