Middle School Athletics
Just as middle school prepares students for high school academically and socially, the middle school athletic program begins to prepare them for high school athletics.
Teams will typically practice or play approximately three times a week after school. Student-athletes will be dismissed from school, report to the high school to change, where they meet their coach and report to athletics. Practice schedules are distributed on a monthly basis. Games occur after school as well, with half the games at home, and half the games at the opposing schools. The school WILL provide transportation to and from school for all away games.
The middle school teams are open for all students in grades 6-8. If cuts are required, the coaches are required to keep a mixture of students from all grade levels. Participating on the middle school teams is a voluntary commitment on behalf of the student and their family. As such, as an athletic department we expect student-athletes to attend all games and practices, as well as to keep their grades up. Although our teams do take up a good bit of time, I do not suggest middle school athletes leaving their weekend teams. Middle school athletics provides new and exciting opportunities, but does not provide the extensive schedules many athletes are used too.