All players are representatives of Woodson High School and are expected to act in a way that is an example to other students inside and outside of school. You are expected to follow all rules that are set forth in the SR and R as well as all school rules. Punishment for breaking school rules may require that the player to be suspended. Unacceptable actions, including hazing, that are deemed harmful towards teammates or coaches will meet with the coach and may be suspended from a game(s) depending on the infraction. The coach may add additional games or may remove the player from the team for repeatably breaking these rules.
All players are required to be passing 5 classes at all times during the season in order to play and practice. The coach reserves the right to require players to take weekly grade sheets to her teachers if the coach is concerned about a player's grades. If a player is not meeting expectations in the classroom the coach can reduce playing time until the player’s grades are acceptable.
Be on the varsity roster for a minimum of 8 games.
Be a player in good standing at the end of the year.
Any player who does not reach the 8 game mark for the varsity roster will receive a Junior Varsity Certificate as long as they are in good standing at the end of the season.
We live in a time of social media. I believe that it is important to help our students understand the power of this tool that we never had. Players are responsible for what they put on social media. If they release something that negatively impacts Woodson or the Women’s Soccer program here at Woodson, they may be required to lose playing time until the situation can be resolved to my satisfaction. This may be one game or a number of games depending on the situation, and depending on the severity could lead to dismissal from the team.
Players are expected to attend all games and practices.
If a player is not going to be at practice, they are expected to let the coach know either in person, by e-mail or text message prior to 1:00 the day of the practice. Please do not try to call as it is often difficult for a coach to receive phone messages.
If a player is going to miss a game, the player should let the coach know as early as possible by e-mail (if it is the day of the game). If a player knows that she is missing a game in advance, she should see the coach in person and explain why the game is being missed.
Excused or unexcused –
An excused absence includes the following
School related activity such as a field trip.
(Making up work should be done on game days so that you are not missing practice time.)
Being sick, going to the doctor or attending funerals.
An unexcused absence includes anything else not included above.
If you miss practice the day before a game for any reason, you will not start the following game and depending on the situation may not play.
If you miss a game for an unexcused reason, you may not play the following game and will need to meet with the coach to discuss your absence prior to being allowed to play in a game.
If you miss more than one game for an unexcused reason, the coach reserves the right to remove you from the team permanently.
You are expected to attend school for the full
day in order to participate in games as are school rules.
Attendance will be checked.
If you are missing school for an excused reason, you may not be allowed to participate in the game for that day. Excused reasons include but are not limited to school related trips, doctor’s appointments and funerals. Please let me know if you are missing school on the day of the game.
If you know you will be missing class time in advance, please let your coach know.
Thank you for your support. The coaching staff is very excited about the upcoming season. We look forward to working with you and your families.
Tryouts for all players begins at 11:30 until 2:30 on the stadium field.
Make sure that you are registered on the activities registration link.
Please use the QR code below on Monday before you arrive to fill out your Covid health screening before you arrive.
Be sure to bring at least 32 ounces of water for tryouts as well as all of your soccer gear. You do not need a ball for tryouts.
Every student and coach is required to complete this form prior to attending any tryout, practice or game. You must be logged in to your FCPS Google account in order for it to work. Feel free to save this link or bookmark it on your device for easy access each day. Please select "TRYOUTS" during the tryout period.
(Scan QR Code or use direct link below)
At the players meeting a few weeks, we had them fill out a Google form with information that we needed. I will add the link in the chat box. If your player has not filled out the form, please have them do so. This will allow me to e-mail them any updates. Please use their FCPS email.
Changing times – The only constant over the past year has been change. I imagine there will be changes over the season. I will do the best I can to keep you informed, but just realize things will change.
Tryouts – Begin April 12.
Will be 3 days
Mon, April 12 – JV and Varsity on the stadium field from 11:30 – 2:30
Tuesday, April 13 - JV on the East Field (Bermuda)
Varsity on the Stadium field 4:00 – 6:00
Wednesday, April 13 - JV on the East Field (Bermuda)
Varsity on the Stadium field 4:00 – 6:00
Varsity tryouts -(includes all returning varsity players, juniors and seniors)
JV tryouts – (Includes all freshmen and sophomores not on varsity last year)
What the coaching staff looks for at tryouts…
- Players who want to compete
- Individual skills
- Fitness level (in shape)
- Players who want to be a part of the Woodson Team
- Varsity cuts are made by the varsity coaches
- Junior Varsity cuts will be made by JV coaches with input from the whole coaching staff – There will be an 800 yard run for JV players.
4. Be in Shape
- It is your responsibility to get into shape. We have a very short pre-season and you need to be in shape prior to camp.
- Get touches on the ball.
5. Schedule is on the website and the first game is 4/29. The last regular season game is on 6/1 – Varsity playoffs will be start the week of June 7th .
6. Activity registration link – This must be filled out prior to tryouts.
Yellow Days Updated 10/26/20
We will not be having worksouts for the next 2 weeks. We will revisit things later in November. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Williams at with any questions.
Yellow Days Will Start Wednesday September 23!
Yellow Days are open to all Woodson students regardless of whether or not they played last year. This includes new students and freshmen class of 2024. There is a specific process that we need to go through in order to make these yellow days happen. We will check in in groups of 10. Below are the check-in times:
Please send Coach Williams an email at if you are interested. Once contacted, we will then put you into a specific check-in time group and will give you further details. We are limited to the total number of participants due to Covid, so if we get too many participants, we will add you to the following week.
Remember in order to participate, you need to have 1) VHSL Sports Physical and 2) Emergency Care Form turned in.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email Coach Williams.