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GA Middle School Fall Sports Newsletter

We are excited to begin the Middle School fall athletic season! All of our Middle School programs welcome both experienced and novice student-athletes, and there are no “cuts.” Practices will start on Monday, September 13. In order for us to plan for the fall season, students should sign up for the sport they expect to play. All students received the link to sign up in an email from Mr. Jennings. Please note that all sports are open to all students – regardless of what they initially sign up for - until the end of the “trial period.” This trial period includes the first two days of practice and allows students to attend and participate in different practices to decide which sport they want to pursue for the fall season. Students who already know what sport they would like to play should also attend practices starting on Monday.

Below you will find the sports we offer in the fall and the necessary equipment. Uniforms will be distributed during a scheduled FLEX period in the first weeks of school and then returned to the school after the season. There are no additional uniform charges as long as the uniforms are returned.


CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY


Equipment: A good pair of running shoes, reusable water bottle, running watch encouraged

 


CO-ED WATER POLO CLUB


Equipment: Swimsuit, sneakers, workout clothes for dryland exercises

 


BOYS SOCCER


Equipment: Shin guards, cleats, reusable water bottle

 


FIELD HOCKEY
 

Equipment: Shin guards, stick, cleats, reusable water bottle; school will provide goggles

 


FOOTBALL
 

Equipment: Cleats, mouth guard, reusable water bottle; school will provide all other equipment.

 


GIRLS SOCCER
 

Equipment: Shin guards, cleats, reusable water bottle

 


GIRLS TENNIS

 

Equipment: Racket, reusable water bottle

 


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

 

Equipment: Knee pads, reusable water bottle

 


Pick-Up Arrangements for all Middle School Sports
Middle School practices finish by 4:45pm, Monday through Thursday. There are no Friday practices or games. Pick-up will take place at The Pavilion. Times for completion of home and away games can vary.

Schedules for all Middle School Sports can be found on the GA Website, and once rosters are set, the primary method of communication will be through TeamApp. This app will have the most up-to-date info on each team. Note that you can also subscribe to an individual feed for your electronic calendar for each sport by going to the GA website. 

Team App
GA Athletics uses Team App, which is a platform that allows coaches to communicate with student-athletes and parents. Each student-athlete and parent will be given instructions from the coach about how to access their GA Team App.

Changes to the daily practice schedule or game schedule due to weather will be made by 1:30pm at the latest and posted on the GA website (games) and TeamApp (games, practice schedule). Announcements will also be made in the Middle School.

Philosophy and Policies
The complete philosophy and policies for the Middle School athletic program can be found in the Middle School Handbook, located in the plan book and online.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Pete Jennings, Assistant Director of Athletics – Middle School at peter.jennings@germantownacademy.org.