Middle School Sports - Frequently Asked Questions
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?
We offer Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, and Coed Cross Country in the Fall; Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball in the Winter; and Girls Soccer, Baseball, and Coed Track & Field in the Spring.
What do I need to do in order for my son or daughter to be eligible to participate?
You will need to turn in the PIAA CIPPE packet listed on this website under forms (Sections 1,2,3,3B, 4 and 5) for the first sport they participate in. Sections 1, 2, 3 3B and 4are all parent/guardian signed. Section 5 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. You will also need to turn in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form and AR 123 Form.
For each subsequent sport you will need to fill out and sign a Section 6 Parent Update Form (no more than 30 days before the start of the new season). If an injury/illness took place that forced you to answer yes to any of the questions on Section 6 then a return visit to the physician to fill out a section 7 form may be necessary. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
How many days per week do MS sports meet?
MS Sports meet, in general, every school day Monday - Friday (typically no practice on days off from school as well as half-days) during the season from approximately 2:45-4:30. Outdoor sports are somewhat 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.
What is Blue and Gold?
When we have enough interested student-athletes within 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 teams 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, and Morrisville.