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2020-21 Sport Registration NOW OPEN

Registration, via FinalForms (link: www.woodridge.k12.oh.us/finalforms) for interscholastic athletics for the 2020-21 school year for students entering grades 7-12 is now OPEN!  To register, you will need to login to your FinalForms account and select the school year of 2020-21 (see image below).  At that time, you will have the opportunity to register for sports that the students are

Awesome Woodridge Mask Sale Opportunity

Go to the following link:  https://coredonors.com/shop/ols/products/woodridge  to purchase a cool Woodridge mask.  We may not want to wear them, but lets look as cool as possible while doing it.  And….think about how cool it would be, if necessary, to have hundreds of fans in the stands at next years events with these on.  Support Woodridge and

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

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

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,

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

Ieva Balcus to be named Head Tennis Coach

Woodridge Local School District is excited to welcome Ieva Balcus, who will be named Head Coach of the Woodridge Tennis program, pending Board of Education approval.  Coach Balcus has an extensive background in the sport of tennis, playing at the collegiate level at Western Kentucky University for 5 years and was voted a team leader

Woodridge Accepting Applicants For Middle School Volleyball

Woodridge athletics is currently accepting applicants for Middle School volleyball coaches. This position is for the 2020-2021 school year.  Coaching experience is preferred.  Current BCI & FBI background check, Pupil Activity permit, NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certificate, CPR, Concussion Certificate, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certificate required. Those that are interested should apply at the following link:

Akron Area Best of Preps Banquet

Each year, Gatehouse media and the Akron Beacon Journal honor some of the best and brightest from their coverage area from the previous school year during their “Best of Preps” banquet.  Due to the national pandemic,  The Akron Beacon Journal is transforming its annual Best of Greater Akron All-Star Preps event to a streaming awards show

Youth Big Dawg Football Camp has been Cancelled

Unfortunately due to the current state, county and school regulations we are forced to cancel this year’s Big Dawg Football Camp. Although we are allowed to bring kids together outside, we would not be allowed to play actual games. We would only be able to set up stations for drills while also paying very close

Evan Wagner Commits to Muskingum University

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host our traditional signing ceremonies for our senior student athletes that will continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.  In lieu of traditional signing ceremonies, we will be posting virtual signing day ceremonies for our seniors who were unable to have a traditional ceremony with

Andrew Mekeal Commits to Marietta College

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host our traditional signing ceremonies for our senior student athletes that will continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.  In lieu of traditional signing ceremonies, we will be posting virtual signing day ceremonies for our seniors who were unable to have a traditional ceremony with

Information for 2020-21 7th Graders Interested in Middle School Athletics

As we transition to the 2020-21 school year, our 6th grade students from 2019-20 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