Athletics

Swim Team

Team Overview

The L.C. Bird Varsity Swim Teams are committed to providing student-athletes with a competitive environment focused on improving skills for swimmers at all levels, as well as building character and leadership traits both in and out of the pool.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome on the Bird Swim Teams! We work with swimmers who are learning basic techniques, as well as swimmers with summer league or year round experience. Swimmers and/or parents/guardians with any additional questions should contact Coach Bliley or Coach Robinson. Please know that all swimmers must have current VHSL physical and concussion forms on file in order to participate in the season.

Team Highlights

Varsity swimming is relatively new to Chesterfield County Public Schools. All 10 CCPS schools now offer varsity swimming. We participate in Region 5A in VSHL and have a team to represent the Skyhawks at the annual regional meet.

Bird is a small but competitive team throughout the county. We continue to grow larger each season. The coaches are committed to meeting swimmers at their individual levels and helping them improve on their individual goals throughout the season.

Pre-Season

The season begins the first week of November and runs through the beginning of February. After school conditioning is optional and begins in October.

Season Information

Our first day of practice is typically the Wednesday after Election Day. We practice at Swim RVA (5050 Ridgedale Parkway Richmond VA 23234). We DO NOT provide transportation and encourage carpooling between teammates. Also, all swimmers MUST have a current VHSL physical and concussion forms on file before you are allowed to practice.

Any further practice and meet information will be announced at a later date.

Tryout Requirements/Team Requirements

A current VSHL physical (dated after June 1 of the current year) and concussion forms must be turned into the school or coach prior to being allowed to participate in preseason conditioning and the beginning of the season. No swimmer will be allowed to participate without turning in these forms.

Swimmers must be able to swim at least a 50 freestyle without stopping. (We will help teach any other strokes and all the techniques, if needed.)

Coaching Staff

Kimberly Bliley (Kimberly_Bliley@ccpsnet.net) and Julie Robinson (Julianne_Robinson@ccpsnet.net)

Skyhawk Dance Team

Season Information

The Skyhawk Dance team is a great way to make new friends while being a part of the school sports program

Pre-Season

We strive to learn new dances to entertain the crowd at home football games and certain basketball games.

Tryout Information

We will start conditioning for the 2020-2021 school year when the VSHL allows for teams to meet

Tryout Requirements/Team Requirements

Tryouts will begin when we are able to meet according the the VHSL for the 2020-2021 school year. Sports physical dated after May 1st of 2020 and a completed concussion form are required.

Coaching Staff Names and Contact Information

Evelyn_Robinson@ccpsnet.net

Skyhawk Girls Tennis

Season Information

Skyhawk Girls Tennis strives to provide students the opportunity to work as a member of a team in order to achieve a goal, and in the process, learn the importance of cooperation, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Pre-Season

We are a fairly new team. Our goal is to improve upon the year before success’s.

Tryout Information

The season typically starts end of February/beginning of March, but conditioning will begin in October.

Tryout Requirements/Team Requirements

Preseason conditioning will be once a month on the tennis courts behind Bird HS. Dates and times TBD. Sports physical dated after May 1st, 2020 and a concussion form

Coaching Staff Names and Contact Information

Evelyn Robinson Evelyn_Robinson@ccpsnet.net

Wrestling

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The wrestling program of Lloyd C. Bird High School has the ultimate goal to provide the tools needed to improve all members of the L.C. Bird wrestling program personally, mentally, athletically, emotionally, and socially through the sport of wrestling. These vital tools provide the members the opportunities to succeed and make a lasting impact and live a fulfilling life after they graduate. We aim to cultivate a passion and pride in the sport and ultimately the program; membership is a privilege and lifelong. A person will always be a part of L.C. Bird Wrestling. In addition, if any member chooses to compete at the collegiate level, provide those wrestlers the tools and skills needed to be competitive at the next
level on and off the mat.

The Program’s Core values are Integrity, Perseverance, Hard Work, Commitment(Dedication), Accountability, Discipline, and Gratitude

Team Highlights

The program has won 3 Dominion District Team Championships. It has produced 3 State Champions, 16 State Medalists, 3 Female State place winners, 35 State Qualifiers, 14 Regional Champions, and 30 Dominion District Champions.

Pre-Season/Season

The season begins in Mid-November and runs through February, but conditioning begins in September. Open Gyms are Tuesday and Thursday 4-5p in the Auxiliary Gym, unless otherwise noted. *Per VHSL, for the 2020 season the season will begin on December 14th and will end February 20th.*

Tryout Requirements/Team Requirements

Workout clothes and Wrestling shoes are Required. There are no cuts for wrestling, but everyone wrestling is required to follow the rules enforced within the program. Athletes need an up to date VHSL Physical (Dated after May 1st of the tryout year). Athletes need to pass 5 classes per VHSL rules.

Coaching Staff Names and Contact Information

Head Coach: Marvin McKinney (marvin_mckinney@ccpsnet.net)
Assistant Coach: Christopher Domke (christopher_domke@ccpsnet.net)

Please follow us on Facebook (LC Bird Wrestling) and Twitter (@LcbWrestling) for more information and keep up with our Skyhawk wrestlers!

Lacrosse

Season Information

We are a young team, looking to learn the sport of lacrosse. We welcome players of all skill levels who are willing to give effort and enjoy themselves on the field.

Pre-Season

We are doubling our wins ever season. And we are competitive with all the teams we face.

Tryout Information

Our season begins in March. We begin conditioning twice a week in January. The regular season finishes before spring exams.

Tryout Requirements/Team Requirements

We have tryouts in the late winter. These are yet to be scheduled. For tryout expectations see the US Lacrosse Under-15 Tryout Evaluation. But in hte past we have been able to welcome all players onto the team. Players need a Physical and Concussion Form on file with the school, dated after May 1st of 2020. Required equipment are stick, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cleats, and a mouth guard. Helmets are provided by the school.

Coaching Staff Names and Contact Information

Lukis Kauffman – Head Coach – lukis_kauffman@ccpsnet.net

Go Skywawks!