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Middle School Athletics. Sports Offered & Calendar of Seasons. Fall 2014 Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country – 7 th and 8 th Grade August 18 – October 4 (6 weeks) 4-6 Meets Boys’ Wrestling – 7 th and 8 th grade August 18 – October 4 (7 weeks) 4-6 Matches.

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sports offered calendar of seasons
Sports Offered & Calendar of Seasons

Fall 2014

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country – 7th and 8th Grade

August 18 – October 4 (6 weeks) 4-6 Meets

  • Boys’ Wrestling– 7th and 8th grade

August 18 – October 4 (7 weeks) 4-6 Matches

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Sports Offered & Calendar of Seasons

Winter I - 2014

  • Girls’ Basketball – 8th Grade

October 6 – December 12 (10 weeks) 8 Games

Winter II - 2015

  • Boys’ Basketball – 8th grade

January 5 – March 13 (10 weeks) 8 Games

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Sports Offered & Calendar of Seasons

Spring – 2015

  • Girls’ Volleyball – 7th and 8thgrade

March 23 – May 15 (8 weeks) 8 matches (Duals and Tri’s)

basic tenets of ms athletics program
Basic Tenets of MS Athletics program
  • High school Athletic Directors will take on additional responsibilities to help oversee and support the middle school program
  • Current middle school intramural coordinators will take on expanded role to cover athletics as well
  • Middle school bookkeeper will coordinate budgeting, payroll, and purchasing for athletic programs
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Basic Tenets of MS Athletics program
  • Roles of people involved in Athletics
    • Area Activities Director (currently HS AD)
    • MS Athletic Coordinator
    • MS Bookkeeper
    • Building Administration
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Basic Tenets of MS Athletics program
  • MS teams will only compete against other SMSD middle school teams. Exception might be cross country
  • No athletic training services will be provided to the middle schools
  • All coaches will be required to be First Aid/CPR trained and will receive some additional training in how to respond to severe trauma
  • Middle schools will likely not be members of KSHSAA in this first year, but may consider joining in the future
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Basic Tenets of MS Athletics program
  • Middle school students will be required to complete an Extra-Curricular participation packet which will include completing a physical, signing a TDA contract, and maintaining academic eligibility to participate
  • The Sunflower League Commissioner of officials will provide the scheduling of game officials for the basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs
intramurals program
Intramurals Program
  • Middle schools will still continue to offer an intramural program
  • Intramurals will not include sports that are already being offered in the competitive sports program
  • Intramural activities that will likely continue include:

Kickball Soccer Wiffle-ball Table Tennis

  • Most buildings can then add other activities based on student interest:

Chess Robotics Dance/Stomp Cooking

Sewing Debate Book Club Art Theater

goals of ms athletics program
Goals of MS Athletics program
  • All sports operate on a skill development philosophy with even amount of playing time or participation in competitions.
  • Skilled coaches will be identified with the goal of working with high school coachers to develop a 6 year program to encourage student growth.
  • Goal is to increase interest and participation in healthy activities, encourage more student participation in activities, develop skills and connection with the schools.
  • Prepare students for involvement in high school activities, leadership roles, time management and maintain academics.