DCD sports teams are an integral part of the Middle School experience
The Middle School athletic program helps students build self-discipline and learn the value of concentrated effort, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. The program prepares students to participate in interscholastic competition by developing the necessary athletic skills and sport-specific strategies. Daily practices lead to games with local independent and public middle schools.
All students participate in the sport of their choice each term and are involved in athletics every day of the school year for at least 75 minutes, with the exception of Fridays. Each player is encouraged and coached to reach his or her individual potential.
DCD teams participate in 175 to 200 interscholastic games throughout the school year!
Middle School Students are Ready to Compete!
Middle School Fall Sports Wrap Up
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.
An Undefeated Season for DCD’s Varsity Flag Football Team!
Finishing off the season with a final record of 12-0, DCD’s middle school Varsity Flag Football team had much to celebrate. In the last game of the season, DCD walked away with a hard-fought win against Thayer Academy. It was a competitive season overall; out of the twelve games played, five of them were won with nine points or less. This was clearly a hardworking team!
Dedham Country Day School recognized middle-school student-athletes for their performance during the winter season. Coaches presented awards for basketball, hockey, and squash at two all-school morning assemblies held on February 25 and March 5. Fourteen players in all were recognized.
The snow-covered fields are no hindrance to the spring athletic season at DCD! On the first day back from spring break, middle school students hopped out of their cars armed with lacrosse sticks, baseball gloves, and tennis racquets. Taking advantage of our gym spaces and area indoor tennis courts, teams began prepping for interscholastic competition set to begin in just a few weeks.