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Athlete WellnessAt Kent Denver, we support the whole student-athlete—mind, body and lifestyle. Our dedication to wellness prepares the body for high-caliber competition, equips the mind to overcome challenges and guides our student-athletes to embrace a balanced lifestyle.

The Importance of Movement

At its core, Kent Denver Athletics helps students stay active in a fun, emotionally stimulating and competitive environment. Through sport and exercise, we support athletes in their social, emotional and character development, while also benefiting their physical and mental health now and into the future. 

A Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

Success here is defined by more than just wins and losses. It's our mission to help students lead healthy, balanced lives through middle school, high school and beyond. That starts with an emphasis on overall athlete wellness—from strength and performance to mental health, stress management, nutrition and sleep. It's this holistic approach that sets Kent Denver apart. 

The Mind & Performance

Each year, the Kent Denver Athletics and Wellness departments team up to offer learning opportunities for student-athletes on topics of leadership, personal growth, college recruiting and mental health in sports. In addition to hearing from world-class guest speakers in our Scobie Institute for Wellness Speaker Series, Upper School student-athletes can also dive deeper into this teaching with electives classes like Introduction to Sport & Performance Psychology, Introduction to Mindfulness, Introduction to Positive Psychology: The Science of Well-Being and more.  

The annual celebration of Ethics Day provides another avenue for young athletes to learn about emotional regulation in sport. In recent years, Kent Denver has invited world renowned psychologists and other industry leaders to campus on Ethics Day to facilitate group discussions on the importance of self-reflection, leading with character and taking care of your mental health. 

Understanding how to support and lift up those around us, seeking personal growth, processing success and failure—these are just some of the skills we learn through athletics that benefit both our physical and mental health. Our success as a program is not just measured by wins and losses but also by the way in which we support students in their pursuit of emotional, social and character development.Jeff Hollway Athletic Director

Build Bonds That Last a Lifetime

Through hard work and the pursuit of a common goal, our student-athletes create lasting connections with their teammates and coaches that extend far beyond the playing field.   

  • Friendship

The friendships you make on the field really translate to the friendships you make off the field. And the coaches at Kent Denver really care about you. Claire M. '24

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  • Community

A Supportive Community

The part I like about Kent Denver Athletics is definitely the community that we have. Everyone comes out and supports each other. Caleb F. '26

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  • Connection

The thing I really enjoyed as a freshman was having these bonds with seniors. Having these bonds helped me feel more comfortable and welcomed into the community. Kinaree E.'25

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Woven into the curriculum, wellness is a staple at KDS.

supporting students

Boys laughing with their arms around each other

Our athletes work with top professional trainers in the state. 

Our Partnerships

Elite Speed coaches in weight room with KDS athletes

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