Athletics Trips

Deerfield student-athletes participate in various athletic trips throughout the course of the year.  These trips are optional experiences for coaches and teams, and they typically take place during the preseason period.  The purpose of athletic trips is to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to develop their skills, practice as a team, and share experiences in advance of the upcoming season. 

For more information about athletic trips, please contact athletics@deerfield.edu

How to Apply

To apply for one of our faculty-led travel programs, students should complete our online travel program application. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.

For more travel information on each trip destination visit the CDC website.

Timeline for February & March 2022 travel

Please note: All dates are projected and subject to change.

  • Week of November 1 – Website and application available for 2022 trips
  • December 6 – Applications due from students and families
  • Winter Break – Selection decisions made / Enrollment websites are available
  • January 5 – Enrollment paperwork and deposit due from students and families

Trips

All itineraries are subject to change.

Swimming and Diving

Florida, February 3–7, 2022

The Varsity Swimming & Diving team travels to Florida during the Long Winter Weekend break in February for several days of team training and camaraderie.  Swimmers and divers from both the girls’ team and the boys’ team look forward to the opportunity to travel and train together.  The team views the experience as an important bonding opportunity that prepares them for success at the NEPSAC New England Championship, which takes place in early March.

Swimmers and Divers conclude classes midday on Thursday and enjoy an afternoon of practice together in the Koch Pool.  They depart campus and fly to Florida, where they spend the next three days training intensely and enjoying the warm sunshine.  The team swims in outdoor pools and enjoys excursions to local beaches and restaurants. 

Boys Lacrosse

Florida, March 14-20, 2022

The Boys Lacrosse team has traveled to various locations for their annual preseason trip, including IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and
the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California.  This year’s trip destination will be Delray Beach.

The team will enjoy sunshine, premier training facilities, and superb competition all in one location. Players participate in two practices each day and leave plenty of time for shared experiences and leadership development.  After about a week, the team returns to Deerfield with an increased sense of community and an excitement for the upcoming season – historically one of the most challenging schedules in all of
New England.

Baseball

Florida, March 13–20, 2022

Deerfield Baseball travels to Florida to train at IMG Academy in Bradenton each March.  IMG provides a premier training experience in a picturesque setting.  Athletes and coaches reside on-site and enjoy most of their meals in IMG’s expansive dining hall, which is incredibly convenient.  IMG is an all-inclusive training venue, featuring several batting cages, an extensive fitness and weight-training center, and ample turf fields for practices and games.  Our baseball team enjoys their time on the IMG campus, and truly makes the most of their week of training.

Rowing

Florida, March 13–20, 2022

The Boys and Girls Rowing teams travel to Florida during the spring break in March for about a week of preseason training.  The primary purpose of the Rowing trip is to train ahead of the spring season, but the true value lies in the opportunities for the team to begin developing their shared goals and values, to have conversations with one another that time or schedule might not permit on campus, and to establish a standard of behavior and accountability. Much of each day is committed to training, however there is time for team activities that are social and fun, but also provide opportunities for student leadership and reflection.

Girls Lacrosse

Florida, March 16 – 20, 2022

The Deerfield Girls Lacrosse team will travel to Orlando, Florida to participate in the HoganLax training program this year. Training will take place primarily at the Boombah Sports Complex, and Deerfield will have the opportunity to play other prep schools as well as local teams in Florida.  Additionally, the trip fosters an important opportunity for shared experiences in advance of the official season.  

Girls Softball

Massachusetts, March 17–20, 2022

The Varsity Softball team will participate in an on-campus preseason training camp during the March break. The team will reside in Deerfield and enjoy four days of training together in advance of the official start of the season.  This camp plays an important role in team bonding and provides an opportunity for teammates to connect with one another on and off the field.

Apply

The application deadline is December 1, 2021 and all applications are to be submitted by 9:45 pm. All itineraries are subject to change.