Middle School is a time for students to explore new sports and to develop pride in representing CA.
Participation in Middle School sports teams is not dependent on skill level or prior experience. Coaches are committed to teaching all students the importance of hard work, sportsmanship, and dedication, while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Sixth Grade is a transition year from Lower School P.E. to Middle School Athletics. Students participate in a hybrid curriculum of competitive and noncompetitive team sports and P.E. Exploration of new activities is encouraged. To prepare for a more competitive atmosphere in Seventh and Eighth Grades, competitive options include boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, and boys and girls basketball.  

Seventh and Eighth Grade students prepare for the physical and mental demands of high school athletics by exploring a variety of team sports and activities. All students enroll in a sport each trimester, attend practice on a daily basis, andwhen on a teamcompete against other schools. Coaches make every effort to ensure playing time accumulated over the course of the entire season is equal amongst all team members, while also taking into account the competitive level of the program and the particular game. 

CA Competitive Middle School Sports Offerings
TRIMESTER Grade 6 Grades 7 & 8
FALL Boys Soccer, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country Boys Soccer, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country, Co-ed Golf, Co-ed Tennis
WINTER Girls and Boys Basketball Competitive Girls and Boys Basketball
SPRING Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Co-ed Baseball Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Co-ed Baseball
CA Non-Competitive Middle School Sports Offerings - All Grades
ROTATING Co-ed Strength & Conditioning, Co-ed Rock Climbing, Co-ed Racquetball

Middle School Athletic Faculty

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  • Elizabeth Drazdowski

    Middle School Athletic Director
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  • Beth Folsom

    Lower & Middle School P.E., Coach
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  • Wes Kirk

    Athletic Instructor, Strength & Conditioning Coach
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  • Steven Langford

    Lower & Middle School P.E.
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  • Dan Pratt, CA P.E. Instructor, Coach

    Dan Pratt

    P.E. Instructor, Coach
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  • Caitlin Simbeck

    Lower & Middle School P.E.
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  • Sean Stedeford

    Lower & Middle School P.E.
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  • Hunter Worthley

    Athletics Assistant
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“CA’s Middle School athletics program focuses on fostering positive team experiences, developing and improving students’ sport-specific skills and strategies, and exhibiting sportsmanship in all types of game circumstances. All athletic options are appropriate, fun, and beneficial to both advanced and novice athletes.”

- Elizabeth Drazdowski, Middle School Athletic Director
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