Athletics

 

HAPPY SUMMER, ONE AND ALL!

 

We are gearing up for fall sports. The leagues in which we play fully intend to get back to "normal." However, as the pandemic goes, this could change. We're crossing fingers and toes that it does not. I have my league meetings in August and will confirm that all systems are go as soon as I know.

In the meantime, if your middle school child is planning on swimming or cross-country in the fall, best to start practicing now. For cross country, yes it's hot but it's hotter during the actual season in September and October, so lace up those shoes and get out there - one foot in front of the other, breathe through the nose AND mouth to get maximum oxygen, and drink plenty of water all day long.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and a much needed break after a year like no other.

I'll be posting more details here and will email parents as necessary once we get closer to the start of school.

Stay well.

- 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, 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

Sports Master Calendar 2019-20