After-school sports provide an opportunity for Middle and High School students to specialize in a sports-specific movement discipline. Emphasis is placed on character development through teamwork, sportsmanship, and meeting victory and defeat with equanimity and grace.
While teams will play to win, coaches are careful to play every player. Athletes are guided to reach their highest potential, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes academics, the arts, and involvement in family and community activities. All students who can make a commitment to the athletic schedule become integral parts of the school team (there are no tryouts or cuts).
DWS is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), and participates in inter-scholastic competition on a 1-A level. Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Basketball, and Boys Basketball and Cross Country are offered at the High School level. Afterschool sports are offered to Grade 6, 7 and 8 students. Younger students are encouraged to develop athletic skills in a less pressured, competitive environment. Middle School sports offered for girls are Volleyball, Basketball, and Cross Country. Middle School sports offered for boys are Basketball and Cross Country.
Please take a moment to read through the 2015-16 Sports Handbook for official policies and procedures for all Spartans sports teams.
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Sports Page Quick Links
High School Sports Physical Forms
Every high school athlete must submit a current sports physical form along with the registration forms and fees. Please download the form below. Your physician may have a preferred form, which is also acceptable.
DWS offers volleyball teams for girls at both the Middle and High School levels. The teams will begin preseason practices in August. Please check this page often for updated game and practice schedule information, registration forms and more.
Current Volleyball Game Schedule
Volleyball Registration Forms
Middle School registration forms are due by Monday, August 7, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
High School registration forms are due by Monday, August 7, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
Volleyball Coach Contact Information
High School Head Coach: Kristin Herrmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 529-4461
High School Assistant Coach: Ashley Haga, email@example.com or (720) 443-2457
Middle School Head Coach: Mike McHenry, firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 777-0531 ext.111
Middle School Assistant Coach:Carolyn Goodman, email@example.com or (303)777-0531 ext.105
Cross Country season in Colorado is from late August to late October. The Denver Waldorf School competes in 2A and 3A meets, geared specifically for schools with smaller number of students. Both our Cross Country High School and Middle School Teams are co-ed with girls and boys training together. Cross Country is both an individual and a team sport, as runners are timed on an individual basis and a points scoring method for teams.
Current Cross Country Meet Schedule
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Cross Country Registration Forms
There will be a mandatory parent meeting for both Middle & High School teams on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm.
Middle School registration forms are due by Monday, August 10, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
High School registration forms are due by Monday, August 10, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
Cross Country Coach Contact Information
High School Cross Country Coach: Oza Klanjsek, firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 280-7585
Middle School Cross Country Coach: Tim Williams, email@example.com or (303) 898-1927
The Spartans Basketball program is a fun way for students to build individual skills and learn teamwork and strategy as part of the group. DWS competes against schools across the Front Range. Please check this page often for updated game and practice schedule information, registration forms and more.
Current Basketball Schedules
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Basketball Registration Forms
All registration forms will be available at the mandatory parent meeting for each team.
Middle School Mandatory Parent Meeting – Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
High School Mandatory Parent Meeting – Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Middle School registration forms are due by Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
High School registration forms are due by Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to the Business Office or in the kiosk.
Basketball Coach Contact Information
High School Boys Coach: Michael Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 746-4864
Middle School Girls Coaches: Aaron Adams, email@example.com or (252) 548-7191 & Greg McMichael, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-236-8641
Middle School Boys Coaches: Marc Quinn, email@example.com or (303) 507-6727 & Ron Burnett, firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 261-2071
This year, DWS is excited to offer a new co-ed, competitive team sport for High School students: Ultimate Frisbee! Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two teams with a frisbee on a field with end zones, similar to football.
Ultimate combines athletic skills that children learn through out their physical educations and can be easily applied to the sport of Ultimate. From the beginner to the elite player, Ultimate is a terrific sport that offers challenges at all levels of play.
Ultimate Frisbee Game & Practice Schedules
Ultimate Frisbee Registration
Please return the registration form and the registration fee by Friday, February 12, 2016 to the kiosk in the front entryway.
Ultimate Frisbee Coach Contact Information
Ultimate Frisbee Coaches: Matt “Woody” Woodhull, 303-777-0531 ext. 128 or email@example.com.
Are you interested in playing a sport that is not currently offered by The Denver Waldorf School? Many of our students have played on the teams of other area public or private schools, such as East High School or Kent Denver. For more information on how to participate, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Quinn, at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 112.
The Denver Waldorf School gym is located at 2100 S. Pennsylvania Street, at Evans Avenue. Please park in the lot on Pennsylvania St. and enter the building at the gym entrance with the awning above the door. Once inside the building, the gym door is on your left.
Please look for the admissions table near the front door. Concessions are located in our cafeteria – signs will let you know where to go for snacks and refreshments. All DWS students are admitted free to home games. Parents and siblings of team members will receive a pass for free admission during the season of play. All other guests will pay a small fee for admission for Middle School or High School games.