WCA Coaches’ Report

Coaches’  Report

April 13, 2021

Coaches Portal

Please utilize the COACHES PORTAL for important links and resources.

Upcoming Important Reminders:

Please be thinking about your summer camp fundraisers!

Know that the gym will be closed from June 28th to July 11th for floor refinishing.

CHSAA Bylaw 2310 can help to clarify what our off-season programming can look like:

2310.1 Practice is defined as the period of time during which formal practice is authorized by

CHSAA Bylaws and during which an assigned coach is instructing one or more of

his/her/their team members.

Formal practice for spirit athletes is defined as participation in any school scheduled team

practice from the date of tryouts until the last official day of the current school year.

2310.2 No coach or school representative may direct a student to practice outside of the formal

practice season as a condition to participating or otherwise influencing a student’s

opportunity to participate in any school sport.

As we go through the process of transitioning our athletic website to 8to18, we are updating the content and site organization.  These norms will make it easier to stay consistent!
General Tips
  • Boys’ and Girls’ sports always have an apostrophe after the “s” in the gender name.  For example, boys’ basketball, girls’ soccer, etc.
  • Because middle and high school will now share the same website, we need to begin each team name with MS or HS to indicate the difference.
    • MS Boys’ Basketball Team
    • HS Girls’ Volleyball Team
  • Student athlete is not hyphenated (unless you are a collegiate athlete – long, absurd story on researching this ☺).  To keep it consistent, we can either say “student” or “athlete,” we don’t need to say both. Oftentimes it is implied that we are talking about WCA students, so we can just refer to them as athletes.
  • STEM School – STEM is always capitalized in STEM School because it is an acronym.
  • When we write out the name of the school for the opposing team, we should write the full name.  For instance, “University” in Greeley should be “University Schools” or “Ascent” should be “Ascent Classical Academy.”



Check out this week’s edition’s of the Firebird Word

 Firebirds HS Athletics Weekly Update

 Firebirds MS Athletics Weekly Update


Don’t forget to submit your weekly HS Firebird Word communication or MS Firebird Word communication update on Monday each week!


Transformational Leadership

The Transformational Leader is someone who inspires others to go further than what they are capable of.  Take a few minutes to check out the below media link(s) for great insight and inspiration!

Playing Time and Parents - Click to Watch Video
Playing Time and Parents
Jake von Scherrer – Maclay School (FL)
It is always better to ask their kids questions and not the coaches. Problems can still…
Promoting Middle School Athletics Through Streaming - Click to Watch Video
Promoting Middle School Athletics…
Dr. Robert Zayas – NYSPHSAA
More schools across the country are using streaming services to not only promote…
Building Relationships - Click to Watch Video
Building Relationships
Amanda Waters – Mater Dei HS (CA)
Make the effort to learn from your coaches, not just to ensure success for yourself, but…
Teaching Leadership: This is What Most Coaches Do - Click to Watch Video
This Is What Most Coaches Do
Joseph Hoedel – Character Development…
Most coaches use coachable moments, have pre-game/post-game talks, use mottos…
The National Federation of State High
School Associations
High School Today April 2021
Involvement in Activity Programs Matters — Now More Than Ever
More than ever before, we are convinced of the need and value of activities programs for high school students. These programs — sports and performing arts — have always been a vital piece of the educational journey for students. Despite all the challenges we have faced this year, this statement has never been more accurate: Involvement matters, now more than ever.
Read the full story


Professional Development & Evaluation

With our sports seasons fully underway, we will be moving to weekly one-on-one meetings for in-season coaches to assure that adequate support is provided for each program.  As we are planning for next year, please provide feedback in terms of the best option to meet our goal of 8 total professional development hours.


  1. 1-hour meeting each month
  2. Quarterly 2-hour meetings
  3. 2 4-hour retreats


MaxPreps (High School Head Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer Coaches)

Please create a MaxPreps coaches account and select Windsor Charter Academy.  Basic instructions for membership are here.  

MaxPreps offers Office Hours Webinars that coaches should attend if they are new to the software. 

CHSCA Membership

Under guidance from CHSAA, all HS coaches are encouraged to register for the Colorado High School Coaches Association 



WCA Athletics Vision/Mission & Core Values

Vision: The WCA athletics program inspires, motivates, and empowers student-athletes through positive, life-changing, competitive activities.

Mission: In the spirit of WCA High School Athletics/Activities, which provides its students with educational opportunities both broad and deep, we are committed to sustaining a culture of values and codes. Athletics plays an essential role in teaching students to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity, make sacrifices, strive for excellence, persevere through adversity, and compete with dignity and pride while developing a commitment to teamwork, and service to our high school and community. We motivate our athletes to strive for greatness on and off the field.  We support our athletes using sports and activities as a tool to teach life lessons.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Growth
  • Leadership
  • Character development
  • Greatness


Coaches Portal

Please utilize the COACHES PORTAL for important links and resources.