8th Gr. Sports Gen. Info.




2017 - 2018
LMS 8th Grade Interdistrict Sports by Seasons




      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 Jeff Wood

    
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 is the first Tuesday of September, and the first possible playing date for games as the third week in September.
2.The first practice date for Winter sports is the second Tuesday of December and the first possible playing date for games as the third week of January.
3. The first practice day for Spring sports is the second Tuesday of March and the first possible playing date for games as the last week 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, 2017
Forms can be picked up in the front office or downloaded at http://teachersites.ladue.k12.mo.us/lms/jtheodosiou/8th_Grade_Sports/Welcome.html


INITIAL ELIGIBILITY-Participation is based on student’s current 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 at mid-term of the first quarter.
Winter-Initial eligibility of athletes for Winter sports will be based on the student’s current academic and citizenships 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 citizenships grades through the third quarter grading period.  Third and fourth quarter grades will be monitored to determine eligibility for remaining on the team.
Probation criteria:
  • No F’s during current grading period.
  • No U’s during current grading period.
  • No more than 2 I’s during current grading period.
  • No more than 1 BIC assignment in the semester.
  • No out of school suspensions in the semester.


DURING an activity/season, the students’ academic and citizenship grades will continue to be monitored to ensure that they are maintaining the academic and citizenship standards established to participate in the program.  The 8th grade Sports Coordinator (Coach Theodosiou) and/or 8th grade Administrator (Mrs. Schwartz) will contact coaches when a student’s academic grade is an F, or citizenship grade is a U or I.  If a student receives an F, U, or 2 I’s during the season, the student will be placed on probation.  Probation will be for a period of 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.
IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE ACTIVITY DURING THE ACTIVITY/SEASON:
  • The grades and/or classroom behavior of a probationary student have not improved at the bi-weekly grade check.
  • Assigned to the Behavioral Intervention Room for during the season/activity.
  • 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 of the sport or to the 8th grade sports coordinator Coach Theodosiou. Contact Coach Theodosiou with any questions. 314-983-5525 jtheodosiou@ladueschools.net

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