Physical Education

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In addition to competitive sports and a Personal Fitness class, R-MA offers non-credit opportunities for physical exercise, such as field days and flight team competitions.

The physical education program at Randolph-Macon Academy provides an opportunity for students to develop efficient and effective motor skills and to embark on a continuing program of physical fitness.  Students are given the opportunity to earn physical education credits through several different options.  Credits can be earned for participation in interscholastic sports and through one of the elective physical education classes offered.  One-half credit could be earned through each season of a sport or for a semester of PE class.  Physical education activities are conducted during the day and after classroom instruction.

Individual and Team Sports

This course provides the opportunity for students to experience a variety of sports.  Activities include but are not limited to flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, speedball, tennis, ultimate, Frisbee golf, basketball, and floor hockey.  Various strategic games such as dodge ball, flag tag, capture the flag and others will be included.  In addition to sports, students will be involved in fitness activities and assessments to help them maintain or improve their personal level of fitness.  Students in this course will learn sportsmanship, rules, skills, and understand refereeing while working on their physical and social health.

Personal Fitness 

This is a strength-building class consisting of circuit training with progressive guidance in technique safety and personal goal achievement. Although this class is designed for athletes, it is open to all students in grades 10-12. Students will understand and demonstrate proper use of the weight room and will develop a personal work-out program. 

The most determined athletes are often asked to be the flight representatives in athletic competitions between the military flights.

Competitive Sports 

These competitive sports take place daily, after the academic day. Team sports include Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Football, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Tennis, Swimming, Wrestling, Golf, and Baseball. Players are held to higher expectations and will be required to attend practice daily and/or competition during the week or weekends. 

Intramural Activities 

During after school intramural activities those students not engaged on other sports activities participate in an organized series of rotational activities that can include, swimming, hiking, dodge ball, or other designated and supervised physical activities.

Camaraderie is built on the athletic field, whether that is through interscholastic sports or intramural activities. Teamwork teaches students to rise up and overcome challenges.