Middle School Sports FAQ
Who is eligible to participate?
Middle school sports are open to all students in 7th and 8th grade (6th graders are not eligible).
What sports are offered?
Fall: Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, and Coed Cross Country
Winter: Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball
Spring: Girls Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Coed Track & Field
What do I need to do in order for my son or daughter to be eligible to participate?
You will need to complete the online Big Teams registration and your son/daughter must have a physical completed by their doctor. The PIAA Section 7 form is to be filled out by a physician after a physical. Each student-athlete must have a physical each academic year and it must be performed and dated 6/1 or later for the upcoming school year to be valid. All student-athletes also must take an ImPACT baseline test prior to participating. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
How many days per week do middle school sports meet?
Middle school sports meet, in general, every school day Monday - Friday. Practice is not held on days off from school, as well as half-days during the season. Practice runs from approximately 2:45-4:30. Outdoor sports are weather dependent, and since we have limited gym space and many teams on campus, indoor practice space is unusual.
How do I find out if a practice or game is canceled?
If there is a cancelation to a practice, the coach will typically have an announcement made in school to alert the participants and send out an electronic message to the parents to alert them to the change. If there is a change to a game, it will be changed on the athletic website and the coaches will typically send out a message as well. You can also subscribe to the sport on nhslions.org to receive email and/or text alerts for game cancellations.
What is Blue and Gold?
When we have enough interested student-athletes for a particular sport to offer two teams, we will split into a Blue and Gold Team. There will be a tryout period held during the first few days of practice in which the coaching staff will evaluate the players' skill, knowledge of the activity, speed, endurance, awareness, their willingness to be coached, and other qualities. They will then split the team into 2 groups. The Blue Team will be comprised of those athletes that, in the coaches' opinion, are the best equipped to play the top teams from the other area schools. The Gold Team will compete against the second team from the area middle schools.
What league do we compete in for middle school sports?
We compete in the Bucks County League. This league consists of most of the public schools in Bucks County, including the school districts of Pennsbury, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Bensalem, Neshaminy, Bristol Twp., Bristol Boro.