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Erin Manning, Athletic Department Secretary

Athletic Office: (518) 629-3303
Athletic Office Fax: (518) 629-3262





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Recap of Fall 2017 Sports Senior Nights

Family, friends, teammates and coaches gathered on the court and on the field to recognize Watervliet's senior boys' and girls' soccer players and senior volleyball players at their final home games of the 2017 season. View Senior Night Facebook Photo Album

Winter sports practices begin November 6

Most varsity and junior varsity winter sports are scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 6. Varsity cheerleading starts on Tuesday, Nov. 7, while varsity indoor track and modified winter sports are set to begin on Monday, Nov. 13.

Start date Team Time Location
Monday, Nov. 6 JV & V Girls’ Basketball 2:30 p.m. WJSHS gymnasium
JV & V Boys’ Basketball 5:30 p.m. WJSHS gymnasium
Varsity Wrestling 3:00 p.m. WJSHS Wrestling Room
Tuesday, Nov. 7 Varsity Cheer 4:00 p.m. WJSHS Cafeteria
Monday, Nov. 13 Varsity Indoor Track 2:30 p.m. WJSHS
Modified Girls’ Basketball 3:00 p.m. WES rockwall gym
Modified Boys' Basketball 4:30 p.m. WES rockwall gym
Modified Wrestling 3:00 p.m. WJSHS small gym


picture Fall Sports Awards Night ceremony

Fall Sports Awards Night recognizes individual athletes, teams

On October 26, Watervliet Jr./Sr. High School student-athletes were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments during Fall Sports Awards Night. Sports teams included: boys’ and girls’ soccer, volleyball, football, cheerleading and cross country track. View list of award winners Photo Gallery


Welcome Back Letter from Athletic Director Michael Foust

Parents & Guardians of Student Athletes:

With the new school year approaching in a couple of weeks, our athletic program is already in full swing … as I’m sure you already know! The fall season began for all varsity and junior varsity sports on August 14, all modified sports start on August 28. Read the full letter

Mark Your Calendars For Upcoming Athletics Fundraisers

Dine at Chipotle and support Watervliet Athletics

On September 6, have a great meal at the Chipotle on Wade Road in Latham between 4:00-8:00 p.m. and support Watervliet athletic programs at the same time. Please bring this flyer with you, show it on your smartphone or make sure to tell the cashier you support Watervliet Athletics, and Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the restaurant’s sales that evening to the Cannoneers. download flyer

Bowl at Spare Time on August 23 to support Watervliet Soccer

Thanks to everyone who came out to bowl and support Watervliet Soccer at Spare Time in Latham on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Fall sports tryouts begin Monday, Aug. 14

Fall varsity sports tryouts are scheduled for Monday, August 14. Tryouts for varsity girls' volleyball is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Start date Team Time Location
Monday, Aug. 14 Varsity Football 3:30 p.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity GirlsSoccer 8:00 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity Boys' Soccer 9:00 a.m. WJSHS Turf Field
Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country 3:00 pm WJSHS Track
Varsity Cheer 3:15 p.m. WJSHS Cafeteria
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Varsity Girls' Volleyball 3:00 p.m. WJSHS Gym



Cannoneer Football information and important summer dates

Player informational meeting and sign-up is Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the high school. Get the information you need to prepare over the summer for the start of the 2017 football season. Read letter from Coach Brian Hoefer 


Rules for home football games

To ensure student safety at high school football games, Watervliet school district officials are implementing the following rules for student fans who attend home games:

bullet graphicStudents in grade 6 or younger MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult or they will not be admitted to the football game. An adult is defined as a parent, a coach, a grandparent or a guardian.

bullet graphicNo one is allowed into the game after halftime.

bullet graphicNo re-entry is allowed for patrons or fans who leave the stadium at any point during the game.

We want to be respectful of our student athletes, our cheerleaders and all patrons who attend our football games, said Watervliet Athletic Director Michael Foust. We also want everyone to enjoy home games in a safe and orderly environment.
Admission to football games is $3 for all adults and $1 for all students.

Track open for public use

The track at WJSHS is open for public use weekdays only between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. When using the track, please be respectful of facility rules. View track rules

Athletic schedules online

All Watervliet City School District sports schedules are now available online through ColonialCouncil.org. Click here to access to Watervliet’s athletics schedule.
Once you access this site, you will be able to subscribe for text messages and e-mail notifications for all athletic teams, including event reminders and change notifications.

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2015-16)

Watervliet Athletics Archives (2014-15)


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Athletic Placement Process (PDF)

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The Watervliet City School Athletics Department believes that student-athletes grow mentally, physically and socially through their involvement in sports. Hopefully, this growth will result in a healthy lifestyle that will be prevalent throughout their lives.


Watervliet City School is governed by the New York State High School Athletic Association, Section 2, and the Colonial Athletic Conference, competing as a Class “B/C” sized school.


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