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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

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