• 2020 Fall Sports Meeting

    Introductions:  Kilbourne Middle School: Principal-Greg Garris; AD-Brian Brunswick; Athletic Secretary-Julie O'Donnell                                                                                            Worthingway Middle School: Prinicpal-Nathan Kellenberger; AD-Bill Mosca; Athletic Secretary-Val Swearengen

    Academics:

    Goal 1-Students-3.5 or higher grade point average each of first 3 quarters and you get a scholar athlete t-shirt-

    Goal 2-Get name on banner for Archie Griffin Award

    Eligibility-Pass 5 classes, maintain a 1.0 or higher grade point average in order to be eligible. 

    Must be in school for at least a half day to participate in sport that evening.

    Final Forms-Encourage you to read all forms before signing, you are responsible for all information on the forms. 

    You must Have Completed by First Practice/Tryout: Medical authorization form and physical form turned into home school office (Phoenix please turn into school you would have attended)-if not turned; students can not try out or begin practice-

    Information:  Drug Alcohol Policy and Concussion Protocol

    Trainers, Bailey Roberts and Kelly Damschroder-they will assist with injuries, and be our concussion resource, we will have trainer at all home football games, as well as many other events this fall and school year.

    Transportation-Students will be shuttled to practice sites, football to KMS, cross country and cheerleading to WWAY, gymnastics to TWHS; volleyball will practice at home schools.  Parent pickup at practice site unless told differently; game day transportation guidelines will be up to coaches

    Communication

    1-First communication with team members, family and coaches, I encourage you to let students talk to coaches first if they have a concern; parents if you wish to speak to coach please set up a time, if you contact me first thing I will ask is if you spoke to the coach.

    Parents please do not approach a coach after a game unless it is an emergency; an emergency does not mean you are unhappy with coach’s strategy or student playing time-again please set up a time to meet with coach maybe before or after a practice-

    2-Communication for Events:  Coaches are responsible for daily communication; general communication will be on our web-site; if you go to WWAY click on Weekly updates you will have the schedule of events for the week that will include site, address, and admission, if you want more detail click on athletics, go to athletic calendar click on date you will get time, site, address, and directions available

    Athletic Fee Process:

    Once the coaches give their rosters to Julie O'Donnell at KMS and Val Swearengen at WWAY we ask you pay your athletic fees by using my payments plus, same as paying your school fees; you will not be able to pay online until rosters have been entered. I would say this will happen for most sports second week of August.

    If you wish to pay by check please bring money directly to home school office and do not give to the coach; when you give check to coach please put in memo box, students name and sport- 

    If there is a hardship please contact the AD at your home school and a payment plan will be worked out. 

    Participation Fee: 

    $125.00 per sport, 

    Reduced lunch: $62.50, if you qualify for the reduced lunch program

    Free lunch: No Fee; if you qualify for the free lunch program

    Philosophy-Skill and social development are key components in playing a sport, teaching young people to be part of being something bigger than themselves is a goal we strive for in our athletic program.  Playing time is up to our coaches, playing time will not be equal, and I have asked and encouraged coaches to be sure to make sure students understand their role and keep working hard to improve.  We do want our students to learn to compete, that is a life-long learning skill that is important. 

    Sportsmanship-Our expectations for students is to treat officials, team-mates, and opponents with respect; student is disrespectful; then I ask our coaches to take them out and not let them play-we have same expectation for parents, support our students our teams, and please parents do not coach your child during the game, it is hard enough for middle school students to play in front of peers, but to have to decide who to listen to during a game, a coach or a parent who they love; please take a moment and think about how difficult it is to play the game and make the decision of who I listen to-I understand, when my child played at WKHS I sat top row in the bleacher; please watch your comments, I have heard following statement made during an event "what is that kid doing out there", comments such as those are hurtful, disrespectful and have no place in our athletic program or any program.

    To Parents:

    Thought 1-College athletes were asked "What's your worst memory from youth & HS sports?" Overwhelming answer was "The ride home from games w/ my parents."

    Reasons: Negative comments made about their play; Negative comments directed at their coaches; Same college athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great: Their overwhelming response: "I love 2 watch you play."

    Thought 2-Your child’s success or lack of success in athletics does not indicate what kind of parent you are: But having a child who is an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great team mate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best is IS a direct reflection of your parenting.

    Please use the 30 minute rule and do not discuss the game for that amount of time at the end of the game.

    Please remember this is a middle school event and we want to keep it in proper perspective. 

    If at any time during the season you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at Worthingway Middle School.