Firebird AthleticsI would like to extend a sincere welcome to you and thank you for taking an interest in the Willis Junior High School athletic program. Sports during the 2020-2021 school year will look a little different. In order to afford all students the opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice, we have decided to condense all of our seasons instead of cancelling those usually played over the first quarter of the school year (see below). Games will not be scheduled over school breaks and practices will be optional.
The goal of the Willis Junior High School athletic program is to provide a positive experience for our student athletes through the teaching of sport skills, leadership and the principles of sportsmanship.
Students at Willis may select from a number of sports that take place throughout the school year. Please note that participation on the majority of these teams is limited and athletes are selected through evaluation during a try-out period.
Oct 19 - Nov 24
Nov 30 - Feb 3
Feb 8 - Apr 7
Apr 12 - May 19
Co-Ed Flag Football
Co-Ed Cross Country *
Co-Ed Track and Field *
* indicates sports with unlimited participation numbers - no cuts.Athletes in our program are expected to demonstrate positive leadership and integrity, on and off the field. It is important that student athletes understand their responsibilities as representatives of Willis Junior High School and that they assume a positive leadership role on our campus—modeling respect and appropriate behavior for other students.As an athletic department, we want to work with student athletes to improve their skill level, enhance their self-confidence and instill the principles of the Six Pillars of Character—trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. In order to have the best possible experience at Willis, we encourage all students to pursue an interest and involve themselves in available school activities. Participation in sports is a great way to be connected, build school spirit and make new friends. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.Sincerely,Brett Epstein Assistant Principal/Athletic Director