LEARNS Afterschool Sports


Below is a general schedule for the LEARNS afterschool sports offered at Willard (subject to change). Specific tryouts details for all sports will be promoted via the Willard Update (etree) as soon as it becomes available. Tryouts will be promoted via flyers in the gym and locker room areas as well.

Cross Country: Early September to mid November
Girls Volleyball (7th and 8th grade): Early September to end of October
Flag Football: Early September to early November
Co-ed Soccer: Early October to mid December

Girls Basketball: Early November to late January
Boys Basketball: Early December to mid March

Girls Softball: Mid February to late April
Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee: Late February to late May
Baseball: Early March to late May
Girls Volleyball (6th grade): Mid March to mid May
Track and Field: Early April to early June

Tryouts a.k.a. auditions: Willard LEARNS Sports teams rosters are formed after students audition for roster slots. Our coaches seek many attributes during tryouts, including: teamwork, positive attitude, attention, effort, following instructions, skill, intrinsic motivation.

Students must be intrinsically motivated: Students must choose for themselves to participate in Willard LEARNS Sports. Students who participate only at the behest of families lack the proper, intrinsic motivation to work hard and excel. Only intrinsically motivated students are coachable, and as such will only be considered for team rosters.

LEARNS Registration required: All Willard LEARNS Sports teams are part of Willard LEARNS After School program. Students who are selected for team rosters must register for LEARNS if not already registered.

Willard LEARNS Sports Athletic Director: Josh Church, joshchurch@berkeley.net