ATHLETICS

Summer Sports Practices

Athletics doesn’t wait for school to start. Webb’s athletes may engage in summer practices for specific sports or pursue their own health and fitness programs. In addition to the summer and fall practice details provided here, Webb’s Athletics Department has put together nutritional information and workout plans for our athletes and others looking to be active and stay fit this summer.

The collection includes a 21-day strength program, a six-week cardio program, and a 30-day yoga program. The programs are designed so that you can follow one and repeat it when finished, or you can mix, match or stack the programs however you like. If you miss a day, just pick up where you left off! You will see the most improvement out of consistent work so anything that motivates you and that you feel good about accomplishing is what you should be doing.

 

Summer – Practice runs Monday through Friday, July 7 through August 5. Practices will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays. (July 7 and 8 practices will be Zoom meetings with in-person practice beginning July 11.) Newly enrolled Webb students may participate as soon as their forms are complete and on file with the Health Center. Please click on the link below to register for summer football. All students planning to attend any portion of the summer should register. There is no cost to do so.

 

Fall – Practices begin Monday, August 8. If you are not in attendance at practice by August 15, you will be ineligible to play in our first scheduled varsity contest on August 27 due to not having met the minimum number of practice days required by CIF. Dorms will open August 17 for returning boarding students. If you are a returning boarder who would like to move into your dorm on August 17, please select that option when you register. For those boarders who would like to attend prior to August 17, Head Coach Amahl  Thomas will work to place you with a local athlete. If you have any questions about Webb football, please contact Coach Thomas at athomas@webb.org. Students unable to attend practices prior to orientation weekend will have a full opportunity to try out prior to final rosters being announced.

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Summer – There will be a brief minicamp prior to the start of the season from August 8-12. Practices will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. August 8-10 and 6-8 p.m. August 11, 12. Newly enrolled Webb students can participate as soon as their forms are complete and on file with the Health Center. Please click on the link below to register for summer water polo. All students planning to attend any portion of the summer should register. There is no cost to do so.

Fall – Fall practices officially start Wednesday, August 17. All athletes who intend to participate with the varsity WSC water polo program are highly encouraged to attend practice starting August 17. If you are a returning boarder who would like to move into your dorm on August 17, please select that option when registering at the link below. Students who cannot participate until after orientation weekend will have a full opportunity to try out before final team rosters are set.

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Summer – The best thing to do over the summer to be prepared for the demands of fall cross country is to simply run. But it’s as important to be smart about summer running as well as ambitious. Once school is out and the summer begins, novice/beginning runners should start by running every other day, perhaps starting at one mile and gradually building up to being able to complete three or four miles (in 30 to 40 minutes). After a few weeks, working toward a goal of running five days a week should become a priority. Not only will you improve cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength/adaptation, but you will also build a tolerance for heat set a stable pre-season body weight. Injury prevention can also be greatly improved by entering the season with a solid base of summer running. Incorporating hills or occasional quick bursts during a run will add variety and help with overall development, but it isn’t necessary to do arduous, demanding workouts … just get the mileage accumulated.  Equally important to the physical gains, a confidence in oneself will come with summer running, such that the more challenging team workouts done during the actual season can be aggressively approached. Ideally, by mid-July (one month out from the beginning of the school year), one of the weekly runs should be a lengthier outing, perhaps up to one hour of consistent running at a comfortable pace. Swimming or cycling can be substituted for a daily run, and other activities such as push-ups, sit-ups or other physical exercise would only help to improve fitness. On a practical note, running earlier in the day (when it is cooler and before other activities begin to interfere) is a wise habit to establish. Keeping track of daily and weekly mileage is also recommended.

Fall – Practices officially start Wednesday, August 17. All athletes who intend to participate with the varsity Cross Country program are highly encouraged to attend practice starting on August 17. If you are a returning boarder who would like to move into your dorm on August 17th, please select that option at the registration link below. Students who cannot participate until after orientation weekend will have a full opportunity to try out before final team rosters are announced.

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Fall – Practices officially start Monday, August 8, with the first varsity game scheduled for Tuesday August 16. All athletes who intend to participate with the varsity volleyball program are highly encouraged to attend practice starting on August 8. If you plan to attend practice at any time before August 17, and/or you are a returning boarder who would like to move into your dorm on August 17, please selection that option on the registration link below. Students who cannot participate until after orientation weekend will have a full opportunity to try out before final team rosters are announced. JV and frosh games will begin August 30 and September 6, respectively.

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Summer – Tennis practices will run from July 12 through August 11. Practices will be from 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Newly enrolled Webb students may participate as soon as their forms are complete and on file with the Health Center. Please click on the link below to register for summer tennis. All students planning to attend any portion of the summer should register. There is no cost to do so.

 

Fall – Practices officially start Wednesday, August 17. All athletes who intend to participate with the varsity VWS tennis program are highly encouraged to attend practice starting on August 17. If you are a returning boarder who would like to move into your dorm on August 17, please select that option on the registration link below. Students who cannot participate until after orientation weekend will have a full opportunity to try out before final team rosters are set.

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Summer – For preparation for the fall VWS golf season, there are no official team practices throughout the summer, but it is highly recommended to get in as much personal practice time as possible. Utilizing a range several times a week throughout the summer to work on swing technique, driving distance and overall club familiarization will help you prepare for a successful and fulfilling season. Playing nine or 18 holes of golf from time to time, perhaps once a week or more, is also helpful for any young developing player. One of the important aspects of playing high school golf matches is in playing “ready golf,” where players learn to play their ball when they’re ready, rather than taking the time to wait for each player to take their next stroke. Playing on-course golf is therefore an important part of preparation. For other refinements, tips, or educational pieces to the game, view online golf instructional videos or seek professional instruction at a local course.

 

Fall – We plan to hold the first official practice on Thursday, August 25.

Summer – Practices will run July 11 through August 3 at 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays in the gymnasium. Newly enrolled Webb students can participate as soon as their forms are complete and on file with the Health Center. Please click on the link below to register for summer basketball. All students planning to attend any portion of the summer should register. There is no cost to do so.

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Summer – Practices will run July 12 through August 4 from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gymnasium. Newly enrolled Webb students can participate as soon as their forms are complete and on file with the Health Center. Please click on the link below to register for summer basketball. All students planning to attend any portion of the summer should register. There is no cost to do so.

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Athletic Plans

The Webb Schools Athletic Department

Stephen Wishek, Athletic Director
(909) 482.5257
swishek@webb.org