Concord Middle School Sports Overview
CMS Athletic Director: Sarah Oelkers
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PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
Athletics provide opportunities that will help students develop physically, mentally and emotionally. We view the competition of athletics as a healthy educational and psychological activity because it challenges each student to excel, helps each student discover his or her physical limits, and requires students to work cooperatively as members of a team. While winning is a natural goal in the pursuit of excellence, the principles of good sportsmanship and enjoyment of competition take precedence at all times and enhance the educational value of contests. At Concord Middle School we offer both intramural and interscholastic programs.
Intramural Sports: Students of all grade levels may participate in intramural sports, and they do not need to try out for a team. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports. The goal of the intramural program is to introduce students to the sport, teach basic skills, and instill an enjoyment of play. Intramural sports take place two times each week from 2:30-4:30.
Interscholastic Sports: Students in seventh and eighth grade* may try out for a spot on interscholastic teams. Tryout sessions precede the season and require all students and parents to read and sign a try-out expectations form. (You can download the form through the link at the bottom of the page.) Students that make the team practice four times each week from 2:30-4:30 and compete against other schools. All students must have a current physical on file in order to participate in interscholastic sports.
*All students, including sixth grade students, may join the Cross Country team and do not have to try out.