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Athletic Department Info

Athletic Philosophy
The program of Educational Athletics in West Ottawa Public Schools is an essential element of a student’s instructional experience. West Ottawa Athletics is a part of the district’s goal to advance and promote the community-developed “Learner Exit Outcomes.” Participation in athletics increases instructional time, prepares young people for future life in society, and has been shown to be the highest correlating predictor for high school students’ later success in life. Participation in a co-curricular activity is an essential part of a complete learning experience. It should be viewed as an extension of the learning process. We are striving to provide a program of which the student body and community will be proud. Success shall be measured not only by the number of wins and losses but also by the type of individuals who graduate through our program. Student/athletes should understand that participation in athletics is an honor and carries responsibilities to the team, school, and community. It is important that we teach and practice good sportsmanship, respect, self discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem. While winning is always desired, it should not be the driving motivation of our program. Our goal is to help guide the student-athlete in his/her quest to be the best student-athlete and person he/she can be. GO WO!

Sports Offered
Boys & Girls Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Swim/Dive, Boys Tennis, Volleyball, Boys Water Polo, Sideline Cheer
Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball, Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance, Hockey, Boys Swim/Dive, Wrestling
Spring: Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Track, Girls Water Polo

Athletic Physicals
Student-athletes in grades 7-12 must have a physical dated April 15 or later to tryout or participate in athletics. Physical forms are located under WO HQ on this site. Physical forms can also be picked up at any of the middle schools or high schools. 

Program Improvement Form
West Ottawa athletics is working very hard to be the best athletic program around. If you would like to share your ideas on how we can improve as an athletic program, download the attached SWOT form and send it to Pat Marsman, 3685 Butternut, Holland, MI 49424. SWOT 

Athletic Ticket Prices
Adults:$5.00, Students: $3.00 (K-12)
Senior Citizens: 62+ admitted to contest free with proof of age.
All-Sports passes are good for HOME events only, EXCLUDING: Multi-Team Tournaments and MHSAA Tournaments.

Athletic passes can be purchased at West Ottawa North High High School athletic office from 9:00-4:00.

Athletic Department Staff

Pat Marsman
Athletic Director
3685 Butternut
Holland, MI 49424

(616) 994-5030

Fax 994-5191

Karen Dykema
Athletic Secretary
616 994-5030

Keith Schaap
Macatawa Bay Middle School
Athletic Coordinator
616 786-2031

Ron Allen
Harbor Lights Middle School
Athletic Coordinator
616 786-1030

Deb Murdoch
Middle School Secretary
616 786-1030







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    Panthers are in action at WO today. Good luck girls. #gowo

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