Athletics / Recreational Offerings

Fall Term


Varsity Football (boys): Highly competitive, demanding. Seven game schedule with a Jamboree at the start of the season. Generally for VII and VI and some V Forms.

Jr. Football (boys): Competitive program geared toward students' abilities. Seven-game schedule. Generally for IV, V and some VI Forms.

Boys' Varsity Soccer: Competitive and extensive schedule including sixteen games and one tournament. Rumsey's top soccer players are generally Form V, VI, and VII boys. (limited roster).

Varsity B Soccer (co-ed): A co-ed competitive team with a sixteen-game schedule including one tournament. Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Generally for Forms V, VI, and VII.

Jr.Soccer (co-ed): A co-ed competitive program for beginners as well as skilled players. Sixteen-game schedule. Fundamentals stressed. Generally for Forms III, IV, some Form V students. Team has two levels- Blues and Reds.

Varsity Cross Country (co-ed): A co-ed competitive program with an eight-race schedule and three invitational middle school races. Generally for Forms IV, V, VI, and VII. 

Varsity Field Hockey (girls): Fifteen-game competitive schedule with two playdays at the start and end of the season. Rumsey's top field hockey players. This team generally includes girls in Forms V, VI, and VII.

Varsity B Field Hockey/Jr. Field Hockey (girls): Twelve-game schedule. Emphasis on learning rules and fundamentals. Generally for Forms III, IV, V, VI and some Form VII girls.

Varsity Volleyball (girls): Twelve game competitive schedule (opponents are Secondary School JV and Varsity teams), one tournament. A superior program for accomplished players or girls wanting to excel at the game. Generally for Forms V, VI, and VII girls.

Varsity B Volleyball (girls): Fourteen-game competitive schedule. Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Great feeder program for Varsity Volleyball. Generally for Forms IV, V, VI and some Form VII girls.

Horseback Riding (Fall /Spring Terms)(co-ed): Riding program offered at Fox Crossing Equestrian LLC. in Morris CT. at an extra cost. All levels of instruction are available. Open to Forms III, IV, V, VI, and VII.

Rumsey Outdoor Adventure (ROA)(Fall/Spring Terms)(co-ed): ROA's programs offer students 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 Forms IV, V, VI, and VII.

Lower School Enrichment Program (Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms)(co-ed): This is a co-ed program which provides athletic and art offerings in Kindergarten- Form III daily from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm. Athletics vary seasonally with a focus on teaching good sportsmanship, rules of the game, and teamwork. This program provides the student with enough knowledge of each sport to make a conscientious choice when choosing the option to join a team in the Form III. Visual and performing art offerings focus on experimentation, creative expression, and skills development.

 

Winter Term

Seniors2007-(171)

Boys' Varsity Hockey: Highly competitive twenty-two game schedule with two tournaments. A superior program for accomplished skaters. Daily practice at Rumsey's Lufkin Rink. Generally for Form V, VI, and VII boys.

Boys' Varsity B Hockey/Jr. Hockey: Competitive hockey for beginners and advanced young skaters. Fourteen-game schedule. The emphasis is on fundamentals and skating. Daily practice at Rumsey's Lufkin Rink. Generally for Forms III, IV, V, VI and some Form VII boys. This team has two levels of play.

Girls’ Varsity Hockey: Competitive hockey for intermediate and advanced young skaters. Thirteen-game schedule with one tournament. Daily practice at Rumsey's Lufkin Rink. Generally for Form IV, V, VI, and VII girls.

Girls' Varsity B Hockey: Six-game competitive schedule. Strong emphasis on fundamentals. Best suited for beginner skaters. Generally for Forms III, IV, V, and VI.  

Boys' Varsity Basketball: Competitive eighteen-game schedule for advanced players. This team is for Rumsey's best basketball players. Generally for Forms V, VI and VII (limited roster).

Boys' Varsity B Basketball: A program with a fifteen-game schedule for beginners and experienced young basketball players. Generally for Forms V, VI and VII.

Boys' Jr. Basketball: Competitive basketball program with a twelve-game schedule. Great for beginners and experienced young players. Generally for Forms III, IV and V.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball: Competitive fourteen game schedule with one tournament. A program for girls who want to learn and excel at the game. Generally for Forms V, VI & VII (limited roster).

Varsity B Girls’ Basketball: A program with an elevenfor young players to learn the fundamentals of the game. Generally for IV, V and VI Forms.

Varsity Wrestling (boys): Competitive eight-match schedule with one major tournament. Wrestlers of all abilities are included in one group. Generally for Forms III, IV, V, VI, and VII boys.

Varsity Ski Team (co-ed): A competitive program with skiing five days a week at Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT. Seven meets and one tournament. Emphasis on racing techniques. Open to IV, V, VI, and VII (limited roster). There is an extra charge for a season pass. Completed Permission Forms and helmets are required.

Varsity B Ski Team (co-ed): Competitive program that races with the Varsity Ski Team. Great for beginners and experienced skiers. Generally for Forms  IV, V, VI, and VII. There is an extra charge for a season pass and equipment rentals. Completed Permission Forms and helmets are required.

Recreational Skiing/Snowboarding (co-ed): Open to all students in good academic and social standing. This is a non-competitive program, which emphasizes fun. There is abundant supervision and lessons are available. This group skis/snowboards five days a week at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, CT. PERMISSION FORMS are mailed in November and MUST be in the office before the winter term begins or students will be placed in a competitive sport. For Forms IV, V, VI, and VII. There is an extra charge for a season pass. Helmets are required.

Girls' Instructional Tennis: Located at Rumsey's indoor tennis courts. This program is for female players who wish to fine tune their tennis skills with instruction. Generally offered to Form IV and V girls only.

Lower School Enrichment Program (Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms): This is a co-ed program which provides athletic and art offerings in Kindergarten- Form III daily from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm. Athletics vary seasonally with a focus on teaching good sportsmanship, rules of the game, and teamwork. This program provides the student with enough knowledge of each sport to make a conscientious choice when choosing the option to join a team in the Form III. Visual and performing art offerings focus on experimentation, creative expression, and skills development.

Spring Term

Varsity Baseball (boys): Competitive, twelve game schedule. Games played on regulation major league size diamond. Generally open to V, VI, and VII Forms.

Varsity B Baseball (boys): Eleven game schedule. This is a program that teaches the fundamentals of the game. Generally open to V, VI and some VII Forms.

Jr. Baseball (boys): Eleven game schedule played on a little league diamond. Rumsey's top junior players. Generally for III, IV, V Forms.

Varsity Softball (girls): A competitive schedule of twelve games, played on a regulation field, with fast pitch rules. Generally open to girls in V, VI, VII Forms.

Varsity B Softball/Jr. Softball (girls): A program which stresses fundamentals and rules, with a ten game schedule. Generally for III, IV, V, VI and some VII Forms.

Varsity Tennis (co-ed): This is a sport at Rumsey where students have to "try-out." The tennis program carries only ten members because of limited court space. There is an eleven match schedule, with at least one tournament. Generally for IV-VII Forms.

Varsity B Tennis (co-ed): The second team, playing a twelve-match schedule (limited roster). Generally for IV – VII Forms.

Varsity Crew (co-ed): Unique for a junior school, for students in V, VI, VII Forms. Many races against prep school crews including the "Lower Boat Regatta". This program has expanded into a very competitive and exciting sport at Rumsey (limited roster).

Varsity Lacrosse (boys): Competitive program with a thirteen game schedule. Generally for V, VI & VII Forms.

Outdoor Club (co-ed): A non-competitive program featuring hiking, field trips, and outdoor activities. Great for the adventurous young child who enjoys the outdoors and new game activities. Generally for IV – V Forms.

Horseback Riding (co-ed): Available at extra cost to III-VII Forms. (See Fall Term)

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ROA (co-ed): Rumsey Outdoor Adventure, “ROA”, offers fun wilderness trips and activities that create opportunities for students to learn leadership skills, develop a connection to the natural world and strengthen the school community. The program offers wilderness-backpacking trips and a daily sports program. Limited Roster. Generally for VI – VII Forms.

The Lower School Enrichment Program provides athletic and art offerings in Kindergarten through III Form. Athletics vary seasonally with a focus on teaching good sportsmanship, rules of the game, and teamwork. Visual and performing art offerings focus on experimentation, creative expression, and skills development; activities vary by term. Students are welcome to participate daily from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. III Form students may try out for Upper School Athletic teams.