Welcome to Southern Wake Athletics!


Southern Wake Academy recognizes the important relationship between academics and athletics, and we strongly believe that regular exercise, development of skills, and interscholastic athletic competition play critical roles in each student’s growth. The Athletic Department recognizes and supports that the primary responsibility of student athletes is educational and therefore supports the link of academic achievement to eligibility. Our sports program helps nurture integrity, pride, loyalty and overall character which builds school spirit.


Sports being offered at Southern Wake for high school/middle school 21-22 school year:

  • Volleyball 
  • Cross Country 
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball 
Possibly more in the future such as Swim and Track and Field!


Southern Wake Academy offers an educational based athletic program for students in grades 6-12. In which, we are governed by the NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association). This year we will be competing in the NCHSAA at the 1A level as a independent member for high school athletics.



The NCHSAA mission, vision and values to schools, student-athletes are below:


Mission Statement

The mission of the NCHSAA is to provide governance and leadership for interscholastic athletic programs that support and enrich the educational experience of students.


The NCHSAA will be the national model for developing and inspiring greatness through interscholastic athletic experiences.

Core Values and Beliefs

Core values and beliefs are shared among the stakeholders of an organization. Values drive an organization's culture and priorities and provide a framework in which decisions are made. The core values and beliefs are the principles that guide the association.

  • Sportsmanship 
    following the rules of the game, respecting the judgment of referees and officials, treating opponents with respect, respect for one's opponent and graciousness in winning or losing
  • Integrity 
    consistency of actions, values, methods measures, principles, expectations and outcomes - the truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions
  • Fair Play
    shared interpretation of the rules, the equal treatment of all concerned, sticking to the agreed rules, not using unfair advantages
  • Honesty
    uprightness and fairness, truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness, freedom from deceit or fraud.  To consistently seek and speak the truth
  • Respect
    a positive feeling of esteem for a person or other entity and specific actions and conduct representative of the esteem
  • Equity 
    fairness, just and right, equitable treatment of all, dealing fairly and equally with all concerned
  • Fair Competition 
    competitors within a competition should have similar performance potential and performance strength
  • Development of Student-Athletes 
    participation in athletics should aid in the physiological and psychological development of the student-athlete





If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email;



Terry Byrd

Athletic Director

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Coaching Opportunites:
We are looking to add new sports at Southern Wake. We are always looking for coaches that want to build leadership, life lessons and a concept of team at Southern Wake. If interested please email Coach Byrd with your resume and any other important information. You can email him at
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Winter Sports Tryouts-
Official Tryouts for winter sports-
Varsity Basketball/Cheer- Oct 25th a valid sports NCHSAA physical must be on file via finalforms-
Rules/parent meeting November 1st 6pm- Gym
MS Basketball/Cheer- November 8th-  a valid sports NCHSAA physical must be on file via finalforms-
Rules/parent meeting- November 15th 6pm- Gym