Girl serving a volleyball. Used to illustrate the Athletics page.

Athletics

Come out and support all of our great Winston teams.

Winston athletics program is an intricate part of our mission to maximize the potential of bright students who lean differently through sports. It is student-centered with an emphasis on citizenship, sportsmanship on and off the field and commitment to their team and teammates. Each student athlete will learn the importance of teamwork, build confidence, and learn new skills playing a sport that they love.

Philosophy

The athletic program at The Winston School is an intricate part of our mission to maximize the potential of bright students who learn differently through sports. Good coaches and programs help students develop discipline, place others before self, and handle both joy and disappointments with grace and a generous spirit. We ask four things of our student-athletes:

  • Represent their school, their team, and themselves with dignity and class.
  • Be good citizens on and off the field.
  • Be leaders in the classroom held to the same high standards as any other student in our school.
  • Be committed to the team and their teammates. Athletes are expected to attend all practices, work hard, take constructive criticism from their coaches, and put the team before individual statistics or success.

At The Winston School, we offer a variety of sports for the upper and middle school students. We also have strong sports programs in upper elementary as well. We ask parents to work with our coaching staff to help us create an environment where these four important factors come to fruition.

Conference

The Winston School competes within the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Click here to access alignments, standings, schedules, and scores.

Physical Education

Physical education at Winston teaches sport-related skills in a safe environment that encourages students to take risks and try new things in order to grow and learn. Physical education is about lifelong learning; teaching students the skills to live a healthy life. Students will have the opportunity to work individually, with partners, and as teams. Additionally coaches incorporate lessons on sportsmanship, respect, responsibility, and integrity.

Grades K-8 attend PE daily for 45 minutes.

Information for Current Families

 

RankOne Athletics Management System

The Winston School uses RankOne to manage a variety of logistics for the school’s athletic programs. Please use RankOne to submit athletic forms, check team schedules, download the parent app, and create a free recruiting profile through Next College Student Athlete.

Required Participation Forms

All students who wish to participate in athletics at The Winston School needs to have the following forms on file through RankOne before they can participate in sports:

 

  • TAPPS Physical
  • TAPPS Student Profile
  • TAPPS Medical History
  • TAPPS Signature Page
Intramurals

First Session of Intramurals

Week of September 20th through week of October 25th. 

Tuesdays: Soccer

Wednesdays: Yoga

Thursdays: Kickball

 

Second Session of Intramurals

Week of January 24th through week of February 28th 

Tuesdays: TBD

Wednesdays: TBD

Thursdays: TBD

 

Third Session of Intramurals

Week of March 28th through week of May 2n. 

Tuesdays: TBD

Wednesdays: TBD

Thursdays: TBD

Contact Justin Saunders for more information at justin_saunders@winston-school.org.

PTO Athletics Booster Club

Are you a Winston Athletics super fan? Consider joining the PTO’s Athletic Booster Club. The Booster Club helps support Athletics in a number of ways including purchasing uniforms, equipment, and officials. To learn more, contact Kelly and Josh Broadus.

kbroadus@sbcglobal.net

jbroadus@sbcglobal.net

Contact

Questions regarding Athletics at The Winston School can be directed to Justin Saunders, Athletic Director, at justin_saunders@winston-school.org.

Fall 2021 Sports

Cross Country practices in the mornings sometimes on campus and sometimes off campus Monday through Friday from 6-7am with some exceptions. Cross Country competitions’ typically take place on Saturday mornings throughout the season. Middle school runners will finish in October and varsity runners will finish November 1st at the TAPPS State Championships in Waco, Texas. The school provides uniforms, runners are responsible for their own shoes.

Justin Saunders, Cross Country Coach
justin_saunders@winston-school.org

Cross Country Calendar

Middle School volleyball is part of the IAA league and also plays the majority of games on Tuesdays and Thursdays with practices on Mondays and Wednesdays. The school provides uniforms, players are responsible for their own knee pads, socks, and shoes which are all required items for this sport.

Constance Condie, Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach, Middle School Volleyball Coach
constance_condie@winston-school.org

Middle School Volleyball Calendar

Winston competes in the Fall Soccer league. This is the first year Winston has fielded a team in over four years, so they have just scheduled some “friendlies”. If the sport is able to continue to grow, Wintson will re-enter for district competition in the 2022-23 school year. Soccer practices Monday through Thursday. The school provides uniforms. Players are responsible for their own socks, cleats, and shin guards which are all required items for this sport.

Liora Wolder, Varsity Soccer Coach
liora_wolder@winston-school.org

Varisty Soccer Calendar

The Winston 2021-22 volleyball season started on August 2nd. The varsity team competes within TAPPS and plays the majority of its games on Tuesdays and Thursdays with practices on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The school provides uniforms, players are responsible for their own knee pads, socks, and shoes which are all required items for this sport.

Tony Cornell, Varsity Volleyball Coach
tony_cornell@winston-school.org

Varisty Volleyball Calendar

Winter 2021-22 Sports

Winston offers bowling as a club sport for Upper School students. Since bowling is a club sport, it does require player fees. Bowling typically meets 2-3 times per week off-campus for practices and competitions. Start date TBD. Please contact Coach Lavecchia for more information. 

Nick Lavecchia, Bowling Coach
nick_lavecchia@winston-school.org

During the 2021-2022 winter season,  will offer Middle School basketball. Middle school basketball is part of the IAA league and will begin on October 25th. Middle School basketball practices Monday-Friday from 3:40-5:00pm. The basketball season will finish in February or March. The school provides uniforms, players are responsible for their own socks and shoes which are required for this sport.

Carlos Thomas, Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Middle School Basketball Coach
basketballcoach2007@yahoo.com

Varsity Basketball Calendar

During the 2021-2022 winter season,  Winston will offer Varsity boys basketball. The season will start on October 18th. Varsity basketball practices each afternoon from 4-6pm when there are no games scheduled. Varsity basketball competes within TAPPS and games typically take place on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. The basketball season will finish in February or March. The school provides uniforms, players are responsible for their own socks and shoes which are required for this sport.

Justin Saunders, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
justin_saunders@winston-school.org

Carlos Thomas, Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Middle School Basketball Coach
basketballcoach2007@yahoo.com

Varsity Basketball Calendar

Spring 2022 Sports

Winston offers Varsity and Middle School golf. Practices will start the week of January 24th and typically take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm off-campus. Golfers will compete in a number of tournaments throughout the season. The school provides uniforms, golfers provide their own clubs and shoes which are required for this sport.

Richard Arneson, Varsity Golf Coach
rdarneson@sbcglobal.net

Winston will offer Varsity and Middle School tennis next spring. Practices typically take place two times per week in the afternoons off-campus. Practices will start the week of January 24th. The school provides uniforms, players provide their own rackets and shoes which are required for this sport.

TBD, Tennis Coach – Contact Coach Saunders at justin_saunders@winston-school.org with questions.

Winston will offer Varsity and Middle School track & field next spring. Practices will start the week of January 24th and will take place both on and off-campus. The school provides uniforms, athletes provide shoes or spikes as needed.

TBD, Track & Field Coach – Contact Coach Saunders at justin_saunders@winston-school.org for more information.