6th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
September 6 2:30-4
Girls Basketball Tryouts
Girls Basketball Tryouts will be as follows:
6th Grade Girls: August 23 2:30-4
7/8th Grade Girls: August 28 2:30-4
Please make sure your Student/Athlete has an up to date physical!
Baseball and Cross Country
BASEBALL IS COMING TO GMS!!!! (UPDATED 7/20/17)
GMS WILL BE STARTING A BASEBALL PROGRAM FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR!!! TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD JULY 31st AT Kennedy Park (across from Capital Airport) from 5:30-7:30 pm. STUDENT ATHLETES WILL NEED TO HAVE A CURRENT ATHLETIC PHYSICAL. INCOMING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS, YOUR PHYSICAL FOR SCHOOL WILL SUFFICE. ALL ATHLETES THAT MAKE THE TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $60 PARTICIPATION FEE TO PAY FOR THEIR UNIFORM. ATHLETES WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR OWN GLOVE AND CLEATS. FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MR. HOFFEK AT GMS (217-525-3170).
Practice will begin Monday July 31st from 6-7 p.m. at Grant Middle School. Please Make sure your athlete has a current physical!
Overview of IESA Requirements
Requirements: Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) and District 186 Board Policy require students to submit the following items to the Athletic Director in the main office at Grant before a student may try out for a sport. 1. An athletic card with proof of insurance, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Sportsmanship, and Concussion sections completed. These may be obtained in the main office. 2. Copy of student's birth certificate 3. Physical examination report completed within the current calendar year. The date of the physical must be current for the entire season in which the student is participating.
Overview of District Eligibility Requirements
In order to participate in athletics or co-curricular activities, students must be passing each class weekly. If a student is failing a class, he or she will be ineligible to participate in any athletic or co-curricular activity the following week. Eligibility runs from Monday through Saturday of the following week. If a student is receiving a D, he or she is considered borderline. They may participate in the activities, unless the D becomes a failing grade.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average, and be passing all classes, at the end of each semester in order to remain eligible to participate in athletics and co-curricular activities the following semester.
Athletic Participation Fee
Athletic Participation Fee Overview
Students shall be assessed a fee for participation in all extra-curricular activities governed by the IESA. There is one-time fee of $60 for participation in all IESA middle school activities.
The fee shall be collectable and payable at the time Athletic Permit Cards are submitted- no pay, no practice, no play.