EARLY SEASON PRACTICES / MEETINGS

NOTE: Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00-7:15pm is the Positive Coaching Alliance workshop for all Dawson parents and Upper School captains.

TENNIS:
- Practice begins on Monday, August 15.
- Aug. 15-18, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
- Aug. 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Aug. 20, 9:00 a.m. t0 Noon
GOLF: Mandatory practice begins Monday, August 8, 9:30am to 11:30am, Colorado National Golf Course

CROSS COUNTRY: Mandatory morning practices begin on Monday, August 15; times TBD.

VOLLEYBALL: 
Tryouts: Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17, 3:00-5:30pm
** Mandatory Parent Meeting Wednesday, August 17, 5:30-6:00pm


Practice times:
Thursday, August 18, 3:30-5:30 pm
Friday, August 19, 3:30-5:30 pm
   (Varsity will also most likely practice Saturday, August 20, 9:00a-Noon)
Beginning Monday, August 293:45-5:45 pm
   (Varsity will be 3:45-6 pm)

BOYS SOCCER:
- Mandatory practices begin Monday, August 15; Monday-Friday, 4:00-5:30pm
- Details and times for pre-season practices and camp were distributed through TeamSnap. Check your Dawson students email for an invite from TeamSnap.

CYCLOCROSS:
- Optional pre-season practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4:00-5:30pm at Dawson.
- First day of official practice is Wednesday, August 31 - followed by parent meeting that same night at 5:30pm.

Select a Team

Dawson athletics give all our students an opportunity to learn about what it takes to be successful in and out of the gym, on and off the field. Their experiences participating in team sports and class activities, individual competitions, and handling adversity and challenge are invaluable to Dawson’s educational philosophy. Students learn the value of hard work, setting goals, and bringing their best effort every day. These are all skills they will use the rest of their lives.

From their time in kindergarten through graduation, Dawson incorporates physical education into each student’s educational experience, and provides a myriad of ways to literally jump in. The school has six soccer and lacrosse fields, six tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two full gyms, a weight room, a rock-climbing wall, and an outdoor swimming pool. Beginning in kindergarten students take PE classes, and in sixth through eight grades, Dawson ensures that all students participate in at least one of the 13 team sport options. In seventh and eighth grade, all students must participate in athletics, and by upper school, many students compete on Dawson’s behalf – sometimes as three-sport student athletes. Not surprisingly, many go on to participate at the next level.

From one coach, “Because of our school’s size, Dawson offers greater opportunities to participate in a variety of sports. Come to this school with a good attitude and a willingness to work hard, and there’s no telling what you might accomplish.”