Athletic Facilities

The Taft athletic program is an important and vital component to the life of the school. Whether we are working with elite athletes or intramural participants, we believe that one of the greatest things we can teach our students is to enjoy athletics and to understand the importance of a life-long commitment to fitness. As we emphasize the significance of leading balanced and healthy lives, we also have the opportunity to help shape our students' values and priorities.

Athletics at Taft serve a specific purpose in the growth of our students. In building one of the most successful athletic programs in New England, Taft coaches promote sportsmanship, a love of the game, competitive spirit and team loyalty. As a result, our students leave Taft with an understanding of how to work hard and to act like sportsmen, a commitment to the team concept, the ability to set goals and a positive feeling about physical activity.

Indoor Facilities

Donald F. McCullough '42 Athletic Center:
Field house with four indoor tennis and basketball courts and an indoor track
New Cardio Room
Weight Training room

Mays Hockey Rink

Odden Hockey Arena

Eight squash courts

Paul and Edith Cruikshank Athletic Center:
Hardwood courts for two basketball and three volleyball games
Indoor rock climbing wall
Locker rooms for boys and girls

Logan Field House:
John Wynne Wrestling Room
Athletic training and rehabilitation room
Fitness Center
Rowing ergometer room

Outdoor Facilities

18-hole golf course
400-meter, all-weather William Weaver Track
12 all-weather tennis courts
Snyder Soccer Field
Rockefeller Football Field

Geoffrey C. Camp '91 Field, an artificial turf field for field hockey and lacrosse
Larry Stone Pavilion at Rockwell Baseball Field
Katie Jackson Morrison '92
Field, for Girls' Varsity Soccer
Donaldson Pavilions, for Tennis

Additional facilities include a softball field, a second softball infield, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey fields, and an off-campus boathouse for crew in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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