ATHLETICS
  • Fall Sports

 

Fall Team Sports: the Familiar and the New

"Soccer is still the most popular fall sport at Nashoba Brooks and with a lot of girls everywhere, thanks to Mia Hamm and, most recently, the movie 'Bend It Like Beckham.' You'd think that the girls would be burnt-out, because a lot of them have played this sport in some form or other since they were in kindergarten. But for this very reason, soccer is a sport they feel confident playing, and, at this level, they are focusing on new skills and experiencing the teamwork and leadership that comes with the challenge of playing competitive schools.*

"Even with the popularity of soccer, some girls gravitate toward field hockey. They want to try something different, and this sport is new to most of them. With girls becoming increasingly interested in ice hockey at their local rinks, becoming well-skilled in field hockey serves them well.

"A third fall option is cross-country. For this sport, Nashoba Brooks girls join boys from The Fenn School to train on Concord's many wooded trails. On home-meet days, the Fenn course that loops around playing fields gives spectators a great view of the races in progress. It's a terrific way for boys and girls of this age to enjoy an activity together."

Fall Sports Coach

*Among the area independent schools Nashoba Brooks meets for team sports in all seasons are Applewild School, Bancroft School, Beaver Country Day, Buckingham Browne and Nichols, Charles River School, Dana Hall, Dedham Country Day, Park School, and Pike School.

A full program of physical education and sports for all grades takes place in either the Achtmeyer Family Gym or the new, full-sized Moriarty Gym.