Announcements and Important Events
Frequently Asked Questions for Washington - Liberty HS Activities Department:
• When do fall sports begin?
Monday, August 3, 2020. Fall sports begin the end of July or early in August, usually the first week of the month. Please check our web site (above) later this spring or over the summer for Tryout Information.
• Do I have to have a physical to try-out for a sport?
Yes, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) requires that all student-athletes have a physical prior to tryouts for all high school sports, including cheerleading. The VHSL Physical Form must be signed by a doctor and dated after May 1, 2020. Arlington Public Schools (APS) also requires an Athletic Participation Agreement Form be signed by both the parent and student. The clearance packet, including these two forms, is available on our website and must be turned in to the Athletic Trainer before you can be cleared to participate and/or try-out.
• Can I use my middle school physical?
No. Physicals must be dated after May 1, 2020.
• What Sports does Washington-Liberty High School offer?
Fall Sports (Starts early Aug.)- Cross Country* / Golf / Cheerleading / Girls Field Hockey* / Football* / Girls Volleyball* / Dance (starts after school begins)
Winter Sports (starts early Nov.)- Basketball / Cheerleading / Girls Gymnastics / Indoor Track / Rifle / Swim & Dive / Wrestling
Spring Sports (starts late Feb.)- Baseball* / Crew* / Lacrosse* / Softball* / Soccer / Tennis / Outdoor Track
• What sports can 8th grade students play at the High School Level?
8th Graders can tryout for any sport with a freshman and/or JV team that is not offered at the Middle School Level if they live in W-L’s attendance zone and they are attending an APS Middle School. See the sports noted above that have an asterisk (*) beside their name.
• Is there after school transportation?
Yes, W-L offers two late buses Monday - Thursday (no late bus on Friday). The first leaves at 4:45pm for after school activities and the second leaves at 6:45pm for athletes.
• How can I find out detailed information about specific sport?
Visit our website: https://wlathletics.org/ then click on the appropriate Sport Season and look for the sport you are interested in. Feel free to email the Head Coach with specific questions. They love to hear from future athletes!