Teamwork opens up a world of opportunity where students experience the thrill of playing on a team, while working together for a common purpose. Some of our students' best memories are those shared either on the field or cheering from the sidelines. The true benefit comes from experiences on and off the field that develop character and teach responsibility and leadership.
Students in grades 7-11 are eligible for Junior Varsity sports.
Students in grades 8-12 are eligible for Varsity sports.
As part of the North Carolina Independent Schools
Athletic Association (NCISAA), our athletes have the opportunity to compete for championships at the conference and state levels.
JV/Varsity sports are offered in three seasons and include:
Fall: girls volleyball and coed cross-country
Winter: boys basketball, girls basketball, coed spirit squad, and girls swimming
Spring: boys track and field, girls track and field, coed golf, and coed tennis
Volleyball: practice starts before school year begins; season ends October 21
Cross Country: August 2-October 15
JV and Varsity Basketball: October 17- March, date TBD
Spirit Squad: follows basketball season
Swimming: December 1-season ends TBD
Track & Field: March 13-May 22
Tennis: March 13-May 15
Golf: March 13-May 15
Middle Division Sports
Middle division sports is an introductory level experience designed to prioritize student athletes with little to no experience in a particular sport. Middle division teams compete in the Independent School League (ISL) with other independent schools in the Triad
Student athletes in grade 8 who do not fit the criteria for “inexperienced” based on the evaluations of our coaches will be encouraged to compete at the JV/Varsity level in that particular sport.
Middle Division sports are coed and include:
Fall: cross-country and soccer
Winter: flag football and volleyball
Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays and games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
New Garden Friends School is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA). Our varsity athletes have the opportunity to compete for championships at the conference and state level. Learn more about the NCISAA here.
Middle division teams compete in the Independent School League (ISL) with other independent schools in the Triad.
Required Participation Forms:
All NGFS athletes must have the following forms completed and on file with the Athletics Department:
NCISSA Consent to Participate and Release Form
NCISSA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation - must be completed by a healthcare provider
NGFS Athletic Handbook
For questions about NGFS Athletics, please email email@example.com.