ERMS Middle School Athletics

Rockford Public Schools offers a variety of educational athletic opportunities for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. We take great pride in our commitment to excellence both in the classrooms and on the field!

Rockford Public Schools and the MHSAA 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 or download the form from our webpage. Parents will register their children for athletics using Register My Athlete. You must upload a current completed physical form, with the physician’s approval, on Register My Athlete prior to tryouts or participation. Please use the following link: https://registermyathlete.com/login/.

Physicals completed on or after April 15, 2022 are required for the 2022-2023 school year prior to the first day of participation. Please upload your completed physical on your child’s Register My Athlete account.

Jennifer Domagalski

Director

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Individual Sport Information

Practices generally take place after school at 2:45 pm. The coach will provide you with a practice and game schedule. Athletic events generally start at or around 4:00 pm.

Athletes are required to follow Rockford’s Athletic Training Code. Parents and students must 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 East Rockford Middle School:

7th and 8th Grade Football

  • Season: Mid-August through end of October.
  • Program is available for 7th graders and 8th graders, with 6th graders participating through the Rocket Football Program.
  • Games are held on Wednesdays with 7th grade starting at 5 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.

Cross Country (Co-Ed)

  • Season: August through October.
  • Boys and girls will compete separately.
  • Meets are mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Grades 6-8.

Tennis (Boys)

  • Season: August through October.
  • No try-out is required.
  • Grades 7-8.

Volleyball (Girls)

  • Season: August through October.
  • Try-outs required.
  • Two teams will be selected from each grade level (Grades 7-8).

Basketball (Boys)

  • Season: October through December.
  • Try-outs required.
  • Two teams will be selected from each grade level (Grades 7-8).

Competitive Cheerleading

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

Swimming (Girls)

  • Season: October through December.
  • No try-out is required.
  • Swimmers will practice at North Rockford Middle School.
  • Divers will practice at Rockford High School.
  • Grades 7-8.

Wrestling

  • Season: January through March.
  • No try-out required.
  • Wrestlers will compete by weight classification.
  • Grades 6-8.

Basketball (Girls)

  • Season: January through March.
  • Try-outs required.
  • Two teams will be selected from each grade level (Grades 7-8).

Swimming (Boys)

  • Season: January through March.
  • No try-out is required.
  • Swimmers will practice at North Rockford Middle School.
  • Divers will practice at Rockford High School.
  • Grades 7-8.

Tennis (Girls):

  • Season: mid-March through mid-May.
  • No try-out is required.
  • Grades 7-8.

Track & Field (Co-Ed)

  • Season: March through May.
  • No try-out is required.
  • Boys and girls will compete separately.
  • Grades 6-8.

Sports Physicals

Rockford Public Schools and the MHSAA require that all athletes 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 or download a form from the webpage. Physicals completed on or after April 15, 2022 are required for the 2022-2023 school year prior to the first day of participation. Please upload your completed physical on your child’s Register My Athlete account.

MHSAA Physical Form

Participation Fees

Physicals are mandatory and must be completed prior to the first day of participation.

Each student is required to pay a participation fee in order to participate in athletic activities. The fees are as follows:

Middle School – $96 per sport

Family Max – $350 per family

Please take time to review the Code of Conduct with your child. All athletes will be expected to follow these guidelines. If you have further questions, please contact the Athletic Director.

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Academic Eligibility Policy

An athlete must pass at least five classes with a minimum of four C-’s. 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. If ineligibility takes place during the in-season, the athlete must still attend all practices and team functions per the coaching staff.