Middle School Athletics

  • Important Information about Participating
    in Middle School Athletics

     

    How Do I Play?

    RPS Middle School athletics offers opportunities in the sports listed above to all level of abilities to our students. Sports teams include practices and competitions between other RPS middle schools. The schools provide equipment, uniforms and knowledgeable and experienced coaches for your school.

    If you are interested, have any questions and want to sign-up, you can contact your School Activity Coordinator listed below:

    Binford - Travis Amos Email 804.780.6231

    Boushall - Kwame McFadden Email 804.780.5016

    Lucille Brown - Shan Rennals Email 804.319.3009

    Elkhardt - Thompson - Mcdaniel Anderson Email 804.272.7554

    Franklin Military - Elaine Johnson-Macon Email 804-780-8526

    Henderson - Richard Lundy Email 804.780.8288

    Albert Hill - Chaun Newkirk - Email - 804.780.6107

    Martin Luther King Jr. - Earl Thompson - Email - 804.780.8011

    Concussion Training

    HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
    By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

    Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form

    The purpose of this memo is to inform you that the 2016 General Assembly passed Senate Bill 665 amending the Code of Virginia to include § 22.1-271.7 requiring middle school students participating on or trying out for any school athletic team or squad with a predetermined roster to have a physical examination.  The following is the amended section of the Code:

    "No public middle school student shall be a participant on or try out for any school athletic team or squad with a predetermined roster, regular practices, and scheduled competitions with other middle schools unless such student has submitted to the school principal a signed report from a licensed physician, a licensed nurse practitioner practicing in accordance with his practice agreement, or a licensed physician assistant acting under the supervision of a licensed physician attesting that such student has been examined, with the preceding 12 months, and found to be physical fit for athletic completion."

     State Superintendent MEMO 278-16
    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2016/278-16.shtml 


    (Separate signed form is required for each school year May 1 of the current year through June 30 of the succeeding year)

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    Important Information about Participating in Middle School Athletics

    The purpose of this memo is to inform you that the 2016 General Assembly passed Senate Bill 665 amending the Code of Virginia to include § 22.1-271.7

    Requiring middle school students participating on or trying out for any school athletic team or squad with a predetermined roster to have a physical examination

    The following is the amended section of the Code:

    "No public middle school student shall be a participant on or try out for any school athletic team or squad with a predetermined roster, regular practices, and scheduled competitions with other middle schools unless such student has submitted to the school principal a signed report from a licensed physician, a licensed nurse practitioner practicing in accordance with his practice agreement, or a licensed physician assistant acting under the supervision of a licensed physician attesting that such student has been examined, with the preceding 12 months, and found to be physical fit for athletic completion."

    School divisions across the Commonwealth provide middle school students with opportunities to participate in a variety of extracurricular physical activities.  According to a recent poll conducted by the Virginia High School League, all school divisions which responded to the survey reported requiring middle school students to complete a physical examination prior to participation on any school athletic team.

    The intent of this bill is to improve student safety, and not to exclude any student from participating on a school athletic team or squad due to the inability to access a physical examination.  School divisions are encouraged to work with community partners, local health departments, physicians, and other medical service providers to remove barriers for participation by facilitating access for all students to secure physical examinations.  Virginia Family Access to Medical Insurance SecurityThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website (FAMIS) offers health coverage for children of eligible families.  This health insurance coverage could cover physical examinations and other student health services.

Master Eligibility

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