Athletics

Athletics at Dawson

UPPER SCHOOL EARLY SEASON PRACTICES / INFO for Fall 2017

(August 6 Update)

FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FOR UPPER SCHOOL EARLY SEASON ATHLETICS.
Middle School Athletics begins August 23, as part of their regular school day schedule.

GOLF:
 
Mandatory practice begins Monday, August 8, Colorado National Golf Course

BOYS TENNIS:

- Pre-season practices Aug. 7-12, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

VOLLEYBALL:  
- August 7-10, 9:00am-Noon, Dawson Main Gym - High School Camp, $150/player - includes Tshirt.
    Opportunity to practice/improve all skills, learn drills/expectations, get ready for tryouts. Open to
    everyone who will be in upper school this fall. Register by 8/1: https://goo.gl/forms/O8dnQqLV7qU4d7Qy1
    Late registration (after August 1): additional $10
- August 14-19, 3:00-5:30pm, Dawson Main Gym - Tryouts and practice
    We will only hold 2 days of tryouts this year, so being prepared will be important
- August 15, 5:30-6:00pm, Dawson Main Gym - Mandatory Parent and Player Meeting
- August 16 - First Practice

SPEECH AND DEBATE:
- Saturday, August 26, 5:45 p.m. - Beginning-of-Year Potluck Meeting in Henderson Dining Hall
- Monday, August 28, 3:30 p.m. - Beginning of practices

CYCLOCROSS:
- Optional pre-season rides in August, dates/times TBD
- First day of practice is Tuesday, August 29, 3:45-5:30pm
- Practices are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

CROSS COUNTRY:
- Official practice starts Tuesday, August 15th. We will meet in the gym at 7:00 A.M. SHARP. We will be finished at 8:15 a.m. This schedule is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 15-17.
- Friday, August 18: Practice is from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Starting Monday, August 28: Practice from 3:45-5:30 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER: 
- August 8-10, 4:00-5:30 p.m.  - Boys Pre-Season Camp
- Monday, August 14,
      4:00-5:15 p.m. - First day of practice
      5:30 p.m. - Player/Parent Boys Pre-season Meeting in Henderson Hall
 

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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.”