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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.

2023-24 NGFS Athletics Handbook

JV/Varsity Sports

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:

Middle Division Sports

Middle division sports is an introductory level experience for students in grades 5-8 and is designed to prioritize student athletes with little to no experience in a particular sport. Middle Division practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays and games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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: 

Conference Affiliation

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.

Required Participation Forms:

All NGFS athletes must have the following four forms completed and on file with the Athletics Department before they can begin participation in their first sport of the year:

NCISSA Consent to Participate and Release Form 

NCISSA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation -must be completed by a healthcare provider

NCISSA Concussion Form 

Signed copy of Student‐Athlete and Parent/Guardian Participation Agreement - last page of the NGFS Athletics Handbook (see link at the top of the page)

Dwon Clifton, Director of Athletics | Serena Witherspoon, Assistant Director of Athletics


For questions about NGFS Athletics, please email