Athletics Update: The Joy of Winter
Of the many opportunities the pandemic has provided, the lack of interscholastic competition has allowed for more flexible programming in athletics this year. For example, this week Coach Ridoré pivoted away from his scheduled plan of a timed mile-run and offered sledding instead. On the same sleds and the same hill as their lower school classmates, middle schoolers reveled in the opportunity to play in the snow. The laughs, smiles, and wipeouts that filled Claflin Field this week were a reminder to all who witnessed them of the power of joy … unplanned, unstructured, pure joy.