Max Abendroth and Joe Del Visco guide our student-athletes on and off the field!

Joe Del Visco has assumed the role of Athletic Director this year after serving as Assistant Athletic Director for the past 4 years. Joe’s background in athletics covers a variety of different sports dating back to high school, including lacrosse, basketball, and track & field. Joe went on to play lacrosse in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for Wesleyan University, where he was a two-year starter at midfield for the Cardinals. Upon graduating Wesleyan University in 2012, Joe joined the IMS community, serving as a Coach, Residential Affiliate, and Associate Teacher in the Middle School. In 2013, Joe took over as the Assistant Athletic Director while remaining in the Middle School as an Associate Teacher.

Joe also serves as an Associate Middle School Teacher, Residential Dorm Parent in Lower Doolittle, and is the Head Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse and Basketball Coach.

“We want kids to find a place that makes them feel good. For some kids, that’s the classroom, and for other kids it may be an athletic venue. Our job is to help children find that place.”

Max Abendroth, the newly hired Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director, comes to Indian Mountain School from the highly touted Springfield College AT program, where he graduated in the spring of 2016. Max is very familiar with the boarding school world, as he attended Kimball Union Academy while growing up in Sunapee, New Hampshire.

Max has brought energy and excitement to the athletic training room, and he has made rehab and strength training a priority for our Upper School students.

“I believe in a balanced approach to Athletic Training” Max states. “Dealing with injuries starts with how you maintain your body throughout the season. I direct and educate our athletes through preventative and therapeutic rehabilitative exercises to increase healing and prevent future injuries.”

In addition to providing time for rehab, Max has been spearheading an evening strength training program for our boarders this fall, and in the winter, he will turn his focus towards speed and agility training. These sessions are educational and aim to teach proper technique and posture.

“I stress technique and posture during our sessions because as adolescents develop, it’s vital to learn proper movement patterns to reduce the risk of future injury.”