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Eligibility

Eligibility

All MAMS students interested in participating in athletics should familiarize themselves with the following eligibility requirements and athletic policies. Listed below are the sports seasons and the athletic programs during that season.

Fall Winter Spring
Cheerleading Basketball - Boys/Girls Baseball
Football Cheerleading Golf
Soccer - Coed Swimming Softball
Tennis - Girls Wrestling Tennis - Boys
Volleyball   Track - Coed

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for any athletic activity, the athlete:

  1. Must meet all eligibility requirements prior to the first tryout/practice date.
  2. Must have a completed and signed Middle School Athletic Participation Form prior to the first tryout/practice date.
  3. Must not participate if he/she becomes 15 years of age on or before October 1, 2010.
  4. Must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a licensed medical physician, physician's assistant or family practitioner in the United States.
  5. Must meet promotion requirements to be eligible for fall semester.
  6. In grades seven and eight, the student must pass at least one less course than the number of required core courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by the LEA.  If an athlete is "academically ineligible" at the beginning of any semester, that status is retained throughout the full semester.  It is the responsibility of the school principal to check the academic status of each student/athlete enrolled in school at the beginning and close of a semester.    **NOTE:  An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the first day of the new semester                                                   
  7. Must not have more than 14 total absences (85% attendance requirement) in the semester prior to athletic participation. This is a State Board of Education requirement. According to Board Policy 6860, students who participate in interscholastic athletics must meet all requirements of the State Board of Education.
  8. Must purchase regular school accident insurance or provide proof of insurance coverage by filling out the insurance information waiver on the Middle School Athletic Participation Form.
  9. Must not participate (practice or play) if ineligible.
  10. Must not participate (practice or play) in any athletic event if suspended or is actively serving in the in-school suspension program.
  11. Must be present in school the entire day in order to participate in practices or games.

Note: A student upon first entering grade six (6) is academically eligible for competition on middle school teams. All requirements must be met the first semester (fall) in order for this student to be eligible for athletic participation the second semester (spring).

Other Athletic Policies

  1. A player must practice a total of six (6) days before playing in a game in all sports except football, where a player must practice eleven (11) days.
  2. A player injured requiring medical attention and/or absent due to illness must meet eligibility requirements and must have practiced the required number of days above (# 1). This player may not participate in practice or a contest without a doctor's note or approval from an athletic trainer.
  3. If school is not in session or school closes early, no practice or game will take place. There will be no practice on Saturdays (this includes year round schools), holidays, or vacation days.