8th Grade Sports


2018 - 2019

LMS 8th Grade Interdistrict Sports by Seasons

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       FALL                     
Cross Country - boys & girls
Coach Jason Case jcase@ladueschools.net 
                                     
Volleyball - girls 
Coach Quentin Alimayu qalimayu@ladueschools.net
WINTER
Boys Basketball
Coach Quentin Alimayu    

Girls Basketball
Coach Brittany Willis
bwillis@ladueschools.net              
SPRING
Field Hockey – girls
Coach Stephanie O’Neal
           
Track & Field - boys & girls
Coach Mark Biernbaum


                                                                       
Sports Program Overview and Requirements

LMS is a member of the Interscholastic Middle School Sports Program. Eighth grade students that meet eligibility criteria and who have a physical exam on file are allowed to participate in the each of the sports season for Fall, Winter, and Spring. Practices will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour. Games/meets will be held after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays. Uniforms and transportation to and from games/meets will be provided by Ladue School District. Late buses home will also be provided to take athletes home after practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

MISSION STATEMENT:  The purpose of the Interdistrict Middle School Sports Program is to provide an athletic program appropriate to the developmental needs of middle school students.  Opportunities for middle school students to participate in competitive sports activities, which are focused on positive sportsmanship and character development, will be provided.

RATIONALE:  An issue that has remained prevalent in the literature on middle school sports has been the importance of meeting the developmental needs of the students.  We strongly support the philosophy of developing a sports program that promotes sportsmanship and helps develop character.  To aid in the implementation of this philosophy each of our coaches is trained to follow the “no cuts” based on athletic ability and “all play” guidelines.

Season Dates
1. The first practice day for Fall sports (Co-ed Cross Country and Girls Volleyball) is the first Tuesday of September.
2.The first practice date for Winter sports (Boys and Girls Basketball) is the second Tuesday of December.
3. The first practice day for Spring sports (Co-ed Track & Field and Girls Field Hockey) is the second Tuesday of March.

8th Grade Sports Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for any athletic activity, the athlete must have these three forms prior to the first practice date:
      Ladue Middle School Student Medical/Emergency Form
      Ladue Middle School Philosophy and Release
      Physical on file at LMS, dated after February 1, 2018
Forms can be picked up in the front office or Physical Sports Forms Click Here

INITIAL ELIGIBILITY-Participation is based on student’s behavior, academic and citizenship grades.
Fall-All students will be eligible to participate in the Fall sports with eligibility for remaining on the teams being checked throughout the first quarter.
Winter-Initial eligibility of athletes for Winter sports will be based on the student’s current academic and citizenship grades through second quarter. Second and third quarter grades will be monitored to determine eligibility for remaining on the team.
Spring-Initial eligibility of athletes for Spring sports will be based on the student’s current academic and citizenship grades through the third quarter grading period.  Third and fourth quarter grades will be monitored to determine eligibility for remaining on the team.
Students will be put on probation based on the following criteria:
      No “F”s during current grading period.
      No “U”s during current grading period.
      2 or more “I”s during current grading period.
      2 or more refocus assignments during the last thirty school days.
      Any out of school suspensions during the last thirty school days.
All student athletes will be required to complete a grade check form before the first practice and during the season before games or meets.

DURING an activity/season, students and coaches will monitor academic and citizenship grades to ensure that they are maintaining the academic and citizenship standards established to participate in the program. If a student is put on probation for the above criteria, they will be on probation for two consecutive weeks. During the probation period, the student will be allowed to practice, but will not be allowed to participate in any games. Failure on the student’s part to bring the grades up during the probationary period will result in the student being removed from the team/activity for the remainder of the season. If the student athlete on probation gets their grades up and meets the criteria before the two-week period is over, they resume full participation.
IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE ACTIVITY DURING THE ACTIVITY/SEASON:
      The grades and/or classroom behavior of a probationary student have not improved after 2 weeks
      Two assignments to the Refocus Room or one suspension from school during the season/activity
      Excessive absences from practice for other than medical reasons
There will be a commitment of no more than three days per week. Student must attend a minimum of 3.5 hours of the school day in order to participate in a game/practice that day. Schedules for the season will be handed out at the first practice. Students will not be allowed to participate until all forms, including physical, are turned into the coach or to the 8th grade sports coordinator Coach Theodosiou. Contact Coach Theodosiou with any questions. 314-983-5525 jtheodosiou@ladueschools.net

LADUE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND RELEASE

PARENT INFORMATION
Each student participating in the Ladue Middle School Sports Program will have on file with their school a Physical and Parent Permission and Authorization for Treatment Form. Students will not be allowed to participate without this form. Student athletes and their parents are representing their school and are expected to maintain high standards of behavior. Any unsportsmanlike behavior, related to other fans, the visiting players, officials, or coaches could result in not being allowed to participate in the next game or dismissal of your son or daughter from the team. This program is designed to foster the development of character traits such as cooperation, honesty, and perseverance. Actions such as applauding good plays done by both teams and thanking the officials will do much to create the desired atmosphere.
This application to represent Ladue School District in interscholastic athletics is entirely voluntary on my part and is made with the understanding that I am exposing myself to risk of serious injury, including but not limited to, the risk of sprains, fractures and ligament and/or cartilage damage which could result in a temporary or permanent, partial, or complete impairment in the use of my limbs, brain damage; paralysis; or even death. I also understand that if I do not meet the citizenship standards set by the school or if I am ejected from an interscholastic contest because of an unsportsmanlike act, it could result in me not being allowed to participate in the next contest or suspension from the team either temporarily or permanently.

TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE
Ladue School District policy states that no illegal drugs, alcohol, or other illegal substances may be used by students. Disciplinary measures will be taken in accordance with school district for infraction of these rules. My child and I understand these rules and we agree to comply with them.
I also state that my son/daughter is covered by accident insurance, which provides protection for accidental bodily injury while participating in approved school athletics.
This verifies that we have read and agree to abide by the philosophy stated above.

Signed by the student: _________________________________ Date______________

Signed by the parent: __________________________________ Date______________


LADUE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM STUDENT MEDICAL/EMERGENCY FORM


Student___________________________________ 
DOB _____________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian_______________________________________________
Home Phone______________________ Work Phone_______________________
Cell Phone ________________________

Parent/Guardian________________________________________________
Home Phone______________________ Work Phone__________________
Cell Phone ________________________

Persons to be called if above cannot be reached:

1. Name _________________________    Cell Phone__________________

Work Phone ______________________

2. Name _________________________   Cell Phone__________________      
Work Phone_____________________

Student's Physician____________________________________________________
Phone ______________________ Exchange _________________________
Hospital Preference___________________________
Student's Dentist ______________________ Phone ___________________
Is your child on any medication? ________No ________Yes
If Yes, please specify: ______________________________________________________________

PARENT PERMISSION AND AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT 

(Parent- Please initial to the left as an acknowledgment of your agreement)
______ In the event that my child needs emergency medical treatment and the parent or emergency contact cannot be reached, I give consent for Ladue Middle School to obtain through a licensed medical professional and hospital, such medical care that is reasonably necessary for the welfare of my child.
______ Permission is hereby granted to that attending physician to proceed with any medical or minor surgical treatment, x-ray exam land immunizations for the above- named student. In the event of an emergency arising out of serious illness, the need for surgery, or significant accidental injury, I understand that an attempt will be made by the attending physician to contact me in the most expeditious way possible. If said attending physician is not able to communicate with me, the treatment necessary for the best interest of the above-named student may be given.
_______ Permission is granted to the athletic trainer to provide the needed emergency treatment to my child prior to his/her admission to the medical facilities if necessary.

LADUE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SPORTS PHYSICAL EXAMINATION RECORD

This form is patterned after a form cooperatively prepared by the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations and the Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports of the AMA. This form must be on file in the Athletic Office before a students is permitted to start practice in any sport.

Name of Student _____________________________________Age _____
Birth Date __________________ Grade in Current School Year___________
Student Height_________________ Student Weight_________________

PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATION
I hereby certify that I have on this date examined the above-named student and from the limited examination, I could attest no reason for him/her not to participate in supervised interscholastic athletics.
He/She can participate. YES         NO
Restrictions________________________________________________
Date_____________
Signature of Physician_______________________________________
Physician Address__________________________________________
Phone_______________
Significant past illness or injury: _____________________________________________________
Please provide any other significant information, which would help us meet the health needs of this student:
______________________________________________________________


For the continued safety of your child, please notify the school nurse if any of this information changes.

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