Athletics Information

I would like to welcome you all to the Viper 2023-2024 Athletic Season. We would not be a great Viper Family without the support & commitment of our Athletes, Administration, Parents, & Coaches. The Varela Athletic Department is committed to provide our athletes with opportunities to compete in an equitable, sportsmanlike, and wholesome manner. I would like to personally invite the parents, students, faculty & community to become a Viper & support our young men and women on the fields & courts of their perspective sports. 

Looking forward to seeing you and sharing our children’s special moments in both Academics & Athletics.  So be sure to stop by the Athletic Office for your Viper Apparel or for any questions to be answered.


Ryan Schneider
Athletic Director

Sports at Varela


  • Varsity Football        
  • Junior Varsity Football         
  • Girls’ Volleyball
  • Cross Country (Boys & Girls)
  • Swimming (B&G)


  • Boys Basketball        
  • Girls Basketball           
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Soccer                   
  • Wrestling (We currently do not have a team but are working to bring it back)


  • Baseball                           
  • Softball                             
  • Tennis (B&G)
  • Track & Field (B&G)             
  • Flag Football(Girls)              
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Badminton

General Athletic Information:

In order to participate in interscholastic competition at Varela, an athlete must:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  2. Show proof of age, (birth certificate or passport)
  3. Have an Athletic Physical Packet each year.
  4. Purchasing of appropriate School Insurance
  5. Meet the 10/20 Attendance Policy
  6. Complete NFHS “Concussion in Sports”, “Cardiac Arrest” and “Heat Illness Prevention”       

If any further information is needed you may contact:

Ryan Schneider
Athletic Director
(305) 752-7900 Ext 2434
Athletic Office – Room 34

Recommended Links

FHSAA (Florida High School Activities Association): Governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida
GMAC: Greater Miami Athletic Conference


  • 75 1st Team All Dade
  • 20 District Championships
  • 6 GMAC Championships
  • 4 Regional Championships
  • State Championship!
  • 1 National Championship
  • 2021 Fred Rozelle Sportsmanship Award Winner
  • 2020 Fred Rozelle Sportsmanship Award Winner Runner Up
  • Arthur De Mello Varsity Brand Award Winner for Athletic Trainer
  • Juan Monge 2022 NFHS Florida Soccer Coach of the Year
  • Juan Monge Multiple Year Winner Miami Dade Herald Soccer Coach of the Year
  • Patrick Ledan Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Award 2019

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