Every boy in our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools is required to participate in daily sports — varsity, club, or intramural — to stay physically fit and learn the value of teamwork, fair play, perseverance, and healthy living.
During distance learning, Landon is hosting small group workouts for all grades on different days. In the Lower School, boys will rotate through different sports such as swimming, tennis, cross country, fitness and games.
In the Middle School, there are three seasons of workouts scheduled for rotating, small, on-campus, outdoor groups in the afternoons through November: baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, and tennis in the first session; archery, cross country, disc golf, football, soccer, and water polo in the second session; and kickball, street hockey, track and field, and other games in the third session.
In the Upper School, there are also three seasons of workouts scheduled for rotating, small, on-campus, outdoor groups in the afternoons through November.
Take a look at the video below to see how boys have continued athletics in a safe, thoughtful way.
The following sports are offered in the first session: baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, strength and conditioning, swimming, track and field, and tennis. The second session will include cross country, football, strength and conditioning, soccer and water polo. The sports offered in the third session are street hockey, strength and conditioning, track and field, other sports if permitted, and general fitness sessions led by sports coaches.
Landon's 75-acre campus offers state-of-the-art facilities such as our Barton Alumni Athletic Center, which includes two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, and a 5,500 square foot strength and conditioning area that features almost 9,000 pounds of weights.
Outside, we have a turf field (renovated in 2019) with a track, four grass fields,10 outdoor tennis courts, two baseball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, two miles of cross country trails, and a riflery range. Our ice hockey team skates at the Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena. We also have two full-time athletic trainers on staff.
In the Upper School, we have a storied history of athletics success. Our varsity teams have brought home 198 Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) championships, and our athletes often go on to compete at the collegiate level — we have had more than 175 boys play NCAA athletics over the past decade.