The first practice/tryout for all 10th - 12th graders is Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 9am. Helmets will be handed out on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00am only to those with a completed and approved sports physical that has been turned in to the W-L Athletic Trainer by Thursday, August 1st, 2019. No physicals can be turned in for football after Thursday, August 1st. The only exceptions may be transfer students or those that have made prior contact with Coach Shapiro regarding their physical and/or tardiness. All players must be prepared to practice on August 5th. On August 5th, a conditioning practice will be held from 9am - 10am, then a second practice will follow from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.
Freshman team training camp and practice info can be found on the freshman football team website.
Off-Season weight training and conditioning:
3:15PM - 4:15PM Monday/Tuesday/Thursday weight lifting during intramurals
Full team lifting 10:00am Saturdays followed by 11:00am 7-on-7 Workout
The following conditions must be met in order to try out for the football team for the 2019 season:
Good Academic Standing
Proper Class Attendance (all absences must be excused:) unexcused tardies and unverified absences DO NOT meet this requirement.
Commitment to the weight room. Attendance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
(Any player who cannot make these days/times should contact Coach Shapiro at email@example.com or Coach Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternate weight lifting time.)
Participation in team Green Days and other conditioning workouts ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
A positive member of the W-L community. This includes being respectful to ALL staff, fellow students, and adults in the building.
All players need a sports physical dated after May 1, 2019 in order to play sports at Washington-Lee in the 2019-2020 school year.
Sports physicals will be offered at Washington-Lee on a date TBD. Please call with the Activities Office at 703-228-6207 to schedule an appointment.
During the season, practice will be held Monday - Thursday from 3:15pm - 5:30pm on the field. There will be team film, lifting, or a meal each day following the end of on-field practice. Players can expect to be released at 6:15pm Monday - Thursday. Saturday practice will be from 9:00am - 11:30am each week.
Friday nights are game nights. All games begin at 7:00pm. There will be a team meal immediately after school and the team will remain together through game time.
Below is the link for the team cleats. These cleats have been chosen by Coach Shapiro and the team captains and are offered at a discounted team price. While not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged. The quality is excellent, especially for the cost. Please order soon, so your son is ready for the start of the season!
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