An Independent, Coed Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (K-9) in Washington, CT

Athletic Offerings

Fall

FALL TERM

Varsity Football
Highly competitive, demanding, six-game schedule with a jamboree at the start of the season. Generally for VIth and VIIth Forms and some Vth Form boys.

Jr. Football
Competitive program geared toward students’ abilities. Six-game schedule. Generally for IVth, Vth Forms and some VIth Form boys.

Boys’ Varsity Soccer
Competitive and extensive schedule, sixteen games, one tournament. Rumsey’s top soccer players. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Form boys (limited roster).

Varsity B Soccer (co-ed)
A co-ed competitive team with a sfourteen-game schedule including one tournament. Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms.

Jr. Soccer (co-ed)
A co-ed competitive program for beginners as well as skilled players. Sixteen-game schedule including one tournament. Fundamentals stressed. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, and some Vth Form students.Team has two levels – Blues and Reds.

Varsity Cross-Country (co-ed)
A co-ed competitive program with a eight-race schedule and three invitational middle school races. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form students.

Varsity Field Hockey
Thirteen-game competitive schedule. Rumsey’s top field hockey players. This team generally includes girls in Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms.

Varsity B Field Hockey
Ten-game schedule. Emphasis on learning rules and fundamentals. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth, VIth and some VIIth Form girls.

Varsity Volleyball
Fourteen-game competitive schedule, one tournament, The Spooner Classic. Opponents are Secondary School JV and III’s teams. A superior program for accomplished players or girls wanting to excel at the game. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Form girls.

Varsity B Volleyball
Ten-game competitive schedule. Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Great feeder program for Varsity Volleyball. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form girls.

Horseback Riding (co-ed)
Riding program offered at Fox Crossing Equestrian, LLC. in Morris, CT at extra cost. All levels of instruction are available. Open to IIIrd - VIIth Forms.

Rumsey Outdoor Adventure (ROA) (co-ed)
ROA’s programs offer students the opportunities for growth in leadership and outdoor skills while encouraging an appreciation and stewardship for our natural surroundings. Some of the activities include rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and archery. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form students.

Winter

WINTER TERM

Boys’ Varsity Hockey
Highly competitive twenty game schedule with two tournaments, one is Rumsey’s Pavek Cup. A superior program for accomplished skaters. Daily practice at Rumsey’s Lufkin Rink. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Form boys.

Boys’ Varsity B Hockey
Competitive hockey for beginners and advanced young skaters. Ten-game schedule. The emphasis is on fundamentals and skating. Daily practice at Rumsey’s Lufkin Rink. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth and some VIth Forms boys.

Girls’ Varsity Hockey
Competitive hockey for intermediate and advanced young skaters. Fifteen-game schedule with two tournaments, one is Rumsey’s Invitational. Daily practice at Rumsey’s Lufkin Rink. Generally forIVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form girls.

Blue Dog Co-ed Hockey
Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Best suited for beginner skaters. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth and VIth Forms.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball
Competitive eighteen-game schedule for advanced players, with one tournament. This team is for Rumsey’s best basketball players. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms (limited roster).

Boys’ Varsity B Basketball
A program with a fifteen-game schedule with one tournament. This program is for beginners and experienced young basketball players. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms.

Boys’ Jr. Basketball
Competitive basketball program with a twelve-game schedule. Team has two levels­—Reds and Blues. Great for beginners and experienced young players. Generally for Forms IIIrd, IVth and Vth Forms.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Competitive thirteen-game schedule with one tournament. A program for girls who want to learn and excel at the game. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms (limited roster).

Girls’ Varsity B Basketball
A program with an ten-game schedule. Emphasis on learning rules and fundamentals. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth and VIth Forms.

Girls’ Jr. Volleyball
This program is for players who wish to fine tune their volleyball skills with instruction. There is a seven-game schedule. Offered to IIIrd, IVth and some Vth Form girls.

Varsity Wrestling
Competitive seven-match schedule, most are tri-meets. Wrestlers of all abilities are included in one group. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form boys.

Varsity Ski Team (co-ed)
A competitive program with skiing five days a week at Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT. Twelve meets (members of the BHSL). Emphasis on racing technique. Open to IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms (limited roster). There is an extra charge for a season pass/equipment rentals.

Varsity B Ski Team (co-ed)
Competitive program that races with the Varsity Ski Team. Great for both beginners and experienced skiers. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms. There is an extra charge for a season pass/equipment rentals.

Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding (co-ed)
Open to all students with good academic and social standing. This is a non-competitive program, which emphasizes fun. There is abundant supervision and top instruction is available. This group skis five days a week at Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT. For IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms. Written permission to ski must be in the office in advance of the Winter Term or the student will be placed into a competitive sport. There is an extra charge for a season pass/equipment rental.


Spring

SPRING TERM

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse
A competitive program with a twelve-game schedule with one tournament. Rumsey’s top lacrosse players. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Form boys.

Boys’ Varsity B Lacrosse
Competitive program for beginners as well as skilled young players. Eleven-game schedule. Generally for IVth, Vth and VIth Form boys.

Boys’ Jr Lacrosse
Great beginners program for recreation and early skill building. Generally for IIIrd, IVth and Vth Form boys.

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse
Competitive, fourteen-game schedule for Rumsey’s top female players. Generally for Form IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form girls.

Girls’ Jr Lacrosse
Great beginners program for early skill building to learn fundamentals of the game. Generally for IIIrd and IVth Form girls.

Varsity Baseball
Competitive, twelve-game schedule. Games played on regulation major league-sized diamond. Generally for Vth and VIth Form boys (limited roster).

Varsity B Baseball
Ten-game schedule. This is a program that teaches the fundamentals of the game. Generally for Forms IVth, Vth, VIth and some VIIth Form boys.

Jr. Baseball
Played on a Little League diamond. Great beginners program for recreation and early skill building. Generally for IIIrd, IVth and Vth Form boys.

Varsity Softball
A competitive schedule of eleven games is played on a regulation field, with fast pitch rules. Generally for Vth, VIth and VIIth Form girls.

Varsity B Softball
A program which stresses fundamentals and rules. This team plays a ten-game schedule. Generally for IIIrd, IVth, Vth, VIth and some VIIth Form girls.

Varsity A Tennis (co-ed)
Students are required to try out for this competitive team. The tennis program carries only twelve members due to limited court space. There is a thirteen-match schedule with one doubles match tournament. Generally for superior players in IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms.

Varsity B Tennis (co-ed)
The second tennis team plays a competetive thirteen-match schedule. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms (limited roster).

Varsity Crew (co-ed)
Unique to Junior Schools for students in Vth, VIth and VIIth Forms. Many races against prep school crews includingour biggest event, the Lower Boat Regatta. This program has expanded into a very competitive and exciting sport at Rumsey (limited roster).

Future Rowers (co-ed)
This program is for students in IVth and Vth Forms interested in learning about Crew. Practice takes place in Rumsey’s indoor rowing tanks and eventually on the water.

Horseback Riding (co-ed)
Riding program offered at Fox Crossing Equestrian, LLC. in Morris, CT at extra cost. All levels of instruction are available. Open to IIIrd - VIIth Forms.

Rumsey Outdoor Adventure (ROA) (co-ed)
ROA’s programs offer students the opportunities for growth in leadership and outdoor skills while encouraging an appreciation and stewardship for our natural surroundings. Some of the activities include rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and archery. Generally for IVth, Vth, VIth and VIIth Form students.



The sound of a bell ringing throughout campus means one of Rumsey’s athletic teams has won a competition!