Sports & Clubs

Starting 23-24 ALL Physicals and documents will be submitted through the online portal Aktivate. See the attached sheet how to create and account and register your athlete. All forms are filled out through the portal except for the EL2 form which you will take the doctor and then upload to Aktivate.

All forms must be complete in Aktivate and the athlete cleared before you can tryout for any sport.

Soccer: Tryouts August 14th and 15th
Volleyball: Tryouts begin the week of October 11th
Basketball: Tryouts begin the week of January 10th
Track: Tryouts begin the week of February 26th

Please see this message from our Track Coaches:

Windy Ridge Girls & Boys TRACK Team Information 2024 – Printable Link at the bottom of the page.

ALL BOYS and Girls complete the google form link to receive emails throughout the 2023-2024 season:
All Athletic programs will stress academic success, physical fitness, character development, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Our athletes represent our school and community and are expected to be student leaders with positive behavior. Students who have behavior or attendance problems, or violate other training rules as set by their coach, may lose their opportunity to participate.
Students must meet all OCPS scholastic, age and residence requirements.

MUST DO before you Tryout:
Complete google form link:
Students must have all the proper OCPS sports forms turned in before they are allowed to attend track tryouts. Please do not attend if you do not have the forms. The OCPS sports physical forms are on the front page of the Windy Ridge ATHLETIC web site.

The following items are required in order to participate in MEETS and must be turned in no later than February 26th

  • Student /Parent Track Contract- attached to this email or student can ask for one from Zimmermann
  • Sports Physical Exam. Either the FHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form or the OCPS Sports Screening Physical Examination Form must be used. Please Note: A “Sports Physical” is different than the general school physical
  • All Sports Physical Forms are located under athletics on the Windy Ridge Website**
  • Risk form (initials required, do not just check; signature and initials required at end).
  • EMT card (emergency treatment card) –NOT the EKG: it is optional for Middle School but required for high school just FYI
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA or above on a 4.0 scale or a 2.0 GPA or above: must bring a printed progress report to tryouts.

    **Note: Please be sure to read the forms carefully and make sure they are filled out completely and signed in all places. A student will not be allowed to tryout with incomplete paperwork! This is a county liability rule.

    The first day of track tryouts is scheduled for February 26th. Practices will be held each day after school for 1.5 hours. HAVE your ride ready to pick up at 4:30PM. We will also have MTR morning practices at COL. These are extremely valuable because we do not have a 400 meter track and the feel of pace and relay pass offs are very different than on our 220 meter track. The Final team will be selected by February 29th and the first meet is scheduled March 13th. **SEE BELOW for the full schedule.

    Attendance policy:
    Athletes must attend 5 practices (meets count as a practice) per week: 1- 2 morning practices and 3 or more afternoon practices. Athletes must attend ALL 4 regular season meets and Cluster Championship Meet. The Track Fest ALL County Championship Meets is for qualified athlete’s only. On your third missed practice and/or your first missed meet you will be removed from the team. This policy keeps the integrity of our sport at the competitive level. Between the girls and boys teams we offer 4-5 afternoon practices a week and 3 morning practices a week so out of 8-9 practices you need to attend 5 practices(meets do count as a practice)/week.

    Dress and Nutrition/Hydration
    Students must be dressed to run track; lightweight t-shirt or singlet, running shorts (no cargo), running shoes (no vans, basketball or other type shoes). If you need help getting track apparel please let one of the coaches’ know. Please bring your own water to drink during practice. It is best to drink water 2 hours before practice rather than during practice and then refuel after practice. This is the best way to enhance performance and prevent stomach cramps. We will have water sponges available during extra hot days to cool the body down as needed.
Qualifying TimesQualifying Times
Field Event: Shot Put15 feet20 feet
Field Event : Long Jump10 feet12 feet

Windy Ridge Practice Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday practice from 3:15 – 4:30PM
Wednesday practice from 2:15 – 3:30PM (unless it is a long Wednesday)
Monday – Friday mornings are at Chain of Lakes from 7:10 – 8:10AM
If the student is not picked up at the end of a practice then we will send the student to ASP and then the parent will have to sign the student up for ASP during the track season. This is for the safety of your child and courtesy to the coaches’ time.