Titans News · Middle School Fall Sports Information


SOUTHVIEW

  • Football – Practices will begin Aug 7-10 from 11am to 1pm and August 13-17 from 4:00-5:30 pm. All practices are held behind the school.
  • Volleyball – Open gym is scheduled for July 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 9:00-11:00am. Tryouts are scheduled for Aug 1-3 from 9:00-11:00am.

GENERAL JOHNNIE WILSON

  • Volleyball – Tryouts will begin August 1, 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the school gymnasium.
  • Football – Practices will begin August 6th-August 11 from 10:00-11:30 am behind the school.

LONGFELLOW

  • Football – Skills camp will be held July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 from 3:00-4:30. Practice information will be provided at this time.
  • 7th Grade Volleyball – Open gym is scheduled for July 24, 25, 27 from 9-11am. Tryouts are scheduled for Aug 1-3.
  • 8th Grade Volleyball – Open gym is scheduled for July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 9:00-11:00am. Tryout information will be provided at open gym.

 

TRYOUT/PRACTICE

Schools cannot officially hold a tryout or start practicing until August. Starting the season any sooner is not permissible per the OHSAA however schools may do some conditioning and open gyms prior to the start of the season.  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 in the main office at the high school or any of the middle schools, but most physicians have them available.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION

All athletes must turn in an EMA to their coach before they can try out for the team or begin practicing. 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.

 

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING TO OPEN GYM, CONDITIONING AND TRYOUTS

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.