The modern era of Apprentice athletics is one that can be characterized by, among other things, continuous improvement in facilities. This has been one contributor to solid successes in a number of sports.
A modern athletic center, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Activities Center, was dedicated on May 19, 1972 and completed in August of that year. This facility, known today as the Apprentice Athletics Center, is the focal point for all athletic programs. Located on a six-acre site adjacent to the Company's engineering building, the 22,000 square-foot building includes a regulation basketball court, wrestling room, well-equipped strength training area, lockers, showers, equipment storage areas and administrative offices.
Outdoor lighting enables evening as well as daytime activities on the football field, recognized as one of the best playing surfaces in the state. Since its beginning, the center's facilities and grounds have been well-maintained and continuously upgraded to meet the program's requirements.
At The Apprentice School each athlete is provided an opportunity to develop himself or herself through the Builders outstanding physical training program and facility.