Middle School Athletic Program
Middle School Sports
Middle School sports are open to all interested students, and there are no “cuts.” All of our programs welcome both experienced and novice student-athletes.FALL:
- Coed Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Tennis
- Coed Water Polo Club
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Coed Swimming
- Girls Volleyball
- Running Club
- Squash Club
- Ice Hockey Club
- Boys Lacrosse
- Girls Lacrosse
- Boys Tennis
- Coed Track
Middle School Athletic Policy
The joys and disappointments of competition, the satisfactions of teamwork, the beginnings of enduring friendships, and the opportunities for leadership, as well as the development of athletic skills, make sports an important part of life in Middle School.
In Middle School we value participation and skill development, but we do want our athletic programs to be competitive. Three or four sports are available in each season for boys and for girls. We want all of our students to have the opportunity to compete, and we would like the community to have a sense of pride in the program.
Student-athletes who aspire to play at a competitive level beyond Middle School should attend summer camps and participate on township teams. Coaches can recommend camps to their players. Germantown Academy offers athletic camps in the summer. In the event of a conflict between schedules, we expect students who play for GA to give priority to their school.
- All Middle School teams are grouped by ability or age, whichever is more appropriate for that particular sport.
- The actual number of teams varies each season depending upon the numbers of students who wish to participate in the sport of their choice.
- Each sport has set a minimum number of students necessary to warrant an additional team.
- The Middle School Sports program is participation based.
- All Coaches are instructed to give each athlete as much playing time as possible, providing that the student-athlete has met all team membership requirements.
Our Middle School program takes a flexible approach based upon participation numbers for each sport each year. We look at the composition of teams and approach athletes as individuals. Our coaches will place athletes on the Middle School team that will best foster their athletic growth and skill development, while keeping their socio-emotional growth and safety in mind.
Pick-Up Arrangements for all Middle School Sports
Middle School Sports Practices will be finished no later than 4:45pm, Monday through Thursday. There are no Friday practices or games. Pick-up will take place at the Korman Family Pavilion. Times for completion of home and away games can vary.
Changes to the daily practice schedule or game schedule
Any changes to the practice or game schedule due to weather will be posted on the website.
Schedules for all Middle School Sports can be found on the TEAMS page of the website.
You may also subscribe to a calendar feed for your electronic calendar (note that though changes will appear on your calendar, you will not be alerted to them). Follow this link to subscribe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Pete Jennings '99, Assistant Director of Athletics – Middle School at 267-405-7548.