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  DELONG KNIGHTS  

ATHLETICS (2018-19)

 
Attention Delong Incoming Seventh and Eighth Graders:
 

When you return to DeLong next fall as 7th and 8th Graders, you will be eligible to participate in the Middle School Athletic Program.  There are a couple of very important things which you need to do and understand in order to be allowed to participate in after-school activities.  You need to follow these guidelines to be eligible to participate in any Middle School Athletic Activity:

 

  1.  You must have a current green Athletic Permit/Physical Card on file with the DeLong Athletic Director’s Office.  This card must have the date of your last physical examination (must be within the last two years) and it must have the signature of the health care provider who performed the exam, and the signature of your parent/guardianNo student will be allowed to practice or participate in any Middle School Athletic activity until this card is properly filled-out and returned to the Athletic Director!  The signatures on this card also indicate that parent and athlete have seen, read, understand, and will comply with the provisions of the Eau Claire School District Middle School Athletic Code.  If you plan to play any sport at DeLong, be sure to look on-line at a copy of the Athletic Code, read it, and share it with your parents/guardians.
 
2.  In addition, you must have passing grades (D or better) in the last grading period.  For First Quarter Sports, this would mean passing grades from 4th Quarter of this current year [2017-2018] (See Athletic code for a detailed explanation).
 

IMPORTANT DATE FOR FALL SPORTS!  - Tuesday, August 28th

 

All 7th and 8th Graders who are planning to participate in any athletic activity during First Quarter are strongly encouraged to attend the first meeting/practice of your fall sport before school begins on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:00-4:30.  We will start in the DeLong Auditorium.  A general meeting will be held in the Auditorium and then athletes will be issued some of their equipment, practice, and possibly take the Impact concussion test.

 

Please mark Tuesday, August 28th on your calendar and be here to meet your coaches and practice!  Parents can pay fees and turn in forms at the meeting before practice!

 

Most Delong teams will wear the DeLong Athletic T-shirt as their uniform.  If a student has a T-shirt from this year, they may use it again next year.  Anyone who needs a shirt should be prepared to purchase one for $7.00. The DeLong Athletic T-shirt is the same thing as the Phy Ed T-shirt— you can use it for Phy Ed and sports.

 

We are looking forward to another great year at DeLong; we are excited about our returning 8th Grade class and anxious to welcome a new group of 7th graders to DeLong Knights Athletics!  Have a great year!

 

Fees can be paid at the meeting.  Also, Emergency Medical Forms can be completed at that time.  Please bring your insurance card.

     

                                ATHLETIC FEES

$40.00 (Per sport/program with no individual or family caps)

$20.00 (Reduced meal rate per sport/program with no individual or family cap)   
NO FEE – (If student qualifies for free meals.)
FORENSICS/DESTINATION IMAGINATION – will pay $40 for each program with no individual or family cap.           

*Please complete the Eau Claire Area Middle School Fee form. 

Checks can be made payable to ECASD
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS SEASONS

 

Quarter 1 (8/28 – 10/22)                                    Quarter 2 (10/30 – 1/10)
Volleyball 7                                                            Boys Basketball 7
Volleyball 8                                                            Boys Basketball 8
Flag Football 7                                                       Girls Swimming 7/8
Tackle Football 8                                                   Dance Team 7/8
Girls Tennis 7/8
Diving 7/8 **see below**
Boys Soccer 7/8
Cross Country 6/7/8 ** New this year – 6th graders are allowed to join Cross Country!

 

1st Quarter Contacts:
Volleyball – Mr. Larsen – mlarsen@ecasd.us
Football – Mr. Burns – tburns@ecasd.us
Tennis – Mr. Stevens – kstevens@ecasd.us
Diving – **see below
Soccer – Mr. Bixby – cbixby@ecasd.us
Cross Country – Mrs. Sturgis – nsturgis@ecasd.us
**Please contact these coaches if you have any questions about your interested sport before the August 28th meeting!

 

**Delong no longer has diving boards.  We had a few kids dive last year and they had to be transported to Northstar for practice.  There are no coaches hired as of now.

 

Quarter 3 (1/14 – 3/18)                                     Quarter 4 (4/1–5/30)

Girls Basketball 7                                                Boys Tennis 7/8
Girls Basketball 8                                                Girls Softball 7/8
Boys Swimming 7/8                                          Track 7/8
Wrestling 7/8                                                      Girls Soccer

 

Summer Practice Schedule:
Tuesday, August 28th – 3:00-4:30 (general meeting from 3:00-3:45)
Wednesday, August 29th – 3:00-4:30
Thursday, August 30th – 3:00-4:30
**Impact concussion tests “may” be given to all 7th graders during the summer practices.  This is in “limbo” due to the district’s decision to change vendors for athletic training services.
**Students first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th!

 

School Year Practice Schedule:
Practices during the school year run from 3:00- 4:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) Some sports like football may run until 4:45…..
 
Some sports (volleyball/basketball) require early/late practices due to numbers of athletes and our facilities.  These practices will run from: 3:00-4:30 (early) 4:30-6:00 (late)