TMS Athletics

www.tiptonathletics.com

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Greetings, Blue Devils! This past couple months have been trying, and we are all trying to navigate the beginning of the new school year. Tipton Middle School Athletics are no different. This newsletter is meant to provide you with information as we get closer to the start of the school year.


Currently all fall sports will happen as usual. This includes 7th and 8th grade football, 7th and 8th grade volleyball, cross country, and cheerleading. Please take a moment to read the information below. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Leach (cleach@tcsc.k12.in.us) or Mrs. Whitesell (lwhitesell@tcsc.k12.in.us).


We ask that you remain patient with us as things can change quickly. Our goal is to provide as many athletic opportunities as possible while also keeping athletes, coaches, and fans safe!

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COVID Guidelines

At Tipton Middle School, we will use the IHSAA guidelines for Extra Curricular Activities. An outline of the Phases can be found here on pages 18-25. Currently, we are planning on middle school activities entering school on Phase II.


As part of the guidelines, student-athletes will be required to complete a pre-screening before each practice or athletic event. This includes completing a Google Form before being allowed to participate- everyday. Coaches will provide more guidance about that process at initial team meetings.


More information about the guidelines will be shared at initial team meetings.

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Athletic Paperwork

Athletes without a physical dated after April 1, 2019, will be required to have a new physical, as well as, other athletic paperwork on file in order to participate in Tipton Middle School athletics. Those forms can be found below:


2020-2021 PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION FORM (for those without a physical on file)


2020-21 HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE And CONSENT & RELEASE CERTIFICATE (for those with a physical on file)


Concussion and Cardiac Arrest Form (for all athletes to complete)


Please click here for all other necessary documentation. You may print and complete the packet prior to coming to the school, or packets will be available on white card night. All forms must be complete prior to an athlete participating in any athletic practice or event.


Please click the links below for more safety Information:

Sudden Cardiac Arrest for Parents

Sudden Cardiac Arrest for Athletes

Concussion Information for Parents

Concussion Information for Athletes


TMS Athletic Handbook

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Football

Tipton Middle School Football is open to 7th and 8th grade students attending Tipton Middle School.


Call-Out:

If you are interested in participating, athletes should click here to complete a Google Form.


Please see the information below from Coach Degler for equipment hand-out and practice information.


Monday, August 3rd: White card/equipment handout will be from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please enter through the Athletic Door N.


Tuesday, August 4th: White card/equipment handout will be from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please enter through the Athletic Door N.


You may turn in physicals and other paperwork on the dates listed above. Athletes will not be allowed to pick up their equipment until all paperwork is turned in.


Wednesday, August 5: FIRST PRACTICE DAY 3:30-5:30pm with a PARENT MEETING TO FOLLOW from 5:45-6:15pm. Each player needs a parent/guardian representative at this meeting. We will go over expectations, procedures, and answer questions. Mrs. Whitesell will also attend to go over athletic department policy.


Thursday, August 6: Practice 3:30-5pm (First Teacher Day)


Friday, August 7: Practice 3:30-5pm (First Student Day)


If you have questions, you can email Coach Degler @ kdegler@tcsc.k12.in.us, or send me a message here on Facebook.


GO BLUE DEVILS!

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Cross Country

Cross-Country is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attending Tipton Middle School.


Call-Out:

If you are interested in participating, athletes should click here to complete a Google Form.



The Cross Country team is coached by Amanda Parton. The first practice will take place on August 14th, beginning with a team meeting after school. More information will be made available at a later date.


Athletes must have their physical and athletic packet completed before they can participate.

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7th/8th Grade Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls attending Tipton Middle School.


Call-Out:

If you are interested in participating, athletes should click here to complete a Google Form.



The Volleyball team is coached by Laurie and Lela Crawford. Try-outs for volleyball will take place on August 13th and 14th. Athletes must have their physical and athletic packet completed before they can participate.

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Sideline Cheer

Cheerleading is open to Tipton Middle School students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.


Call Out:

If you are interested in participating in cheerleading, athletes should click here to complete a Google Form.


Please see the information below from Coach Clifford for try-out and practice information.


Monday, August 3rd: White Card Night 4:30-6:30 Please enter through Athletic Entrance (Door N).


Tuesday, August 4th: First Practice/Tryout 5:00-7:00pm


Wednesday, August 5th: Final Tryout 5:00pm


Questions? Please contact Coach Clifford (nclifford@tcsc.k12.in.us)

Tipton Middle School Athletic Department

Athletic Director

Craig Leach


Athletic Secretary

Linda Whitesell