School Life

Athletics

Upper School

It is with great excitement that we announce our plan to return to fall sports! On August 14, the FHSAA Board made the decision to push forward with an August 24 start date for fall sports in the state of Florida. As a school, our highest priority is getting our students back on campus for the school day. We believe that in the best interest of our students, coaches, and school community, we plan to open our cross country, football, swimming, and volleyball seasons on Monday, August 31. This date coincides with the campus opening of the Upper School.  

Due to the nature of social distancing in the sport of golf, our boys and girls golf teams will begin their seasons on Wednesday, August 26. All sports require a 2 week acclimatization period before the regular-season competition can begin. Golf will return to competition the week of September 7, and all other sports will start their regular season competition the week of September 14. The FHSAA also announced a deadline of September 18 to inform the FHSAA of a school's intention to participate in the fall state series, giving each community some flexibility in their fall schedules due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The FHSAA will also waive the minimum game requirement to qualify for the postseason, due to the pandemic. 

Our fall athletes will continue with their conditioning program over this week in preparation for the regular season. As we make the transition from conditioning to practices, we will have many safety measures in place to keep our students safe, and we ask that our student-athletes do their part in adhering to these protocols. Our teams and coaches will work within the guidelines and policies provided by the FHSAA and NFHS (National Federation of State High School Association). We are unsure at this time as to whether we will be able to allow spectators at games and events. This decision will be dictated by both state and local guidelines regarding mass gatherings and considerations that are unique to our school community and facilities. 

The Benjamin School is committed to continuing to provide the very best school experience to our families. We understand that part of that commitment is offering a variety of activities in addition to the regular school day. We believe that athletics plays a vital role in the development of our students, and we are thankful to have the opportunity to provide an athletic experience for our students during this difficult time. 

Middle School

As we get closer to reopening with students here at school, I want to update you regarding Middle School Athletics.  First, please always check BucLines - our weekly eblast - for the most current information regarding athletic schedules and events.  BucLines is updated every Friday and includes information about athletic sign ups for students, practices, and game schedules.  Just click the “Athletics” tab on the right-hand side of the BucLines page to see this information.  

Next, our plans for the fall season:  All fall sports (football, volleyball and tennis) will be INTRAMURAL. When students return to campus next Monday, August 31, they will be able to sign-up for these teams if they wish to participate. The first practices will start on September 8 and will run from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.  If a student is playing varsity cross country or swimming, their practices will start on Wednesday, August 26th.  Please note: a student must be in attendance at school on-campus for him/her to be eligible to play on any team at Benjamin. 

Please also note that in order to participate, students must have an up-to-date physical and consent form on file with the school.  If we do not have these forms, the student will not be allowed to participate.  Students will be required to wear masks during practice, but they will be allowed to remove the masks for physical activity.  Students must bring their own water bottles (labeled with their name) for workouts. 
 
If you have any questions, e-mail Middle School Director of Athletics Toby Harbeck.

GO BUCS !!

Benjamin  Middle  School  Athletics :   

***  IMPORTANT *** 
Sign -up for Middle School Athletics will not begin until  September 1st ( Football and Volleyball).  Once we begin practices, all athletes must be an "on-campus" student to be able to practice and play on a team.  Practices begin on September 8th.  

Fall Schedule:  Intramural Tackle Football (Grades 6, 7, 8 ):   September 8 - October 15, 3:30 - 5:00
                         Intramural Volleyball - (Grades 6 , 7, 8):  September 8 - October 15, 3:30 - 5:00
                              - Monday & Wednesday: 6th Grade
                              -Tuesday  &  Thursday : 7th/8th Grade
                       Tennis -  October  11 - November  19 ( 3:45 - 5:15 - must provide own rides to high school )
** NOTE:  Students may not practice without a current physical signed by a doctor on file in the Middle School Office (we cannot offer a "grace" period.  Students much have the physical on file to attend practice.)

Students wishing to play VARSITY Swimming or Cross Country may report to those practices on August 31st.

Please contact Coach Harbeck with questions. 

Upper School

Middle School

Upcoming Games

Home

American Heritage (PL)

League
Away
League
vs.
Kings Academy
Village Golf Course
Away

St. Edwards

League
Riomar Country Club
Home
vs.
Calvary Christian (Ft. Lauderdale)
Benjamin Upper School - Theofilos Field
Away

South Florida PGA Team Championship

League
Indian Springs Country Club
Away
vs.
American Heritage - Delray
American Heritage School - Delray
Home

St. Edwards

League
Away
vs.
Jupiter Christian
Jupiter Christian
Away
vs.
Jupiter Christian
Jupiter Christian
Away
League
vs.
Jupiter Christian
Sandhill Crane Golf Club
Away
League
vs.
Cardinal Newman
Bear Lakes Country Club
Away

St. Andrews

League
Old Marsh Golf Club
Home
vs.
Cardinal Newman
Playing Fields - Healey Athletic Center
Home
vs.
Cardinal Newman
Playing Fields - Healey Athletic Center
Home
League
vs.
Cardinal Newman
Eastpointe Country Club
Away
League
vs.
Oxbridge Academy
Home

Dual Cross Country Meet

Non-League
vs.
North Broward Prep
Benjamin Upper School - Theofilos Field
Home

Dual Cross Country Meet

Non-League
vs.
North Broward Prep
Benjamin Upper School - Theofilos Field
Home
vs.
Lake Worth Christian
Benjamin Upper School - Healey Athletic Center
Away
vs.
Kings Academy
Home
vs.
Lake Worth Christian
Benjamin Upper School - Healey Athletic Center
Away

Tournament of Champions

League
Providence Country Club - Circle Christian - Tournament of Champions
Home
vs.
Archbishop McCarthy
Benjamin Upper School - Theofilos Field
Away

Tournament of Champions

League
Providence Country Club - Circle Christian - Tournament of Champions
Home
vs.
American Heritage - Delray
Playing Fields - Healey Athletic Center

Recent Scores

Thursday, 9/17/2020

Volleyball-Varsity
Versus
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Home
Jupiter Christian
Loss 1-3


Thursday, 9/17/2020

Volleyball-JV
Versus
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Home
Jupiter Christian
Loss 0-2


Thursday, 9/17/2020

Pine School/ Kings Academy

Golf-Varsity-Boys
Versus
3:30 PM
Away
Pine School
Win 141-156

Kings Academy
Win 141-160


Wednesday, 9/16/2020

American Heritage (Pl)

Golf-Varsity-Boys
Versus
2:00 PM
Away
American Heritage - Plantation
Loss 293-291


Tuesday, 9/15/2020

St. Andrews

Golf-Varsity-Boys
Versus
3:30 PM
Home
St. Andrews School
Win 149-173


Monday, 9/14/2020

Volleyball-Varsity
Versus
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Home
Kings Academy
Loss 0-3


Monday, 9/14/2020

Volleyball-JV
Versus
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Home
Kings Academy
Loss 0-2



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