Athletics

Athletics Eligibility Requirements
&
Middle School Athletics - Philosophy

The purpose of middle school athletics is to promote sportsmanship and fair
 play while enabling our student-athletes to gain experience in selected sports.
Middle school athletics play a vital role in the total educational program when they
are effectively planned,  organized, administered, supervised, and evaluated.
Through school athletics, many of the interests and needs of our young people can
be served. The Wythe County Public Schools Middle School Athletics Program will
sponsor the following sports: football, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball,
cheerleading, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' track, cross country,
wrestling, and golf. Student participation determines if a team makes.
Middle school students who plan to participate in any school-sponsored athletic
program must meet the following academic requirements to be eligible.

Sixth-grade students may only participate in a sport not offered by the
 community recreation departments. To be eligible, students must have passed
 5 eligibility credits for the first semester of the sixth grade.

Seventh-grade students must have passed 5 eligibility credits for the sixth-grade end
 of year grades to participate in fall and winter sports, and the same for the first
semester of sixth grade to participate in spring sports (and continue winter).

Eighth-grade students must have passed 5 eligibility credits for the seventh-grade
end of year grades to participate in fall and winter sports, and the same for the first
semester of eighth grade to participate in spring (and continue winter).

All students must have a VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2018,
and a signed concussion form submitted to SMMS prior to tryouts
or participation in any middle school sport or club for
the 2018-2019 school year.

Team membership is both an honor and a responsibility. 
Proper conduct, as outlined in the Wythe County Student Code of Conduct,
is expected at all times, both on and off the field of play.
We pride ourselves on good sportsmanship and 
display the highest level of conduct.

Athletic Director 
Steven Golliher

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