92 athletes. 60 games. 7 meets. 11 coaches. 7 teams. 25 competing schools. 2 undefeated teams! That’s a wrap for DCD’s 2019 fall sports season!
Whether a seasoned athlete or new to a sport, students enjoyed a great season of competition and camaraderie participating in teams in soccer, field hockey, flag football, and cross country. For a small school, we are very proud of our middle school athletics program. DCD’s teacher/coach model enables a broad athletics offering as well as an opportunity for teachers and students to build special relationships and connections that span both the classroom and athletic field or track. “It’s really gratifying and productive to see and experience our students in a totally different context” notes Dan Balk, 6th-grade faculty member, and flag football coach.
The whole school convened twice this week for two special sports assemblies to share stories, enjoy kudos, thank coaches, and to recognize individual athletes for their contributions to their teams, be it in the realm of leadership and dedication or the demonstration of skill improvement. In the season recap, we learned that this fall, two of DCD’s athletic teams, varsity flag football, and varsity field hockey, enjoyed undefeated seasons!
The following middle school students were recognized by their coaches with either the Coach’s Award or the Most Improved Award: