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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

Core Values: Teamwork, Citizenship, Sportsmanship, Work ethic

Sports Offered
Fall
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, Boys Rugby

Athletic Physicals
Student-athletes in grades 6-12 must have a physical dated April 15 or later to tryout or participate in athletics. Physical forms are located under Panther HQ on this site. Physical forms can also be picked up at any of the middle schools or high schools.

Athletic Ticket Prices
Adults:$5.00, Students: $5.00 (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 CAA
Director of Athletics
3685 Butternut
Holland, MI 49424
marsmanp@westottawa.net
Twitter:@wopanthers
(616) 786-1118

Karen Dykema
High School Athletic Administrative Assistant
dykemak@westottawa.net
(616) 786-1118

Jennifer Linart
Middle School Athletic Administrative Assistant
linartj@westottawa.net
(616) 786-1019

Kim Lewis
Pool Director
lewisk@westottawa.net
(616) 786-8198

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