An all-embracing approach to athletics
WRA's athletic programs are built on a solid foundation of strong teams, talented players, dedicated coaches, enthusiastic parents and proud alumni supporters.
The essentials of teamwork, skill development, positive attitude, school spirit, physical fitness, and sportsmanship are all addressed both in-season during practices and competition, and out-of-season through training. Our coaches understand, and work to show that much of what is learned on the field or court during their time representing WRA is applicable to the classroom, and throughout life.
In today's fast-paced collaborative culture, the value of participating in a team sport is perhaps even greater. WRA graduates fare better with the challenge of balancing intellectual stimulation with active, physically fit lifestyles for life.
- Herb Haller '85, Director of Athletics & Afternoon Programs
Expert coaching is a complex and demanding form of teaching. Most of our coaches also teach in the classroom, so they are adept in the art of motivating teenagers, encouraging positive risk-taking and cultivating healthy group dynamics.
Western Reserve’s athletics requirement develops discipline, dedication and resilience in our students.
- Freshman Year: One interscholastic team sport each of the three seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- Sophomore Year: One interscholastic team sport each of the three seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- Junior Year: Participate in at least two seasons of interscholastic team sports, and one alternative sport offering
- Senior Year: Participate in at least two seasons of interscholastic team sports, and one alternative sport offering