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Howard HS of Technology offers a variety of Varsity, Junior Varsity (J.V.) and Freshman sports.  Our athletic programs are challenging and competitive yet the emphasis is placed on the importance of commitment, sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork.  Howard is a member of the Division II, 2A Classification (Football), and the Blue Hen Conference - Flight B. 


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Tryout Information

Coaches' Contact Information


Sports Physicals - 2023-2024 DIAA Sports Physical

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) mandates that every student must have all papers completed with all signatures, in order to be eligible to try-out and participate in any school-sponsored sport.  The physical must be on the DIAA physical form only.  No other forms can be substituted.  These forms must be turned in and on file with the school nurse. Physicals must be performed yearly and performed after April 1st for the following school year.  It is encouraged to get your physical early and not wait until the last minute.  Clearance to start practice cannot be guaranteed unless forms are received in adequate time for them to be reviewed.  You can download a PDF version of the physical form here.  We encourage our student-athletes to use our school-based Wellness Center to complete their physical.  Please contact our Wellness Center at 302-832-5400 to schedule an appointment. 


Sports Season Start Dates

Our sport offerings vary from season to season.  Please see below for the start dates for each season. 


2022-2023 School Year


Fall Sports - Football, Boys Soccer, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Volleyball
Winter Sports - Boys/Girls Basketball, Indoor Track, Winter Cheerleading, Wrestling
Spring Sports - Girls Soccer, Softball, Track & Field


Athletic Trainer/Team Doctor

Howard is very proud to be partnered with ATI Physical Therapy and Delaware Orthopedic Specialist.   


ATI offers a wide variety of therapies, injury rehab and prevention, and much more!  Howard has an athletic trainer available at all home sporting events and daily practices.  We recommend that our athletes see our trainer for all injuries and rehab.  If you have any specific questions, please reach out to our athletic trainer, Ms. Monica Wadsley at [email protected]


In the event of a serious sports injury, requiring a doctor, Howard has partnered with Delaware Orthopedic Specialist and Dr Joe Mesa. Dr. Joe Mesa, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mesa has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery and Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities within the Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. Appointments can be made through our trainer, Ms. Monica Wadsley.


Do you want to know your NCAA Eligibility?

To find out the core courses needed, test scores needed, and GPA average for both Division I and II, check out the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, available on the Resources page at www.eligibilitycenter.org. 


Athletics Links 



Coach Ritter

 Dan Ritter
Howard Athletic Director

[email protected]

Howard HS of Technology
401 E 12th St Wilmington DE 19801
Phone: (302) 571-5771