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Welcome to Glades Day School

Championship-Winning Athletics

Home of the Fighting Gators

The philosophy of our Athletic Department is to develop competitive student-athletes who demonstrate discipline, sportsmanship, respect, and cooperation. Through our championship-winning athletic programs and diverse extracurricular activities, students learn essential leadership and team-building skills.

Learning is not a spectator sport, so let's play!


Zach Threlkeld, Athletic Director

Coach Threlkeld is a 1998 Glades Day School graduate. He is known for his position as the starting quarterback for Glades Day’s 1996 state runner-up team. Returning to his Alma Mater after college, he spent nearly 20 years coaching at Glades Day. Coach Threlkeld held an assistant coaching role for the Gators’ state championship football teams in 2006, 2009, and 2010.

Fall Sports


GDS offers a championship-winning football program.

Middle School Football, Junior Varsity Football, Varsity Football

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Cheer on the Gators' football program as a GDS cheerleader!

Gatorettes (PK3 - 5th), Middle School, and Varsity Cheerleading

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GDS offers a championship-winning Lady Gators volleyball program.

Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Lady Gator Volleyball

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Winter Sports


GDS offers basketball for both boys and girls.

Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Basketball

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GDS offers soccer for both boys and girls.

Middle School and Varsity Soccer

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Spring Sports


GDS offers a championship-winning baseball program.

Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Baseball

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GDS offers a championship-winning Lady Gators softball program.

Middle School/Junior Varsity, and Varsity Softball

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GDS offers a championship-winning boys' and girls' track program.

Gator Boys Track Team and Lady Gators Track Team

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Green, Gold, White, FIGHT GATORS FIGHT!