Abbey Nyland coaching middle school lacrosse players

Athletics

A Focus on Fitness and Sportsmanship

At Belmont Day, we help every middle school student discover the athlete within themselves. Students know that our coaches—whom they also encounter as teachers in the classroom—will challenge and support them every step of the way as they create healthy habits and active lifestyles. Because students commit to a sport each season, they gain the skills and confidence of well-rounded athletes. They also understand teamwork and cultivate a love of the game.

Grounded in the school’s core values, our students learn how to lead and how to compete with grace and respect. As they go on to high school, and eventually college, Belmont Day graduates carry with them an appreciation for lifelong fitness and the foundation of what it means to be a true athlete.

What are our athletes up to in high school?

They are:

  • starting as freshman
  • captains in senior year
  • trying new sports
  • most valuable players
  • New England champions
  • college recruits

Schedule

Upcoming Games

We are excited for a full schedule of interscholastic competition during the 2022-23 seasons. Middle school athletics takes place Monday to Thursday, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. with games starting at 3:30 p.m.

Belmont Day Teams

Fall Teams

Boys Soccer

2022 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Anderson Santos
Assistant Coach: Zach d’Arbeloff

Season Record
5-5

Schedule

Tuesday, September 20 at Charles River 
Thursday, September 29 vs Park 
Thursday, Oct. 6 at Pike
Wednesday, October 12 vs Carroll
Wednesday, October 19 vs Austin Prep at 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 vs Shady Hill
Thursday, October 27 at Fenn
Wednesday, November 2 at DCD
Friday, November 4 vs Meadowbrook—Friday Night Lights at Harvard
Wednesday, November 9 vs Lexington Christian

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Girls' Varsity Soccer

2022 Season

 

Coaches
Head Coach: Jade Morris
Assistant Coach: Katie O’Brien

Season Record
5-5

Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 vs Charles River
Thursday, September 29 at Park 
Thursday, October 6 vs Pike
Wednesday, October 12 at Carroll
Wednesday, October 19 vs Austin Prep at 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 at Shady Hill
Thursday, October 27 vs Nashoba Brooks
Wednesday, November 2 vs DCD
Friday, November 4 vs Meadowbrook—Friday Night Lights at Harvard
Wednesday, November 9 at Lexington Christian 

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

A soccer player takes the ball down the field

2022 Season


Coaches
Head Coach: Jen James
Assistant Coach: Maggie Small and Nathalie Pellenq

Season Record
3-3

Schedule
Tuesday, October 4 at Cambridge Friends
Wednesday, October 12 at Carroll 
Tuesday, October 18 vs Shady Hill
Thursday, October 27 at DCD
Tuesday, November 8 vs Park
Thursday, November 10 vs Waldorf

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Girls' Field Hockey team on the fiels

2021 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Abbey Nyland
Assistant Coach:  Larissa Rochford

Season Record
6-3

Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 vs Charles River
Thursday, September 29 at Park
Wednesday, October 5 vs Shore
POSTPONED: Thursday, October 13 at Nashoba Brooks
Tuesday, October 18 vs BB&N
Wednesday, October 19 vs Austin Prep at 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 27 vs Beaver Country Day
Wednesday, November 2 vs DCD
Thursday, November 3 at Nashoba Brooks
Wednesday, November 9 at Lexington Christian

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Cross Country runners

2022 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Anne Armstrong
Assistant Coaches: Charlie Baird and Emily Crawford

Season Record
4-4

Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 vs Charles River/Austin Prep
Wednesday, September 28 vs Fenn/Nashoba Brooks
Thursday, October 6 vs Pike
Wednesday, October 12 at Carroll
Thursday, October 20 at Park
Thursday, October 27 vs Shady Hill 
Wednesday, November 2 vs DCD
Saturday, November 5 at State Invitational
Wednesday, November 9 at LCA

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Flag Football boy throwing football

2022 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Dale McGhee

Season Record
5-4

Schedule
Tuesday, September 20 at Charles River
Thursday, September 29 vs Park 
Thursday, October 6 vs Fenn
Wednesday, October 12 vs Carroll
CANCELED: Wednesday, October 19 vs Rivers at 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 vs Shady Hill
Wednesday, October 26 at SSDS
Wednesday, November 2 at DCD
Thursday November 10 vs Rashi

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

A boy carries the ball in a flag football game

2022 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: John O’Neill

Record
2-4

Schedule
Tuesday, October 4 vs Fessenden
Wednesday, October 12 at Carroll
Tuesday, October 18 at Shady Hill
Thursday, October 27 at DCD
Thursday, November 3 at Fay
Tuesday, November 8 vs Park

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Several students take off on their trail bikes

2022 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Alex Tzelnic
Assistant Coach: Vlad Hucko

Winter Teams

Boys Varsity Basketball team on the court

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Alex Tzelnic
Assistant Coach: Charlie Baird

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Thursday, December 8 at Park
Thursday, December 14 vs Charles River
Thursday, January 12 at Shady Hill
Thursday, January 19 vs LCA
Wednesday, January 25 at SSDS 
Wednesday, February 1 vs Fenn
Thursday, February 2 at DCD
Wednesday, February 8 vs Carroll
Friday, February 10 vs Meadowbrook
Wednesday, February 15 vs Rashi

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Coach and playe on the court

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Zach d’Arbeloff
Assistant Coach: Dean Spencer

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Wednesday, December 14 vs Meadowbrook
Thursday, January 12 at Shady Hill
Thursday, January 19 vs Rashi
Thursday, January 26 at DCD
Wednesday, February 1 vs Fenn 
Thursday, February 2 at Carroll
Thursday, February 9 at SSDS
Tuesday, February 16 vs ISB

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Girls' Varsity basketball girl dribbling and running down the court

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: John O’Neill
Assistant Coach: Vaniecia Skinner

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Thursday, December 8 vs Park
Wednesday, December 14 at Charles River
Thursday, January 12 vs Shady Hill
Thursday, January 19 at LCA
Wednesday, January 25 vs SSDS
Wednesday, February 1 at Nashoba
Thursday, February 2 vs DCD
Wednesday, February 8 at Carroll
Friday, February 10 vs Meadowbrook
Wednesday, February 15 at Rashi

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Girl running down the basketball court dribbling the ball

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Maggie Small
Assistant Coach: Larissa Rochford

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Wednesday, December 14 at Meadowbrook
Thursday, January 12 vs Shady Hill
Thursday, January 19 at Rashi
Thursday, January 26 vs DCD
Wednesday, February 1 at Nashoba
Thursday, February 2 vs Carroll
Thursday, February 9 at SSDS 
Tuesday, February 16 vs ISB

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Students fencing

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Jade Morris

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Thursday, December 8 at Beaver (Postponed)
Tuesday, December 13 at Shady Hill
Wednesday, December 14 at Beaver
Thursday, January 12 vs ISB
Thursday, January 19 vs Beaver
Wednesday, January 25 at BB&N
Thursday, February 2 at Shady Hill
Thursday, February 9 at ISB
Wednesday, February 15 vs BB&N

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Students playing badminton

2022-23 Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Abbey Nyland
Assistant Coaches: Kate Burns

Schedule
Wednesday, December 7 at Community Rowing
Wednesday, December 14 at Community Rowing
Thursday, February 2 at Weston Ski Track
Thursday, February 9 at Weston Ski Track

Belmont Day School girls playing volleyball

2022-23 Season


Coaches
Anderson Santos
Jen James
Nathalie Pellenq
Brittany Ryan

Schedule
Weekly intra-squad matches

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

A BDS wrestler jumping in the air

2022-223Season


Coaches

Head Coach: Andrew Bolte
Assistant Coach: Vlad Hucko

Season Record
0-0

Schedule
Thursday, December 8 vs LCA
Wednesday, December 14 at Milton
Wednesday, January 11 vs Roxbury Latin and LCA
Wednesday, January 18 vs Fenn
Saturday, January 21 at Fay Tournament
Wednesday, January 25 at Fessenden
Wednesday, February 1 at Belmont Hill
Wednesday, February 8 at Fenn
Wednesday, February 15 vs Fay and LCA

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Spring Teams

Lacrosse players listen to their coach as the stand around him

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Girl lacrosse player running

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Belmont Day tennis player volleys the ball

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

JV tennis action

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times are contingent on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Two girls running a race

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times depend on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Boy running to catch a frisbee

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times depend on game situations, travel times, and weather.

JV Ultimate Frisbee action

2022-23 Season

All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Athletes are scheduled to be dismissed at 4:45 p.m. from home games and 5:15 p.m. from away games. Please note that dismissal times depend on game situations, travel times, and weather.

Students Riding Mountain Bikes Down Small Hill

2022-23 Season

Students participating in Mountain Biking will dismiss at 4:30 p.m.

Athletics Policies

With a focus on creating healthy habits and active lifestyles, the middle school athletics program seeks to prepare students for their future athletic opportunities through skill development and competitive play, while also building character and promoting self-confidence through its team-oriented approach.

When student interest in a particular sport warrants multiple teams to be created, tryouts will be held to determine the make-up of a varsity and a junior varsity team. Although both teams will follow the value driven mission of the athletics program, each team will have its own unique philosophical approach. In the junior varsity program, athletes will develop their foundational skills, be allotted equal playing time, and play a limited interscholastic schedule. In the varsity program, athletes will refine their sport-specific skills, earn playing time based on performance, and play a full interscholastic schedule. Leadership opportunities will be provided in both programs.

Athletics takes place Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. and is a required component of the school’s curriculum. Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability on a daily basis, and all out of-school commitments should be made in accordance with the athletics schedule.

With few exceptions, all interscholastic games are scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday afternoons and result in later dismissal times from school: 4:45 p.m. for home games and 5:15 p.m. for away games. Dismissal times are dependent on traffic, weather, and game conditions.

Students are required to wear school-approved apparel (t-shirts and shorts) during all practices and are expected to be prepared with sneakers, warm clothes, and a water bottle on a daily basis. Practice apparel is available for purchase through the online athletics store, $12/shirts and $10/shorts.

Students are welcomed and encouraged to use their own sport-specific equipment. When needed, Belmont Day can provide any piece of equipment on a daily or seasonal basis. In addition, students are responsible for their school-issued game uniforms, which need to be returned at the end of each season.

Students are assigned a locker for the duration of the school year and are responsible for their belongings and their actions while sharing this common space. When there is a question about acceptable locker room behavior, the school’s core values will provide the answer.

Tryouts are required when the number of students signed up for a sport necessitates more than one team. The director of athletics will be in contact with the families involved, and it is recommended that families sit down together to discuss the possible outcomes of the experience prior to tryouts.

As with any selection process, the school does its best to anticipate the full range of emotions a child may experience when placed on a given team with coaches and advisors ready to help students process their placement here at school. Additionally, families are encouraged to have thoughtful conversations with their child about the opportunities and challenges associated with both possible outcomes. Team decisions are made by the Director of Athletics with input from sport specific coaches.

While athletics are a required component of the middle school curriculum, students are eligible to apply for an athletic waiver one season per academic year if they exhibit exemplary skill in a sport that Belmont Day does not offer and are scheduled to participate in that sport for at least 5 non-weekend hours per week during the season.

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