Joining an athletic team at Greensboro Day School is as easy as showing interest. Simply reach out to the team coach. Click here for a list of GDS athletic teams, then click the team name to find the coach's contact information. Students must participate in five practices prior to participating in a game/match.
There are no direct fees to participate in athletics. However, you could see some additional costs for athletic apparel items purchased in our Bengal Bookstore. Additionally, if your varsity team stays overnight, you could see some additional charges for hotel costs.
At Greensboro Day School we encourage all students to participate within our Athletic Program. There are not set try-outs, but we often have pre-season workouts to help gauge student interest and abilities. We will align student athletes to a level of play that will allow them to see the greatest success and development of their abilities.
Greensboro Day School athletics prides itself on a no cut policy. From the MS teams to the Varsity teams, we work diligently to see that all students have the ability to participate. At times however, transportation limitations may restrict students traveling to away games.
Our Coaches put academics first and will strive to stay alert to any academic concerns. Coaches are willing to work with the student, teacher, and family to do what is best for academic success and continued participation.
US Family Handbook:
Academic probation: If a student receives a grade of 70 or below at the end of a semester, he or she will be placed on academic probation. In addition to the steps taken above, students placed on academic probation will:
• Attend a parent-teacher conference facilitated by the student’s advisor
• Adhere to an academic action plan to address areas of ongoing concern
There is no guarantee of equal playing time at any level within the athletic program. On a MS team, the focus is on skill development and an opportunity to participate during competition. Everyone will be given an opportunity to participate during a given season.
Greensboro Day School as a nationally recognized Sports Medicine care program for our athletes. Please visit the Athletic Training - Sports Medicine page for further information. Our Sports Medicine staff works closely with our school Nurse and local Physicians. We are fortunate to have Murphy Wainer Orthopedics as our Team Physician group.
There are 2 reasons you may not be getting the Team information:
1. Your child is not listed on the Roster for the team. If this is the case, reach out to the Coach or to Jonschner@greensboroday.org
2. You may not have your Notifications turned on correctly in MyGDS. Please login into MyGDS and find your name in the top right corner. Select the drop down menu and then click Settings. Select Notifications on the far left. This will provide you with the opportunity to edit what information you receive and how you receive it. The Announcement section must be edited and you MUST select "My Child's Groups" and then Athletics. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any needed support.
We strive to have pre-season or early season Parent meetings with each and every team to aid communication and set expectations. Please know that Coaches are instructed to communicate via Team Page in MyGDS. This allows players and parents to receive the same information in a timely manner.
Our goal is to provide each student with the opportunity to play and compete at the level best suited for their skill level. If a 7th or 8th grade student has the skill sets to move to a JV or Varsity team, a meeting to discuss moving up will be set with the parents, the MS Director, the Athletic Director, and the coaches involved. Many factors play into these decisions, including overall maturity (mental and physical), academics performance, and time commitments. Each case is handled on an individual basis.
The NCISAA does not permit students below 7th grade to compete on Varsity teams. Students below 7th grade may practice with Varsity players but are not permitted to play in games.