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The Hoosac sports program provides every student the opportunity to experience the thrill of athletic competition on an intramural or interscholastic level.

At Hoosac School, we view athletic competition as an extension of the academic curriculum, and essential to building character.  Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, cooperation, self-discipline, and enjoying the game at every level.

As a member of the Hoosac student body, you are obligated to participate in three different sports throughout the year.  By testing your skills in competition, you will develop self-confidence, learn the importance of practice, and experience the emotional growth that goes with belonging to a team and applying yourself to a shared objective.

Interscholastic sports include soccer, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, tennis, cross-country and golf.  Students also can elect to participate in non-competitive sports such as swimming, lifeguard training, downhill skiing, yoga and snowboarding.

Traditions run deep at Hoosac School.  The student body is evenly divided between two groups – the Antonians and Graftonians – and intramural competition between these two traditional societies is conducted throughout the year. At year’s end, a cup is awarded to the group that has attained the most points from athletic (as well as academic) contests.

Teamwork is the basis of all varsity sports at Hoosac.  Students learn to work with one another.  They also build strong relationships with their coaches, whom they rely upon for advice both on and off the field.

Sportsmanship is seen as a paramount virtue, as good sportsmanship builds strength of character, which can often make the difference between victory and defeat in a close game.  Win or lose, our players learn to compete in an honorable fashion.

Blessed with extensive acreage, and located in the foothills of the Green Mountains, Hoosac School can offer virtually unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Activities include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and camping.  Participation in these and other recreational sports is actively encouraged throughout the school year.
 

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