Athletics & After School Choices

We believe strongly in our interscholastic athletic program. Teams compete in a variety of sports at the varsity and sub-varsity levels.

We feel interscholastic athletic participation has a positive effect on both the student and the Suffield community. Participation fosters a sense of personal competence and identity. It also enhances the recognition and mastery of many positive values that not only lead to success athletically but academically as well. Values such as self-confidence, hard work, and commitment are equally important on the field and in the classroom. We encourage each student to participate on an interscholastic team each season. We discourage specialization in sports because it undermines our philosophy of three seasons, three sports.

Athletic Practice and Game Times:  Fall and spring athletic practices usually finish by 5:30 pm. Day students should be ready to be picked up around this time. In the winter, however, some squash, volleyball, and basketball practices are held during and after dinner. In these situations, day students are responsible for making the necessary arrangements for their transportation. Teams playing away games usually return no later than 6:30 pm. Return times for some sports, such as golf, tennis, and baseball, are unpredictable because these sports are not played by a clock. Also trips to distant schools will sometimes return later than 6:30 pm because of the long distances. Please use the athletic schedule or the online weekly calendar as a guide.

Athletics & After School Program by Season

Fall

Interscholastic
Girls’

Field Hockey
Soccer
Cross Country
Volleyball

Boys’
Football
Soccer
Cross Country
Waterpolo

Non-Interscholastic
Stage Crew
SOLO
Season Off
[seniors only]

Winter

Interscholastic
Girls’

Basketball
Squash
Swimming

Boys’
Basketball
Squash
Swimming

Coed
Alpine Skiing
Diving
Riflery
Wrestling

Non-Interscholastic
Stage Crew
SOLO
Snowboarding
Yoga/Fitness
Community Outreach
Crew [indoor]
Strength & Conditioning
[juniors & seniors only]
Season Off
[seniors only]

Spring

Interscholastic
Girls’

Crew
Lacrosse
Softball
Tennis
Track & Field
Waterpolo

Boys’
Basketball
Crew
Lacrosse
Tennis
Track & Field

Coed
Golf

Non-Interscholastic
Stage Crew
SOLO
Season Off
[seniors only]