MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Upcoming Sports

It's time for Girls' 8th grade Basketball and Wrestling.

8th grade Girls' Basketball

First practice of the season is Monday, October 11, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Bill Berg Gym.


Head Coach: Jessica Kreft – jesskreft19@yahoo.com

Assistant Coach: Kevie Drake – drake.kevallyn@westada.org


We do not make cuts for any sports in middle school. Every 8th grade girl who comes out to participate will make a team. Each player must have a completed online Participation Form before they will be allowed to start practice. The form can be completed at westada.org/Page/13559.


We encourage parents and players to sign up for REMIND at remind.com to be sure to get all communication throughout the season. Use the code 8d6g63 to be added to the distribution list.


Participation Requirements:


  • Athletes are required to purchase an activity card for $22.26 before they can attend the first practice. Students only need to purchase one card for the entire year. Funds from activity cards are used to pay for officials, book and timekeepers and, equipment upkeep.
  • Athletes must also pay the $90 participation fee per sport before the first game in order to be allowed to participate in the games. This fee is forwarded to the district office in order to pay for transportation (buses to and from games) and coaches’ stipends ONLY. This is a non-refundable fee.
  • Pay online at MySchoolFees.com or with the bookkeeper in the main office.
  • A completed participation form is required for each sport an athlete participates in.


Attendance:


  • An athlete must attend school all day on game days or they will not be able to play in the game after school.
  • All absences must be accompanied by a note or email from a parent/guardian in order to be excused.
  • More than two (2) unexcused absences will result in loss of playtime.
  • Numerous absences will be seen as a lack of commitment and may result in dismissal from the team.


Grades:


  • Athletes MUST maintain passing grades in all classes to participate.
  • Student-athletes who fail a class for two (2) consecutive weeks will NOT be allowed to participate in a game until the grade has been raised to passing (D or above).
  • Any athlete who is ineligible to participate due to grades will NOT be allowed to attend any away games with the rest of the team until the grade has been raised.


Clothing/Equipment


  • Appropriate clothes for practice must be worn by every athlete. The MMS dress code policy will be used as guidelines to determine school-appropriate clothing.


Guidelines include but not limited to:
Athletic shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh)
NO tank tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, off-the-shoulder shirts. Shoulders must be covered


  • No watches, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings may be worn
  • Athletes are responsible for all equipment checked out to them during the season. They will be required to return all items at the end of the season
  • Athletes who do not turn in their uniform will be charged the cost of replacing the lost items. Yearbooks will not be distributed until the fine has been cleared with the bookkeeper.


Don't forget to signup for REMIND to get information throughout the season. Use the code 8d6g63. Instructions are listed below.


A game schedule can be viewed on the athlete page on the MMS school website westada.org/mms.


We look forward to seeing the girls on Monday.

Please email the coach or Athletic Director if you have any questions.

8th grade Girls' Basketball Starts

Monday, Oct. 11th, 3pm

Bill Berg Gym

WRESTLING 2021

Wrestling is open to all genders and all grades.

The first practice is Thursday, October 14, 2021. Practice will be from 3:25-5:15pm in the Wrestling Room located upstairs in the Wes Lowe gym.


We encourage parents and players to sign up for REMIND at remind.com to be sure to get all communication throughout the season. Use the code 88cck2 to be added to the distribution list.


Head Coach – Jon Muri, muri.jonathan@westada.org


  • Work Phone – 208-855-4315
  • Cell Phone – 253-223-6225


Participation Requirements:


  • Athletes are required to purchase an activity card for $22.26 before they can attend the first practice. Students only need to purchase one card for the entire year. Funds from activity cards are used to pay for officials, book and timekeepers and, equipment upkeep.
  • Athletes must also pay the $90 participation fee per sport before the first game in order to be allowed to participate in the games. This fee is forwarded to the district office in order to pay for transportation (buses to and from games) and coaches’ stipends ONLY. This is a non-refundable fee.
  • Pay online at MySchoolFees.com or with the bookkeeper in the main office.
  • A completed participation form is required for each sport an athlete participates in.


Philosophy:


Team Oriented - Athletes are expected and required to have a team-first attitude. One of the goals of the coaching staff is to create a tight-knit team that is unselfish, and willing to help individuals be their best and reach their goals.


Work Ethic - “You reap what you sow”. Therefore, we want to instill in our wrestlers a strong work ethic. The harder and smarter an individual works in and out of the practice room, the more successful he or she will be on the mat and in life.


Integrity – A major focus of the wrestling program is to develop young men who are honest, respectful, coachable/ teachable, and responsible.


Sportsmanship – Athletes are expected to play by the rules, be humble winners, and be honorable when they lose.


Goal Setting - Goal setting is a key element in reaching personal aspirations. We want the athletes to set realistic and measurable goals


Fundamentals - The coaching staff believes that the cornerstone of a successful program is becoming fundamentally sound and being a student of the game.


Positive Experience -We are here to love and coach the athletes and not tear them down. We will let them know what they need to work on, but we will also praise them for the things they are doing well. Our aim is to make this a positive experience for the athletes.


Expectations of the Athletes:


Practice – Practice is not optional. Athletes are expected to be at practice. Please plan all appointments around practice as much as possible. If an athlete is injured, they are still expected to attend practice and watch what is being taught. If your athlete is ill, please keep them home. Contact the coach by email before practice to let them know that your athlete will not be at practice. If the coach has not been notified, the absence will be considered unexcused. Three unexcused absences will result in disciplinary action or possible loss of participation in matches. Indefinite suspension or removal from the team may occur if an athlete continually misses practice.


Practice Schedule:


  • First Practice – October 14 at 3:25 in the Wrestling Room, located upstairs in the Wes Lowe gym
  • Practice is held every day from 3:30 to 5:00. Athletes need to be picked up no later than 5:15.
  • Thanksgiving Break – Monday, November 22nd through Friday, November 26th, we will have optional practices. Times and dates will be announced closer to that week.
  • School – Wrestlers are students first, athletes second. All wrestlers are required to keep passing grades during the entire season. Grade checks will be done every Friday. Athletes are a representation of the MMS Wrestling team and program. We are asking that each athlete commits to acting with honor, integrity, and respect in their athletic and academic endeavors regardless of location. Being disrespectful or disruptive in class will result in disciplinary actions or possible removal from the team.


Team – You are a part of a TEAM. As a coaching staff, we expect all the wrestlers to help set up before and help tear down and clean up after home matches. All athletes are required to stay at the match until our entire team is finished wrestling. If extraordinary circumstances arise that would cause an athlete to need to leave a match early, those need to be communicated in writing 1 day before the match.


Sportsmanship – Wrestlers are expected to act with honor and integrity when competing. After a match, win or lose, the athlete is expected to shake the hand of the other wrestler and the hands of the opposing coaches. Throwing headgear or other displays of unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disciplinary action.


We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, October 14.


Don't forget to sign up on the wrestling distribution list on REMIND with the code 88cck2


If you have any questions, contact the head coach or athletic director.

Wrestling Starts

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 3-5:15pm

Wes Lowe Gym