Athletics

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SKDS ACTIVITY GUIDE

2018-2019 Athletics Policy/Manual

2018-2019 Basketball Schedule

Basketball

Basketball is a WINTER SPORT for boys and girls in 5th-8th grade. Everyone is encouraged to participate. An informational letter will be sent home to families in early October describing the sport (practices, length of season and commitments). Students will then have the opportunity to sign up in the classroom. Depending on the turnout, each grade and each gender could have their own team or if that is not possible, the 5/6th grade boys or girls will be combined as would the 7/8th grade. If numbers are too low to field a team at a specific level, then there is no team. Team size is completely dependent on the number of students who sign up. The regular practice schedule begins in November with practices 2-3 times per week depending on the coach’s schedule. Practices will be 1 ½ hours long. Once games begin, our game and practice schedule will be adjusted to not exceed 3 commitments per week. Games begin after Thanksgiving. Games are typically on Saturdays (1-2 games) with occasional games during the week. There is an end of the year tournament in February.

Volleyball

Volleyball is a FALL SPORT for girls in 5th-8th grade. Everyone is encouraged to participate.  An informational letter will be sent home to families in May describing the sport (practices, length of season and commitments). Students will then have the opportunity to sign up in the classroom prior to the end of the school year. Depending on turnout, each grade could have their own team, or 5/6th grades will be combined into one team and 7/8th grades will be combined into one team.  Typically, there are a few optional open gym times in July.  The regular practice schedule of 3 practices per week will begin in August.  Practices will be 1 ½ hours long and practice times will depend on the availability of each coach. Once games begin, our game and practice schedule will be adjusted to not exceed 3 commitments per week.  Games are typically on Saturday mornings and/or Monday evenings.  There are about 10 matches per season. There is an end of year tournament at the end of October.  Please contact the SKDS Athletic Director for additional information. 

 Track

Track is a SPRING SPORT for boys and girls in 5th-8th grade. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Track is a very individual sport that is mixed with a team atmosphere. All student athletes participate in numerous events no matter what ability. There is no limit to the number of athletes allowed on the team. An informational letter will be sent home to families in late February or early March describing the sport (practices, length of season and commitments). Students will then have the opportunity to sign up in the classroom. Practice will be two times/week at the high school track (depending on the weather). Practices are 1 ½ hours long and the time depends upon availability of the coach. There will be about 4-5 Saturday meets at surrounding communities along with 2-3 weeknight meets mostly in Beaver Dam. Be aware that track is an outdoor sport, so your child must be prepared for all types of weather. We are from Wisconsin so we should be prepared for cold, rain, sun, snow, etc. We typically get 4-5 track meets from area schools. Most are held on Saturday mornings until early afternoon. Parents are expected to transport their child to and from the meets. We are usually invited to the Beaver Dam Middle School track meets, too, which are held during the week. We also host one meet early in the season on a Saturday. All parents of track participants are expected to help at that meet.

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Football

FOOTBALL is a FALL SPORT that is offered through the City of Beaver Dam. Information is sent home through the school folder at the beginning of the school year. This program is open to 3-8 grade students.

 Cross Country

CROSS COUNTRY is a FALL SPORT that is offered through the public school. Any students interested in participating in Cross Country should contact the Beaver Dam Middle School.