Athletic FAQs

What grades participate in the Athletics Program?

For students in grades 6-8, athletics are a mandatory part of our physical education curriculum.

Why is the Wyndcroft Athletic Program important to my child's development?

We believe participation in athletics prepares students not only for secondary school sports, but also for life. They learn to be a team, to win graciously and lose gracefully, and to balance their time and efforts to succeed both in the classroom and on the field.

Is my child graded on their performance?

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.

What sports/classes are offered as a part of Wyndcroft Athletics?

The following options are offered:




Coed Cross Country*

Boys Soccer*

Girls Field Hockey*

Coed P.E. Class

Boys Basketball*

Girls Basketball*

Coed P.E. Class

Boys Lacrosse*

Girls Lacrosse*

Coed P.E. Class

*team sport

What paperwork is required for my child to participate in this program?

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.

Copies of these forms can be found on our Forms and Information Page.

My child is not in a team sport. What time do they dismiss from school?

Alternate athletics dismiss every day at 3:30PM.

What is the practice schedule?

Students participating in Team Sports practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:40-4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

What should my student wear/bring to practices?

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.

What additional equipment is required?

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)

What is the pick-up procedure on practice days?

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.

When are games played?

Games are generally played Mondays and Wednesdays after school at 3:45 p.m.

A full calendar of athletic events can be found on the Athletic Calendar page of the website.

What is the pick-up procedure on game days?

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.

What uniform items are required for Athletics?

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.

What is the attendance policy?

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.

What is the procedure in case of inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather, check the school website for cancellations or changes. Parent notification will be made by phone between 12:00-1:00 of that day. Please do not call the school before this time.

For more information on the Athletics Program, please contact:

Ken Dorris, Director of Athletics and Summer Programs
(610) 326-0544 x119