East Rockford Middle School Athletics8615 Nine Mile Road
Rockford, MI 49341
Kevin O'Rourke, Activities Coordinator
Girls Swim & Dive
Boys Swim & Dive
Track & Field
Winter 2 season begins on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Spring season begins on Monday, March 17, 2014.
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, 2013 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.
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.