Teams & Schedules
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The baseball program at Whitefield has a tradition of excellence. Baseball begins in Middle School where teams compete in the Dunwoody League
and focus on both competitive play and skill development. On the junior varsity team, players develop critical skills including pitching and hitting in preparation for strong competition at the varsity level. The 2015 varsity team finished in the top eight in the state (1A private school) and saw four players sign to play baseball at the college level.
Whitefield is known for its outstanding basketball program. Coming off of a successful year and a spot in the state playoffs, the girls varsity team continues to build momentum. With three state titles and four second-place finishes, the boys varsity team is a perennial contender on the court. Throughout the program, basketball fundamentals are emphasized to produce hard-working, skilled teams ready to face the competition. Since 2003, twenty Whitefield athletes have gone on to play basketball at the college level.
The cheerleading program at Whitefield emphasizes leadership and excellence. Cheer squads are offered at both the Middle and Upper School levels to support the football and basketball programs. The varsity cheerleaders host a cheer clinic for Lower School students through which younger students see the Whitefield motto, “Work hard
The cross-country program at Whitefield Academy begins in Middle School, when athletes are encouraged toward a love of running. The 80-acre campus offers wooded trails for conditioning and practice, making this sport both an enjoyable and challenging endeavor. Both girls and boys varsity teams are defending region champions in the 2015 season.
Football at Whitefield Academy is a community experience. Under new leadership, the program is emphasizing hard work, fundamental execution, and physical play. Students are offered the chance to build skills through Lower School camps and after-school programs, two Middle School teams, and intensive summer workouts for the Middle and Upper School athletes. Since 2005, twenty Whitefield athletes have gone on to play football at the college level.
Golf at Whitefield Academy is offered to boys and girls at the Middle School and Upper School levels. Lower School students are introduced to the sport through a summer camp. With the MDJ player of the year for 2015 returning for her senior year, the girls team will be exciting to follow in the upcoming year. The boys team also has strong returning players and are looking to put together a solid season in 2016.
The lacrosse program at Whitefield is known for passion and hard work. It has quickly earned a reputation as a top-notch team, winning three consecutive Gannon Cup tournaments and earning a spot in the competitive A-AAAAA playoff. With an emphasis on teamwork, student athletes are encouraged to test their limits and achieve more than they thought possible in order to honor God with their best.
Whitefield Academy’s soccer program fields girls and boys teams at the Middle School and Upper School levels. The girls varsity team received a playoff bid in two of the last three years, while the boys varsity returned to the playoffs in 2015 after rebuilding years.
The softball program at Whitefield emphasizes hard work and leadership. Middle School and Upper School athletes attend team camp and morning workouts in the summer months to prepare for the season. Varsity players are not only an example on the field, but also lead camps for the Lower and Middle School students. The future is bright for Whitefield softball!
Swimming and diving are offered at Whitefield in both Middle and Upper School. Teams practice off-campus at the Georgia Tech facilities. In 2015, three Whitefield swimmers qualified for the GHSA State meet for single A through five A schools. Four Whitefield graduates have gone on to compete at the college level in swimming and diving.
The tennis program at Whitefield Academy has a strong history. Both girls and boys varsity teams hold a state championship title and multiple region championship titles. Tennis is offered at the Lower School level as an after-school program, and school competition beginning in Middle School. Players at all skill levels are invited to participate on the Middle School team. Both Middle School and varsity athletes benefit from training/drills provided by the ATi Tennis Academy
The track program at Whitefield is known for its discipline, training, and success. The Middle School track team is open to fifth through eighth grade students and focuses on involvement and skill building. In Upper School, the track team provides serious competition. With twelve individual state championships including four in the mile and two in the 400, Whitefield track athletes have seen their share of success. A number of these athletes have gone on to compete at the college level, benefitting from the excellent training and opportunity received while at Whitefield.
The volleyball program at Whitefield is led by a highly qualified and enthusiastic coaching staff that brings years of experience to the court. Volleyball is offered to Lower School students through an after-school program and during summer camps. Middle School students compete on either the Blue or the Gold team, with an emphasis on skill acquisition and enjoyment of the game. The varsity team continues to build on its recent success, emphasizing hard work and competitive play.
Wrestling is offered at Whitefield from the Lower School to the Upper School level. Young students participate in an evening wrestling program with intra-mural competition that builds focus and athleticism. Inter-scholastic competition begins at the Middle School level and continues through the varsity squad.