Valley Forge Military Academy

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ATHLETICS & ESPORTS AT VFMA 

Sports. Athletics. However you name it, at Valley Forge Military Academy, we take play seriously.

Sound in Both Body and Mind

Character is formed through competitive play. Which is why are serious about our athletics program, and why every trophy is earned.

Through physical education and athletic competition, each cadet learns the habits and attitudes necessary for lifelong physical wellness.

We integrate athletics, physical training, and a cadet’s personal fitness program to help students achieve fitness levels far exceeding national norms. 

We Take Play Seriously

…on the field AND on the screen. 

A core value of Valley Forge is that cadets must be sound in both body and mind. This is why we integrate athletics on the field and online, physical training, and a cadet’s personal fitness program to help students achieve fitness levels far exceeding national norms.

sports programs are available for cadets grade 9 through 12.

Fall Sports

Cross Country

E-Sports

Football 

Golf (Club)

Soccer 

Winter Sports

Basketball

E-Sports

Ice Hockey (Club)

Swimming

Spring Sports

Baseball

E-Sports

Lacrosse

Tennis (Club)

Track & Field

VFMA Athletics FAQs:

What is the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)?

Valley Forge Military Academy is in District 1 of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA). PIAA is a non-profit corporation and a voluntary membership organization whose mission is to develop and enforce rules regulating interscholastic athletic competition

What is the Athlete Eligibility For Prospective Students?

There are two criteria students must meet to be eligible to participate in Academy athletics.

What is the Maximum Age Rule?

“A student shall be ineligible for interscholastic athletic competition upon attaining the age of nineteen years with the following exception: If the age of 19 is attained on or after July 1, the student shall be eligible, age-wise, to compete through the school year.”

— Article I – Age: Section 1. Maximum Age Rule

What is the Period of Participation?

When a student athlete first enters ninth grade, he then is eligible for four consecutive school years (eight semesters) for participation in interscholastic athletics. For example, a student athlete repeating a grade after entering ninth grade, would be ineligible in their fifth year of high school.

Under the “Period of Participation” rule, there are no “redshirt “ years, and not playing a season in a given sport one year does not give a student athlete an additional season of eligibility to play that sport. Regardless of where the student athlete begins ninth grade, in another state, country or at home (home school), the semester clock begins and carries over to enrollment in a school in Pennsylvania that is a member of the PIAA.

More information regarding athletic eligibility can be found on the PIAA website.

For questions concerning athletic eligibility, please contact: Mike Muscella at mmuscella@vfmac.edu


OUR MISSION

To develop individuals to be fully prepared for the responsibilities of being citizen leaders.
We produce graduates who are strong in mind, body, and soul.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

To develop the whole person within an integrated academic and military environment. Our tightly structured and supervised Cadet-led community helps to inculcate a deep enduring commitment to be responsible and informed citizenship in a democratic society.


OUR VISION

To be a shining beacon, calling young people from around the world to achieve their full intellectual, physical, moral, and leadership potential.