Athletics

Can playing sports help students build character, leadership, and responsibility?

We think so. Do you?

Starting in sixth grade, every student at Forsyth is offered the opportunity to play sports and encouraged to be part of an athletic team.

Playing on a team gives your child the experience of building relationships with teammates and coaches, developing skills and confidence, working hard, and learning good sportsmanship.

From lacrosse to soccer to tennis to swimming to golf, our students give their all to every sport.

Win or lose – our athletes gain so much by having the opportunity to play.

Go Furies!

Athletic Alerts

Check here for recent changes to game and practice schedules.

All of our games on William Taylor Field and in the CAC and Livengood Gym are live streamed. Cameras are being installed in other playing areas. If you subscribe to NFHS, you will have access to all of the games that are currently available. Please consider the annual pass subscription, since a portion of that yearly cost gets returned to FCDS.

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  • History of Excellence

    • 40 Team NCISSA State Champions
    • 3 Wells Fargo Cup Champions (Top Private School Athletic Program in NC)
    • 10 All Americans
    • 2 Olympians
    • 2016 Olympian Kathleen Baker; Gold and Silver Medalist
    • 300+ All State Athletes
    • 150+ Collegiate Student Athletes
  • Opportunities

    • 45 teams offered in 20 sports programs
    • Multiple competitive and inclusive teams offered in each season
    • Interscholastic athletics beginning in 6th grade
    • Eligible 7th graders can play varsity
    • 90% of Middle School students play at least one sport
    • 80% of Upper School students play at least one sport
  • Support & Facilities

    • Vibrant Fury Club athletic boosters
    • 3 gymnasiums
    • 6 playing fields
    • 8-lane track
    • 9 lighted tennis courts
    • 3 athletic stadiums
    • Weight training center
    • 2 full-time certified athletic trainers
    • Athletic training room with full rehabilitative modalities
  • Trainers

    FCDS is recognized as a National Athletic Trainers' Association First Team Safe Secondary School for the years 2015-2021. Our athletic trainers, Kevin Westwood and Aaron Parks, are an important resource to our student-athletes. 

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  • Doug Esleeck

    Athletic Director
    Head Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach
    Fury Club President
    336-945-3151 ext. 326
  • Marc Heinecke

    Assistant Athletic Director
    Director of Strength and Conditioning
    336-945-3151
    Email
  • Melanie Nance

    Director of Enrichment Programs
    Middle School Wellness Teacher
    Middle School Girls' Coach
    336-945-3151 ext. 586
    Email
  • Aaron Parks, LAT, ATC

    Assistant Athletic Trainer
    Athletic Facilities Manager

    336-945-3151 ext. 303
    Email
  • Kevin Westwood

    Associate Athletic Director
    Head Athletic Trainer
    336-945-3151 ext. 302
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Forsyth Country Day School is committed to administering all education and employment activities without discrimination based on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.