Athletic Information forIncomingMiddle SchoolStudent-Athletes & Parents
PREPARING FOR ATHLETICS IN 2012-2013
Important summer and fall dates:
July 9-13 Girls Basketball Camp run by U-32 Girls Basketball Coaches.
Email Travis Paquet (
) at U-32 for more information
July 16-20 Football Camp run by the U-32 Varsity Football Coaches.
www.u32football.com for more information
August 9 Middle School Football Meeting and Signups – 5:30-6:30pm – at U-32
August 13 Middle School Football practices begin
August 28 Fall Middle School Parent-Athlete-Coach Meeting (all middle school parents & players STRONGLY urged to attend to find out more information on school and team policies!) - 6:45pm in the U-32 Auditorium.
August 30 All other Middle School practices begin
Requirements for Athletic Participation:
- Full-time student at all times
- Proof of private/public health insurance
- Current physical on file at U-32
- Athletic Participation Consent Forms signed and on file at U-32
As a general rule, physical evaluations of students that are participating in interscholastic sports are to be made in grades 7 and 10 or at the year of entry into the program and at least every three years after that. A statement from the physician to verify fitness will be required and kept on file at U-32. All physicals will be at the expense of the parent/guardian. WE NEED A COPY OF RECENT PHYSICAL MAILED/FAXED/ATTACHED WITH ATHLETIC FORMS FOR ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADERS!
Generally, all equipment including balls, sticks and game uniforms are provided for the student-athlete. Most athletes will need cleats and mouth guards, although we will provide one mouth guard per athlete. Some sports will require additional equipment and/or protective gear at the expense of the parent/guardian including:
Sports Offered: Equipment Needed:
Football: Practice jersey & cleats
Field Hockey: Shin guards, some players choose to purchase own stick, cleats, and optional eye protection
Cross Country: Running shoes
Soccer: Cleats, shin guards
Basketball: Basketball sneakers (non-marking soles)
Nordic Ski: Some skiers choose to purchase own boots, poles and skis
Gymnastics: leotard for practice
Softball: Cleats, glove, hat, striped socks. Some players choose to bring their own bat (must be a certified bat)
Baseball: Cleats, glove, hat, royal blue socks. Some players choose to bring their own bat (must be a certified bat)
Girls Lacrosse: Cleats & eye protection (goggles); some players choose to purchase own stick & gloves
Boys Lacrosse: Cleats, helmet, stick, shoulder/chest protector, elbow pads, gloves, athletic supporter & cup
Track: Running shoes and/or running cleats
Middle School sports teams will practice and/or play 3-5 times a week depending on the game schedule. Generally, MS teams will practice from 3-4:30 so that the athletes can ride the late bus home. Sometimes due to weather and/or scheduling problems this is not possible and the athletes will have to be picked up at school. Middle School Football and Middle School Gymnastics practices are held in the evenings. Schedules for fall games will be available in early August on the U-32 calendar – http://u32.intand.com.
No-Cut Policy/Playing time:
It is expected that all Middle School student-athletes who want to play a school-sponsored sport will be able to play. In some cases, team selections (based on skill-level and ability) will be held to separate athletes onto teams, but no athlete will be excluded from playing. Athletes are encouraged to try a sport even if they have never played before!
All members of middle school teams will see action in each contest as long as they fulfill all of their team responsibilities and expectations, and as long as their participation does not constitute a potential danger to their physical well being as determined by the coaching staff. Playing time may or may not be equal in each game, but will even out across the season.
In most cases, the school will provide transportation to and from away games. When games are played against local middle schools (BarreCity,BarreTownandMain Street) busses will take the team to the game, but parents/guardians will have to pick up their child at the game. On the way home from longer trips, the team may decide to stop at a fast food restaurant to buy dinner. When you receive the game schedule you will notice a return time on the far right. This is an estimation of the return time but will never be exact due to traffic, overtime games and food stops.
Parents/guardians may take their athlete home from an away game, but please make sure to inform the coach before the game. An athlete may go home with another parent/guardian from an away trip but only with a signed note from their parent/guardian.
Questions – please call Amy Molinaat 229-0321 x5113 or email at
Other sources of information for U-32 Athletics:
http://u32.intand.com - up-to-date U-32 calendar including sports
http://www.u32.org/v2files/athltcs.html - U-32 Athletics
http://www.momsguide.com/index.html - great website for information on youth sports
Athletic Hotline – 229-0321 x 5113
Option 1 – Speak to the Athletic Director, Amy Molina
Option 2 – Speak to the Athletic Trainer
Option 3 – Listen to the daily athletic schedule