Facilities

Athletic Facilities

The Sprague Gym often called the “new gym” accommodates two regulation basketball courts or two regulation volleyball courts. The basketball and volleyball programs make this venue space home for practices and for games. Bleachers can accommodate a huge group of Cate fans wearing white and blue, who cheer, chant, and support our teams.

Cate’s CIF championship teams are immortalised on along the walls of the Sprague Gym with banners recognising their wonderful seasons. The Team Room is located in the back of the facility, giving our programs a meeting space to game plan and scheme. The Cate athletics equipment room, home to all of the gear that keeps the Rams looking great, is connected to the Team Room in the back of the gym.

At Cate, students have the chance to learn about proper training techniques at the Harcourt Fitness Center. Whether you are an athlete in search of sport specific preparation, a performing artist looking to improve cardiovascular capacity or posture, or just in need of some exercise, our strength and conditioning staff will have the right program for you.

The recently renovated Harcourt Fitness Center has some of the modern machines and exercise equipment. Four large flat screen TVs are mounted on the walls, making streaming fitness videos easy. Two powerful Bluetooth capable speakers allow users to find the right song needed to power through that last rep and four iPads provide an easy way to record each workout and track the progress of your fitness program.

The state-of-the-art Emmett Horowitz Aquatic Center houses two pools as well as the Brittingham Family Athletic Training Center.

The two pools serve two very different but necessary needs for the Cate community. The larger of the two serves as the competition pool, where Ram water polo players and swimmers train and give their all. It is double deep on both sides and is large enough for regulation water polo games and swim meets.

The smaller of the two pools is made with relaxation in mind. It’s not uncommon to see students unwinding poolside with a book in hand. A shallow end with easy access stairs make it ideal for hanging cooling off after a hard week in the classroom.

 

The Brittingham Family Athletic Training Center is filled some of the latest state of the art training equipment to help heal any injured Ram. Cate’s two full time athletic trainers have their offices here, while two ice large baths and three training tables provide Cate students the facilities they need to get healthy.

Set between a rolling lawn and rows of California sycamores, the eight courts of the Robert Bonning Tennis Center are home to Cate’s tennis program – one that’s rooted in tradition and perennial champions. The community often gathers to watch the intense matches in the afternoon during both the girls and boys seasons. Many Cate students and faculty use the courts for less competitive practice – getting in some exercise while rallying back and forth.

The Fleischmann Gym or the “old gym” is a throwback to another era. The small yet charming gym hosts basketball and volleyball pickup games, dodgeball, and other activities. Two squash courts on either side of the gym are home to Cate’s squash program, one of the oldest in California.

While the Fleischmann Gym isn’t used for any regular season or playoff games anymore, the courts still squeak every day during the school year when our volleyball or basketball teams practice on the old hardwood. School events from dances to dodgeball games still take place in the Fleischmann Gym.

The Cate baseball team hits the field in one of the prettiest venues in all of the CIF Southern Section. With ocean views from the outfield, Jackson Field provides an ideal backdrop for playing baseball. The spacious home dugout gives the Rams plenty of space to move around during practice and games. Just behind the backstop lives Cate’s field maintenance area. There are also two bullpen mounds and a full batting cage located near the home dugout that provide the Rams everything they need to get better.

Probably Cate’s most iconic athletic facility, Peck field is home to Ram football, soccer, and lacrosse games. The pristine grass is maintained every season, giving the Rams an ideal playing surface to compete. Tucked behind Cate’s iconic eucalyptus trees, Peck field serves as the heart of the Cate athletic facilities.

Hugging Peck Field is Hollister Track, where Cate’s cross country and track teams practice and prepare for their meets.

Like Thayer Peck Field, Nion Tucker Field is one of the more versatile on the Mesa. In the fall, Cate’s ultimate frisbee players toss the disc around on it’s well maintained grass. In the winter, the Rams’ soccer teams hit the pitch and defend the Mesa against visiting foes, and in the spring, the lacrosse teams grab their sticks and hit the field. Located adjacent to the school’s main parking area, Tucker Field is often the first field visible to visitors of the Mesa.

Savage Field is located just above Tucker Field runs right next to the Cate Tennis Center. Some of the Cate soccer and lacrosse teams will host games on Savage Field, while other programs use it primarily for practice.