A current physical, within the last 2 years, must be on file in the Middle School Wellness Center to be able to participate in any sport.
Middle School athletics begin Tuesday, Sept. 5th. A signed contract will need to be signed before participating. Insurance information needs to be provided in the contract and a current physical within the past two years needs to be on file in the health center before practicing.
The following must be completed before participating in co-curricular activities at Maranacook Middle School:
Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Baseball and Softball will consist of one team made up of 8th and 7th graders (6th graders may participate in these sports if numbers permit). Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball will have an 8th grade team and a 7th grade team (6th graders may participate on the 7th grade team if numbers permit). Cross Country, Alpine, Nordic and Track teams will not cut (6th, 7th and 8th graders may participate on these teams). Coaches of team sports will be looking to get quality playing time. This does not mean that all kids will be getting equal playing time during games. The goal of our middle school teams is to teach the proper fundamentals and techniques to prepare them for the next level. Wins and loses are not important…but a win is a bonus. Maranacook strives for all athletes to enjoy their sport this season so they will continue playing in future years.
6th Grade Tryouts
It is recommended that all 6th graders interested in athletics fill out the proper paperwork and have current physicals. If there are not enough participants to fill a team after the first day of practice then 6th graders will be given an opportunity to try-out for the remaining spots.
Sixth grade parents, if your son/daughter is not on a team this year he/she will have their 7th and 8th grade years to play.
Chain of Command
If any issues arise please go to the coach first. Do not approach the coach before, during or after a game. The next day is the best time to discuss the issue.
The proper chain of command is speak to:
During the week of an eligibility check, the Director of Student Services office will send out a reminder to all advisors to do a grade check. By Wednesday/Thursday the advisors will have had an opportunity to notify ineligible students and their parents/guardians. The penalties will begin that Friday and run until the next eligibility check, which is approximately 10 school days.
Fail 1- practice but no play
Fail 2 or more- no practice and no play.
Any questions about eligibility contact the student’s teacher. The athletic department uses the grades submitted by the teacher.
Need to be in school all day in order to participate. Exceptions are:
Appointment with a health care professional
Observance of a recognized religious holiday
A family emergency
A planned absence for a personal or educational purpose which has been previously approved.
Schedules and cancellations can be found on-line by using Schedule Star or by calling the Sports Line - call the HS phone - when connected dial 5. Information is usually updated within 30 minutes of an event being cancelled.
The Sports line- Usually updated everyday by 9:00 AM: If an event needs to be cancelled, then the Sports line is usually updated by 1:00pm.
Middle School Sports offered:
Soccer - Boys & Girls
Cross Country - Co-Ed
Field Hockey - Girls
Basketball - Boys & Girls
Alpine Ski - Co-Ed
Nordic Ski - Co-Ed
Track & Field - Co-Ed
Baseball - Boys
Softball - Girls