Athletics

In order to participate in any sport, you must first complete the PIAA Physical Evaluation.

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Football

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We are the varsity and junior varsity football team for George Washington High School. Please reach out to Coach Brasche for more information about how to join our program.

 

Coaches:

Austin Brasche, Brandon Brown, Marquis Murray, Justin Moody, Jason Bermudez, Sal Neely, Malachi Fortune, Will Thomas

Contact:

Austin Brasche:abrasche@philasd.org

 
Twitter: @GDub_Eagles_FB
InstaGram: georgewashingtonhsfootball

Commitment Info:

Location: Mickey Young Stadium

Tryouts: Begin in June

Practices: Varies

  • June-July: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 11 am
  • August-November: Monday – Friday 3 pm – 6 pm
  • January-May: Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm

Girls Tennis

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Our Girls Tennis team had a very successful 2023 season. We are looking for girls interested in learning the game and joining our team. No experience is necessary. All interested girls will need a PIAA physical packet completed before practicing or competing. Please see Coach Paul for all necessary paperwork.

 

Coaches:

Kathy Paul

Contact:

Kathy Paul: kpaul@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Tennis Courts

Tryouts: August 12th, 2024

Practices: After school – 4 -5 times a week

Field Hockey

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Field Hockey is a fun, competitive sport. You do not need any experience or prior knowledge to join.

Coaches:

Jillian Vandermark

Contact:

Jillian Vandermark: jvandermark@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Field Hockey field

Tryouts: None

Practices: Beginning on August 12th

  • Monday – Friday 3pm-5pm

Varsity Cheerleading

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The GW Cheerleading Program is a 2 season sport for the fall and winter season. We practice 5 days a week. We cheer at the Varsity Football Games in the fall and compete in the winter. The team competes multiple weekends and travels to NCA Nationals in Dallas, TX as well as the state championships in Hershey, PA. The team is highly competitive and are reigning champions.

Coaches:

Michele Sorkin & Veronica Hayes

Contact:

Michele Sorkin: mssorkin@philasd.org

Veronica Hayes: vhayes@philasd.org

Instagram @gwcheernation
Website www.gwcheer.com

Commitment Info:

Location: Gym 4

Tryouts: Begins in  August

Practices:

  • Monday – Friday 2:45-4:45

Boys Soccer

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The boys Soccer Program has a rich history of success in the city and our goal is to maintain that success through the development of our current players.

Coaches:

Sean Decker – Varsity

William Marchio – JV

Contact:

Sean Decker: stdecker@philasd.org

Instagram @george_washington_soccer

Commitment Info:

Location: Soccer Field

Tryouts: August 12th

Practices:

  • August: 9:00-11:00am
  • School Year: 3:00-5:00

Competitive Spirit

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The GW Cheerleading Program is a 2 season sport for the fall and winter season. We practice 5 days a week and cheer at the Varsity Football Games in the fall and compete in the winter. The team competes multiple weekends and travels to NCA Nationals in Dallas, TX as well as the state championships in Hershey, PA. The team is highly competitive and are reigning champions.

Coaches:

Michele Sorkin & Veronica Hayes

Contact:

Michele Sorkin: mssorkin@philasd.org

Veronica Hayes: vhayes@philasd.org

Instagram @gwcheernation
www.gwcheer.com

Commitment Info:

Location: Gym 4

Tryouts: Begins in  August

Practices:

  • Monday – Friday 2:45-4:45

Boys Basketball

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Member of the Liberty Division of the Philadelphia Public League, qualified for the PPL playoffs in each of the last 7 full season under Coach Beatrice

Coaches:

Jeremy Beatrice, Clarence Carthen, Dixon Hassonn, Rahfeese Fears

Contact:

Jeremy Beatrice: jbeatrice@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Gyms 1-2

Tryouts: Middle of November

Practices:

  • Monday – Friday 2:45-5

Unified Bocce

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Our Bocce teams had an excellent season. Our Blue team won the Philadelphia Public League Championship and our Gold team finished in 2nd place during the regular season.

Coaches:

Kathy Paul, Lori Solomon, Jeanmarie Deissler

Contact:

Kathy Paul: kpaul@philasd.org

www.sopaphilly.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Gyms 1-2 (rostered class)

Tryouts: During Class

Practices:

  • Class time, A&B days

Wrestling

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Like MMA? Try the next best thing offered by the Philadelphia School District. Come be part of a team of the school’s most extreme athletes. Wrestling is a sport in which you physically try to put your opponent on their back by attempting various take-downs to win a match. We accept all students grades 9-12.

Coaches:

Evan Horsey Justin Hopgood

Contact:

Evan Horsey: ehorsey@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Wrestling Room

Tryouts: September 13th

Practices:

  • Monday – Friday: 3:00-5:00 pm

Co-Ed Bowling

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Our GW bowling team had a lot of success this season. The Boys team were the regular season Champions, going 33-1 The girls ended the regular season in 4th place. We have a lot of graduating Seniors and are looking to rebuild our team. If you are interested in bowling next winter, please see Coach Paul.

Coaches:

Kathy Paul

Contact:

Kathy Paul: kpaul@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Thunderbird Lanes – Holme Avenue

Tryouts: 2nd week of November

Practices:

  • Practice Tuesday
  • League Bowling Wednesday

Girls Basketball

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Come out and play basketball. Get to know new friends and teammates. Varsity team usually has 12-15 players competing.

Coaches:

Chris Reid

Contact:

Chris Reid: creid@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Gyms

Tryouts: 2nd week of November

Practices:

  • Monday-Friday 2:45-4:45pm

Softball

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No experience needed. We have bats and fielding gloves for girls to borrow.

Coaches:

Ted Koc & Jill Vandermark

Contact:

Ted Kok: tkoc@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Softball field

Tryouts: First week of March

Practices:

  • Monday – Friday 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Boys Tennis

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The Boys tennis team is looking for students who want to learn the game, have fun and be a part of our team. No experience is necessary. You must be willing to commit to practicing and participating in matches 2 times a week. Please see Coach Paul if you are interested in participating next Spring.

Coaches:

Kathy Paul

Contact:

Kathy Paul: kpaul@philasd.org

www.sopaphilly.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Tennis Courts

Tryouts: March 1st

Practices: After school – 4 -5 times a week

Unified Soccer

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Our Unified Soccer team has a lot of fun practicing and competing with other schools in the School District of Philadelphia. For the last 2 years we have partnered with MLS and Special Olympics to represent GW and the Philadelphia Union in the MLS All-Star game. We participated in a Unified home match at Subaru Park in 2023. This summer our team will play at Red Bull Arena with the Unified New York Red Bulls team.

Coaches:

Kathy Paul, Lori Solomon, Jeanmarie Deissler

Contact:

Kathy Paul: kpaul@philasd.org

www.sopaphilly.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Gyms 1-2 (rostered class)

Tryouts: During Class / January-February

Practices:

  • Class time, A&B days
  • 4 matches a season

Girls Lacrosse

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The Girls Lacrosse Program works to instill passion and work ethic into our student-athletes. Anyone interested in joining the program reach out to Coach Decker.

Coaches:

Sean Decker – Varsity

William Marchio – JV

Contact:

Sean Decker: stdecker@philasd.org

Instagram: @gwgirlslax

Commitment Info:

Location: Lacrosse Field

Tryouts: February-March

Practices:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00-5:00pm

Boys Lacrosse

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The George Washington Boys Lacrosse program has a rich history in the public league. Welcoming players of any experience level, the George Washington Boys Lacrosse program offers both Varsity and JV opportunities to support player development. The team looks to continue the GW tradition of success and sportsmanship both on the field and in the classroom.

Coaches:

Nathaniel Pritchard

Contact:

Nathaniel Pritchard: npritchard@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Lacrosse Field

Tryouts: March

Practices:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00-5:00pm

Boys Volleyball

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Come play volleyball against they best teams in Philadelphia. Be part of a great tradition at Washington. Join one of the most successful programs in Philadelphia over the last 15 years.

Coaches:

Chris Reid

Contact:

Chris Reid: creid@philasd.org

Commitment Info:

Location: Gyms 1/2

Tryouts: march 1st

Practices:

  • Monday-Friday 2:45-4:45pm