MMS Fall Sports and Registration Info 08/28/20

MMS Fall Sports and Registration Info 08/28/20

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for your patience as we have been working out some details about fall sports.  We are excited to be able to offer sports experiences to our students.  An important change is that we will not have interscholastic competitions this year.  Scrimmages/competitions will be in inter-squad format instead.  We are offering football for seventh and eighth graders, volleyball for seventh and eighth grade girls and cross country for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.  Practices will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Intramural scrimmages/competitions will be held only on those days as well, and we will get information to you about those schedules soon.  Mask wearing and appropriate social distancing will be built in to all activities, according to MSD guidelines.  Locker rooms will be used very minimally, and only for necessary functions.  All athletes are required to have a mask that is comfortable for exercising. See below for additional information about sports.  

Please sign up using RegisterMyAthlete at this link:  https://registermyathlete.com/   This link can be found on our the MMS website, under Sports and Activities - Sports Teams and Schedules also.

 Athletic physicals are required for all student athletes, prior to their first practice.  Physicals forms that were submitted last year are good for this year as well, as long as the date of the physical is less than two years ago for the entire season.  Registration materials and a sports physical must be complete and on file for your child to be allowed to participate. Please complete and submit all registration materials by Friday, September 11. If you have questions about registering your child, please contact me or Trish Borchers in the Moscow Middle School office (208-882-3577.)  We are not assessing fees at this time (either ASB or sport fees) due to pending adjustments in the fee structure.  If you have already paid and the new fees are lower than what has been paid you will receive a refund. We will provide more information as we have it. 

The first practice for all three sports will be Monday, Sept. 14.  All students are eligible to attend, whether A or B hybrid or online-only.  Students in the A and B blocks are only required to attend practices on those A and B days but are encouraged to participate in all practices if possible. Home, charter and private school students are allowed to participate as in past years.

Cheer

Cheer is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Cheer will meet in the multipurpose room after school.  In order to manage group sizes we ask that A group students practice only on Mondays and Tuesdays, and B group students practice on Thursdays and Fridays.  Students who are online only, etc, will be scheduled to balance the group sizes.  Cub cheer builds confidence, leadership and basic cheerleading skills.  We will learn cheers, chants, jumps, voice control and so much more.  Note:  Cheer will have a brief team informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 for the A group and Thursday, Sept. 17 for the B group.  Online only students and others can choose one or the other meeting.    

Cross Country

Cross Country is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The boy’s team will meet at Oylear Field (across D Street from MMS).  The girl’s team will meet on the track.  Practice starts at 3:20 and ends at 4:30 and will take place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Runners will be participating in a variety of activities, including supervised runs around the community.  They will learn proper running techniques, strategies for racing, keeping healthy, being part of a school team, leadership and goal setting.  We will be scheduling a few competitive runs as well.  

Football

Football is open to all students in 7th and 8th grade.  Players will meet on the east side of the Bear Den.  Practice begins at 3:20 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Our 7th and 8th grade program will focus on skill building in a sports camp atmosphere.  Players will learn key skills through drills and scrimmage activities.  There will be no live blocking and tackling. Blocking and tackling drills may include the use of tackling dummies and/or blocking sleds. Any face-to-face contact activities will be restricted.  Scrimmages will be held in a seven on seven, passing format. 

Volleyball

Volleyball is open to 7th and 8th grade girls this fall.  Players will meet on the north side of the Bear Den.  Practice begins at 3:20 and ends at 5:00 p.m. each day.  Players will work on skill development, teamwork and will participate in intramural scrimmages, held on Friday afternoons. Scrimmages for volleyball will begin on Friday, October 2.

Please contact me by replying to this email if you have additional questions.  Go Cubs!

Bill Holman