Athletics

Sports physicals are valid for one calendar year. Appointments are required.  Civilian Patients will be permitted to request an appointment on a "Space available" basis ONLY. 

 

Parents, be sure to check on when your student’s sports physical is expiring or if they are due for any immunizations such as the meningitis vaccine.

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Fall Season

Football, Cross Country, Tennis, Cheer, Golf, Girls Volleyball

Eligibility: Grade 9-12
Required Documents: Yearly physical and inherent risk form; must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 2 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition.

Cheer

Fall Cheer will start tryouts on the first day the students are in school. Any female or male student can tryout. You must have a recent physical to participate in tryouts, no exceptions so plan ahead. During tryouts on Monday through Wednesday they will learn jumps, a dance and cheer. Thursday will be an actual tryout with judges and then cuts will be made. We will have a Varsity and JV composing of about 22 - 24 members. We cheer at the home football games. It is a short season but an important one to condition and prepare for our longer season and European competition during Winter Cheer.  Over the summer stretching, core exercises, and leg & arm strengthening will help you prepare for the season . There will be optional conditioning the week prior to school in the small gym Monday thru Thursday 3:30 to 4:30.

Cross Country

The Boys and girls cross country teams start practice on the first day the students are in school. We hope all runners will do some running over the summer but we work with all levels from those that have never run before to those that have competed in races. It's a great way to see a different side of England, Germany and Belgium as well as meet some terrific people. Final competition is usually held in Baumholder, Germany with several other European DODEA schools. Come join the Cross Country family.

Football

The Lancers are part of Division I DoDEA football. The team competes yearly against Ramstein, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, and Vilseck. The season runs from mid-August through early November, culminating in the playoffs which take place in Germany. The football team has both a Varsity
and Junior Varsity program and any student that attends Lakenheath High School is encouraged to play. Football equipment will be distributed beginning August  13th and 14th and  two-a-day practices begin August 15th. Tryouts for football run from the first day of school through the first week, August 27th through the 31st. The Iron Lancer weight lifting and conditioning program will run through the summer as well. Any student athlete interested in preparing for the upcoming sport season is eligible to attend. The Iron Lancer program begins June 25th and runs through August 10th. It is scheduled to meet five days a week from 0900-1100 in the high school weight room.

Tennis

Lakenheath Lancer Tennis is a fall sport with tryouts beginning the first day of school.  Come out even if you are new to tennis!  No prior experience needed.  We have both a boys and girls team.  Our practices will take place at the fenced tennis courts behind the running track and near the Red Cross offices.  Your own tennis racquet is required and shoes made for tennis are recommended.  Each school year, players who perform well have the opportunity to attend Europeans in Wiesbaden, Germany.  As with all athletics, you will need to have a recent physical on file in order to participate. 

Volleyball 

The Girl's Volleyball Team did outstanding last year.  The Varsity had a season record of 12-1, the JV a record of 8-1 and the Freshman team a record of 2-1.  The team played in the final four at Europeans and look to improve from this great performance.  Tryouts will begin the first day of school and if you are interested in taking part, learning the game and having some fun - come on out.

Winter Season

Boys and Girls Basketball, Cheer, Wrestling

Eligibility: Grade 9-12
Required Documents: Yearly physical and inherent risk form; must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 2 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition.

Boys' Basketball

Boys' basketball is a D1 sport. We play European DoDDS teams, such as Ramstein, K-town, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and Vilseck as well as D2 and D3 teams. We also play international schools in London. Our schedule is full and competitive. We are always looking for dedicated players with a willingness to work hard and be part of a great program.

Cheer (see above)

Girls Basketball

Lakenheath Girls’ Basketball is a member of DoDea Europe Division I. Tryouts are held early to mid-November, and the season runs through late February when the varsity squad travels to Germany to compete in the European Championships. There is a JV and a varsity squad, but all the girls practice together. As coaches, we try to keep a fun yet competitive atmosphere during practices as well as games. We stress the importance of the girls becoming a family and working as a unit during the season. Whether you are a future LeBron James or have never even played the game, come out this fall and give the Lady Lancers a shot!

Wrestling

Wrestling practices start early November. Off-season conditioning is necessary to the success of wrestlers. The team will travel 5 or 6 times during the season and managing a healthy diet is crucial to your success. For information on wrestling contact Coach Stacy @ kelly.stacy@eu.dodea.edu

Spring Season

Baseball, Softball, Track, Boys and Girls Soccer

Eligibility: Grade 9-12
Required Documents: Yearly physical and inherent risk form; must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above with no more than 2 F's at any time; 10 practice dates before first competition.

Baseball

Baseball tryouts are the 1st week in March. Off-season work is necessary to support a successful program. For more information on off-season baseball please contact Coach Stacy @ kelly.stacy@eu.dodea.edu

Boys' Soccer

Boys' soccer is a D1 sport. We play D1 DoDEA teams such as Ramstein, K-town, Wiesbaden, Vilseck, and Stuttgart. We also play DII teams such as AfNorth and D3 teams Brussels American and Alconbury. We also play local teams and many of our players are on British teams as well, which play games on Sunday. We finish the season by having a tournament involving two pools of 5 DI teams. The semifinal games are teams from the two pools playing against each other. The finals are the best two teams from the semifinals. We have been in the final game twice in the last seven years. 

Cheer

Winter Cheer will have its own tryout in November, being on fall cheer does not guarantee you a spot on Winter Cheer.  Winter Cheer will cheer for the basketball teams and runs approximately November to end of February. The Varsity team (12 members) during Winter Cheer will go to Europeans in Wiesbaden the end of February. In both seasons traveling only occurs when there is space available on the bus and approved by administration. Over the summer stretching, core exercises, and leg & arm strengthening will help you prepare for the season . There will be optional conditioning the week prior to school in the small gym Monday thru Thursday 3:30 to 4:30.

Girls' Soccer

At Lakenheath High School, the girls' soccer program strives to be the best and provide an opportunity for all those who desire to participate in soccer at an interscholastic level. One of the most outstanding experiences for a soccer player is the challenge and that moment of truth faced in actual competition. All those who participate will be involved in competition. Fireball enthusiasm, 110 percent effort, and high goals are expected. We expect our soccer players to accept victory with gracefulness and defeat with dignity. Soccer players are expected to be responsible, make decisions, accept challenges, and show respect for others. Attendance at practice and observance of training rules are required.

Softball

The first practice for softball is usually the first or second week of March and goes until the end of May. We have an off season conditioning time which starts after winter break and goes until the start of the season. Everyone is welcome to come out with the team during pre-season and when the season starts. If you enjoy the game of softball or just want to learn more about the game please come join us. We look forward to seeing you on the field in March.