A parent meeting for 8th and 9th graders will be held on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 7pm in the Cafeteria at Washington-Liberty. All students and parents are highly encouraged to attend this meeting to receive information about the season and athlete expectations.
Athletes will be required to have an approved sports physical turned in to the W-L Athletic Trainer by Tuesday, August 6th. A conditioning practice will take place at 3pm on August 6th. On August 7th, players will report at 9am for concussion testing and to get their helmets and lockers. The schedule for the first two weeks is variable with some days having morning practices and other days having afternoon practices. Please check the "Schedule" tab for information on all of the practice days/times.
If you would like to have up-to-date information, please sign up on the Remind app. The class code is @jsiddal. Or you can text the message @jsiddal to 81010 to sign up if you don't want to download the app. Remind is the primary means for the coaches to communicate with the players and parents, so everyone is encouraged to sign up so that you receive all the latest information.
Summer weight training and conditioning:
Beginning June 24th, all prospective freshmen football players are encouraged to come to lifting and conditioning Monday - Thursday from 11:30am - 12:30pm. There will be no lifting the week of June 30 - July 6 due to VHSL restrictions.
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.
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.
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. The form can be picked up at the Activities Office, or printed from this link:
In addition, parents and athletes must sign this Arlington Participation Agreement, linked here:
More information about the Athletic Clearance Process can be found here:
If you cannot get a sports physical from your family doctor, sports physicals will be offered at Washington-Lee on a date TBD. Appointments are required. Please call the Activities Office at 703-228-6207 for more information.
Student-athletes who do not have an approved sports physical turned in to the W-L Athletic Trainer in time for the start of the fall season will not be allowed to try-out for the football team unless a prior arrangement has been made with Coach Shapiro. Sports physicals for football tryouts will be accepted only up until Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. No additional try-out days will be offered to those without a physical at the start of the fall tryout season.