Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Team Placements

Cardigan’s goal is to place each student-athlete in the best situation for him to be successful, contribute to the team, and earn positive feedback for his effort.

Our coaches thoughtfully evaluate the physical ability, skill level, and potential of each boy. When placing boys on teams, we consider speed, skill, aggressiveness, physical conditioning, knowledge of the sport, experience, dedication, coachability, and potential for improvement.

We are mindful that some boys will be disappointed with their placement. When this occurs, it is important that boys feel supported by their teammates, coaches, and parents. You can encourage your son by assuring him that you support him no matter what sport he chooses to play or on what team he is placed. We also urge your son to understand why he has been placed on a certain team, what he can do to improve, and what his role may be on the team on which he has been placed. 

Teamwork & Sportsmanship

We teach the value of being a teammate and the contributions each member is expected to make to benefit their team. Teamwork requires the development of many interpersonal skills, such as leadership, listening, following directions, accepting constructive criticism, and supporting teammates and coaches. Each head coach will determine which boys will start and how much each boy will play in interscholastic games. 

Student-Athlete Expectations

  • Be responsible for academic work

  • Be responsible for school-issued equipment and uniforms

  • Be punctual and prepared for all practices and games

  • Be respectful to all coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and spectators

  • Measure success by what the team accomplishes over the course of the season
  • Achieve and maintain good physical condition & fitness
  • Maintain a willingness to work hard and be attentive
  • Fulfill all responsibilities to the team

Questions About Team Placement

If your son has questions about his placement, please ask him to speak with his coach first. If further discussion is necessary, please contact the coach directly. Parents can contact Director of Athletics Ryan Frost at for any further clarification.