In addition to providing student-athletes with the opportunities to play varsity sports, Germantown Academy also provides its students-athletes with a chance to participate in club sports.
A Trial Sport is a sport that is supported by the athletic department, but does not have varsity status.
A Varsity Sport is a sport that is supported by the athletic department, including varsity letters and certificates.
Club to Trial Sport
- the following criteria will be assessed in deciding to move a club sport to a trial sport:
1. Sport must have
the potential to become a varsity sport.
scheduled competition must be available.
3. The IAAA, GIAAA or
independent league ( i.e. SHSHL) supports this sport.
interest in terms of participation. Numbers must be large enough to support a
team and substitutes.
facilities are available.
7. Assessment of the
strain on the student population. Only so many sports can exist in a given
season without running out of students or drawing from other established sport
Trial Sport to Varsity Sport- a sport will remain in the trial phase until the following criteria have been met:
1. A minimum of three years in the trial phase to asses the
progress of the program. This period could be longer.
2. The ability level
of the participants is commensurate with a varsity level program.
3. An appropriate
schedule of games has been established at the varsity level.