GENERAL JOHNNIE WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOOTBALL: An informational meeting for students interested in playing football at General Johnnie Wilson Middle School will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the field behind GJW Middle School. All meetings and practices will take place at that location. The first practice will take place on Wednesday, August 2nd. For more information, see the complete schedule at https://sites.google.com/view/gjwlorainnew/gjw-athletics or email email@example.com.
VOLLEYBALL: The first volleyball open gym for General Johnnie Wilson Middle School will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 10 a.m to 12 noon. in the school gym. Please bring your completed physical and a signed emergency authorization form. Please look at Lorain Athletics website at www.lorainathletics.org for updates throughout the summer. Questions can be directed to Coach Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONGFELLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOOTBALL: Longfellow 7th and 8th grade football will start on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the field behind the school. Please bring your completed physical and a signed emergency authorization form. More information will be available at that time. Questions can be directed to Coach Kaya at email@example.com or 440.714.5368.
VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball open gyms will kick off on Monday, July 3, 2017 for Longfellow Middle School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the school gymnasium. Please bring your completed physical and a signed emergency authorization form. Please look at Lorain Athletics website at www.lorainathletics.org for updates throughout the summer. Coach Mullins can answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
VOLLEYBALL: Southview Middle School volleyball for 7th and 8th grade girls will start on August 3, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the middle school gymnasium. Please bring your completed physical and a signed emergency authorization medical form. More information about the season will be available at that time. Questions can be emailed to Coach Engle at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT TRYOUT INFORMATION
TRYOUT/PRACTICE – Schools cannot officially hold a tryout or start practicing until August 1, 2017. Starting the season sooner is not permissible per the OHSAA. Exactly how the tryout is structured is based on a number of factors which includes, but is not limited to, the number of participants, and the overall skill level of those participants. Tryouts may last for multiple days, and the exact number of days may change throughout the process. The goal is for the coach(s) to be able to make an informed decision.
PHYSICAL EXAMS – All athletes MUST have an up-to-date physical on file before they can try out for a team or begin practicing. Physicals are good for one calendar year. Physical exams can be scheduled through your family doctor or through many of the local walk-in options. It is very important that parents make arrangements to have this done well before the season begins. Please do not wait until the week before the season to try to schedule your appointment otherwise you run the risk of not being able to get this completed in time for the tryout. Physical forms can be picked up at your building. You will need to bring this form with you when you go to your appointment. These forms can also be accessed by going to http://lorainathletics.org/.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION – All athletes must turn in an EMA to their coach on, or before, the first day of the tryout or practice. These forms should be filled out by the parent/guardian and do NOT require a doctor’s signature/authorization. These forms can be picked up at your building, but a copy can also be accessed by going to http://lorainathletics.org/.
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING TO THE TRYOUT – Athletes should bring a bottled water or container (squirt bottle or thermos) with water. The athlete should make sure to dress sport-appropriate for the tryout. An athlete’s gear/attire can have an impact on how he/she performs. For example, a football player with cleats will run and cut better than an athlete wearing gym shoes. A volleyball player wearing knee pads will likely be more apt to dive for a ball. A basketball player wearing denim jeans may not move as well as the athlete wearing gym shorts. These are all factors that should be taken into consideration when preparing for a tryout.