Athletics

Summer Upper School Strength & Conditioning Program

June 13 – July 22 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)

Registration (Please return the form to Laura Copeland in the Athletic Office).

Whether you want to be in top shape for the fall athletic season or simply wish to stay healthy year-round, the Summer Strength & Conditioning Program is a great opportunity for all upper school students. Cost is $150. Email Greg Schoenberg with questions.

 

Volunteer for Westminster Concessions

Looking for a way to get involved at Westminster? Volunteering for concessions is a great way to have fun and connect with our community. In order to have concessions open for all our home athletic events, we need your help!

Here’s how to sign up in three easy steps:

  1. Visit our VolunteerSpot page
  2. Enter your email address (twice). You will not need to register for an account.
  3. Choose where you would like to volunteer! VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminder. It’s that easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your information. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Laura Copeland, and she will sign you up.

Result of Aldermen Meeting

field-morning

The aldermen of Town & Country voted down our proposal for the conditional use permit needed for us to install stadium lights and a permanent sound system.

We are disappointed by this decision but at the same time are grateful for the process established by the city of Town & Country, which allowed us to present our case before them and reach this point. This has been and remains a great example of civic engagement, which is a mark of our democratic society.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the extended Westminster Christian Academy community, I want to express my deep gratitude for the time that so many of you have taken to express your support for this project in writing, personal meetings, and at the town hall meetings. I am especially proud of the manner in which you have communicated and the evidence of Christian grace in your interpersonal interactions. Our school community is a treasure, and its value was never more evident than through this process.

In light of the vote yesterday evening, school leaders will soon meet to consult with experts and then, together with the Board of Directors, reflect upon the options available to us at this stage. To this point, our experience with this proposal in Town & Country closely resembles our experience in Creve Coeur when we proposed expansion of the Ladue Road campus in 1998.

We strongly believe that this project extends beyond student and fan safety and even beyond the program we envision for our students. Rather, this proposal is a reflection of our vision and specifically our core value of learning and living in Christian community – an integral part of the comprehensive educational experience we long to provide our students.

Please join us in asking God for wisdom and ultimately favor as we seek to lead our beloved school forward.

Love to you all in Christ,
Tom Stoner, EdD
Head of School

More than a game.

10 athletic pillars

 

Westminster’s 10 Athletic Pillars are the foundation of the department and portray what we strive to accomplish through athletics. These key principles are used to guide every decision made by coaches and students alike.

Honor Jesus Christ in all things; He is the most important measure of our success.

Christian character defines who we are; God-honoring behavior, good sportsmanship, and abstaining from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco is required.

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Good grades and conduct lead the way; successful athletes must be successful students.

“We before me.” What is best for the team always comes first.

We will run the race to win; competing at the highest possible level is the goal.

We are in this together; student athletes, coaches, and parents are all on the same page.

Commitments are paramount;  showing up and honoring your word is the norm.

We will grow and improve in and out of season; getting better demands hard work.

Supporting other players and teams is expected; we all share Wildcat pride.

Positive attitudes will influence outcomes; passion, enthusiasm, and energy will drive us.

Upper School Fall Athletic Tryouts

Monday, August 1 – Saturday, August 6

*Please note that most teams have scheduled tryouts or practices during the Student Leadership Retreat on Thursday, August 4, and Friday, August 5. All student-athletes attending the retreat are excused from practices or tryouts that conflict with it and will not be penalized.

Times and locations for tryouts could change depending on weather. Contact the appropriate coach with your contact information so that you receive ongoing updates.

Reminder: No athlete may begin practice until he/she has a current physical record (on/after February 1, 2016) on file.

Cross Country (Boys and Girls) – Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. on the Plaza.
Contact: Jen Meyer

Field Hockey (Girls) – Monday-Friday, 8-10:30 a.m. on the field (upper grass field next to the softball field). No Saturday practice.
Contact: Nancy Schmer 

Football (Boys) – Monday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 6:15-8:15 a.m.; Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. parent meeting; 4-6 p.m. practice and tailgate. Meet on the turf.
Contact: Chris Pederson

Golf (Girls) – Monday and Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Crystal Springs Quarry; Wednesday, 9 a.m. for 9 holes at Family Golf Center; Thursday, 9 a.m. for 9 holes at Pheasant Run in O’Fallon; Friday, 10 a.m. for 9 holes at The Falls. No Saturday practice.
Contact: Steve Bradley

Soccer (Boys) – Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the performance field next to the stadium. No Saturday practice.
Contact: Dan Legters

Softball – Monday-Wednesday, 8-10:30 a.m.; Thursday, 7-9:15 a.m.; Friday, 3:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m. on the softball field.
Contact: Dan Petke

Swim and Dive (Boys) – Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the pool. No Saturday practice.
Contact: Kent Kehr

Tennis (Girls) – Monday-Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Thursday, 8-10 a.m.; Friday split, JV from 8-10 a.m. and varsity from 4-6 p.m. at the tennis courts pavilion.
Contact: Madeline Jolly

Volleyball (Girls) – Monday-Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Thursday morning, TBD; Friday afternoon, TBD in the Arena.
Contact: Heather Kea

 Smart Sports

Westminster’s fall 2015 athletes are living Athletic Pillar #3 – good grades and conduct lead the way. At the conclusion of the fall season, each team averaged a GPA of 3.39 or higher based on the athletes’ first-semester (unweighted) GPAs. They are proving that they are indeed student athletes and using their gifts for God’s glory!
GPA Breakdowns

Individual Athlete Breakdown
  • 17% – 4.0 or higher
  • 56% – 3.5 or higher
  • 85% – 3.0 or higher
  • Individual average – 3.49
Team Breakdown
  • Blue/White Cheer – 3.77
  • JV Cheer – 3.47
  • Varsity Cheer – 3.68
  • Varsity Boys Cross Country – 3.36
  • Varsity Girls Cross Country – 3.74
  • Freshman Field Hockey – 3.60
  • JV Field Hockey – 3.50
  • Varsity Field Hockey – 3.75
  • JV Football – 3.13
  • Varsity Football – 3.29
  • Varsity Girls Golf – 3.41
  • Freshman Boys Soccer – 3.34
  • JV Boys Soccer – 3.39
  • Varsity Boys Soccer – 3.60
  • Varsity Softball – 3.80
  • Varsity Boys Swim – 3.40
  • JV Girls Tennis – 3.66
  • Varsity Girls Tennis – 3.73
  • Freshman Girls Volleyball – 3.78
  • JV Girls Volleyball – 3.60
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball – 3.48