About The World Academy Athletics Department
World Academy athletes are known as NorthStars! Participating in the Tri-County Athletic League affords our athletes opportunities to play and compete with other schools across the State. Heart, pride, strong character, and unwavering sportsmanship are the hallmark for all World Academy student-athletes. It is our hope that during Middle School, students will participate in an athletic sport or club, challenging themselves physically and mentally, while having fun creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Following a seasonal sports schedule allows our athletes to participate in a wide variety of events. Some sports allow for any number of participants, while other teams will have tryouts for limited spots. In the Fall, students can participate in Cross-Country Running and/or Soccer. In the winter months, we offer Basketball, Spirit Team, Volleyball, and Ski Club. Spring showcases Track and Field meets. While these sporting events are team-focused, there are also opportunities for participation without competition, such as skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. There is a nominal player fee for each sport to defer costs associated with Tri-County dues, referee fees, coaching stipends, travel expenses, and uniforms.
Students are required to attend all practices and scheduled games when part of a team because every team member is of equal importance. Students and parents are kept well informed about when opportunities for tryouts and sign-ups are available. Games, practice, and meet schedules, will be distributed through handouts, emails and the World Academy website. The World Academy website is also the place to track our successes as individuals, teams, and the school as a whole.
In the interest of keeping all of our student-athletes healthy, World Academy strongly encourages all students playing sports in Grades 5-8 to participate in a test called the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (imPACT) prior to competing in any sports at the school. This testing will measure memory, processing speed, and reaction time to be kept on file as a baseline score in the event of an injury. If a concussion has occurred, a repeat test can assist in making the decisions about readiness to return to play. Testing can be scheduled at most local hospitals and urgent care clinics. Thank you for helping us keep our student-athletes safe!
In closing, World Academy is happy to announce a new addition to our incredible coaching staff. Aaron Dufoe will be coaching our Girls Soccer and Basketball teams. Mr. Dufoe, a Nashua native, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Rivier University. Rivier University fostered this talented athlete through an outstanding career in both soccer and basketball, earning multiple accolades. Aaron now dedicates his free time to his wife and children, in addition to coaching female youth soccer and basketball in the greater Nashua area. The expertise of this seasoned coach will bring added value to World Academy Athletics!
Please be sure to check the ‘Athletics’ section of our weekly digital newsletter, Coordinates, for regular updates regarding tryouts, practices, and competitions. For questions, please contact Athletic Director, Erik Congdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.