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The Parent’s Role In Education Based Athletics

As we continue our discussion on important factors in education-based athletics, today’s focus is on our parents. The parents of our student-athletes are critical to the day-to-day operations of an athletic department. The reality of the high school and middle school athletic environment is that parents are heavily involved – as they should be. It

Woodridge Earns 2018-19 PTC All Sports Trophy

The Woodridge High School Athletic department as a whole earned the 2018-19 PTC Metro Division “All-Sports” Trophy.  This trophy is awarded to the school that accumulates the most points, based on final standings for each team within the league during the school year.  In 2018-19, the Bulldogs won 8 out of a possible 18 PTC league

Get Your 2019-20 Sports Pass TODAY

Attention Bulldog Sports Fans!  Get your Woodridge Athletics “All-Sports” pass for the 2019-2020 school year today!  Follow the below information and get access to every home game hosted at Woodridge High School or Middle School! Contact the Woodridge HS Athletic Department at 330-929-319 or Ann Marie Rausch at arausch@woodridge.k12.oh.us or visit this link: https://woodridgeathletics.com/sports-pass-registration/ to purchase

Information for 2019-20 Incoming Freshmen Interested in HS Athletics

As we transition to the 2019-20 school year, our 8th grade students from 2018-19 will be transitioning to their 9th grade year at WHS.  As 9th graders, these students are eligible for interscholastic athletics at the Middle School level for the first time.  As 9th graders, these students are eligible for interscholastic athletics at the High School School

Information for 2019-20 7th Graders Interested in Middle School Athletics

As we transition to the 2019-20 school year, our 6th grade students from 2018-19 will be transitioning to their 7th grade year at WMS.  As 7th graders, these students are eligible for interscholastic athletics at the Middle School level for the first time.  Transitioning from youth sports to interscholastic sports brings with it some different responsibilities.  The

Approaching Athletics with a Growth Mindset

Approaching Athletics with a Growth Mindset Sometimes when we see athletes, coaches, or even teams excel, we think they must possess some type of supernatural power that we ourselves do not possess – we think that, surely, the truly dominant figures in any environment must be different than us normal people.  If not the supernatural,

If Sports Aren’t FUN, What’s The Point?

  If sports aren’t FUN, what’s the point? A continued WHS athletic department effort is to provide information about – and insight into – our department’s expectations, philosophies, and approach to education based athletics. Today, we want to address what is, unfortunately, turning out to be a growing issue in athletics: Fun in sports.  The

What Success Really Looks Like In Education-Based Athletics

It is our hope that this message will help better define what success really looks like within the Woodridge Athletic Department. However, before we define success, we must first realize that we are an education-based athletic department.  Remember that the education-based approach to athletics revolves around the idea that the coaches and leaders of our after-school athletic programs

Goals vs. Purpose

Hello All!  This is the first installment of the WHS athletic department’s discussion about Education-Based Athletics. While there are many issues, phrases, and words that make up the content of that title, we’d like to start with the following: Goals vs Purpose: How can they be so different? Sometimes these two words will run together

All Teams Schedule: Week of Nov 11 – Nov 17

Nov 11 Varsity Football at Unknown HS FOOTBALL AWARDS NIGHT 6:30 pm | WHS Main Gym Nov 13 Girls 7th Grade Basketball vs. Lawrence School Scrimmage 5:00 pm | WMS Gym Nov 13 Girls 8th Grade Basketball vs. Lawrence School Scrimmage 5:00 pm | WMS Gym Nov 13 Boys Junior Varsity Basketball at Garfield HS-Garrettsville

Student Athlete of the Week- Riley Galehouse

In an effort to showcase the tremendous student athletes we have in our Woodridge community, we have continued our “Student Athlete of the Week” program which highlights one outstanding student athlete from each of our High School Varsity programs throughout the school year.  The program is made possible through a partnership with Poiema Photo. This week’s Student Athlete

All Teams Schedule: Week of Nov 04 – Nov 10

Nov 06 Girls Junior Varsity Basketball vs. Mogadore High School SCRIMMAGE 5:30 pm | WHS Main Gym Nov 06 Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Mogadore High School SCRIMMAGE 5:30 pm | WHS Main Gym Nov 07 Boys Varsity Soccer at Unknown Boys Soccer Awards Night 6:00 pm | WHS Main Gym Nov 07 Girls Varsity Volleyball

Bulldog Cross Country Successful at OHSAA State Meet

For the 15th year in a row, both the boys and girls cross country teams headed to the OHSAA state meet to compete for a championship on November 2, 2019.  It was a great day for the Bulldogs and for our community.  In front of a huge Bulldog crowd, the girls were the first to

Strength and Conditioning Newsletter “Cross Transfer”

Injuries happen. No matter how much I would like to believe injuries can be prevented, they can’t all be prevented. What you do when you are injured can make a big impact. If an athlete has an injured limb they are 75% healthy so why not train 75% of the body. An example being, if

All Teams Schedule: Week of Oct 28 – Nov 03

Oct 28 8th Grade Football vs. Unknown MS FB END-OF-YEAR PARTY 2:30 pm | WHS Bulldog Stadium- Lahoski Field Oct 28 Girls Varsity Soccer at Unknown GIRLS SOCCER AWARDS NIGHT 6:30 pm | WHS Bulldog Stadium- Lahoski Field Oct 31 Freshman Football vs. Ravenna High School CANCELLED 4:30 pm | WHS Bulldog Stadium- Lahoski Field

Student Athlete of the Week- Evelyn Willett

In an effort to showcase the tremendous student athletes we have in our Woodridge community, we have continued our “Student Athlete of the Week” program which highlights one outstanding student athlete from each of our High School Varsity programs throughout the school year.  The program is made possible through a partnership with Poiema Photo. This week’s Student Athlete

2019 OHSAA Cross Country State Meet Information

Congratulations to the Bulldog Cross Country Teams, as they have advanced to the OHSAA State Championship meet at National Trail Raceway on 11/2/2019.  Below is important info related to the meet: Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Location: National Trail Raceway- 2650 National Rd SW, Hebron, OH 43025 Race Schedule:  11:00 am D-III Girls 11:45 am D-II Girls 12:30 pm D-I Girls