Physical activity promotes mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The mission of the SCDS athletic program is to foster the growth of well-rounded, confident young adults in an age-appropriate manner. Country Day has a no-cut policy for 5th grade to junior varsity teams to encourage all students to participate in athletics. Some varsity sports, at the discretion of the coach, will hold tryouts to select appropriate players.
The athletic program, starting in grade 5, offers student-athletes the opportunity to explore competitive sports in a safe way. Trained coaches emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity and self-discipline, and they commend individual effort and commitment.
Country Day fields teams in soccer, volleyball, flag football, track and field, tennis, golf, swimming, diving, wrestling, cross country, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, skiing, and snowboarding. The Middle School competes in the Parochial Athletic League for most sports and the Sacramento Soccer League for soccer. The High School competes in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League for most sports. In tennis we are in the Sierra Delta League and our ski and snowboard teams compete in the CNISSF Central 1 division. SCDS fields both junior varsity and varsity teams in several sports.
Country Day offers the most comprehensive athletic program in the Sac-Joaquin Section. In most years, the school organizes close to 40 teams in 14 different sports, and in the 2016-2017 school year almost 80% of high school and middle school students are participating in athletics. Student athletes develop skills in leadership, teamwork, goal setting, mental toughness, sportsmanship and confidence.
The Sports Boosters group is a volunteer organization supporting sports programs and athletics here at SCDS. The athletic program is open to students in grades five through 12 and all parents are invited to join the Boosters. The Boosters group helps the athletic department with award events, ticket sales, and transportation, and raises funds from snack bar sales, sponsorships, and membership dues.
In the fall season SCDS offers 5th-8th grade cross country and volleyball. We also offer 6th-8th grade boys’ flag football. The volleyball program fields 5th and 6th grade and 7th and 8th grade teams with competitive and recreational levels.
In the winter SCDS offers 5th-8th grade basketball teams. Teams are split into 5th and 6th grade and and 7th and 8th grade. We offer competitive and recreational teams when appropriate.
In the spring SCDS has 5th-8th co-ed track and field, golf, and 6th-8th soccer.
Sacramento Country Day School offers the most comprehensive athletic program for its size in the Sac-Joaquin Section. In addition to soccer, volleyball, and baseball, we also field tennis, lacrosse, ski and snowboard, cross country, and track and field teams.
In the fall SCDS offers girls’ volleyball and cross country teams. In the winter SCDS has boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and ski and snowboard teams. The spring is quite busy with baseball, lacrosse, swimming and dive, track and field, and tennis.
Robbie Lemons ‘10 received the 2014 Pac-12 Leadership Award, the highest honor for student-athletes in the Pac-12. Please click on the press release for more information, and the Pac-12 describes Robbie as follows: