Welcome to Warrior Nation!

Exercise and activity are essential parts of Sanford’s well-rounded, liberal arts experience, as they have been since our founding. A strong athletic program involving all students enhances the quality of education we provide and instills skills and abilities that can last a lifetime.

Interscholastic athletics for everyone (grades 7–12)

The Middle and Upper School Athletics programs ensure that all students in grades 7–12 participate in interscholastic, competitive athletics throughout the school year. Athletics thus take the place of physical education classes enjoyed up through sixth grade. Varied athletic opportunities emphasize participation, challenge and motivate students to do their best, and possibly further their interests in college.

Our Program

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  • College-prep for the serious athlete

    Sanford is proud to field consistently strong teams in a variety of sports. At the varsity level, winning takes on a greater focus, and not everyone plays in every game. No matter what, the ethos of teamwork, integrity, and support is Sanford Strong.
     
    Every year, a number of Sanford students commit to play the sports they love in college. We are proud to provide the preparative training and success they need to take that next step.
  • A Sport and a Team for Everyone

    In middle school through junior varsity, there are no cuts, and everyone plays at a level that their ability permits. At these levels, all eligible players should play in each game. We are proud of all our Warrior athletes for stretching themselves to the best of their abilities.

Athletics News

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  • Congratulations to Gatorade Delaware POY Jyare Davis. Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal, Izmaddy Studios.

    Jyare Davis Named Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball POY

    The Gatorade Company today announced that Sanford School junior Jyare Davis is the 2018–19 Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Davis is the fourth Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Sanford School.
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  • Sanford Scores at Lessons from Legends Event

    Last year a group of organizers, including Sanford alum and current parent Nai-te Watson '89, University of Delaware alum Tyrone Perry, Rob Turner, and Rob Moore, established an organization called Delaware Middle School Basketball Explosion. They run an annual basketball event in February that brings the best Delaware middle school basketball players together for a one-day, three-game tournament. It is a time to showcase the upcoming talent and give a preview of what is on the horizon for high school basketball in the state.
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  • Senior Tommy Bloom will stick with lacrosse at the University of Delaware beginning in the fall of 2019. Photo courtesy of Ted Rosenthal/Izmaddy Studios.

    Sanford Standout Bloom Signs with UD

    When Tommy Bloom ’19 started playing lacrosse with his brother Danny ’13 and his cousin, he had no idea that they had introduced him to a sport that he would grow to truly love. As a third grader playing for the Wilmington Wings, he could not have imagined that one day he would sign a National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Delaware, but that is exactly what happened in November 2018.
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Our Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy stresses
  • Fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of the game.
  • Sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Learning how to win and lose graciously.

Contact:

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Downloads:

  • Concussion Protocol
    Sanford School prioritizes our athletes’ health and takes concussions seriously. Read our Concussion Protocol, about which all coaches, trainers, teachers, and administrators have been instructed.
  • DIAA Physical Form

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  • Sanford School Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Policy

    Approved by the Sanford School Board of Trustees

    The Sanford School Board of Trustees recognizes the value of extracurricular activities in the education process. Sanford is committed to providing an environment for all extracurricular activities in which our students are involved that promotes the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, ethical conduct, and fair play. Sanford encourages the development and promotion of these ideals in all members of the school community, including student participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators.

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