Athletic Program Mission and Philosophy

VPL/LIS Track Meet and State Lacrosse Tournament

Our athletic visitation policies are in place for this weekend's Prep League and League of Independent Schools track meet, as well as the lacrosse state tournament, where Woodberry will host Potomac School. 

Please observe the rules below and all posted signage. Please stay in designated spectator areas and away from Woodberry student sections. 

If you cannot attend, you can watch the track meet and lacrosse game at these links.

Track, main feed (running events and pole vault updates). Broadcast will begin at noon and run until meet's conclusion.

Field events (discus, shot, and high/long/triple jumps). Broadcast will begin at noon and run until meet's conclusion.

Lacrosse vs. Potomac. Broadcast will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Attending Athletic Events on Campus

We have changed the attendance policy for home athletic events.  
As of Friday, May 7, we are allowing two guests per visiting team athlete.
  Each guest must meet one of the following:
1. Guest must be fully vaccinated, meaning two weeks after the second Pfizer/Moderna shot or one week after the J&J shot.

2. Guest must have had a negative PCR test result in the last 72 hours, or a negative rapid test result the day of the visit.
3. Guest must have recovered from COVID in the last 90 days.
Visiting team guests will sign in at the front of campus.

Athletic Program Mission and Philosophy

Athletics at Woodberry Forest, in conjunction with academics and residential life, aim to support the mission of our school by providing students with training and competitive opportunities to deepen their understanding of who they are and who they aspire to become. I believe this goal is best accomplished in the competitive arena when students exhibit an attitude of growth and a willingness to push through personal hardship to improve physical conditioning and emotional strength. If they, as individuals, strive for their personal best in the classroom or on the playing field while supporting one another to do the same, they will be able to accomplish extraordinary things collectively and make life-changing memories together.

I earnestly welcome every boy to Woodberry. Each will come with varying beliefs about himself, his abilities, and his aspirations for his athletic experience. The vast opportunities we offer here will afford boys chances, not only to explore new athletic experiences, but to deepen passions and capabilities in those sports to which they are already committed. Ultimately, each boy will graduate with a truer understanding of himself and the bond of brotherhood that will be solidified, not just by one great win or one tragic loss, but by the uncountable small moments that make up his Woodberry experience. I am committed to working and learning alongside our coaches to develop the whole boy as he matriculates through his years with us on the courts, fields, courses, andlanes. Tiger athletics is a tool that we will utilize, abundantly and with love, to develop in each boy not only sport-specific skills and a desire for competitive greatness, but also humility and confidence, personal grit, and a commitment to leadership and service.

Matt Blundin
Athletic Director
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.