Athletics at bellcate School

“ Home of the Bulldogs”

Since its founding in 2004, athletics have always played an instrumental role at the bellcate school.  Our students have thrived in many different sports, events, and competitions at a wide range of levels.  From the old days of playing 2 on 2 basketball at a local park, to now being a sanctioned member school in the Vermont Principals Association, bellcate School has always taken great pride in the way our student athletes carry themselves on and off the field.  At bellcate School, we believe that all of our student athletes have something valuable to contribute to our school teams, individual sports, and recreational activities.  Our athletic department focuses on six different mission areas to give every student athlete the opportunity to participate and develop skills in bulldog athletics.

Recreation and Leisure Mission areas:

  • Provide recreational experiences for lifelong Enjoyment, Health and Wellbeing
  • Provide recreational experiences for fun and socializing
  • Expand interest and skill areas to promote diversity of recreation and leisure activities

Athletic Skills Development Mission Areas:

  • Provide 1:1 instructional classes to develop skills,  knowledge and experience
  • Provide small instructional group classes to develop skills, knowledge, experience and team building

Club Sports mission areas:

BCTTC (bellcate table tennis club)

  • Provide student athletes opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and experience
  • Provide student athletes  opportunities to socialize with peers and develop pro social skills
  • Provide student athletes the opportunity to meet others and foster new relationships with peers outside their own club

Special Olympics and Unified Special Olympics Mission Areas:

  • Provide student athletes with and without intellectual disabilities an innovative sports play program
  • Provide student athletes opportunities to be more active, have fun, and learn fundamental sports skills
  • Provide student athlete opportunities to work on physical,cognitive, and social skills development, which are all skills that are important on and off the field

Unified sports mission areas:

  • Provide student athletes  the opportunity to bring athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team
  • Provide student athletes without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to teach, mentor, and encourage their fellow bellcate peers
  • Encourage an inclusive environment that creates a sense of belonging for all kids at school

D4 mission areas:

  • Provide student athletes with  the opportunity to represent bellcate School  as student athletes in the state of Vermont through the VPA
  • Provide student athletes with the opportunity to compete in a more formal and organized way with other member schools through the VPA
  • Provide student athletes with the opportunity to develop athletic skills, social skills, team building skills and leadership skills