Western has a tremendous array of athletic teams to take part in. All Western teams compete in the Calgary Senior High School Athletics Association Calgary High School Sports (CSHSAA) and are also governed by the Alberta Schools Athletics Association (ASAA). Due to COVID-19, high school sports have been indefinitely postponed. Further updates will be on the CSHSAA and ASAA websites.
For detailed information on our Athletics Program at Western, please follow the following link: westerncanadaathletics.com
Some sports are tryout based and some are for anyone interested. Many of the team sports offer Junior (Grade 10 and 11) and Senior (Grade 10, 11 and 12) teams. This varies from year to year.
Fall (September – Mid November)
Swim and Dive
Winter (Late November-Early March)
Spring (Late March – Early June)
Field Hockey (Girls)*
Track and Field
* Tryout based sport
Tryout and team information will be given in the weeks leading up to the start date of each sport. For fall sports, tryout information will be given on the first day of school. This information is typically spread through in-school posters and through meetings. Meeting times will be communicated through morning announcements. Students are expected to get an annual authorized signed by their parents and handed in to the coach before they are allowed to try out.
Each team will have fees associated with them. These fees will vary from team to team. Most team fees will cover the expenses of league play (referees, facility bookings), uniform rentals, photos, equipment, training supplies and substitute coverage costs for teachers. Higher fees are typically indicative of more out-of-town tournaments, team clothing and other team specific opportunities. Friends of Western generously subsidizes team fees from year to year.
Practice and Game Schedules
Most teams are active before and/or after school, 4-5 days per week. It is a heavy but rewarding experience. Generally speaking, there will be 2-4 practices a week, 1-2 games a week, and tournaments on some weekends depending on the sport. Tryout, practice and tournament schedules will be communicated at the beginning of the season, and all game schedules for all sports are posted at Calgary High School Sports at the beginning of each season. Students should expect to travel on their own to off-site league games for most teams, but will generally travel as a team on a school bus to out-of-town tournaments.
For athletic inquiries please contact Athletic Director Sheldon Brady.