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July 1 - August 3
Afternoon Activities

Athletic Activities

Athletic Activities - strengthening your body to support your mind

Competitive Athletics
 Students will have the opportunity to play on competitive soccer or basketball teams during Summer Session. These teams will practice each day in a double elective period and compete against local schools each week. Note: The Competitive Athletic program is selective and will hold try-outs during the first week of Summer Session. Other opportunities to participate in soccer or basketball are available in our Instructional Athletics and/or Intramural programs. 
Instructional Athletics
Our athletic activities are designed to teach you the fundamentals as well as the advanced skills of each sport. In just a few weeks you gain lifetime fitness skills that can provide benefits long after the summer. Activities are taught by experienced staff and coaches and include drills, conditioning, training methods, rule interpretations and scrimmages. All activities are open to boys and girls and are tailored to participants’ age and skill level. Emphasis is placed on self-improvement, sportsmanship and teamwork. You enroll in an athletic activity for the full five-week session.

Intramural Athletics

For many students, the option to play their favorite sports is an important feature of the Summer Session. In addition to the instructional athletics offered in the afternoon, we have a robust intramural program that offers you, at whatever your level of expertise, a chance to compete against other teams of students and faculty on campus.

Twice a week, you can compete against other teams in soccer and basketball. Teams (or individuals, in the case of tennis) who have the best records compete against one another in a tournament held in the final week of the Summer Session.

The semi-final and final games in our intramural tournaments have traditionally been among the most popular and exciting events on campus. Those who do not wish to compete cheer their friends on. Our head coaches, all of whom have experience coaching during the academic year, organize these intramural games.

Teams are organized by ability level so that everyone gets a chance to play, and coaches ensure that, above all, the athletes learn the value of mutual respect, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. The intramural program takes place between dinner and study hall.
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Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.