The Country Day Physical Education requirement encourages students to experience the benefits and enjoyment of physical activity and to discover the value of personal wellness as part of daily living. An outcome of the program should be that students begin to make responsible and thoughtful decisions relative to their personal health habits and practices in high school, college and throughout their lives.
Students of all levels are welcome to play Ultimate Frisbee. The team practices three days a week with a focus on learning the basics of the game. The program’s goals include learning throwing techniques, proper defense, motion offense, and other game strategies. The team has several scrimmages against local teams during the winter term. Credit is based on regular attendance of practices and games.
This class meets three times a week for 75 minutes. Class activities fluctuate between basic yoga to more advanced power yoga techniques. The class focuses on stretching, strengthening and expanding physical limitations while becoming more attuned to mind, body and spirit. Credit is based on regular attendance.
ALTERNATIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Options for alternative PE credit include sports training out of season, athletic programs followed outside of school, use of personal trainers and more. In order to receive credit, the following guidelines must be met: the activity must be supervised, must occur during the school year, have an aerobic component, and must occupy a minimum of 40 hours over the course of a season. To receive credit for year-round participation in a given sport, the student must try out for the Country Day sponsored team, if available in that sport.
Pre-season conditioning opportunities are provided for the athlete who is serious about his or her physical preparation and is participating on at least one Country Day athletic team. Training opportunities vary based on scheduled team training days and times. Workouts contain sport-specific programming focused on injury prevention and optimal performance for that sport.