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Germantown Friends School builds strength and character through its competitive and dynamic athletic program. Athletic competition promotes critical thinking and inventive problem-solving skills, and establishes a positive attitude with regard to navigating obstacles, assuming new challenges, and teaches the value of always moving forward toward one’s future goals. We have learned that a strong and resourceful athlete becomes a responsible and successful adult in all areas of life.

Katie Bergstrom
Director of Athletics

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Athletic Updates

  • US Fall Practices begin August 18 - REVISED SCHEDULE

    Mandatory fall sports practices for Upper School students begin on Monday, August 18. The exception will be Boys and Girls Cross Country, which will start practices on Monday, August 25. All 9th - 12th grade boys and girls should plan on starting on these dates. NOTE: THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN REVISED. Download the Revised August Practice Schedule

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    GFS Captains Council Begins Year with Leadership Workshop

    More than 30 GFS Varsity Team Captains gathered on August 28 for the first meeting of the 2014-15 Captains' Council. Throughout the coming year the group will meet to develop their roles as student leaders, as well as addressing ongoing topics in high school athletics. They kicked off the proceedings with a presentation on leadership by Tony DeSabato of the Sports Challenge Leadership Academy.

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    Athletes Learn Injury Prevention from Medical Experts

    The GFS Girls Soccer Program had an in-depth training with Matt Grady, MD, FAAP and Physical Therapist Melissa Schorpion, PT, DPT, SCS. These experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia taught about the most current warmup and strengthening excercises to prevent common injuries, such as sprains and injuries to the meniscus and ACL.

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  • Athletic Consent Forms

    Consent Forms for Middle and Upper School Athletes are due August 1. Please downlowad the following attachments and return to mrawlings@gfsnet.org. Please note there are four pages and three signature areas. Middle School Athletic Consent Form
    Upper School Athletic Consent Form

  • Nick Dahl '17 Wins 2 Mile at New Balance Nationals

    Nick Dahl won the Freshman 2-mile in a meet record and personal best of 9:19.07 for the full yards. The previous meet record was 9:36. Nick also earned 2nd place in the Freshman Mile, running 4:25.

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