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WA Athletics Boosters - 2nd Annual Trivia Night
You're invited to our 2nd Annual-Trivia Night - All adults welcome!
Saturday January 28, 2017 - Westford Regency
8:00 PM.  Game Start Time;  Doors open at 7:00 PM.
$200/table when purchased in advance, or tickets $25 each (see info below) Raffles, cash bar and LOTs of friendly competition!
Contact: Mark Schladenhauffen - mschlad@msn.com or Kath Harris -harrisrksbl@earthlink.net or 978-846-1428

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Link to Winter WA Sports Schedules



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Winter Sports Preseason Meeting Information Night
Tuesday December 6, 2016

Parents and winter student athletes are invited to the preseason information night to meet the coaches and learn the rules and policies of athletics at Westford Academy.  Each team/program has a breakout session before or after the general session at 6:30 pm.  
6:00 PM TEAM/PROGRAM MEETINGS
Boys Basketball – Main Gym
Wrestling – Aux Gym
Girls Ice Hockey- Lecture Hall RM 144
6:30   GENERAL MEETING - ALL TEAMS, COACHES, PARENTS
7:00 TEAM/PROGRAM MEETINGS
Track -  Cafeteria
Girls Basketball – Main Gym
Swimming and Diving- Library
Alpine Skiing – RM 101
Nordic Skiing – PAC
Gymnastics – RM 103
Boys Ice Hockey – Lecture Hall RM 144
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Westford Academy Tryout/1st Day of Winter Sports Information 2016-2017

Greetings,

As we begin another season at Westford Academy here are a few important reminders and information on start dates/tryout schedules.

  • Winter sports season starts 11/28/16
  • All students must have a valid physical on file or in hand to participate/tryout on day one.  Physicals are valid for 13 months from the exam
  • All students must register before they tryout/begin.  The link is on www.wagreyghosts.com
  • Game schedules for the winter season can also be found on www.wagreyghosts.com .  
Coach’s emails are also listed on the schedule link as well if you have any questions in regards to winter sports.  

Girls Ice Hockey
Monday 11/28            8:00 - 9:00pm           Groton Rink 1
Tuesday 11/29           8:15 - 9:45pm           Groton Rink 2
Wednesday 11/30         Cross Fit @             Simply Fit

Boys Ice Hockey Tryouts
11/28 3:55 PM Skate 3 Bus drop only to skate 3.  Bus leaves at 2:15.
11/29 3:20 PM Skate Bus drop only to skate 3.  Bus leaves at 2:15.

Indoor Track
11/28 Main Gym 2-4:30
11/29 Tuesday  Main Gym 2-4:30
11/30 Wednesday Main Gym 2-4:30

Wrestling
11/28 Aux Gym 2-4:30
11/29 Aux Gym 2-4:30
11/30 Aux Gym 2-4:30

Swimming
11/28 @ UMASS Lowell 3:00-4:30 Bus at 2:05
11/29 @ UMASS Lowell 3:00-4:30 Bus at 2:05
11/30 @ UMASS Lowell 3:00-4:30 Bus at 2:05

Diving
Beede Center in Concord at 5:15
Email~klickmchugh@gmail.com~to join the dive carpool

Cheerleading
Winter Season Meeting
Tuesday 11/29 3:30-4:30 Lecture Hall
Practice/Game Schedule TBA
Email Coach Priest for more info: Dawn Priest <dawn.wacheer@gmail.com>

Gymnastics
11/28 2:30-4 @ All Star
11/29 2:30-4 @ All Star
11/30 2:30-4 @ All Star

Nordic Ski
11/28 2:30-4:30 WA Track/Coughlin Building
11/29 2:30-4:30 WA Track/Coughlin Building
11/30 2:30-4:30 WA Track/Coughlin Building

Alpine Ski
Meeting 11/29 2:30 PM Caf.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
Varsity / JV:
11/28 Monday 6:00-8:00 Main Gym
11/29 Tuesday 6:00-8:00 Main Gym
Freshman:
11/28 Monday 4:30-6:30 Aux Gym
11/29 Tuesday 4:30-6:30 Aux Gym
11/30 Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm Aux Gym

Girls Basketball Tryouts
All returning Varsity and JV players and any juniors and seniors
Monday 6:30-8:30 Aux Gym
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 Aug Gym
Varsity cuts made 8:15 Tuesday

All returning Freshmen players and all sophomores and freshmen
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Main Gym 4-6
Cuts for JV and Freshmen made at 5:45pm Wednesday

Players might be asked to attend different practices based on skill level.



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Congratulations to the Field Hockey, Boys Cross Country and Cheerleading programs for claiming 2016 Dual County League Championships!  

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ATHLETICS SURVEY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS


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Congratulation to the Girls Tennis Team!   MIAA D1 North Sectional Champions!


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Congratulations to the WA Boys Volleyball team!  MIAA North Sectional Champions!

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2015-2016 Wrap up, Looking forward to 2016 Fall Season

As we wrap up the 2015-2016 school year, I just wanted to bring a few items to your attention.

1.) All uniforms are now due from the spring season.  Any student that has not returned their uniform by the end of school year will be invoiced for the estimated full replacement cost.

2.)  Please be sure to complete the end of season survey for students and parents.  The link to the survey can be found on www.wagreyghosts.com

3.) Congratulations to the boys volleyball and girls tennis teams on their MIAA Sectional Championships this spring!  

As we look forward to the Fall 2016 season, here are a few important reminders.  

1.) Schedules can be found on www.wagreyghosts.com
2.) All athletes must have a valid physical on file or in hand on day one to participate.  Physicals are valid for 13 months to the date.
3.) All athletes must complete the online registration process before participating on day one in the fall. The link is listed on www.wagreyghosts.com
4.) Fall Sports Information Night is scheduled for August 31 at 6:30 here at WA.
5.) Start Dates are the following: Football 8/19, Cheerleading 8/22, Field Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country and Volleyball all start on 8/25.  Specific dates, times and locations will be posted in early August.

Lastly, have a great summer!  See you in the fall.  

Daniel Twomey

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INFO FOR INCOMING 8th GRADE STUDENTS

WESTFORD ACADEMY FALL SPORTS 2016 INFORMATION

Greetings Prospective Westford Academy Student Athletes and Parents,

Welcome to Grey Ghost Athletics!  The Westford Academy athletic program is one of the largest and most extensive sport offerings in Massachusetts with over 1,300 athletic opportunities throughout the year.  In addition, the Grey Ghosts compete in the Dual County League that consists of many of the top programs/teams in the state and in the top divisions of MIAA Tournament.  

The interscholastic athletic experience here is a commitment.  During the season, varsity programs compete or practice six days a week and varsity teams can expect to participate on weekends and over vacations.  Freshmen and Junior varsity teams at a minimum will participate five days a week.  Most JV teams will participate 6 days a week during the season.  This includes all vacations.  In addition to developing sport skills, this high level of commitment by the students will foster the growth of the positive values associated with interscholastic athletics.  

Recently, Westford Academy fall season coaches, captains and I visited Blanchard and Stony Brook Middle Schools to share information about the upcoming fall 2016 season with the current 8th graders.  Students were given the opportunity to “sign up” for a sport. This visit was for fall sports only because the season begins before the school year starts.   Winter and spring programs have informational meetings during the school year that students may attend.

For more information and for information on how to register for fall sports please visit [ http://www.wagreyghosts.com ]www.wagreyghosts.com  .  Students must have a current physical and a completed online registration process in order to participate on the 1st day of tryouts/practice.  

Fall Sports Start Dates
Friday August 19, 2016 – Football
Cheerleading TBA
Thursday August 25, 2016 - Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf
Crew (Check with Westford Recreation)

Westford Academy Fall Sport Offerings
Football Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Soccer, Boys & Girls Varsity, JV, & Freshmen  
Field Hockey Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Volleyball, Girls Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Golf, Coed Varsity
Cross Country, Boys & Girls Varsity & JV
Cheerleading Varsity & JV
(CREW Offered through Westford Recreation)

Over the summer, please visit [ http://www.wagreyghosts.com ]www.wagreyghosts.com  for specific start dates/times/locations.  
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Important Information Regarding Physicals for Athletics

The MIAA voted to align its requirements on physicals with the Mass Department of Public Health.  What this means is that physicals will expire 13 months from the exam date.  Students will no longer be allowed to continue participation until the end of the season.  Student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit.  



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A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT FAN BEHAVIOR!  

I would like to take a moment to remind all parents, spectators and fans about appropriate conduct during interscholastic competitions.   It is very important for the culture of educational athletics that spectators demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.   Please cheer for and encourage the Westford Academy teams and refrain from any negative comments/cheers toward the officials, players or opposing fans.  

Westford is a wonderful community with very supportive and caring parents and fans.  So please demonstrate this good sportsmanship at all times.  

Good luck to all teams as we complete this fall season.

Go Grey Ghosts!!
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DCL Ticket Prices 16-17

Adults $7
Students/Seniors $5     






User Fees:
16-17 Fees for participation in Athletics; $275 per sport per season. (Some sports have higher fees).

Starting in Fall of 2015 WA fee will be $275.  Middle school fee will be $240.

Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Westford Academy athletic program is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to participate and share in a positive environment of spirited competition.  Our goal is to instill basic values that build student athlete character as an individual and member of a team through the involvement in the interscholastic athletic program.  


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