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CESJDS Athletics

CESJDS is proud to offer 12 sports with 33 teams competing at Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.

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CESJDS believes athletics is a great teaching tool for building character and discipline in today’s youth. Coaches and athletes at CESJDS share a strong sense of fair play, enthusiasm, positive attitude and competitiveness. Success is not only measured by winning, but also by the amount of team and individual improvement. We at CESJDS expect the students to be leaders in the school, in the community and on the playing field.

Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training Staff

Jessica Matula, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer (jmatula@cesjds.org)

A certified athletic trainer is on staff and present during practices and home matches to help prevent and treat injuries.

Each athlete has the ability to be
ImPACT concussion tested to provide a baseline should a head injury occur.

CESJDS is also unique in that our students enrolled in the Sports Medicine class serve as team trainers during the season.

Students gain experiential education while learning to prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries related to sport. They learn advanced taping, wrapping, bracing/splinting and injury

Required forms for athletic participation can be accessed through Magnus.

Middle School Sports Program

The CESJDS athletic program is unique in that we offer a completely separate Middle School sports program. Middle School students in grades 6-8 have their own teams for:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track & Field

Middle School students are also able to compete on the Varsity golf, dance, swimming and tennis teams.

Students in this age range at many similar independent schools must compete on Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Having a separate program for these students allows for expanded opportunities for playing time and skill development.

Potomac Valley Athletic Conference

CESJDS teams compete in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC), a group of independent schools in the Washington Metro area for interscholastic athletics. Other members schools include:

  • Covenant Life
  • Edmund Burke School
  • Field School
  • Grace Brethren
  • Oakcrest School
  • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • Spencerville Adventist Academy
  • St. Anselm's Abbey School
  • Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
  • McLean
  • Washington Christian Academy
  • Washington International School
  • Washington Waldorf School

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Winter Sports Tryout Information

Boys Middle School Basketball:

  • Nov. 12-13 - 4:00-5:30 PM at the Upper School
  • Nov. 14 - 4:30-6:00 at the Lower School

Girls Middle School Basketball:

  • Nov. 12- 4:30-6:00 PM at the Upper School
  • Nov. 13- 4:30-6:00 PM at the Lower School
  • Nov. 14 - 4:00-5:30 at the Lower School


  • Nov. 10 - 8:00-9:00 PM at Bender JCC


  • Nov. 12-14- 4:00-5:30 PM at the Upper School Cafeteria 

Indoor Track:

  • Nov. 13- 4:00-5:30 PM at the Upper School 

The following sports have already conducted tryouts. Please find coach's contact info below:

Wrestling: Coach Woolery Chuck@igc.org

Boys Varsity and JV Basketball: Coach McCloud (Varsity) David.McCloud@aol.com and Coach Leybo (JV)             leybossjr@gmail.com

Girls Varsity Basketball: Coach Silberman BSilberman@cesjds.org

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