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Regulations for students in grades 7 and 8 to participate on Varsity or JV Athletic Team

The Athletic Placement Process is a process for screening students to determine their readiness to compete in high school level interscholastic athletic competition by evaluating their physical maturity, fitness and skill. The student may be placed at the appropriate level of competition which should result in increased opportunity, a fairer competitive environment, reduced injury and greater personal satisfaction. The intent of this program is to provide for students in grades 7 through 12 to safely participate at an appropriate level of competition based upon readiness rather than age and grade.  Students going out for modified teams DO NOT need to go through this process.

Prior to tryouts, students will have to complete the following:

Step 1:

Print and complete student/parent portion of the athletic placement packet (personal information and parent signature forms).

Athletic Placement Process Packet: (Do not hand in until entire packet is ready)

The athlete must get his/her physical fitness scores from his/her physical education teacher.

Please return the completed packet to Mr. Stewart, (Athletic Director) in the High School Main Office.

Step 2:

Student must have a updated Physical on file with the School Nurse.

Step 3:

Student must have a MATURATION screening done by the school medical director, Dr. Neal Baillargeon. 
The 2018-2019 screening dates are:
FALL - 8/8/18, - 9am in MS HEALTH OFFICE 

If on vacation on August 8th - then the alternative dates are August 15, 22, or 29  @ 11:00 am - *AT Dr. Baillargeon's office , not @ MS health Office. 
 
*You must bring the AAP Physical Maturity Form with you.*  Email Mr. Stewart if you need a extra one.

WINTER - 10/24/18 - 9am in MS HEALTH OFFICE 
SPRING 2019 - TBA
Step 4:

Student must have a Physical Fitness test done by a certified Physical Education Teacher, to determine a student’s ability to participate in upper level sports. The ONLY athletes tested will be those who have completed the sports physical and maturation process with the school physician, Dr. Baillargeon

FALL - 8/9/18, - 9am in MS GYM (If on vacation then 8/16/18 - 9am in the MS GYM)
WINTER - TBA
SPRING 2019 - TBA

If the student meets all the requirements, he/she will be eligible to TRYOUT for his/her particular sport. If a student does not meet one or more of the performance standards, he/she will not be able to try out.