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We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning,
to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.
Athletics

Athletics at Dawson

FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FOR UPPER SCHOOL ATHLETICS FOR THE REST OF THE 2020-21 YEAR.
* Dawson follows safety protocols and guidelines from public health agencies and CHSAA with regard to coronavirus.
* CHSAA has released a revised athletics and activities calendar (Season A, B, C, D) for the 2020-21 school year: Click here to see the calendar: https://chsaanow.com/tools/calendars/2020-21/
* Middle School Athletics will participate in co-curriculars throughout the school year and will finish on May 21.
* All Upper School students MUST have a current physical uploaded in the PlanetHS online platform in order to participate in sports. Click here to register: www.planeths.com

YOGA:
* Contact Katherine Roudy at kroundy@dawsonschool.org to be added to the yoga communications and receive more information.
* Mandatory season will run November 30 - February 19 from 4:00-5:15pm.

BOYS' and GIRLS' BASKETBALL - CHSAA Season B:
* Contact Megan Carpenter at mcarpenter@dawsonschool.org to be added to the basketball communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary open gyms are being held October - December.
* Mandatory season will run January 4 - March 6 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* The basketball schedule can be found below (scroll down to Select a Team).
 
BOYS' SOCCER - CHSAA Season C:
* Contact Dave Criswell at davecriswell@gmail.com to be added to the soccer communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are being held in October. Other dates are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run March 1 - May 1 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* There will be NO games during spring break, March 20-29.

VOLLEYBALL- CHSAA Season C:
* Contact Brandy Martin at brandy@shecounseling.com to be added to the volleyball communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are being held in October. Other dates are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run March 1 - May 1 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* There will be NO games during spring break, March 20-29.

CANOE & KAYAK:
* Contact TJ Alcala at talcala@dawsonschool.org to be added to the canoe & kayak communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run March 1 - May 29.

GIRLS' TENNIS - CHSAA Season D:
* Contact Kathy Benninghoff at sisu15@comcast.net to be added to the girls' tennis communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run April 26 - May 29 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* Regionals will be June 3-5 and State will be June 11-12 for varsity players.

BOYS' LACROSSE - CHSAA Season D:
* Contact Pete Devlin at pdevlin@dawsonschool.org to be added to the boys' lacrosse communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are being held in October. Other dates are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run April 26 - June 12 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* Playoffs will be June 17 if we qualify.

BASEBALL - CHSAA Season D:
* Contact Pete Chandler at pchandler@dawsonschool.org to be added to the baseball communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run April 26 - June 12 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* Regionals will be June 18-19 if we qualify.

GIRLS' LACROSSE - CHSAA Season D:
* Contact Blake Fisher at bfisher@dawsonschool.org to be added to the girls' lacrosse communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are being held in October. Other dates are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run April 26 - June 15 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* Playoffs will be June 19 if we qualify.

GIRLS' SOCCER - CHSAA Season D:
* Contact Dave Criswell at davecriswell@gmail.com to be added to the soccer communications and receive more information.
* Voluntary practices are being held in October. Other dates are TBD.
* Mandatory season will run April 26 - June 12 from 3:45-5:30pm.
* Playoffs will be June 15 if we qualify. State finals are June 26.

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.”