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Competitive sports meet four to five times a week and compete against other schools in the Lakes Region league. No tryouts, no cuts. Everyone is welcome.
Basketball (Winter; Boys & Girls)
With our brand new Field House, the boys and girls basketball teams have grown in numbers, skills and enthusiasm. The teams emphasize participation, good spirited play, and aerobic activity.
Cross-Country Running (Fall; Coed)
The cross-country team emphasizes overall fitness and an appreciation of the beauty of fall in Vermont. Practices are mostly on dirt roads and trails, which the team helps maintain. All participants are expected to commit to high levels of individual effort as well as support of teammates. Workouts are tailored to the fitness and ability of each runner.
Cross-Country Skiing (Winter; Coed)
Putney offers both a recreational and competitive cross-country ski program on its 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Skiers of all levels have the opportunity to learn skills and technique. Skiers are expected to provide their own equipment, learn how to take care of it and how to wax. The school provides waxing facilities and waxes for racing and training. Opportunities beyond interscholastic racing are available for serious competitive skiers.
Cross-Country Ski Training (Fall; Coed)
To get in shape for the ski season, students combine cross-country running and racing with roller skiing, core strength and balance drills and sequenced interval and pace training. In addition to specialized workouts, students meet and often train with the cross-country running team.
Lacrosse (Spring; Boys & Girls)
Anyone who is willing to work hard can be on the lacrosse teams. The first weeks are usually spent getting into shape after a long winter and reviewing the basics of throwing, catching and cradling. Each member of the team is guaranteed playing time in interscholastic contests and the group works hard to build a team ethic. The school supplies some equipment, but students are generally expected to purchase their own.
Rowing (Fall, Spring; Coed)
The goal of the rowing program is to help students enjoy a lifelong sport. Emphasis is placed on participation and cooperation rather than competition for a seat in the boat. During the fall, novice rowers are taught the basic techniques with help from more experienced rowers. Advanced rowers are encouraged to compete in fall races such as Putney’s Green Mountain Head. Experienced rowers train for interscholastic meets and the New England Championships in singles, doubles and fours. Throughout the year students maintain the boathouse, install and remove the docks, and assist with the Green Mountain Head regatta.
Soccer (Fall; Boys & Girls)
The soccer teams welcome players of all abilities and emphasis is on learning the game.All who sign up may play. Coaches seek to instill the values of participation, fun, sportsmanship, and competition against a background of fundamental athletic training and skills development. The teams train four or five days a week and play a full schedule of home and away games against other schools. Although extensive soccer experience is not a requirement, all players must be psyched to improve their skills and fitness, to become part of a spirited team, to compete in games, and to show up to practice regularly, on time, and focused. Soccer cleats, shinguards, and running shoes are necessary.