Athletics

Upper School Athletics

(Updated as of May 22, 2019 )

FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FOR UPPER SCHOOL EARLY SEASON ATHLETICS.
 
Golf begins August 5; remaining sports begin August 12.
  Middle School Athletics begins August 21, as part of their regular school day schedule.

IMPORTANT: All Upper School students MUST have a current physical uploaded on SchoolDocs in order to participate in fall sports for golf on August 5 and the other sports on August 12. (New families: You will be sent information on SchoolDocs this summer.)


CROSS COUNTRY:
Summer Runs: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00am. They begin the third week of June so our first one Tuesday, June 18, starting at the Coot Lake Trailhead near Tom Watson Park. Location here. Future locations to be sent out via group chat. 
Purpose & Expectations: If you're in town & not working, please plan to attend. These are crucial for the health of our team and for you to be ready for practice in August! 

Practice Schedule
Practice begins August 12 at 3:45pm in the gym lobby. We'll go off campus 2-3 times a week & always be back in time for the late bus (if not earlier).  
 
Meet Schedule
Aug. 30 - Wash Park; Sept. 10 - Cowboy Classic, Sunken Garden’s Park in Denver; Sept. 21 - St. Vrain Invitational, Lyons; Sept. 24 - Runners Roost, Brighton; Oct. 4 - Northfield High School, Stapleton Central Park; Oct. 10 - Mile High Meet, Dawson; Oct. 17 - Regionals, Lyons; Oct. 26 - State, Colorado Springs
Spike Night: We head to Runner's Roost in Louisville. Runners get a 10% discount on anything in the story & they feed us a free dinner! Date TBD & coming soon. 
 
 
CYCLOCROSS:
 
GOLF: 

SOCCER:  
- Summer pickup games are open to players from both the men's and women's team. They will generally be on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings from June 5th to August 10th. Exact times are TBD. Contact dcriswell@dawsonschool.org to be added to Dawson soccer communications and receive more summer pickup game details.
- Men's training begins on August 12th and will run Monday through Friday from 4 - 5:30 PM. 

TENNIS:
- Pre-pre practices: May 28 through May 31, 9:00 to noon. Dawson courts. 
- Pre-season practices: August 5 through August 10th. Times and location tbd, as practices will be off-site. Intended for Varsity players and Varsity hopefuls. 
- 1st required practice: August 12. Times and location tbd. 
 
VOLLEYBALL:  
 
SPEECH AND DEBATE:
 

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Dawson offers the opportunity for every student to participate and play in 15 interscholastic sports including lacrosse, golf, soccer, basketball, cross country, tennis, Boulder County’s only cyclocross program, and a national-caliber canoe/kayak team.

Attitude, responsiveness, commitment, effort, fitness, ability, and fundamental knowledge are at the core of Dawson athletics. The two cocurricular requirement is designed to encourage student participation in the Dawson community beyond the classroom while also promoting physical activity and competition as fundamental to healthy student growth and development.

More than half of the Upper School student body wears a Mustang uniform and for some, multiple uniforms, because of the opportunity to compete three seasons a year, creating well-rounded, and well-conditioned student-athletes. We also support athletes whose athletic passions are found off-campus.

Dawson is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and competes in the 2A Mile High Conference. Several teams a year advance to postseason play and often compete for state titles.

Dawson boasts some of the nicest facilities in Boulder County with four soccer fields, two lacrosse fields, two baseball diamonds, two gymnasiums, six tennis courts, a weight room, full time trainer, cyclocross and cross country courses, all of which are often in demand and utilized by off campus organizations.

Dawson is proud to have earned many conference, regional, state, and national championships. We produce seniors that look ahead to play at the next level in college and are ready to do so based on the quality of coaching and mentoring they have received here.

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