Athletic Offerings

2021-22 Athletic Information and Sports Sign-Ups

The Athletic Department is excited to offer many athletic opportunities for grades 3–12 next year. It's time to sign up for a 2021-2022 CDS sports team (or sports "club" for our LS/KLS 'Cats), mark your calendars, and satisfy the athletic requirements you may have!

Follow the link below to view the 2021-22 Athletic Information and take your next steps.

2021-22 Athletic Information

2021-22 Athletic Calendar Important dates and deadlines for 2021-22 CDS athletic participation


Carolina Day School Athletic Offerings

LOWER SCHOOL SPORT PROGRAMS

Our Lower School "Play for Your School" athletic program provides younger students with an athletic experience that promotes skill development, healthy competition, and fun in a supportive environment.

To offer this instructional and competitive experience, in the fall and spring, we partner with the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA) for soccer. In the winter, we partner with the YMCA for basketball. Students practice right after school one day a week on campus and play on Saturdays at various locations in Asheville. Registration information will be sent to Lower School families at the start of the season.

The athletic program also offers The Little Cats introduction to Sports program, where lower school students receive instructional opportunities to be introduced to various sports throughout the school year by our varsity and middle school coaches. Information about upcoming sport clinics will be sent out alongside athletic sign-ups. During the Fall 2021 season the 3rd-5th graders will have the opportunity to participate in baseball and lacrosse clinics twice a week after school in addition to ABYSA soccer and YMCA basketball. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND UPPER SCHOOL SPORT PROGRAMS

In fifth grade, we begin to introduce our students to a traditional athletic experience. There are daily practices, team expectations, and students begin to learn to manage their time. Our upper school program is competitive but remains mission aligned. We work to encourage a deep understanding of how teamwork, preparation, and reflection impact an outcome.

All US and MS teams will be formed via placement tryouts at the end of the team’s pre-season period. Final placement is decided by the coaches based on skill and ability of the athlete. 

FALL

Upper School Level (9-12th)^

August–Mid-October

Middle School Level (5-8th)

Mid-August–Mid-October

Boys Soccer 

Boys Soccer 

Girls Tennis 

Girls Tennis**

Co-ed Cross Country 

Co-ed Cross Country 

Girls Volleyball 

Girls Volleyball 

Girls Field Hockey 

Girls Field Hockey**

Girls Golf 

Girls Golf **

 

WINTER

Upper School Level (9-12th)^

November–Mid-February

Middle School Level (5-8th)

November–January

Boys Basketball 

Boys Basketball 

Girls Basketball 

Girls Basketball 

Co-ed Swimming 

Co-ed Swimming** 

Strength and Conditioning Club 

Strength and Conditioning Club 

 

SPRING

Upper School Level (9-12th)^

Mid-February–Early May

Middle School Level (5-8th)

Mid-February–April

Girls Soccer 

Girls Soccer 

Baseball 

Baseball 

Boys Tennis 

Boys Tennis**

Co-ed Track and Field 

Co-ed Track and Field 

Boys Golf 

Boys Golf*

 

^ 8th graders are welcome to try out for JV or Varsity sports, but placement on one of these teams, will depend on skill level and expected playing time.
**These sports are offered to middle schoolers as combined teams with the Upper School athletes. Per NCISAA rules, only 7th -12th graders are allowed to compete at the Varsity level. If a 5th or 6th grader is part of a Varsity team, they will be a practice player until they become eligible to participate in competition.

Non-competitive Athletic Offerings

WILDCAT SPORTS FITNESS CLUB (GRADES 6-12)

The Wildcat Sports Fitness Club is an after school, outdoor training experience open to grades 6-12. The training sessions focus on introduction, correction, and expansion of the following athletic skills: strength and conditioning, speed and agility, balance and coordination, cardiovascular endurance, plyometrics, resistance training, and cross training. 

CAROLINA DAY SPORTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (GRADES 8-12)

The Sports Management Program is a club for students interested in the “behind the scenes” of athletics, especially those interested in a career in sports management. It is open to students in grades 9-12 and is not limited to student-athletes. The club welcomes anyone with an interest in assisting a specific team or the Athletic Department throughout the year. Manage a team, help make important decisions about school spirit and athletics, and collect volunteer hours! 

UPPER SCHOOL SPORTS MEDICINE INTERNSHIP 

In 2020, the Sports Medicine Department began accepting interested 9th - 12th graders as Sports Med Interns to provide interested students with a hands-on Athletic Training experience. Students selected for the seasonal internships work alongside the Athletic Trainers to learn basic first aid and sports medicine skills that they practice with CDS athletes. The program teaches basic first aid, sports taping techniques, physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises, and concepts of orthopedic anatomy and physiology. In addition to collecting volunteer hours, the students selected for the internship also have the opportunity to become First Aid/AED and CPR certified. Students who excel in the program may have the opportunity to further their experience by shadowing a team doctor from Emerge Ortho over the summer.