Welcome to Wayne-Westland Community Schools Athletics. The athletic programs in WWCSD are an extension of the classroom. We stress the co-existence of academics and athletics and firmly believe you cannot have one without the other. Many long lasting life skills and friendships are developed during team participation.
We hope that your son or daughter will find an opportunity that appeals to him or her and get involved. The following information pertains to the athletic opportunities currently available at our schools.
The online athletic registration is available for the 2016-17 seasons. All student athletes and their parents must complete the athletic registration electronically. No paper applications will be accepted.
All student athletes must have a sports physical performed by their physician after April 15, 2016 to be eligible to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 school year. The physical form must be dated and signed by the doctor, parent, and student athlete. We will accept the MHSAA physical form or your doctor’s sports physical form. The MHSAA physical form is available in our office as well as online on this page. Physical forms must be turned in to the main office. Coaches are not permitted to accept physical forms and students may not practice until the form has been turned in to the office. Please identify yourself as a Wayne-Westland student-athlete when making your appointment.
By its nature, participation in interscholastic athletics includes risk of injury which may range in severity. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate the risk. Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury. Players must obey all safety rules, report all physical problems to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect their own equipment daily.
Athletes are covered under their own home policies. The district does provide supplemental insurance to assist with costs from injuries that are incurred during practices or games that are not covered by a home policy.
Fall tryouts begin in early August. Winter tryouts begin in November. Spring tryouts begin in March. Tryouts for Fall Cheerleading will take place in the Spring. Watch WWCS Cable or check the district web site for further information.
All incoming (first time) ninth graders are immediately eligible for participation in the athletic program. However, to maintain eligibility an athlete must:
- have been enrolled no later than the fourth Friday after Labor Day.
- not have turned 19 before Sept. 1st.
- have had a physical examination on file in the athletic office (since April 15).
- have not been enrolled in more than eight semesters in high school (9-12).
- have passed at least four full credit subjects the previous semester of enrollment.
- be currently passing at least four full credit subjects.
- have not changed schools without a corresponding move by your parents or legal guardian, with whom you were living.
- have not received money or other valuable considerations for participating in MHSAA sponsored sports.
- have not participated in non-school contests during your sport season after having reported to your school team.
- have not competed in an all-star or national championship after having played for a high school team in the same sport.
NCAA Eligibility Center
Many junior and senior athletes in line to receive athletic scholarships are discovering that they will be academically ineligible to participate in Division I and II colleges and universities because they have failed to meet the academic standards set by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center. If you see any possibility that your son or daughter might want to participate in collegiate athletics, please check with his or her counselor for current NCAA Eligibility Center information.
Athletic Programs Offered at WWCS
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Competitive Cheer
All students participating in a sport must have an athletic physical and acknowledgement/ responsibility form every year. Ninth-graders should get their sports physical form completed when they receive their immunizations. Please bring your updated sports physical and responsibility form with you to registration. In order for you to participate in any athletic event, we must have an updated athletic physical on file dated April 15, 2016 or later BEFORE you try out.
Good for all members of the household, including high school age students.
Good for single adult admission.
Good for single high school age student
Passes are good for admission to all Wayne-Westland Community Schools athletic events. MHSAA and KLAA tournaments are not included. Passes can be purchased at all home athletic events and in the school office during regular business hours.