Concord Academy Athletics
At Concord Academy, we celebrate active learning and take pride in educating the whole student.
Whether on a soccer field, basketball court, our USTA tennis courts, or a cross-country course through Concord’s woodlands, our students develop physical, mental and emotional skills, learn important life lessons about teamwork, achievement, balance, and integrity — and cultivate passions that endure for a lifetime through our athletics program. Here are CA, through a broad spectrum of offerings, we can meet almost any interest with opportunity.
Our teams play in the competitive Eastern Independent League (EIL), which regularly produces collegiate-level players. At CA, we practice and compete in exceptional indoor and outdoor facilities, including the recently built Moriarty Athletic Campus. Our varsity teams focus on skill refinement and competition, while our JV, intramural, and PE offerings center on skill development and participation.
Without a requirement to participate in interscholastic team sports, students are free to pursue fitness in whatever form most appeals to them — whether that be yoga, strength conditioning, dance, or earning a spot on one of our 30 interscholastic teams, such as soccer, volleyball, Alpine skiing, or lacrosse. Under the guidance of a strong coaching staff and experienced athletic administrators, CA’s programs are geared to meet the needs of collegiate-bound athletes as well as students who simply want to stay healthy and have fun.
Unlike at most independent schools, CA teachers are not required to coach. As a result, all of our sports programs are led by passionate faculty members or expert independent coaches. Our seasoned coaching staff balances challenge and nurture for the best possible athletic experience for our students. Our commitment to fostering a lifetime of wellness, developing sport-specific skills, and cultivating values and life lessons through sport is the backbone of the CA athletic experience.
The entire Concord community is looking forward to cheering on our four basketball teams and the wrestling squad as they host Lexington Christian Academy in The Battle of Lexington & Concord on Friday, January 31. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Australian wIldlife rescue organization WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Educational Services). CA’s student athletic council will be selling t-shirts at the event to support the rescue service. This is the 17th edition of “the battle.” CA won last year and looks to defend the Red Drum trophy on their home “turf” by prevailing in at least 3 of the 5 scheduled contests. All games will be played at the SHAC. The Girls JV Basketball game will start at 3:30 p.m., Boys JV Basketball at 4:45 p.m., Coed Varsity Wrestling at 5 p.m., Girls Varsity Basketball at 6 p.m., and Boys Varsity Basketball at 7:30 p.m.
At the end the fall 2019 season, a number of Concord Academy competitors have received special distinction from the Eastern Independent League (EIL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Congratulations to all of Concord Academy’s dedicated athletes and coaches. View the awards list here>
Congratulations on your child earning a position on a CA winter team sport! It is an honor to represent CA on the court, slope, and mat. Your child will be in great hands, as our winter coaching staff is a committed and talented group of educators. Sue Johnson, director of athletics, focuses on supporting the students and coaches as they pursue their team and individual goals this winter. In this article, she points out a few items to assist parents in following and supporting your child’s team in the coming weeks.
On Sunday, November 17, the Concord Academy boys varsity soccer won the first outright NEPSAC Championship in the program’s history, after clinching the EIL title earlier in the season.
In spring 2019, the CA girls varsity tennis team stormed into the NEPSAC finals for the second time in three years. We interviewed returning seniors Lily Gray ’20 and Ella Griffiths ’20 about the team and Hung Treiu P’18, who has coached the squad to the NEPSAC tournament four years in a row.