- What grades participate in the Athletics Program?
- Why is the Wyndcroft Athletic Program important to my child's development?
- Is my child graded on their performance?
- What sports/classes are offered as a part of Wyndcroft Athletics?
- What paperwork is required for my child to participate in this program?
- My child is not in a team sport. What time do they dismiss from school?
- What is the practice schedule?
- What should my student wear/bring to practices?
- What additional equipment is required?
- What is the pick-up procedure on practice days?
- When are games played?
- What is the pick-up procedure on game days?
- What uniform items are required for Athletics?
- What is the attendance policy?
- What is the procedure in case of inclement weather?
Participation in the Wyndcroft Athletic Program takes the place of gym class in grades 6-8 and therefore determines their grade in Physical Education. We do not grade on ability, but on determination, teamwork, responsibility and participation. Students may choose from all options available each season to fulfill the P.E. requirement.
Students are expected to be prepared for practices, sports periods and games, just as they are for class. This includes having mouth guards, shoes, socks, cleats, game uniform, etc. This is part of being responsible and every effort is made to remind students to bring the necessary equipment when needed. Please be aware that not being prepared and/or frequent absences will not only affect a student’s grade, but may affect their playing time as well at the coaches’ discretion.
Every student MUST have a Physician Sports Release Form completed each school year, prior to the first practice. Physicals MUST be performed after June 1st of each year. All medical problems or concerns should be clarified with coaches and faculty to ensure your child is safe and that proper medical items are on hand.
Concussion Information Acknowledgement and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Acknowledgement forms are also required to be reviewed and signed by the student and parent.
Most athletic t-shirts and shorts are acceptable for daily practice. No tank tops or inappropriate writing, please. Shorts should be appropriate length.
Students should pack a water bottle each day for sports.
Sneakers are required for indoor practice and cleats for practice at the fields. Both should be brought everyday as weather is unpredictable.
Field Hockey: Field hockey stick, mouth guard, shin guards, white socks and navy socks, and goggles
Soccer: Shin guards
Cross Country: Running shoes
Basketball: Non-marking sneakers
P.E. Class: Non-marking sneakers
Lacrosse (Girls): Lacrosse stick, mouth guard, goggles, gloves are optional
Lacrosse (Boys): Lacrosse stick, mouth guard, athletic cup, (helmet, shoulder pads and gloves are provided by the school, but we recommend students purchase their own for a more comfortable fit)
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - When there is not a game, pick-up time is at 4:30PM from the gym lobby doors. Please form a car line to make dismissal safe and smooth.
If your child is not picked up by 4:45PM, they will be placed in After School Care at your expense.
On Thursdays when there is not a game, dismissal will be at regular time of 3:30PM. On these days your child should go home in his/her usual manner (car, bus, etc.).
There are no athletic activities on Fridays.
Pick up for all Field Hockey, Soccer, Cross Country and Lacrosse home games is at the Hill School fields. Pick up for Basketball home games and all away game competitions are at The Wyndcroft School at the time designated on the sports schedule. If you wish to pick up your child from an away game, a written note or email MUST be provided and approved by the Athletic Director by noon on the day of the event.
Students participating in Team Sports are required to purchase a Wyndcroft warm-up suit for use during athletics. Warm-up suits are available for purchase through Lands’ End.
A blue/gold pinnie is required and available for a $5.00 fee from the Athletic Director.
Uniforms for team sports are provided by The Wyndcroft School. Uniforms will be handed out at the beginning of the season and must be returned to the school at the end of the season.
Attendance at games, sports periods and practices is mandatory.
Unexcused absences: Missing any practice, sports period or game without a written note is considered an unexcused absence.
Excused absences: An absence can be excused only when a student has provided ample notice that they will not be at a practice or game with a written note given to the athletic director. Excused absences include illness, doctor/dentist appointments, etc. Serious illness or injury requires written instructions from the doctor so that alternate plans can be made for your child. We ask that you please make every effort NOT to schedule appointments during game days.
For more information on the Athletics Program, please contact:
Ken Dorris, Director of Athletics and Summer Programs
(610) 326-0544 x119