With the arrival of a new field house at Deerfield Academy, Bement now has the opportunity to offer a new sports program - winter track. On a daily basis, we will focus on building an aerobic foundation, honing our speed, and getting stronger through drills, plyometrics, and core work. Our squad will prepare for “all-comers” track meets in the early winter months, and be ready to race in February in whichever events we choose, from 55 meters to 3,000.
Dave Belcher joined the Bement faculty in 1990 out of seminary as the dean of boarding and a history teacher, and he has remained here in one or the other of those roles - or both - ever since. His passion for historical study is rivaled only by his passions for running and children, not necessarily in that order. Bement has provided him the opportunity to teach, coach, and help children grow into amazing adults for over a quarter century, and he has no plans to do anything else for as long as he can keep up with them!