Good Sportsmanship

Good Sportsmanship

 
We value respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, and referees above winning, instilling in our boys a spirit of fair competition. The idea that “effort in sport is a matter of character rather than reward. It is an end in itself and not a means to an end,” has guided Woodberry athletes from our school’s earliest days. We are proud of our long tradition of athletic excellence, of team and individual Prep League titles and state championships.

But far more important than victories on the field is the way our students compete, whether in victory or defeat. Athletic training and competition helps boys learn more about who they are, and who they aspire to become. We hope that Woodberry athletics helps boys develop not only competitive greatness, but also humility, confidence, personal grit, and a commitment to leadership and service.
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.