East Rockford Middle School Athletics8615 Nine Mile Road
Rockford, MI  49341
Kevin O'Rourke, Activities Coordinator

Summer Sports Camps 2016

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Sports Camps Registration


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Rockford Sport Physicals - Spectrum Health Medical
Date: Saturday June 11, 2016
Location: 4100 Lake Dr. SE, Suite 300 

Transportation provided via RHS School bus 

Last Name A-K: Bus leaves RHS at 7:30 AM – Physicals begin at 8:00 AM 

Last Name L-Z: Bus leaves RHS at 8:30 AM – Physicals begin at 9:00 AM 

Total Cost: $10.00 (Includes physical, transportation, processing fees) 

Registration begins June 1 through the athletic office and during lunch periods 

*Per MHSAA all 2016-17 athletes must have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2016 

Thank you for participating in the Spectrum Health Medical Group Sports Medicine
athletic pre-participation physical examination day. This is a service provided to you as part of the comprehensive sports medicine program offered in your school. 

Our goal is to provide your son and/or daughter an efficient, cost effective, multi-disciplinary medical examination in order to help ensure greater safety in future athletic participation. While no medical exam can completely eliminate all risks associated with participation in sports, we aim to provide a more thorough physical exam.
This examination does not and should not take the place of a yearly well-check by your child’s health care provider! 

To help ensure a smooth process, we ask that parents complete the MHSAA 

Physical Form accurately and completely. This form must then accompany your son/daughter on the physical day. We will not be able to complete the physical exam without this form completed with signed parental consent. After the physical exam process is complete, the forms will be collected in the office and returned to the schools. In the event that your child is not cleared for participation as a result of findings during their physical exam by our physicians, we will communicate with you directly to help direct any necessary follow up care. 


Athletic Information


78ER Football
Sideline Cheer
Girls Tennis
Cross Country

Winter I

Boys Basketball
Girls Swim & Dive
Competitive Cheer

Winter II

Boys Swim & Dive
Girls Basketball


Track & Field
Boys Tennis

Spring season begins on Monday, March 22, 2016. 

• ERMS Boys Tennis
• Spring Track Calendar

Rockford Public Schools require all athletes to have a physical on file before a student may try out or participate in a sport. You may pick up a physical form in the main office. You must return the completed form, with physician's approval, to the main office prior to try-outs. All sports physicals must be dated after April 15, 2015 to be valid for this school year.

Academic Eligibility Policy for 7th and 8th Grade:

1. An athlete must pass at least five classes with a minimum of three C's.
2. Ineligible students will serve a two-week period of athletic ineligibility. If grades have met the standards, the athlete will then be allowed to compete. If the athlete has not attained minimum standards after the initial two-week period, grades will be checked on a weekly basis thereafter to determine eligibility/ineligibility.
3. If ineligibility takes place during the in-season, the athlete must still attend all practices and team functions per the coaching staff.
4. Semester grades (1st and 2nd) take precedent over nine-week grades (2nd and 4th) in determining eligibility.

Participation Fees:

Middle School - A Team Sports $90.00 per sport
Middle School - B Team Sports $90.00 per sport
Family Maximum - $350.00 per family

Practices generally take place after school at 2:30 pm. The coach will provide you with a practice and game schedule. We will provide transportation to and from away athletic events. For contests at North Rockford Middle School, transportation will be provided to the contest only. Athletic events generally start at 4:00 pm.

Athletes are required to follow Rockford's Athletic Training Code. Parents and students should read this information and contact the office with questions or concerns in regards to either the training code or the Athletic Discipline Policy.

Listed below is information regarding the sports offered at ERMS:

78er Football: Sponsored through Rockford Community Services, the season begins mid-August and runs through the first of November.  The program is available for 8th graders.  However, 7th graders may participate with athletic director approval. Games are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Sideline Cheerleading: Season - mid-August through October. No try-outs required. Available for all 7th and 8th grade students. Squads will cheer only at home football games.

Competitive Cheerleading: Season - November through January. Try-outs required. Two teams: 7th and 8th. Squads will cheer and compete in competitive tournaments.

Basketball (Girls): Season - late January through March. Try-outs required. Two teams will be selected from each grade level.

Basketball (Boys): Season - November through mid January. Try-outs required. Two teams will be selected from each grade level.

Cross Country (Co-Ed): Season – August through October. Boys and girls will compete separately. Meets are on Wednesdays with invitational meets on Saturday.

Tennis (Girls): Season - late August through October. No try-out required.

Tennis (Boys): Season - April through May. No try-out required.

Wrestling: Season - mid January through March. No try-out required. Wrestlers will compete by weight classification.

Volleyball (Girls): Season – begins when school starts after Labor Day. Try-outs required. Two teams will be selected from each grade level.

Swimming (Girls):  Season - mid November through mid January. No try-out required. Swimmers will practice at North Rockford Middle School. Divers will practice at Rockford High School.

Swimming (Boys):  Season - late January through March. No try-out required. Swimmers will practice at North Rockford Middle School. Divers will practice at Rockford High School. (We will combine with North Rockford Middle School to make one team.)

Track & Field (Co-Ed): Season – April through May. No try-out required. Boys and girls will compete separately.

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