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Middle School Sports

two middle school basketball teams are playing against each other.

Grades 6-8. These recreational leagues are a partnership with Springfield Public Schools and are open to all kids, regardless of skill level or ability. Most seasons are six weeks long and include two weeks of practice before games begin. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Schedules vary by school, subject to field and gym availability. Practice after school Monday-Thursday.

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Schedules & Rules

6th Grade Basketball

Rules

Boys Schedule (revised 11/15)

Girls Schedule

7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball

Rules

McKenzie League schedule will be available by Jan. 18

Willamette League schedule will be available by Jan. 18

7th-8th Grade Girls Basketball

Rules

McKenzie League schedule will be available by March 7

Willamette League schedule will be available by March 7

Soccer

Rules: TBA

Boys McKenzie League schedule will be available by April 25

Girls McKenzie League schedule will be available by April 25

Boys Willamette League schedule will be available by April 25

Girls Willamette League schedule will be available by April 25

Track and Field

Meet schedules will be available by April 29

Volleyball

Rules

6th Grade League Schedule (revised 10/5)

7/8th Grade McKenzie League Schedule (revised 10/5)

7/8th Grade Willamette League Schedule (revised 10/5)

Flag Football

Rules

Schedule (revised 10/25)

Cross Country

Schedule (revised 10/3)

Final Results

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If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please fill out and submit the form before you register.

Cross Country

Push yourself to beat your personal records and have fun competing in our 4 fun and competitive meets. Well fitting athletic shoes are required for Cross Country. Cross Country meets in the gym after school before heading outside.

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Location: Various

This class expired on October 31, 2018

Girls Basketball, Sixth Grade

6th grade girls. This six-week season offers sixth graders the opportunity to play each other in a recreational setting. Register by November 2rd. All athletes report to the gym on the first scheduled day of the program, Coaches are assigned during the first week of the program. Game times and locations will be released on the schedule during the second week of the season.

Location: Various
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Briggs: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19544 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Hamlin: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19545 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Thurston: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19546 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Agnes Stewart: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19547 Online Registration: Register

Volleyball, Grades 7-8

Playing sports afterschool is a great way to stay active and have fun with friends. Practice is immediately afterschool and transportation is provided to and from all games. All athletes report to the gym on the first scheduled day of the program, coaches are assigned during the first week of the program. Game times and locations will be released on the schedule during the second week of the season.

Location: Agnes Stewart

This class expired on October 31, 2018

Boys Basketball, Sixth Grade

6th grade boys. Playing sports afterschool is a great way to stay active and have fun with friends. Practice is immediately afterschool and transportation is provided to and from all games. All athletes report to the gym on the first scheduled day of the program, coaches are assigned during the first week of the program. Game times and locations will be released on the schedule during the second week of the season.

Location: Various
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Briggs: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19531 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Hamlin: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19532 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Thurston: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19533 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Agnes Stewart: 11/5-12/20 Days: M Tu W Th Time: 3:15PM-4:45PM Price: $65 Class #: 19534 Online Registration: Register

Volleyball, Sixth Grade

Grades 6-8. Playing sports after school is a great way to stay active and have fun with friends. Practice is immediately after school and transportation is provided to and from all games. This six-week season offers sixth graders the opportunity to play each other in a recreational setting. All athletes report to the gym on the first scheduled day of the program, coaches are assigned during the first week of the program. Game times and locations will be released on the schedule during the second week of the season.

Location: Various

This class expired on October 31, 2018

Flag Football

Grades 6-8. This fast-paced passing league keeps players on their toes. Our 50-yard field makes game play more interesting and engages more players in each play. Plastic cleats recommended. Practice takes place immediately after school and transportation is provided to all the games.

Location: Agnes Stewart

This class expired on October 31, 2018

Upcoming Seasons

Information on upcoming seasons is forthcoming.
7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball

Registration will go live in Winter/Spring term.

7th-8th Grade Girls Basketball

Registration will go live in Winter/Spring term.

Soccer

Registration will go live in Winter/Spring term.

Track and Field

Registration will go live in Winter/Spring term.

 

FAQs

What is the philosophy of the Middle School Sports Program?

Our program is a recreational league that is designed to give all students a chance to play regardless of skills and abilities.

How long are the seasons?

Each sports season runs for approximately 6 weeks. Track and Field typically runs for 5 weeks.

What does the season look like?

Our program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on practice days and 3:15- approx. 6 p.m. on game days.

The first week of each sport starts by running’s skills and drills to assess the athlete’s abilities. While our league is recreational, it is important to match up players with other players to make a dynamic team while also spreading out the skills. By the end of the first week, teams are set.

Beginning of the second week, schedules will be released (on-line) and teams will continue to practice to develop their techniques as well as learn to play as a team.

Weeks three through six is when games will begin. Typically there are two game days a week and two practice days.

Does this program require a sports physical?

No, this program does not require a physical.

My child doesn’t attend a Springfield School District middle school, May we still participate?

Yes! This program is open to all 6th-8th graders, regardless of school enrollment.

Where does my child go to practice?

Practices take place at your child’s school! Most students will meet in the gym on the first day of practice and then the coach will determine from that point forward where their team will meet up on the school site. For more specific information, see the Athletic Director at your school.

Who will be the coach of the team?

While all Coaches are Willamalane employees, many of them are also teachers and staff at your child’s school. Our coaches must pass a series of background checks and training requirements that qualify them to work with children. We believe that great coaches come to us with all different abilities and we encourage coaching professional development through online training classes and mentoring opportunities.

Can I come to my child’s practice?

Parent’s attendance at practice is always welcome, however not required. We do ask that if you attend practice, you are there as an observer. The coach should be the only person giving direction. It can be counterproductive for a parent to coach from the sidelines because the athlete then may not listen to what the coach is saying.

What if I have a concern about a coach or official?

If you have concerns about a coach or the officials, call Willamalane at 541-736-4544 and ask to speak to the Middle School Sports Supervisor.

What if I have questions about the child’s placement on a team?

These questions to be directed to the Athletic Director at the school.

How many games are played?

Most sports will play about 7 to 8 games. This number can be effected by school closures for Holidays, Breaks and inclement weather however we do our best to make up any cancelled game.

What happens if a game gets canceled?

Sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances that lead to the cancelation of a game. We do our best to reschedule these games however it is not always possible.

How does my child get to a game at a different school?

Springfield Public Schools will transports the team and coach to the off-site games. Only the coach and athletes are allowed to take this school bus.

Will my child be returned to their school after an on-site game?

Athletes have the option to ride the bus back to their home school site. Parents are also able to pick their child up from the game. We do require that parents sign their kiddo out with the coach.

What are the rules for each sport?

Please see our website for the list of rules for each sport.

What if we cannot afford the entire registration fee?

Thanks to the Springfield Public Schools we have a wonderful scholarship program. If you are not able to pay the entire registration fee please download and fill out the Middle School Sports Scholarship Application or pick one up a Bob Keefer Center. This scholarship makes the cost of each sport only $20.

Download the Scholarship Application